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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.

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:  Given 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:  Honors 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.

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.

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