The Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy student award competitions include four awards for the best papers submitted on specific topics and two standard awards:
Donald K. Freedheim Student Development Paper Award: Best paper on psychotherapy theory, practice, or research
Diversity Paper Award: Best paper on issues of diversity in psychotherapy
Mathilda B. Canter Education and Training Paper Award: Best paper on education, supervision, or training of psychotherapists
Jeffrey E. Barnett Psychotherapy Research Paper Award: Best paper addressing psychotherapist factors that may impact treatment effectiveness and outcomes
Practice Award: Awarded to candidate who best demonstrates commitment to the practice of psychotherapy and exemplary achievement in clinical work
Teaching/Mentorship Award: Awarded to candidate who best demonstrates commitment to teaching and mentorship in the context of psychotherapy and related fields
What are the benefits to you?
Cash prize of $500 for the winner of each contest. Certificate and check presented at the Society’s Awards Ceremony at APA Convention.
Enhance your curriculum vitae and gain national recognition.
Abstract will be published in the Psychotherapy Bulletin, the official publication of SfAP/Division 29.
What are the requirements?
All applicants must be members of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy. Join at www.societyforpsychotherapy.org
Papers, clinical practice, and teaching/mentorship must be based on work conducted by the applicant no more than two years post-graduate degree.
See detailed award descriptions and requirements at https://societyforpsychotherapy.org/members/student-portal/awards/
Submissions should be emailed to:
Lei Sun, Chair, Student Development Committee, Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy, at firstname.lastname@example.org