List of Awards and Recipients
This award would recognize a SoAP member who has made distinguished theoretical or empirical contributions to research in the addictions field or had made distinguished theoretical or empirical advances leading to the understanding or amelioration of practical important problems in the field. This contribution could be for either a single extraordinary achievement or a lifetime of work.
This award is to be given annually to a member of SoAP who has had a doctoral degree for no more than 7 years. The award is to recognize distinguished early scientific contributions to the field of addictions.
Erika Litvin Bloom (2015)
This award would be conferred on a SoAP member who has made a distinguished contribution to the advancement of education and training in the addictions field; this contribution would not be limited to university education and training.
This award would be conferred on a SoAP member who has made distinguished contribution to the application of psychology and these contributions would include (a) the discovery and development of new information, empirical or otherwise in the addictions field; (b) alternatively, it might be the development of new modes of clinical practice, or the development of a major health delivery system for addictive behaviors.
This award would be conferred on a SoAP member who has made a distinguished contributions to the advancement of public interest in the addictions field. This contribution might include research or advocacy leading others to view national policies differently, research demonstrating the importance of the application of scientific methods and theory to public policy, or research clarifying the ways scientific knowledge of human behavior informs public interest about the addiction field.
This award is to be recommended and voted on by the committee to the Board and would be given to a member of SoAP who has made distinguished and/or exemplary contributions through service to SoAP.
Thomas Brandon and Miles Cox (2004)
Meyer Glantz and Robert Huebner (2008)
Nancy Petry and John Kelly (2020)
Catherine Blackwell and Ty Schepis (2021)
This award would be given to a non-SoAP member, and could be awarded for outstanding media portrayal, contribution to key legislation, or other contributions that has been made to advancing the understanding of the addictions.
Cora Lee Wetherington (2016)
The Society for Addiction Psychology offers the Student Research Grant program to support graduate and undergraduate student research in the field of addiction psychology.
Victoria Ameral, Emily Wilhite, and Min-Jeong Yang (2016)
Hyoun “Andrew” Soo Kim, Justin C. Strickland, and Seven E. Tomek (2017)
Peter Ehlinger, Dezarie Moskal, Julianne Price (2018)
Silvi Goldstein, Tiffany Jenzer, Nathan Kearns (2019)
Neo Gebru, Christina Schulz, Mia Ricardo (2020)
Maya Zegel, Kelsey Piersol, Holly Boyle, Victoria Votaw (2021)
These awards are given to individuals who are early career psychologists and selected by a panel of judges to have the best presentations at the APA Annual Convention
Lara Ray, Jennifer Van Scoyoc, and Bradley Conner (2008)
Jennifer Read, Anna Goudriaan, and Sudie Back (2009)
Karen Hanson, Carmen Pulido, and Lawrence Carter (2010)
Lin Fang, Kristen Sullivan, Melissa Lewis (2011)
Jason Burrow Sanchez, Stacy Ryan, and Ezemanari Obasi (2012)
Cinnamon Bidwell, Emily Tanner-Smith, and Fred Thorberg (2013)
Shannon Audley-Piotrowski, Mike Buckley, and Jessica Martin (2014)
Jessica Brooks, Abby Braitman, and Kaston Anderson-Carpenter (2015)
Matthew Pearson, Jessica Martin, and Derek Iwamoto (2016)
Golfo Tzilos Wernette, Andrew Lac, and Kevin Hallgren (2017)
Corrie Vilsaint, Margo C. Hurlocker, and Brandon Bergman (2018)
Stephanie Adams Mendez, Robyn Hacker, and Marcia Tan (2019)
Amy Stamates, Martin Gallegos, Brian Sherman (2020)
Laura Marks, Alexandra Palmisano (2021)
Alexis Blessing, David Lardier, Max Owens (2022)
These awards are given to the students with the best student posters at the APA Annual Convention
Frederick Muench, Christopher Galloway, Michael Ainette (2003)
Danielle McCarthy, Heather Wilkie, Marcy Burstein (2004)
Alicia Wendler, Roy Jerome, Carmella Walker (2005)
Amee Patel, Amanda Ferrier, Gregory Kavanagh (2006)
Barbara Calvert, Sara Walker, Amanda Platter (2007)
Erika Litvin, Tracey Rocha, Cristina Benki (2008)
Katherine Keyes, Jason Oliver, Jessica Martin (2009)
Lindsay North, Jennifer Winward, Ashley Smith (2010)
Cendrine Robinson, Jessica Forde, Abigail Seelbach (2011)
Mrinalini Rao, Michael Amlung, Alexandra Minieri (2012)
Joanna Sells, Quiana Daniel, Ross MacLean (2013)
Lauren VanderBroek, Fred Stinson, Morgan Levy (2014)
Helene Chokron Garneau, Cara Tomaso, Max Owens (2015)
Lindsey Horvud, Rory Pfund, Lindsay Handren (2016)
Yajaira Cabrera, Brian Letourneau, Renee Cloutier (2017)
Haitisha Mehta, Amy Stamates, Grace Tworek (2018)
Ashley Roberts, Margeaux Cannon, Jessica Perrotte (2019)
Tessa Nalven, Julie Cristello, Kathleen Giarratano (2020)
Tessa Nalven, Brittany Zaring-Hinkle, Nick Ahmed (2021)
Alyssa Lombardi, Lauren Meier, Emmely Pavila (2022)
These awards are given to students and early career psychologists to help defray travel costs to attend the Collaborative Perspectives on Addiction Annual Meeting.
Joshua Gray, Anthony J. O’Sickey, Theresa McKim, Dustin Lee, Brian Kiluk (2015)
Guadalupe Bacio, Jennifer Benson, Jon Houck, Kayleigh McCarty, Jennifer Merrill (2016)
Tessa Frohe, Laura Hatz, Mary Beth Miller, and Mentor-Mentee award: Monica Skewes and Julia Gameon (2017)
Brandon Bergman, Abigail Braitman, David Eddie, Hayley Treloar Padovano (2018)
Samuel Acuff, Daniel Delaney, Christian Garcia, Rachel Gunn, Angela Haeny, Michelle Haikalis, Lidia Meshesha, Angela Stevens, Alexander Sokolovsky (2019)
Mariel Bello, Lizabeth Benson, Nicolas Bush, Julie Cristello, Scott King, Alexa L'Insalata, Samuel Meisel, Marilyn Piccirillo, Shaddy Saba, Kathryne Van Hedger (2023)
The Society for Addiction Psychology offers the Early Career Psychologist Research Grant program to support early career psychologists in conducting research in the field of addiction psychology.
The Society of Addiction Psychology Distinguished Student Scholar Award on Research, Equity and Social Justice award recognizes graduate student and/or post-baccalaureate affiliate members of the Society of Addiction Psychology who have made outstanding scholarly contributions to equity and social justice in the field of addiction psychology. The award is specifically designed to be provided to Division 50 students in their graduate training (including clinical internship) and/or post-baccalaureate affiliate members during the APA conference: 1) whose research advances equity and social justice through an inclusive understanding of addiction psychology across the spectrum of diversity (especially by students of historically underrepresented backgrounds), and/or; 2) Whose research serves marginalized communities and amplifies the voices of marginalized community members in addiction psychology.
Tessa Nalven, Grant Jones (2022)
1st place: Alana Egan, 2nd place: Alexandra Hernandez-Vallant, 3rd place: Catherine Trinh (2023)