Contributions to Practice Award

Nomination Deadline: April 1st – Chair: Steve McCallum,


Each year the Division of School Psychology will present a Contributions to Practice Award. The award is presented at the APA Convention to school psychologists who have demonstrated exceptional contributions to the field of school psychology through innovations in practice. The winner of the award will be invited to submit a manuscript for the annual awards issue of The School Psychologist and to give a brief presentation at the meeting of the American Psychological Association where the award is presented.


Nominees should meet both criteria 1 and 2.

  1. Nominees must be a fellow or member of Division 16.
  2. Significant contributions to the field of school psychology in the domain of practice. Examples include creation and dissemination of assessments, interventions, or practice models; encouraging best practices through advocacy, policy, and legislative work; mentoring of students and new professionals through internship and post-doctoral supervision; and development of innovative preservice or inservice training or supervision programs.

How to Apply

The following materials must be submitted electronically for each nominee: a vita, supporting letters (minimum of three), and other appropriate supporting documentation. All nominations and related materials must be submitted by April 1 to the Committee Chair.

Past Recipients

2022: R. Brett Nelson
Steve McCallum
Carlen Henington
Robyn Hess
 Dawn Flanagan