The Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy is considering papers published in Psychotherapy in 2014 for the annual award of Most Valuable Paper.

Most Valuable Paper (MVP), is for a paper published in Psychotherapy chosen by the editorial board to be the most valuable to the field of psychotherapy.  Any paper published in that volume year is eligible; the award will be presented in the following year. The editorial board will consider the entire breadth of published content including research (quantitative or qualitative), clinical, training, theory, practice review, evidence-based case study, comment or book review.  The award winner will receive a check for $500 and a certificate to be presented at the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy Awards Ceremony at the APA Annual Convention. All finalists will also be presented with a certificate at this ceremony as well.  The award winner will also be announced in the Division bulletin and website.

Download for free our two most recent Most Valuable Papers:

Most Valuable Paper for 2012

Ulvenes, P. G., Berggraf, L., Hoffart, A., Stiles T. C., Svartberg, M., McCullough, L., & Wampold, B. E. (2012). Different processes for different therapies: Therapist actions, therapuetic bond, and outcomes. Psychotherapy, 49, 291-302. doi: 10.1037/a0027895

Most Valuable Paper for 2013

Wampold. B E. (2013). The good, the bad, and the ugly: A 50-year perspective on the outcome problem. Psychotherapy 50, 16-24. doi: 10.1037/a0030570