Early Career Psychologist Service Award

2023 Early Career Psychologist (ECP) Service Award

Dr. Jeremy Jinkerson was awarded his PhD from Fielding Graduate University in 2017 and board certified in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology in 2019. He was commissioned into the US Air Force in 2017 and served a tour at Keesler Air Force Base as Director of Psychological Health. Dr. Jinkerson is completing a fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at Brooke Army Medical Center and has orders to Travis Air Force Base. He serves on the ABPP Psychologists in Public Service Committee and helped expand the ABPP Ambassador program to the Air Force.

The Early Career Psychologist (ECP) Service Award has been established to honor an Early Career, Board Certified Psychologist for:

  1. Notable contributions to ABPP and/or
  2. Notable service to ABPP

An early career psychologist is defined as being within 10 years after receipt of the doctoral degree.

The recipient of the award will receive a $1,000 award.

Eligibility Criteria
Nominees must have obtained their psychology doctoral degrees after 12/31/14.

Nominees must still be an ECP on the date of April 15, 2024, and must be a current ABPP specialist.

Award Criteria

This award will be conferred upon psychologists who have demonstrated exceptional service to ABPP, ABPP Foundation, ABPP affiliated specialty boards, and/or ABPP affiliated academies. Service contributions may occur in a variety of ways, including leadership positions, committee membership, serving as a board certification examiner, serving as a mentor, serving as an ambassador, or ad hoc volunteer activities.

A nomination packet will consist of the nominee’s vita and no more than two letters of nomination from board certified specialists familiar with the nominee’s service to ABPP. One of the two letters may be a self-nomination, but this is not a requirement. The letters must detail the nominee’s service contributions to ABPP.


  • 2 Letters of Nomination
  • Nominee’s CV

The 2024 nomination will open in January. The deadline for submitting a nomination is April 15, 2024.

For questions regarding online submissions, contact us.

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