CCPPP
Award for Excellence

Special Awards Granted by the Executive

2017 Dr. Michael Teschuk:
CCPPP Special Award for Mentorship
2005 Dr. Janice Cohen:
Special Contribution to CCPPP (long service)
2005 Ms. Melanie Badali:
Special Student Award for Contribution to Training (for “Match Made on Earth”)
2004 Dr. Carl von Baeyer:
Special Contribution to CCPPP (website & listserv development)

Award for Excellence in Professional Training

Award Recipients

2018 Dr. Susan Farrell
2017 Dr. Stephanie Cassin & Dr. Hal Wallbridge
2016 Dr. Diane Lachapelle & Dr. Anthony Eccles
2015 Dr. Deborah Dobson & Dr. Candice Monson
2014 Dr. Candace Konnert
2013 Dr. Ian Nicholson
2012 Dr. Carol Brewis
2011 Dr. Peter Henderson & Dr. Janel Gauthier
2010 Dr. Heather Hadjistravopoulos
2009 Dr. John Fisk
2008 Dr. Jeannette McGlone, Dr. Josephine Tan, & Dr. Brenda Kenyon
2007 Dr. David Martin
2006 Dr. Leslie Greenberg
2005 Dr. Martin Antony
2004 Dr. Marion Ehrenberg
2003 Dr. Helen Bienert & Dr. Maureen Whittal
2002 Dr. Jack Rachman
2001 Dr. John Pearce
2000 Dr. Pierre Ritchie
1999 Dr. Alan Wilson
1998 not awarded
1997 not awarded
1996 Dr. James Ogloff
1995 Dr. Sam Mikail & Dr. Jeanne Ridgley
1994 Dr. Laurel Lee Mayo

Policies and Procedures

Created 1993-05, revised 2000-02, revised 2007-06, revised July 2018


1. THE AWARD

1.1 The Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Programs (CCPPP) Award for Excellence in Professional Training (referred to in this document as the award) is awarded every year in which meritorious candidates are nominated.

1. 1. 1. A training award shall be available to a candidate from an academic setting, known as the “Excellence in Academic Training” award

1. 1. 2. A training award shall be available to a candidate from an internship setting, known as the “Excellence in Internship Training” award

1.2 The objective of the awards is to acknowledge the importance of professional training in psychology by recognizing a psychologist for his/her outstanding contributions to the professional training of graduate students/interns.

1.3 Nominations for the award may be made for any psychologist involved in professional training in any of the internship sites or university programs that are members of the CCPPP, except for persons who are current members of the Executive of the CCPPP.

1. 3. 1. If a nomination is sent from a program where there is a current member of the executive, that member of the executive shall recuse her/himself from writing a letter of recommendation and shall not be eligible to participate in deliberations concerning the award (i.e., the awards committee).

1.4 The award shall be administered according to the procedures outlined in this document.

2. AWARDS COMMITTEE

2.1 Administration of the award and the selection of the recipient will be responsibility of the committee for the CCPPP Award for Excellence in Professional Training (referred to in this document as the Awards Committee).

2.2 The members of the Awards Committee shall be:
(a) The past-president of the CCPPP, ex officio, as chair
(b) One of the members-at-large, appointed by self-nomination
(c) The graduate student/intern representative to the CCPPP

2.3 In the event that the position of graduate student/intern representative to the CCPPP is vacant, a second member-at-large shall be appointed to the Awards Committee by self-nomination.

2.4 A secretary shall be elected by and from among the members of the Awards Committee.

2.5 The Awards Committee shall make its selection on the basis of the files submitted to the committee.

2.6 For the benefit of subsequent years’ Awards Committees, the chair of the Awards Committee will submit a brief written report on the activities of the Awards Committee to share with the Executive.

3. SELECTION CRITERIA

3.1 It is intended that the award recognize outstanding contributions to the professional psychology training of graduate students/interns. This includes contributions such as teaching in the area of professional psychology, practicum and internship supervision, development of textbooks on professional training, administrative mentorship, citizenship within the larger training environment, and development of innovative programs for professional training of graduate students/interns.

3.2 Outstanding contributions typically take time to amass. Thus, award recipients will typically have made multiple contributions over a period of time. That being said, it is not necessary that the recipient of the award excel in more than one area of professional training listed in 3.1.

3.3 Only psychologists who are members of internship sites or university programs that are members of the CCPPP are eligible for the award.


4. NOMINATION PROCEDURE

4.1 A nomination for the award may be made by any graduate student(s)/intern(s) in psychology who has received or is currently receiving training from an eligible psychologist, or by any psychologist(s) in a CCPPP program. A nominator (or collection of nominators) may only nominate one person for the award per year.

4.2 Nominations for the award should be made as objectively as possible. A nomination letter should include information about the basis of the experience the nominator has had with the nominee and relevant evidence to document excellence in professional training. The nomination may also include:

  • letters of support from the nominee’s colleagues
  • recommendations of the internship director, professional program director, and/or head of department of the program in which the nominee is employed
  • opinions of current and former graduate students/interns trained by the nominee
  • A copy of the nominee’s CV.

5. TARGET DATES

5.1 The Awards Committee should be established following the Annual General Meeting of the CCPPP. Typically, the Awards Committee reviews procedures and selection criteria in light of preceding years’ experience and invites nominations (e.g., through listserv announcement; newsletter) in September. Nominations are typically due December 1st.

5.2 A reminder about the award, including its objective, eligibility criteria, and nomination procedures is made via the listserv at least once prior to the nomination deadline.

5.3 The Awards Committee is to complete its deliberations by the end of February, in order to allow sufficient time for the recipient(s) to be notified well in advance of needing to make travel plans for the CPA convention.

5.4 The chair of the Awards Committee shall report to the Executive Council of CCPPP the name of the recipient(s) of the award once decisions are made. The Chair of the Awards Committee should then notify the award recipient(s) and the nominator(s).

5.5 A public announcement of the recipient of the award shall be made at the Annual General Meeting of the CCPPP and in the newsletter that is published after the CPA convention.

5.6 The Chair of the Awards Committee will inform the nominators of unsuccessful nominations of the outcome following the CPA convention. Each nominator should be informed that when the next call for nominations comes out, they may request that their nomination be carried forward to the following year. Nomination packages may only be carried forward for one year.

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