2022 Specialty Boards & Academies Awardees (still nominating)

In alphabetical order by Specialty Boards & Academies

Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology

Awardee: Elizabeth Gosch, PhD, ABPP

We recognize Dr. Elizabeth Gosch for 10 years of distinguished service to ABCCAP. This service includes exemplary leadership as President-Elect/President/Past-President for the last 6 years along with exemplary service as Secretary, Credential Reviewer, Exam Coordinator, and Examiner. We thank Dr. Gosch for her inspirational leadership, steadfast commitment to our mission, and for the impact of her visionary leadership on our specialty and on the lives of children and families.

Clinical Neuropsychology Board and Academy

Awardee: Karen Postal, PhD, ABPP

Dr. Postal is a past Academy president, past Specialty Board examiner, and visionary leader. She was a driving force in the creation of the AACN Relevance 2050 committee (dedicated to serving an increasingly diverse populace), inspired and built momentum for the upcoming Minnesota Revised Guidelines Conference (to update training and professional standards), and has played key roles in numerous other initiatives.  She has also given generously to continuing education for others in the field.

Clinical Psychology and Academy

Awardee: David Mather, PhD, ABPP

The American Board of Clinical Psychology would like to recognize Dr. David Mather for his extensive service to our board and academy. He is our current Past President and has also served as Western Region Coordinator and Treasurer. We would like to highlight his exceptional leadership during many transitions faced during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Forensic Psychology Board and Academy

Awardee: Marc Martinez, PhD, ABPP

Dr. Martinez displayed outstanding leadership skills and addressed many issues critical to forensic psychology, and the further development of the specialty.  He also helped lead the ABFP board through the COVID pandemic, and the move to online examinations and board meetings. Additionally, he was instrumental in developing a diversity committee on the board, which has both surveyed the membership and implemented plans to attract a wider group of applicants for forensic board certification. 

Geropsychology Board

Awardee: Richard A. Zweig, PhD, ABPP

Dr. Zweig has provided exceptional service to the American Board of Geropsychology, spanning multiple years and board activities. As Chair of the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Committee, Dr. Zweig has taken a leading role in establishing procedures for assessing ongoing competence of geropsychology specialists and, in doing so, has served with the highest level of professionalism and distinction.