Counselling Psychology Section Awards

Call for Nominations: Section 24 (Counselling Psychology) Distinguished Member Award

The Counselling Psychology Section Executive is seeking nominations for the 2019 Distinguished Member Award. The award is intended to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the field as a practitioner or as a researcher. Nominees must be members of CPA Section 24 and, preferrably, will have been active in the profession for at least 10 years.

Nominees should have made a distinguished contribution in one or more of the following ways:

  1. Outstanding counselling psychology service
  2. Scholarly research that has moved the profession of counselling psychology forward
  3. Development of practice materials that have contributed to the provision of counselling psychology service by others
  4. Outstanding service to professional associations, in particular to the CPA Counselling Psychology Section.

Other factors that will be considered are the depth and breadth of the influence of the nominee’s work on the profession of counselling psychology (i.e., is it moving the profession forward; how many people have been affected by the work.

Nominators should provide a rationale for nominating the individual for the award, as well as supporting information (e.g., a current CV, detailed descriptions of the nominee’s work, samples of the work, independent evaluations of the work, letters of support from colleagues, students and/or clients; description of positions held and /or service contributions).

Please send nominations for the award to Martha Chamodraka –

Distinguished Member Award Nomination Deadline is May 15, 2019.


Call for CPA Award Nominations

Each year the CPA recognizes its members’ outstanding achievement at the Annual Convention. The next submission deadline is October 15th, 2018. The following is the list of awards:


Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Lifetime Contributions to Canadian Psychology

John C. Service Member of the Year Award

Donald O. Hebb Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology as a Science

Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training in Psychology

Distinguished Contributions to Psychology as a Profession

Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology

Distinguished Contributions to Public or Community Service

Distinguished Practitioner Award

Distinguished Lifetime Service to the Canadian Psychological Association


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Call for nominations – Best Dissertation & Best Master’s Thesis Awards

The Counselling Psychology Section of the Canadian Psychological Association is pleased to accept nominations for its annual Best Doctoral Dissertation and Best Masters Thesis awards. These awards recognize outstanding student research in the field of counselling psychology and include a monetary prize of $100 per award.

For details on the awards and the nomination process, please visit:


Please send nominations for the award to Martha Chamodraka –

Call for President’s New Researcher Awards

 These awards recognize the exceptional quality of the contributions of new researchers to psychological knowledge in Canada. Selection of award recipients is based on the examination of the applicant’s record of early career achievement. A maximum of three awards are conferred annually in diverse areas of psychology. For more information please visit:


Call for CPA Fellows Nominations

Fellows shall be Members of the Association who have made a distinguished contribution to the advancement of the science or profession of psychology or who have given exceptional service to their national or provincial associations. For more information please visit: