APF/Div. 37 Diane J. Willis Early Career Award
The APF Div. 37 Diane J. Willis Early Career Award is named after Dr. Willis to honor her life-long advocacy on behalf of children and families. Dr. Willis' work cuts across many areas including clinical child, pediatric, developmental and family psychology. Through her publications, clinical work, mentoring and teaching, she has changed policy at the local, national and international level. She has advocated for children's rights at the United Nations, developed programs on prevention and early intervention for Native American children living on reservations and established services promoting the well-being of children with developmental disabilities, chronic illness and those who have suffered from maltreatment.
The APF Div. 37 Diane J. Willis Early Career Award:
Advances public understanding of mental health and improve the well-being of children and families through policy and service.
Encourages promising early career psychologists to continue work in this area.
Nominations will be evaluated on:
- Conformance with stated program goals and qualifications stated above.
- Magnitude of professional accomplishment in advancing public understanding of mental health and improves the well-being of children and families through policy and service.
Be psychologists with an EdD, PsyD or PhD from an accredited university.
Be no more than 10 years postdoctoral.
Application materials include:
Nomination letter outlining the nominee's career contributions.
Two letters of support.
Annual deadline is January 31.
Betty S. Lai, PhD, Georgia State University
Rinad Beidas, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Daniel Bagner, PhD, Florida International University
Jonathan Comer, PhD, Florida International University
Paula Fite, PhD, University of Kansas
Lindsay Malloy, PhD