J. Konadu Fokuo, PhD
2021 ECP Award Winner
2023 application deadline has passed.
This award, named in honor of the National Register’s CEO from 2014 through 2022, is presented annually to two currently enrolled students in good standing in an APA- or CPA-accredited doctoral program in psychology and members of the National Register Associate Program. The award is designed to advance clinically oriented research projects that optimize the contributions of health service psychologists in the broader healthcare environment and that further the National Register’s goals of increasing psychology’s role in interprofessional health service. The Register will prioritize original research projects that advance our understanding of the effectiveness of psychological interventions and their contribution toward improved patient outcomes.
Each recipient will receive a plaque, a check for $5,000 to fund their project, and an award citation in the Journal of Health Service Psychology.
Review some frequently asked questions about this award.
This award, named in honor of the National Register’s Executive Officer from 1990 through 2013, is presented annually to a National Register credentialed psychologist with fewer than 10 years of postdoctoral experience. The successful Early Career Psychologist will conduct a research project aimed at enhancing the contributions of psychology to health care. Such proposals may (1) examine the effectiveness of new or existing interventions, or (2) evaluate the implementation of psychological interventions to improve patient outcomes. Studies examining the efficacy of psychological interventions to mitigate the effects of adverse childhood experiences or negative social determinants of health will also qualify. Theoretical reviews, non-applied studies, and proposals to enhance an individual or group practice are not eligible.
The recipient will receive a plaque, a check for $10,000 to fund their research project, and an award citation in the Journal of Health Service Psychology.
Review some frequently asked questions about this award.
These awards, named in honor of the National Register’s first Executive Officer, are the highest honors bestowed by the National Register. They commemorate numerous, significant contributions to psychology during a distinguished career of a National Register credentialed psychologist. The recipients will receive a plaque and an award citation in the Journal of Health Service Psychology.
The research excellence award will honor a recipient who has made—through research—a significant lifetime contribution toward health service psychology. The practice award will be presented to a psychologist who has demonstrated—via clinical innovation, outreach, legislation, community engagement, or policy and social advocacy—that they have advanced the standing of health service psychology.
Please review the application form for a full outline of eligibility, project scope requirements, and instructions. Upon conferral of the award, we invite the awardee to provide us with applicable project updates and a copy of any publications resulting from completion of the project. Awardees are also encouraged, but not required, to submit a project-related manuscript for consideration to the National Register’s peer-reviewed Journal of Health Service Psychology.
There is no fee associated with requesting an application, which is a necessary step to be considered for the Morgan T. Sammons Doctoral Student Award. Application fees apply when you start the credential review process at a later time.
Successful applications will outline project expenses and a reasonable timeline for completion of the project, but once the award is disbursed there is no ongoing monitoring of the project.
Yes, the stipend is disbursed directly to the awardee—not to an institution. Funds such as these are generally considered taxable income. Taxes will not be withheld from the award and the awardee is responsible for any declaration of income associated with tax filings.
These answers to frequently asked questions are applicable to the Morgan T. Sammons Doctoral Student Award and the Judy E. Hall Early Career Psychologist Award.
Please make sure to review the full award application form for full details on eligibility, project requirements, necessary award application documents, and other details. If you still have questions, please let us know!
