2017 Award Recipient
Dr. Rayna Markin
Rayna D. Markin, Ph.D is an Associate Professor at Villanova University in the Department of Education and Counseling. She is a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania with a part-time private practice, specializing in maternal mental health, infertility, and pregnancy loss. She is active in Division 29 of the APA and has served as the Early Career Psychologist Domain Representative and, currently, as the Education and Training chair.
Dr. Markin earned her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Maryland, with Dr. Dennis M. Kivlighan, Jr. as her advisor. Her dissertation work looked at Central Relationship Themes in Group Psychotherapy. Dr. Markin also worked with Dr. Charles Gelso on the Real Relationship.
Dr. Markin’s research focuses on the process and outcome of relationally based, dynamic, psychotherapies. She is specifically interested in better defining aspects of the therapy relationship and discovering how these aspects influence the process and outcome of therapy. More recently, Dr. Markin’s research has applied attachment theory and psychotherapy to the understanding and treatment of prenatal attachment disturbances and, separately, pregnancy loss and infertility issues. She is the recipient of numerous grants to study such phenomena as the impact of maternal trauma on prenatal attachment and psychodynamic psychotherapy for perinatal grief.
THE APF/DIVISION 29 EARLY CAREER AWARD
(Formerly, THE JACK D. KRASNER AWARD)
About the American Psychological Foundation (APF)
APF provides financial support for innovative research and programs that enhance the power of psychology to elevate the human condition and advance human potential both now and in generations to come.
Since 1953, APF has supported a broad range of scholarships and grants for students and early career psychologists as well as research and program grants that use psychology to improve people’s lives.
APF encourages applications from individuals who represent diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, and sexual orientation.
About the Division 29 Early Career Award
This program supports the mission of APA’s Division of Psychotherapy (Division 29) by recognizing Division members who have demonstrated outstanding promise in the field of psychotherapy early in their career.
One $2,500 award
Eligibility Requirements & Evaluation Criteria
Nominees should demonstrate and will be rated on the following dimensions:
- Division 29 membership
- Within 10 years post-doctorate
- Demonstrated accomplishment and achievement related to psychotherapy theory, practice, research or training
- Conformance with stated program goals and qualifications
- Nomination letter written by a colleague outlining the nominee’s career contributions (self-nominations not acceptable)
- Current CV
- Nomination must be submitted as a single PDF document
Submission Process and Deadline
Submit a completed application online at http://forms.apa.org/apf/grants/ by January 1 of each year.
Please be advised that APF does not provide feedback to applicants on their proposals.
Questions about this program should be directed to Samantha Edington, Program Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016 – Joshua K. Swift & Christian Webb
2015 – Stephanie Budge
2014 – Zac Imel
2013 – James Boswell
2012 – Jesse Owen
2011 – Andres De Los Reyes
2010 – Tami Jo De Coteau
2009 – Katherine Muller
2008 – Kenneth N. Levy
2007- Michael Constantino
Prior to 2007 the Early Career Award was known as the Krasner Award
2006 – Elizabeth Nutt Williams
2005 –No award given
2004 – Mark Hilsenroth & Matthew Nessetti
2003 – Craig N. Shealy
2002 – No award given
2001 – Jeffrey A. Hayes
2000 – Lisa Firestone
1999 – No award given
1998 – Louis Castonguay
1996 – Abraham W Wolf
1995 – Karen Kovacs-North
1994 – Nadine Kaslow
1993 – Jon Perez1992 – John Norcross
1991 – Lisa M. Porche-Burke
1990 – Victor R. Nahmias
1989 – Leonard J. Haas
1988 – Alice K. Rubenstein
1987 – No award given
1986 – E. Rita Dudley (Grant)
1985 – Raymond H, DiGiuseppe
1984 – Ronald F. Levant
1983 – Jacquelyn L. Resnick & Gary R. VandenBos
1982 – No award given
1981 – Annette M. Brodsky & Gerald P. Koocher