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Washington Psychologist Awards - Criteria and Past Recipients

Distinguished Psychologist Award:  Given in recognition of significant contributions to the field of psychology.  This award recognizes outstanding professional contributions to knowledge, to applied psychology in professional practice, or in the public interest, while a resident of Washington State.

Distinguished Service Award:  Given in recognition of outstanding work in support of WSPA’s mission through some outstanding contribution.

G. Andrew H. Benjamin Award:  Given in recognition of an individual member’s outstanding and tireless contributions to the Washington State Psychological Association.

Sustained Service Award:  Gven in recognition of life-long service to WSPA and the field of psychology.  This award recognizes a psychologist who has given sustained service to the association in a manner that has significantly benefited the organization and or facilitated its development.

Social Issues Award:  Given in recognition of outstanding work to advance the mental health of the community and to apply psychology in the public interest.

Public Citizen Award for Contribution to the Psychological Well-Being of the CommunityHonors a public citizen or an organization that has contributed to the psychological health of their community.

Legislative Service Award:  Honors a Washington State elected official who has contributed to the psychological health of their community.

Past Recipients (1997 to 2015)

2015

Distinguished Psychologist Award

Anne Ganley, Ph.D.

Presidental Service Award
Chris McCurry, Ph.D.

G. Andrew H. Benjamin Award
Samantha Slaughter, Psy.D.

Distinguished Service Award
Marcia Wesley, Psy.D.

Distinguished Service Award
Mary Lynne Courtney, Ph.D.

Sustained Service Award
Robert D. Grubbs, Ph.D.

Social Issues Award
Claudette "Claudia" Antuna, Psy.D., MHSA, LICSW

Public Citizen Award
Mental Health Access Program - The Olympia Free Clinic

2014
Distinguished Public Service Award
Mavis Tsai, Ph.D.
Distinguished Psychologist Award
Molly K. Reid, Ph.D.
Distinguished Service Award
Stephen R. Feldman, J.D. Ph.D.
Social Issues Award
Laura Brown, Ph.D.

Stacey Prince, Ph.D.

Public Citizen Award
NAMI Washington
Sustained Service Award
Alejandra Suarez, Ph.D.

Mary H. Wieneke, Ph.D.


Legislative Service Award
Congressman Derek Kilmer


Presidential Service Award
Maile Bay, J.D, PsyD, MSCP
 
2013
Distinguished Public Service Award
Tina L. Orwall, M.S.W., State Representative
Distinguished Psychologist Award
Bonnie A. McGregor, Ph.D.
Distinguished Service Award
Samantha Slaughter, Psy.D.
Social Issues Award
Li Ravicz Ph.D.
Public Citizen Award
Casey Family Programs
Sustained Service Award
Douglas M. Wear, Ph.D.
Presidential Service Award
Cheryl B. Lamin, Ph.D.
 
2012

2011

Distinguished Psychologist Award

H. A. (Hal) Dengerink

 

Distinguished Public Service Award

Senator Karen Keiser

 

Sustained Service Award

 Laura Asbell, Ph.D.

 

Outstanding Service Award

Cheryl B. Lamin, Ph.D.

 

Social Issues Award

Marcia Wesley, Psy.D.

 

Public Citizen Award

Bailey-Boushay House

 

Presidential Service Award    
Robert D. Grubbs, Ph.D.

 

Distinguished Service Award

Timothy Popanz, Ph.D.