David A. Jobes, PhD: 2022 Alfred M. Wellner Award (Research)
Larissa McGarrity, PhD: 2022 Judy E. Hall Award
Rudy Nydegger, PhD: 2022 Alfred M. Wellner Lifetime Achievement Award for Practice
Raquel E. Rose: 2022 Morgan T. Sammons Award
Pat DeLeon, PhD, MPH, JD: 2021 Alfred M. Wellner Award (Clinical)
J. Konadu Fokuo, PhD: 2021 Judy E. Hall Award
Antoine Lebeaut, MA: 2021 Morgan T. Sammons Award
J. Christopher Muran, PhD: 2021 Alfred M. Wellner Award (Research)
David O. Antonuccio, PhD, ABPP: 2020 Alfred M. Wellner Award (Research)
Courtney L. Benjamin Wolk, PhD: 2020 Judy E. Hall Award
Zanjbeel Mahmood: 2020 Morgan T. Sammons Award
Rosemarie Scolaro Moser, PhD, ABPP: 2020 Alfred M. Wellner Award (Clinical)
Carlo C. DiClemente, PhD, ABPP: 2019 Alfred M. Wellner Award
Jordana Sommer: 2019 Morgan T. Sammons Award
Anka A. Vujanovic, PhD: 2019 Judy E. Hall Award
Katherine L. Dixon-Gordon, PhD: 2018 Judy E. Hall Award
Betsy D. Kennard, PsyD: 2018 Alfred M. Wellner Award
Walter E. Penk, PhD, ABPP: 2018 Alfred M. Wellner Award
Jeffrey E. Barnett, PsyD, ABPP: 2017 Alfred M. Wellner Award
Abbey J. Hughes, PhD: 2017 Judy E. Hall Award
Omar G. Gudiño, PhD, ABPP: 2016 Judy E. Hall Award
John D. Robinson, EdD, ABPP: 2016 Alfred M. Wellner Award
Beth N. Rom-Rymer, PhD: 2016 Alfred M. Wellner Award
Anthony O. Ahmed, PhD: 2015 Judy E. Hall Award
Ronald F. Levant, EdD: 2015 Alfred M. Wellner Award
John C. Norcross, PhD: 2014 Alfred M. Wellner Award
Erlanger A. Turner, PhD: 2014 Judy E. Hall Award
Roger P. Greenberg, PhD: 2013 Alfred M. Wellner Award
Chand Taneja, PhD: 2013 Judy E. Hall Award
Deborah Warner, PhD: 2013 Alfred M. Wellner Award
Mark D. Cunningham: 2012 Alfred M. Wellner Award
Lindsay Phillips, PsyD: 2012 Judy E. Hall Award
William N. Robiner, PhD: 2012 Alfred M. Wellner Award
Kristi Van Sickle, PsyD: 2012 Judy E. Hall Award
Jennifer Beathe, PsyD: 2011 Judy E. Hall Award
Thomas R. Kratochwill, PhD: 2011 Alfred M. Wellner Award
David Wolcott Johnson, EdD: 2011 Alfred M. Wellner Award
Molly Clark, PhD: 2010 Judy E. Hall Award
Beverly Thorn, PhD: 2010 Alfred M. Wellner Award
Dennis R. Combs, PhD: 2009 Judy E. Hall Award
John C. Linton, PhD, ABPP: 2009 Alfred M. Wellner Award
Clare Rountree, PhD: 2008 Judy E. Hall Award
Neftali Serrano, PsyD: 2008 Judy E. Hall Award
Robert K. Klepac, PhD: 2008 Alfred M. Wellner Award
Diann M. Ackard, PhD: 2007 Judy E. Hall Award
Joseph Keawe’Aimoku Kaholokula, PhD: 2007 Judy E. Hall Award
Melba J.T. Vasquez, PhD: 2007 Alfred M. Wellner Award
Asher R. Pacht, PhD: 2007 Alfred M. Wellner Award
Douglas W. Lane, PhD: 2006 Judy E. Hall Award
Paula Hartman-Stein, PhD: 2006 Alfred M. Wellner Award
Gayle O’Callaghan, PsyD: 2006 Alfred M. Wellner Award
David Drum, PhD: 2006 Alfred M. Wellner Award
James Patrick Burns, PhD: 2006 Judy E. Hall Award
I am incredibly honored and grateful to receive the doctoral student award from the National Register of Health Service Psychologists. This award will provide integral funding and support for my dissertation project, which focuses on developing a novel, web-based intervention to target a major underlying cognitive risk and maintenance factor (i.e., anxiety sensitivity) for co-occurring posttraumatic stress disorder and alcohol use disorder. Given the limited availability of brief, integrated interventions for individuals with this co-occurrence, the proposed study provides an innovative extension of previous work and has the potential to directly inform care and improve health services.