Jeffrey E. Barnett Psychotherapy Research Paper Award

Description

The Jeffrey E. Barnett Psychotherapy Research Paper Award for the best paper that addresses psychotherapist factors that may impact treatment effectiveness and outcomes, to include type of training, amount of training, professional degree or discipline of the psychotherapist, and the role of psychotherapists’ personal characteristics.

Funding Specifics

Cash prize of $500 for the winner.

Benefits of Applying

  • Cash prize of $500 for the winner.
  • Enhance your curriculum vitae and gain national recognition.
  • Certificate and check presented at the Division 29 Awards Ceremony at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association.
  • Abstract will be published in the Psychotherapy Bulletin, the official publication of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy.

Proposal Requirements

  • Papers must be based on work conducted by the first author. The paper must be written, and award application be submitted, no more than two years post-graduate degree. Papers can be based on (but are not restricted to) a Masters thesis or a doctoral dissertation.
  • Papers should be in APA style, not to exceed 25 pages in length (including tables, figures, and references) and should not list the authors’ names or academic affiliations.
  • Please include a title page as part of a separate attached MS-Word or PDF document so that the papers can be judged “blind.” This page can include authors’ names and academic affiliations.
  • Also include a cover letter as part of a separate attached MS-Word or PDF document. The cover letter should attest that the paper is based on work that the first author conducted while in graduate school. It should also include the first author’s mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address.
  • All applicants must be members of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy. Join the Society here.
  • Applicant must specify for which award he/she is applying. Applicants can submit multiple papers for awards, but an individual paper may only be submitted for a single award.
  • Papers that have been published will be considered, but submissions should be in final manuscript format (such as a word document).

Submission Process & Deadline

Submission Process: Email materials to Lei Sun, Chair, Student Development Committee. E-mail: [email protected]

Submission Deadline: April 1.

 

Jeffrey E. Barnett Psychotherapy Research Paper Award

2020 Recipient: Nicholas Morrison

Title: Adherence, Flexibility, and Outcome in Psychodynamic Treatment of Depression

Author: Nicholas Morrison
Institution: University of Massachusetts Amherst

Nicholas Morrison is a postdoctoral fellow at the VA Boston Healthcare System. In 2010, Dr. Morrison graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a BA in Psychology with highest honors. His senior honors thesis qualitatively examined therapeutic alliance researchers’ perspectives on alliance-centered training practices. Subsequently, he worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator and Diagnostic Interviewer in the Pediatric Psychopharmacology and Adult ADHD Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. In 2012, Dr. Morrison returned to UMass Amherst for graduate study, and completed his predoctoral clinical internship at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Morrison's research program centers on psychotherapy process, outcome, and integration, and relies heavily on qualitative methods. His master’s thesis expanded on his earlier research by examining the state of current alliance training practices in clinical and counseling psychology programs across the United States and Canada, and his doctoral dissertation focused on examining the trustworthiness of consensual qualitative research (CQR) findings. He currently strives to integrate his research, teaching, and clinical work on fellowship.

Paper Abstract: Nicholas Morrison is a postdoctoral fellow at the VA Boston Healthcare System. In 2010, Dr. Morrison graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a BA in Psychology with highest honors. His senior honors thesis qualitatively examined therapeutic alliance researchers’ perspectives on alliance-centered training practices. Subsequently, he worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator and Diagnostic Interviewer in the Pediatric Psychopharmacology and Adult ADHD Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital. In 2012, Dr. Morrison returned to UMass Amherst for graduate study, and completed his predoctoral clinical internship at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Morrison's research program centers on psychotherapy process, outcome, and integration, and relies heavily on qualitative methods. His master’s thesis expanded on his earlier research by examining the state of current alliance training practices in clinical and counseling psychology programs across the United States and Canada, and his doctoral dissertation focused on examining the trustworthiness of consensual qualitative research (CQR) findings. He currently strives to integrate his research, teaching, and clinical work on fellowship.


Jeffrey E. Barnett Psychotherapy Research Paper Award

Previous Winners

2019- Elizabeth Penix, Idaho State University, "Client and Therapist Agreement in Moment‐to‐Moment Helpfulness Ratings in Psychotherapy: A Microprocess Approach"

2018- Michael Katz, Adelphi University, "Adherence, Flexibility, and Outcome in Psychodynamic Treatment of Depression"

2017 – Seth Pitman, "Therapeutic Technique of APA Master Therapists: Areas of Difference and Integration Across Theoretical Orientations"

2016 – Simon B. Goldberg, University of Wisconsin, “Do Psychotherapists Improve with Time and Experience?” An Analysis of Real World Outcome Data”

2014 – Harold Chui, University of Maryland, “In the Mood? Therapist Affect and Psychotherapy Process”

2013 – Lily A. Brown, University of California, Los Angeles, California, ”CBT Competence in Novice Therapists Improves Anxiety Outcomes”. Additional Authors: Michelle G. Craske, Ph.D., Daniel E. Glenn, M.A., Murray B. Stein, M.D., M.P.H., Greer Sullivan, M.D., MSPH., Cathy Sherbourne, Ph.D., Alexander Bystritsky, M.D., Stacy S. Welch, Ph.D., Laura Campbell-Sills, Ph.D., Ariel Lang, Ph.D., M.P.H., Peter Roy-Byrne, M.D., Raphael D. Rose, Ph.D.

2012 – Erkki Heinonen, University of Helsinki, ”Therapists’ professional and personal characteristics as predictors of outcome in short- and long term-psychotherapy”

2011 – Laura Athey-Lloyd, MS, Long Island University, ”Interaction Structures Between a Child and Two Therapists in the Psychodynamic Treatment of a Child with Asperger’s Disorder”