Raymond Prince, 3rd Year PsyD Student, (pictured far left) has received the Student Award presented by the GLBT Committee of NCSPP, the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology. This award is only given every 3 years. This award carries a $1500.00 prize and was presented to him at the NCSPP annual conference in New Orleans.
The Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Committee Student Award is presented to a student who is currently enrolled in an NCSPP member school (i.e., AUSB), and has demonstrated noteworthy commitment to issues of diversity as concerns the psychological welfare of individuals who are Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgendered (GLBT).
Social Responsibility, relational competence, and advocacy are the core of this award. Raymond’s contributions have been reflected in his clinical applications, his scholarship, the way he models professional identity, and his consistent development as an advocate for GLBT persons, issues, and concerns.
In Dr. Juliet Rohde-Brown’s nomination package for Raymond, she wrote that Raymond:
“is strongly committed to augmenting awareness in the psychological community in regard to GLBT individuals and particularly GLBT individuals of color. He advocates for greater understanding both in the academic realm and in his clinical training pursuits.”
Further, she stated that he:
“exemplifies the practitioner/scholar model. An engaging, empathic, and intelligent human being, he is a role model for his colleagues.”
Of note is that Raymond received the Stephen Logan Memorial Scholarship from the Gay and Lesbian Business Association of Santa Barbara in 2010. The award was for current and potential contributions to the gay and lesbian community. Raymond researched and proposed methods for improving the quality of care for LGBT youth in residential settings as well as advocated for increased attention to the psychological needs of the LGBT community.
We congratulate Raymond for receiving the NCSPP Student Award and in his continued work with the GLBT community and commitment to issues of diversity. Raymond’s work clearly demonstrates the core values of Antioch University.