Two UAA psychology professors recently received national awards:
EJ David, Ph.D.
EJ has been named recipient of the 2012 American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program Early Career Award in Research for Distinguished Contributions to the Field of Racial and Ethnic Minority Psychology. This early career award is given to scientists who are between 5–10 years of receipt of earning their Ph.D. (It is worth noting that this is the first time that he was eligible for this distinguished award; and he nailed it the first time!)
EJ also learned that he received two book contracts for the following:
• Springer Publishing contracted EJ to write the book titled”Internalized Oppression: The Psychology of Marginalized Groups.” This book contains chapters dedicated to all racial groups, women, LGBT and people with disabilities. It is the first book to highlight the universality of internalized oppression, but at the same time acknowledges its unique manifestations and implications for various groups.
• Information Age Publishing acquired the rights to EJ’s first book and will be publishing a revised version called”Brown Skin, White Minds: A Revised Version of Filipino/American Postcolonial Psychology (with commentaries).”
Each year Division 29 of the American Psychological Association and John Wiley & Sons Inc. sponsor an award for the Distinguished Publication of Psychotherapy Research. This award recognizes the best empirical (i.e., data-based) published peer-reviewed article on psychotherapy in the preceding calendar year. There are three criteria for receipt of the award: (1) the articles relevant to psychotherapy practice appears in any journal (does not have to appear in the Division’s journal) in the preceding calendar year; (2) the paper reflects as strong scientific contribution, evidence through the rationale for the study and theoretical soundness, the methods, the analyses, the explanation of the results and the discussion of the implications of the findings for the practice and science of psychotherapy; and (3) the article contributes new knowledge about psychotherapy (e.g., the work is innovative, creative or integrative; the work advances existing research in a meaningful way).
Joshua was recognized with this award for his article”Decreasing treatment dropout by addressing expectations for treatment length” published in the April 2011 issue of the peer-reviewed journal Psychotherapy Research. The award will be presented at the Division of Psychotherapy Awards Ceremony and Social Hour at the APA Convention in Orlando, Fla., on Aug. 3.