The APF/Division 29 Early Career Award


This program supports the mission of APA’s Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (Division 29) by recognizing Society members who have demonstrated outstanding promise in the field of psychotherapy early in their career.

Funding Specifics

One $1,600 award.

Eligibility Requirements

Nominees should be:

  1. A member of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy.
  2. Be within 10 years post-doctorate

Evaluation Criteria

Nominees will be rated on accomplishment and achievement related to psychotherapy theory, practice, research, or training.

Nomination Requirements

  1. Nomination letter written by a colleague outlining the nominee’s career contributions (self-nominations not acceptable).
  2. A current Curriculum Vitae.

Submission Process & Deadline

Submission Process: Nominations must be submitted online: Questions about this program should be directed to Michael Constantino ([email protected])

Submission Deadline: January 31.

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Questions about this program should be directed to Samantha Edington, Program Officer, at [email protected]

APF welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds with respect to age, race, color, religion, creed, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, gender, and geography.

The APF/Division 29 Early Career Award

2019 Recipient: Sigal Zilcha-Man

Sigal Zilcha-Mano, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychology, University of Haifa, and a Visiting Associate Professor at Columbia University, the Psychiatric Institute. She is a licensed clinical psychologist. She heads the Psychotherapy Research Lab in the Department of Psychology, University of Haifa. She is Associate Editor of the Journal of Counseling Psychology, and on the editorial board of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Psychotherapy, and Psychotherapy Research.

Dr. Zilcha-Mano is the recipient of several awards and grants, including the International Society for Psychotherapy Research Outstanding Early Career Achievement Award, and the Dusty and Ettie Miller Fellowship for Outstanding Young Scholars. Among grants she received to support her work are the Fulbright Fellowship, the Israel Science Foundation research grant and equipment grant, the U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) grant, JOY-Innovating Neuro Wellness grant, the Norine Johnson Psychotherapy Research Grant, and the Gelso Research Grant.

Dr. Sigal Zilcha-Mano explores processes of change in psychotherapy, especially in individuals suffering from depression. She is especially interested in personalized treatment approaches aimed at tailoring the treatment to the needs and characteristics of each patient, according to the mechanisms of change most effective for each individual. Her work focuses on distinguishing stable individual differences between patients (the trait-like components) from the factors that have the potential to act as active curative ingredients in treatment (the state-like components).

Sigal is honored and grateful to receive this award from Division 29 that consists of so many people she loves and admires.

The APF/Division 29 Early Career Award

Previous Recipients

2018 - Catherine Eubanks & Tony Rousmaniere

2017 – Rayna Markin

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 Perez

1992 – 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