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ANNUAL MARY S. CERNEY MEMORIAL AWARD
Given by the Society for Personality Assessment for Outstanding Student Paper on Personality Assessment
Deadline: July 1 (each year)


The Mary S. Cerney Student Award is given to the best personality assessment paper prepared by a student over the previous year. The student is expected to attend the SPA Annual Convention to receive the award. The student receives a certificate, $500 check, travel expenses, one night’s lodging, and waived registration fee for the convention.

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ANNUAL DISSERTATION GRANT
Deadline: November 15 (each year)


The Society makes grants available to support dissertation research in personality assessment. The student's dissertation proposal must have been approved by her/his committee before applying for the grant. The student must be a Student Affiliates of SPA, or may apply for Student Affiliate status at the time of the Dissertation Grant application. The proposal must be sponsored by a member of SPA. It is expected that the student will present the results of the dissertation at a forthcoming Annual Convention of SPA, and acknowledge SPA in any published work that results from the funded project. Applications may also expect to receive committee review feedback on their proposal.


Dissertation Grant Application



STUDENT RESEARCH GRANT
Deadline: November 15 (each year)


The Society makes grants available to support student research in personality assessment. We will review applications from graduate or undergraduate students who are Student Affiliates of SPA, or who apply for Student Affiliate status at the time of the Student Research Grant application. The proposal must be sponsored by a member of SPA. It is expected that the student will present the results of the research at a forthcoming Annual Convention of SPA, and acknowledge SPA in any published work that results from the funded project. Applications may also expect to receive committee review feedback on their proposal.


Student Research Grant Application



STUDENT TRAVEL GRANTS
Deadline: November 30 (each year)


Student Travel Grants: The Board of Trustees has established the Student Travel Grants to help students attend the SPA Annual Conventions to present their work. The SPA Board considers this to be a very important activity in a student's development. A copy of the Student Travel Grant Guidelines and Student Travel Grant Application can be found here.




INTERNATIONAL STUDENT TRAVEL GRANTS
Deadline: November 30 (each year)


International Student Travel Grants: The Board of Trustees has established the International Student Travel Grants to help international students who reside outside North America who are attending the SPA Annual Convention to present their work. The SPA Board considers this to be a very important activity in a student's development. A copy of the International Student Travel Grant Guidelines and International Student Travel Grant Application can be found here.



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Proficiency

The American Psychological Association (APA) officially recognizes Personality Assessment as a Proficiency in Professional Psychology. SPA has taken lead role in developing and implementing Personality Assessment Proficiency

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Each April, candidates statements and a Ballot for electing new members to the Board of Trustees is made available to Members, Fellows, Life Members or Life Fellows by the Nominations and Elections Committee. The persons elected to the Board take office in September.

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The Society for Personality Assessment YouTube channel offers full-length lectures from past annual conventions and expert speakers in the field of personality assessment. A great resource to expand your knowledge.

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How Therapeutic Assessment Works: Theory and Techniques - Presented by Stephen E. Finn, PhD. In this webinar, Dr. Stephen Finn, the main developer of Therapeutic Assessment, will explain the techniques of TA and how they relate to TA’s underlying theory of client change. This session is particularly suited to those who are new to TA, including graduate students, or who wish to deepen their understanding of its therapeutic mechanisms.

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