John M. Taborn Award for Outstanding Contributions to Psychology by a Person of African Descent

This award is given to recognize sustained or special contributions to the field of psychology. Contributions may be in a unique aspect of psychological professional practice, research, teaching, or administration. During their career, nominees may have improved the image of psychology or the Minnesota Psychological Association. Their practice may include distinguished leadership or achievement in black psychology or involvement in the Black community. The nomination will include a description of the nominee’s contributions and a copy of their vita.

This award is administered by the Diversity Committee and is awarded to a recipient at the February First Friday Forum each year.