News & Announcements

News & Announcements

Apply for D54 Fellow Status

SPP members are encouraged to consider becoming a Division 54 Fellow. Fellow status reflects APA and colleague recognition of extraordinary contributions to our discipline. Criteria for Fellow recognition include having a national impact on psychology, sustained contributions to pediatric psychology for more than five years, distinctive contributions to pediatric psychology that are recognized by others as excellent, and contributions whose impact extends beyond the immediate setting in which the candidate works.

Application Procedures

Submit materials by December 1 for consideration during the next cycle. Applications are reviewed by the SPP Fellows Committee, if positive, the supporting materials go the APA Fellows Committee in February. If positive, application goes to the Board of Directors and Council of Representatives for a vote at the annual meeting.

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Graduating with a PhD or PsyD?

If you are a SPP Student member receiving your PhD or PsyD in 2016, you can have your name published in the Fall Issue of Progress Notes. Students and/or faculty advisors should submit name, institution, and dissertation title to Student Advisory Board member Andrea Wojtowicz at andrea.a.wojtowicz@gmail.comDue September 1, 2016

Call for Grad Student Spotlight Nominations

SPP’s Student Advisory Board is accepting nominations for outstanding graduate students in pediatric psychology. One student will be selected based upon his/her interest in pediatric psychology and contributions to the field. Only graduate students will be considered for this round of nominations. The selected student will be featured in the Student Spotlight section of Progress Notes. This is a wonderful opportunity to honor a graduate student and provide the student with exposure to Division 54. Request a nomination form and send it with a letter of recommendation and nominee’s CV to Student Advisory Board Member Andrea Wojtowicz at by July 8, 2016. 

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Student Research Grants and Awards

  • The Marion & Donald Routh Student Research Grant: This annual research scholar grant is for student SPP members in full-time psychology graduate programs (i.e. graduate students or interns) conducting research under the supervision of a faculty advisor. Research proposals should address areas consistent with the field of pediatric psychology. Funding is available up to $5,000. Up to $500 of the award can be allocated in the budget to support conference travel. One winner will be selected. However, a second-place award of up to $1,000 will provided to the runner-up to support their proposed study.
  • Mary Jo Kupst Trainee Grant for Research in Resilience: Initiated to honor Mary Jo Kupst’s career contributions, this grant is designed to facilitate trainee research that will provide a novel contribution and advance the field of pediatric psychology specifically in the area of resilience and/or family functioning. An annual award of $1,000 is available to any graduate student, intern, or postdoctoral fellow who is a SPP member.
  • Lizette Peterson-Homer Injury Prevention Grant: This grant, sponsored jointly by Division 54 and the American Psychological Foundation (APF), is open to students and faculty to support clinical research related to the prevention of injuries in children and adolescents. For more information, visit apf/. Funding is available up to $5,000.
  • SPP Student Research Award Competition: Established to encourage and reward quality research on issues related to pediatric psychology and healthcare of children. This award recognizes research completed while the candidate was a graduate student, intern, or postdoctoral fellow. The student must also be the primary (first) author. The award winner will receive a $1,000 award. For more details and eligibility criteria on each of these grants and awards, please visit SPP online at

Application deadline is  October 1, 2016. Email single-document pdf applications to:

Eleanor Mackey, Ph.D.;

Questions? Call 202-352-6870 

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