Washington State Psychologist Awards
Each year the Washington State Psychological Association
recognizes individuals and organizations who have contributed meaningfully to
the purpose of WSPA, which is to support, promote and advance the science,
education and practice of psychology in the public interest.
The WSPA Board of Trustees solicits
nominations from its members for the awards, evaluates and votes on these
nominations, and then presents the awards to the winners at a ceremony
during the annual WSPA Fall convention.
These awards include the Distinguished Public Service Award, which
recognizes an elected or appointed official who has advanced mental health
policy and legislation; the Distinguished Psychologist Award, given in
recognition of significant contributions to the field of Psychology; and the
Public Citizen Award, given in recognition of significant contributions to the
psychological well being of the community.
Other award categories include the Social Issues Award, given in recognition
of outstanding application of psychology to community mental health in the
public interest; the Distinguished Service Award, given in recognition of
outstanding work in support of WSPA’s mission; the Sustained Service Award,
given in recognition of life-long service to WSPA and the field of Psychology;
and the Presidential Service Award, given to the out-going President of the
Board, in recognition of the service rendered.
2015 Awardees include
Distinguished Psychologist Award
Anne Ganley, Ph.D.
Distinguished Service Award
Marcia Wesley, Psy.D.
Mary Lynne Courtney, Ph.D.
Social Issues Award
Claudette "Claudia" Antuna, Psy.D., MHSA, LICSW
Public Citizen Award
Mental Health Access Program - The Olympia Free Clinic
Sustained Service Award
Robert D. Grubbs, Ph.D.
Presidential Service Award
Chris McCurry, Ph.D.
G. Andrew H. Benjamin Award
Samantha Slaughter, Psy.D.
Pictures of the awards ceremony are on the WSPA Facebook page.
About The Awards and Past Recipient List