MPA Excellence in Mentoring Award

Faculty and other professional psychologists provide mentoring to those junior to them by providing guidance, support, and encouragement aimed at developing the knowledge, professional skills, competencies, and character of others. MPA recognizes that the mentoring relationship is vital in the development of psychology students and graduates at all levels and has established a Mentor Award to recognize outstanding mentors.

MPA invites nominations for the MPA Excellence in Mentoring Award. Self-nominations are accepted. Nominations will be reviewed by the Award Committee comprised of the MPA President, Past-President, and the President-Elect. Recommendations of the awards committee are ratified by the MPA Executive Committee.

Please nominate an MPA member who has demonstrated exceptional mentoring through some or all of the following activities:

• Involving large numbers of students in the annual MPA meeting 

• Guiding the early career development of various members of MPA and/or of the profession 

• Supervising and encouraging the scholarly activities of members of MPA and/or the profession    

• Contributing to the professional development of members of MPA and/or the profession 

• Candidates for the award must have been visibly active in MPA for no less than 10 years, and, ideally, should have mentored students who have participated in MPA 

To Nominate a Candidate for the MPA Mentorship Award, please submit:

 • A brief nomination letter (typically, one to two pages in length) summarizing the person’s mentoring activities and involvement in MPA by addressing any or all of the criteria above.

 • An updated CV for the candidate

 • One additional letter of support from a current or former student or colleague is welcomed. Also, this additional letter is not required and should be submitted by the primary nominator (including for self-nominations).

 • Self-nominations are 100% acceptable.

Note: MPA also offers a Service Award for non-mentoring related service. 


NOMINATIONS WILL OPEN IN THE FALL SEMESTER.

Questions should be directed to Dr. Michael J. Bernstein, Executive Officer of MPA (midwesternpsych@googlegroups.com).