Congratulations to the 2022 Awardees

Rising Star Award

The Rising Star award honors the efforts and contributions of an early career psychologist with an interest in multicultural research, teaching, advocacy, policy, and/or clinical care.  

Candice Hargons, PhD

Em Matsuno, PhD

Brian TaeHyuk Keum, PhD

Batsirai Bvunzawabaya, PhD

Shining Star Award

The Shining Star Award is awarded to mid-career psychologists with a demonstrated commitment to multicultural research, teaching, advocacy, policy, and/or clinical care. This award is intended to provide needed support and encouragement to diverse professionals at a critical stage of their careers. 

Kimberly Balsam, PhD

Nayeli Chávez-Dueñas, PhD

Cirleen DeBlaere, PhD

Bryana French, PhD, L.P.

Elder Award

The Elder Award celebrates those who have made a lifetime commitment and significant contributions to multicultural psychology through their roles as scholars, scientists, teachers, mentors, practitioners, and/or advocates for rights and just causes. The Elder Award is awarded to a living individual who is at least 60 years of age who has made significant contributions in the field of multicultural psychology for at least 30 years. 

Sharon Bowman, PhD, HSPP, ABPP, LMHC

Margaret Nichols, PhD, C.S.T.S

Distinguished Ancestors Award

The Distinguished Ancestors Award recognizes deceased psychologists for their professional contributions in multicultural psychology through research, practice, training, and/or social advocacy.  The Distinguish Ancestors Award honors the enduring contributions and legacy the Awardee has made to the field of multicultural psychology. 

Helen J Roehlke, PhD