Distinguished Service to the Profession of Psychology Award Recipient 2024

The Distinguished Service to the Profession of Psychology Award honors a Certified Specialist whose career represents outstanding contributions to psychology by way of research, professional publications, policy development and implementation, teaching, training, or advocacy for the profession. 

ABPP is pleased to announce the 2024 award recipient:
Jerome M. Sattler, PhD, ABPP.

Jerome M. Sattler, PhD, ABPP, is a Specialist in Clinical Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology and a Specialist of the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology. Currently, he is Professor Emeritus and an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University. In 1998 he received the Senior Scientist Award from the Division of School Psychology of the American Psychological Association. In 2003, he received an honorary Doctor of Sciences degree from Central Missouri State University. In 2005, he received the Gold Medal Award for Life Achievement in the Application of Psychology from the American Psychological Foundation. In 2006, he received the Distinguished Contribution to Psychology Award from the San Diego Psychological Association and a Distinguished Visiting Professor Award from the Colorado School of Professional Psychology. In 2014, he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Azusa Pacific University. In 2015, he received The 1949 Award from the Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Kansas (1949 is the year the program at KU received approval from the American Psychological Association)  given to distinguished alumni for outstanding contributions to clinical psychology. In 2018, he received the Commemorative Medallion–“Semper Discentes et Adservientes” (“Always learning and serving”)–awarded by the  College of Psychology, Nova Southeastern University.

His books include Assessment of Children: Cognitive Foundations and Applications (Seventh Edition), Foundations of Behavioral, Social, and Clinical Assessment of Children (Seventh Edition), Assessment of Children, Cognitive Applications (Fifth Edition), Assessment with the WAIS–IV (with Joseph J. Ryan), and Clinical and Forensic Interviewing of Children and Families. He has published over 100 articles in the fields of school and clinical psychology and is a co-author of the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale: Fourth Edition. The first five editions of Assessment of Children have been translated into Spanish. In 2007, a Spanish translation and a Chinese translation (brief edition) of Assessment of Children, Behavioral, Social, and Clinical Foundation (Fifth Edition) were published.