2013 PSAA Competition
Call for Applications:
Online Submissions Open 23 April through 28 May 2013
Note: Deadline extended to June 3
Application instructions for the 2013 award competition are available now. Note that the submission process is online only. Please review the Award description below.
The goal of the Psychiatric Services Achievement Awards is to recognize and publicize national models of creative service delivery. The awards have been presented since 1949 to innovative programs that deliver services to the mentally ill or disabled, have overcome obstacles, and can serve as models for other programs. Programs can be based in a school, a clinic, a hospital, or the community itself, and can provide unique human resource development, prevention, or administrative models that improve clinical care. To be eligible for consideration, programs must have been in full operation for a minimum of two years prior to the application deadline (May 28, 2013).
The Achievement Awards Committee groups and selects two Gold Award winners -- one from academically or institutionally sponsored programs and one from community-based programs. The Committee may also choose Silver and Bronze Award winners.
The 2013 Gold Award winners will each receive $3,500. Second- and third-place winners will receive awards of $2,000 and $1,000, respectively. All of the Award winners will receive a plaque, coverage in two APA publications, Psychiatric News and Psychiatric Services, and an invitation to participate in a special workshop at the Institute on Psychiatric Services.
The 2013 Awards will be presented on October 10th at the Opening Session of the 65th APA Institute on Psychiatric Services in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The 2011 Award recipients are:
Gold Award for Academically or Institutionally Sponsored Programs
Culturally Sensitive Collaborative Treatment (CSCT) of Depressed Chinese Americans in Primary Care Boston, Massachusetts
Gold Award for Community-Based Programs
The Burke Center – Mental Health Emergency Center
South Carolina Statewide Telepsychiatry Program, South Carolina Department of Mental Health and Department of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science, University of South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina
White Mountain Apache Suicide Surveillance and Prevention System
Gold Award Winners 1987-2011