Dorathe Frick Memorial Scholarship Award
The Dorathe Frick Memorial Scholarship Award was established to honor Dorathe Frick, the late secretary of the Doctoral Training Facility, through a fund donated by her family and friends.
In 1968, Dorathe joined the Department of Psychology on a half-time basis as a general secretary to the faculty. She became Clinic Secretary when the Psychology Clinic was formed in 1970 and moved to the Campanile & Linda Paseo location. Her position became full-time in 1972 and she worked long hours and many weekends, providing not only academic support to the Clinic faculty, but interacting with Clinic clients and with the graduate students who did their Practicum there.
This award is presented to the student(s) who will be entering into their third year who have made the most significant contribution to the JDP and, in particular, to the Psychology Clinic.
Students who will be entering their third year will be considered for this award (funds will be dispersed to the student in their third year).
The recipient of this award is determined by the College of Sciences Awards Committee at SDSU, based on input from a committee made up of the JDP Co-Director, the SDSU Major Area of Emphasis Leaders, and the SDSU Psychology Clinic Director.
$1,000 cash award. The recipient(s) of this award will be announced each year at the JDP Celebration Event held in mid-June. Funds will be given through SDSU’s Scholarship and Financial Aid Office.
Outstanding Doctoral Teaching Award
The Outstanding Doctoral Teaching Award honors the JDP student who has demonstrated excellence in teaching and significant contributions to education at either San Diego State University or UC San Diego.
Any JDP student who has been the instructor of record for a course at either SDSU or UC San Diego in a given year.
The recipient of this award is determined each year by the JDP Co-Directors based on course teaching evaluations.
An award certificate, gift card, and a book about teaching. The recipient of this award will be announced each year at the JDP Celebration Event held in mid-June.
JDP Contribution to Diversity Award for Students
The SDSU/UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology (JDP) is committed to the learning, development, and dissemination of clinical science to enhance the human condition. As such, the JDP seeks to cultivate a program climate that embraces and promotes diversity, recognizing that diversity at the JDP enriches our educational and scientific endeavors, promotes an atmosphere in which all individuals and groups are valued and heard, and aids all members of the JDP community in better serving the needs of a global society.
Diversity can be expressed in many ways, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, language, culture, social class, national origin, religion, political beliefs, age, ability, gender, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation.
The JDP Contribution to Diversity Award recognizes the student (or students) who has/have made the greatest contribution to promoting diversity in the doctoral program. This can be demonstrated via any/all of the following:
- promoting diversity in doctoral program activities
- developing new initiatives to promote diversity
- helping to solve challenges to diversity in the doctoral program
Although individual student research that considers diversity is highly valued, this Award is not designed to honor individual student research endeavors (e.g., second-year projects or dissertations).
Any current JDP student
Each spring, nominations will be solicited from JDP administrators, faculty, staff, and students. Nominations will be reviewed by an ad hoc committee appointed by the JDP Co-Directors.
An engraved award and gift card. The recipient of this award will be announced each year at the JDP Celebration Event held in mid-June.
Gerald Rosenbaum Neuropsychology Dissertation Research Award
Dr. Rosenbaum was Distinguished Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University and played a key role in establishing and directing the SDSU/UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Rosenbaum was committed to excellence in scholarship and clinical psychology training and particularly in the fields of psychopathology, health psychology and neuropsychology. His family’s generous donation will fund one $10,000 Neuropsychology Dissertation Research award to be granted annually.
The Gerald Rosenbaum Neuropsychology Dissertation Research Award will support:
- The dissertation research of graduate student in the SDSU/UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology in good standing, whose dissertation proposal has been approved by her/his committee, regardless of track and regardless of whether her/his mentor is an SDSU or UC San Diego faculty member.
- The primary focus of the dissertation research must be neuropsychology research.
- Applications should include CV of JDP student, 3-page application including: (1) student and dissertation chair names, (2) title, (3) specific aims, (4) hypotheses, and (4) research plan for dissertation research focused on neuropsychology (max 3 pages, plus 1 references page; Ariel 11 pt font; .5” margins).
- A detailed budget not to exceed $10,000 must be submitted, with clear justification of all costs which must be directly associated with the dissertation research. Budgets can include equipment, subject payments, supplies, and other direct research costs, as well as travel costs to present findings at one scientific meeting. Salary/stipend support for the student is not allowed.
- Review criteria include: (1) primary neuropsychology focus; (2) research strategy; (3) applicant qualifications and trajectory; and (4) budget justification.
$10,000 cash award. A plaque will be presented to the Rosenbaum Award winner at the Annual UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry Graduation Banquet.
Litrownik Distinguished Alumni Scholar Award
Dr. Al Litrownik is a Professor Emeritus at San Diego State University who played a key role in establishing and directing the SDSU/UC San Diego Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Litrownik’s generous donation created an endowed award, the Litrownik Distinguished Alumni Scholar Award, that is given to an accomplished alumnus of the JDP who exemplifies the goals of the program. Quoting from the original 1984 JDP proposal, which Dr. Litrownik co-wrote: The original purpose of the JDP was to “produce research-oriented clinical psychologists.” The program was “designed to educate scientifically oriented researchers and professionals who will be generators of empirically substantiated knowledge and methods for application . . . The clinical psychologist is expected to function as a scientist devoted to the continuous development of scientifically substantiated knowledge on which his/her professional activities are based . . . It is expected that graduates of this program will serve as innovators and leaders in the health services field (e.g., medical schools, hospitals, academia).”
Thanks to Dr. Litrownik’s donation, this award allows us to support an annual distinguished alumnus of the JDP who will be brought to the campus, receive an honorarium, and meet with current doctoral students in the program to discuss professional issues, including their career trajectories and professional interests.
JDP Alumni who have met the following criteria:
- Creation of scientific knowledge
- Leadership in the field
- Contributions to preparing the next generation of scholars and leaders in the field
The JDP Co-Directors, Steering Committee Chair, and interested JDP students form a committee each year to review potential nominees. Dr. Litrownik serves on the committee as a non-voting member.
The identified scholar will be brought to the campus, receive an honorarium, and meet with current doctoral students in the program to discuss professional issues, including their career trajectories and professional interests. The recipient of this award will be announced each year at the JDP Celebration Event held in mid-June.