Counseling, Administration, Supervision, and Adult Learning (CASAL)

John Holland Award - Fellowship

Donna Schultheiss

John Holland Award

At the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association held this August in Washington, D.C., I was awarded the John Holland award by Division 17 (Society of Counseling Psychology) of the American Psychological Association.

The John Holland Award for Outstanding Achievement in Career and Personality Research is given for notable research on career and personality topics. This award is for mid-level professionals who have received their doctorate degrees between 10 and 20 years ago. The award has an associated monetary prize, which was initiated and funded by Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc.


I was also recently nominated and selected as a Fellow of this same Division in August 2010.

Fellowship is an honor bestowed upon members who have made “unusual and outstanding contributions or performance in the field of psychology.” Their contributions are viewed as having enriched or advanced Counseling Psychology well beyond the level that normally would be expected of a professional psychologist. They have had significant impact on the specialty of Counseling Psychology. The impact pertains to the areas of science, teaching and training, service delivery, administration, policy development, and/or advocacy. Fellows are selected by peers on the basis of evidence of sustained superior performance that is recognizable at a national (rather than local or regional) level. Nominees must meet both APA and Division 17 requirements to be considered for Fellow status.