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
Lillian Comas-Diaz 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?
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: Krizia Wearing, Chair, Student Development Committee, Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy, at email@example.com