The award recognizes outstanding practitioners in psychology. Awardees are psychologists working in a wide variety of institutional practice settings (e.g. schools, military, state hospitals, Department of Veterans Affairs, etc.) Services provided to diverse client groups or patient populations, including but not limited to children/adolescents/adults/older adults; urban/rural/frontier populations; minority populations; and persons with serious mental illness will be considered. Contributions are judged by virtue of peer recognition, advancement of the public’s recognition of psychology as a profession, relevant professional association honors, or other meritorious accomplishments denoting excellence as a practitioner including improvement of institutional service delivery systems or development of psychologically informed public policy.
For his dedication and distinguished contributions to excellence in institutional practice through creative leadership in education, training, and patient care. Ronald H. Rozensky’s accomplishments include serving as the founding editor of the Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, contributing to federal health care policy recommendations while serving as chairperson of a Health Resources and Services Administration health care advisory committee, and working on regulatory changes made while representing APA on the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. A tireless champion of institutional practice while serving on APA’s Board of Directors and as a chairperson of the Boards of Educational and Professional Affairs and the Commission of the Recognition of Specialties and Proficiencies in Psychology, he is a dynamic advocate for psychology’s administrative independence in all settings and its interprofessional focus on health care. (Published August 10th, 2011)