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Lifetime Achievement & Excellence Awards

Psychologist of the Year Award

This award is extended to qualifying PAA members to celebrate excellent work being conducted in the field of psychology. This non-monetary award is designed to acknowledge significant achievement or contributions over the previous two year period in any of the following categories – advocacy, clinical / counselling, school / educational, developmental, social, industrial / organizational, and research.

2021 Psychologist of the Year Nomination Form (PDF/Word)

John G. Paterson Award

This award is presented to a psychologist or non-psychologist for their exceptional contribution to portraying psychological knowledge to the public through the media of radio, television, print or electronic communications.  Media contribution to have taken place within two years immediately preceding the submission date of the nomination. 

2021 John G Paterson Media Nomination Form (PDF/Word)

Pettifor Lifetime Achievement Award

This award is presented to qualifying PAA members for outstanding career achievements in, or contributions to, the field of psychology.  This award celebrates a long-time enduring contribution to the field of psychology, either within the province of Alberta or in the broader national and international domains.

2021 Pettifor Lifetime Achievement Award (PDF/Word)

The Juanita Chambers Excellence in Community Service Award

This award is presented to a psychologist or non-psychologist, in recognition of important work in advancing psychological health, well being and quality of life for Albertans through service to the community or advocacy.

2021 Juanita Chambers Excellence in Community Service Award Nomination Form (PDF/Word)

 Excellence in Clinical Supervision Award

This award is presented to a registered psychologist whose performance in supervising one or more individuals in any practice area is deemed exemplary during the previous two year period.

2021 Excellence in Clinical Supervision Award Nomination Form (PDF/Word)

Excellence in Teaching Psychology Award

This award is be presented to to a psychologist or non-psychologist who demonstrates “outstanding” teaching of psychology in an Alberta Government approved/authorized institution for post-secondary education. 

2021 Excellence in Teaching Psychology Award Nomination Form (PDF/Word)