2010
Distinguished Psychologist Award 
Steve McCutcheon, PhD
Sustained Service Award 
Judy Walker Weber, PhD
Outstanding Service Award  
Erik R. Jackson, PhD
Social Issues Award
Al Ratcliffe, PhD
Public Citizen Award 
Cancer Lifeline
& First Place School
Presidential Service Award  
Shannon Ledesma, PhD
Legislative Service Award  
Rep. Mary Lou Dickerson
2009
Distinguished Psychologist Award 
Laura S. Brown, PhD, ABPP
Sustained Service Award 
Dennis M. Dennis, PhD
Distinguished Service Award  
Carla Bradshaw, PhD
Social Issues Award
Tona McGuire, PhD
Public Citizen Award 
Lyle Quasim
Presidential Service Award  
Timthy Popanz, PhD
2008
Distinguished Psychologist Award
Marsha Linehan
G. Andrew Benjamin Award 
Doug Wear
Sustained Service Award 
Jane Harmon Jacobs
Public Citizen Award
Homebuilders
Distinguished Public Service Award 
Senator Patti Murray
Social Issues Award
John Van Eenwyk
Distinguished Service
Bill Proctor
2007
Distinguished Psychologist Award
Irwin G. Sarason
Barbara R. Sarason
G. Andrew Benjamin Award 
Stacey E. Prince, PhD
Sustained Service Award 
Diane W. DeWitt, PhD, ABPP
Public Citizen Award
Dennis Flannigan
Distinguished Public Service Award 
Rep Shay Schual-Berke, MD
Past President Award 
Carla Bradshaw, PhD
Social Issues Award
Renee S. Katz, PhD
Judith R. Gordon, PhD
2006
Distinguished Psychologist Award
Stephen R. Feldman, JD, PhD
Mark Russell, PhD
G. Andrew Benjamin Award 
N. Catherine Lundy, PhD
Sustained Service Award 
Lucy A. Homans, EdD
Distinguished Service Award
Dana Myers, PsyD
Brett Trowbridge, PhD, JD
Distinguished Public Service Award 
Representative Ed Murray
Past President Award 
Jane Harmon-Jacobs
2005
Distinguished Psychologist Award
John E. Carr, Ph.D
G. Andrew Benjamin Award 
Suzanne Bachman Ivey, Ph.D.
Sustained Service Award 
Peter Fehrenbach, PhD
Legislative Affairs: 20 Years of Outstanding Service
Gail Toraason McGaffick, JD
Distinguished Public Service Award 
Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown
Speaker of the House Frank Chopp 
Past President Award 
Debra Brown, PhD
Public Citizen Award for Contribution to Psychological Well-Being of the Community
Jo-Anne Wilson
2004
Distinguished Psychologist Award
Christopher Martell, Ph.D., ABPP
Distinguished Service Award 
Tim Cahn, Ph.D.
G. Andrew Benjamin Award 
Kathleen Worsley, Ph.D.
Social Issues Award
Mary Dietzen, Ph.D. 
Sustained Service Award 
Liang Tien, Psy.D.
Distinguished Public Service Award 
Senator Pat Thibaudeau, 43rd Legislative District 
Past President Award 
James McKeever, Ph.D.
2003
Distinguished Psychologist Award
Laura Lastner, Ph.D.
Distinguished Service Award 
Marian Mowatt, Ph.D.
Social Issues Award
Sue Wiedenfeld, Ph.D.
G. Andrew Benjamin Award 
Lorna Wilturner, Ph.D.
Sustained Service Award 
Sally Wing, Ph.D.
Pubic Citizen Award for Contribution to the Psychological Well-Being of the Community  
Randy Revelle, Ph.D.
Distinguished Public Service Award
Brian Baird, Ph.D.
Past President Award
Peter Fehrenbach, Ph.D.
2002
Distinguished Psychologist Award
John Gottman, Ph.D., Joseph Trimble, Ph.D., Julie Gottman, Ph.D.
Distinguished Service Award 
Karen Anderson, Ph.D., Jack Severinghaus, Ph.D. 
G. Andrew Benjamin Award 
Judith Gordon, Ph.D.
Social Issues Award
Robin La Due, Ph.D., Deborah Winter, Ph.D.
Sustained Service Award 
Barry Anton, Ph.D.
Public Citizen Award 
Randal Gage - King 5, Kip Tokuda 
Past President Award 
Maria P.P. Root, Ph.D.
2001
Distinguished Psychologist Award
Julia Heiman, Ph.D., ABPP
Distinguished Service Award 
Max Hines, Ph.D., Stephen Feldman, Ph.D., Beatrice Ellis, Ph.D.
G. Andrew Benjamin Award
Judy Walker-Weber, Ph.D. 
Social Issues Award
Christine Ho, Ph.D., Howard Leonard, Ph.D.
Sustained Contribution to WSPA Award 
Elizabeth Robinson, Ph.D., Margery Krieger, Ph.D. 
2000
Distinguished Psychologist Award
Brian Baird, Ph.D.
Distinguished Service Award 
Yvonne Owen, Ph.D., Margaret Tribble, Ph.D., Steve Clancy, Ph.D., Liang Tien, Psy.D.
Sustained Contribution Award 
Laura Asbell, Ph.D., Gail McGaffick, J.D. 
Social Issues Award
Constance Umphred, RN, Ph.D.
1999
Distinguished Psychologist Award
Robert Kohlenberg, Ph.D.
Distinguished Service Award 
Roger Clement, Ph.D., Rebecca Allen, Ph.D. 
Social Issues Award
Judith Gordon, Ph.D.
Sustained Contribution to WSPA Award 
Ruth Paige, Ph.D.
G. Andrew Benjamin Award
Andy Benjamin, J.D., Ph.D.
1998
Distinguished Psychologist Award
Maria P.P. Root, Ph.D.

1997
Distinguished Psychologist Award
Barry Anton, Ph.D. 
Distinguished Service Award
Karen Weisbard, Psy.D., Christopher Martell, Ph.D., Barbara Walkover, Ph.D., 
Claudette Cummings, Ph.D., Lynn Melby, CAE 

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