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