For Immediate Release

Contact: Catherine Rothwell,, 202-783-7663.

July 30, 2018 (Washington, D.C.) – The National Register of Health Service Psychologists is proud to announce that it has been named the recipient of the 2018 Early Career Psychologist Champion Award presented by the American Psychological Association’s Committee on Early Career Psychologists.

The Early Career Psychologist Champion Award honors individuals or groups that have displayed outstanding support of early career psychologists and the APA’s Committee on Early Career Psychologists. Honorees are concerned with, knowledgeable about, and familiar with issues related to early career psychologists.

The National Register has made continuous efforts to support ECPs through their careers. Twice annually, the National Register grants a select group of early career psychologists a credentialing scholarship, covering the cost of becoming a credentialed Health Service Psychologist. Since 2005, almost 3000 psychologists have received credentialing scholarships. The Judy E. Hall Early Career Psychologist Award is presented annually to an early career psychologist to support a specific project relevant to the mission, vision, and values of the National Register. The award winner receives a $2500 stipend to fund this project. Other support is offered through travel scholarships that enable ECP attendance at APA’s annual convention, and promotion of state-level licensure mobility without a five-year waiting period.

In response to the National Register being named the recipient of this award, Executive Officer Dr. Morgan T. Sammons commented, “we are proud of our ongoing investment in the future of the profession and are honored to be recognized by the APA’s Committee on Early Career Psychologists. I would also like to thank our members. With your help, we have expanded our ability to provide multiple opportunities for Early Career Psychologists. We look forward to continuing our efforts to benefit future psychologists as they begin their careers.”

The National Register will be accepting this award at the Early Career Social Hour sponsored by the Committee on Early Career Psychologists on August 10, 2018 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel.

About the National Register of Health Service Psychologists

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