The APS Rehabilitation Psychology Interest Group Professional Practice Award seeks to promote and encourage excellence in the professional practice in the areas of assessment and treatment, education, community education, training/supervision, mentoring, advocacy and/or service development.

Administration

  1. The Member Group is responsible for administering the Award and for funding of the Award.
  2. The Rehabilitation Psychology Interest Group Committee will form a Selection Committee which will access eligible applications against the criteria of the Award
  3. The Selection Committee will provide a rationale for the proposed Award winner to the RPIG National Executive Committee which can then decide to support (or not support) the proposal and forward such to the APS Board of Directors for consideration
  4. The Selection Committee may advise the RPIG National Executive Committee not to offer an Award, if no suitable nomination is received
  5. Within any given year, the RPIG National Executive Committee may determine to offer the Award to more than one winner, and the Award prize amount will be divided between the Award winners
  6. Once the recommended candidate has been approved by the APS Board, the Award will be presented at a Rehabilitation Psychology Interest Group or other APS event.

Eligibility

Nominees must be fully registered psychologists who hold the grade of Member or Academic Member of the APS and are subscribers of the Rehabilitation Psychology Interest Group

Nomination process

  1. Calls for nominations for the Rehabilitation Psychology Interest Group Professional Practice Award will be published in the Juneedition of InPsych and close no later than 31 June each year
  2. Call for nominations will also be made through the Member Group bulk email system in May
  3. Proposers and seconders must hold the grade of Member or Academic Member of the APS and be subscribers of the Rehabilitation Psychology Interest Group
  4. Nominations may be accepted from the nominee
  5. Nominations will be in the form of written recommendations from the referees, each of a maximum length of 300 words, which will be directly based on the selection criteria and clearly indicates meritorious professional practice, advocacy and/or education achievements

Selection criteria

In judging the nominations for the Award, the selection committee will consider the substantial contribution to Rehabilitation psychology in the areas of:

  1. Assessment and treatment
  2. Education
  3. Community education
  4. Training / supervision
  5. Mentoring
  6. Advocacy; and / or
  7. Service development

Value of the award

Successful candidates of the award will:

  1. be presented with a certificate
  2. The total amount presented per year for this award will be $350.00

Closing date

tbc

Previous winners

2017 tbc