APF Dr. Rosalee G. Weiss Lecture for Outstanding Leaders


The APA Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (APA Division 29) invites nominations for the Dr. Rosalee G. Weiss Lecture for Outstanding Leaders in Psychology. The lecturer is an outstanding leader in psychology, or a leader in the arts and sciences, whose work and activities had an effect on psychology.

The APA Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (Division 29) and Psychologists in Independent Practice (Division 42), administer the lectureship in alternate years. The lecture was established in 1994 by Raymond A. Weiss, Ph.D., to honor his wife, Rosalee G. Weiss, Ph.D.

Funding Specifics

The award recipient speaks at the annual APA convention and receives an $1,000 honorarium from the American Psychological Foundation.

Eligibility Requirements

The nominee must be an:

  1. Outstanding leader in any of the special areas within the sphere of psychology; or,
  2. Outstanding leader in arts or science whose contributions have significance for psychology, but whose careers are not directly in the spheres encompassed by psychology

Nomination Requirements

  1. Letters of nomination should outline the nominee’s credentials and contribution. Self-nominations are welcomed.
  2. A current Curriculum Vitae.

Submission Process & Deadline

Submission Process: All items must be sent electronically in one PDF document. Letters of nomination outlining the nominee’s credentials and contributions (along with the nominee’s CV) should be emailed to the Chair of the Professional Awards Committee at SAP.AwardsCommittee@gmail.com

Submission Deadline: December 31 of even numbered years (in odd numbered years, nominations should instead be directed to Division 42)

Rosalee G. Weiss Award

2019 Recipient: Jeffrey J. Magnavita

Jeffrey J. Magnavita, Ph.D., ABPP is a leading psychologist, psychotherapist, and theorist. Dr. Magnavita, while engaged in full-time private practice for over 30 years, has been a scholar, influential leader, and tireless contributor to advancing psychotherapy and clinical science. His scholarly activity and contributions have spanned such diverse areas as psychotherapeutics, personality theory, unified psychotherapy, technology-based approaches, and clinical decision making. In each of these areas he has made significant contributions and has been an innovator through the publication of highly regarded books, numerous high impact journal articles, APA psychotherapy videos, and his many influential presentations. He has significantly impacted the direction of our field, influenced a generation of researchers and practitioners, and that he has been a visionary for our profession.

He previously served as President of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy in 2010 and was a member of the APA Clinical Treatment Guidelines Advisory Committee. He is the Chair of the Practice Advocacy Committee for the Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy. He is founder and CEO of Strategic Psychotherapeutics ®, LLC whose mission is to provide the resources to make psychotherapists better and improve their outcomes. His latest edited volume with APA, Using Technology in Mental Health Practice was published in 2018 and presents an overview of various technological advances and their application to clinical practice. Jeffrey serves on a number of editorial boards and presents his work internationally on a variety of topics including treatment of personality disorders, unified psychotherapy, and technology. He is in private practice in Glastonbury, CT.

Rosalee G. Weiss Award

Previous Recipients

2017 - Jean Carter

2015 – Beverly Greene

2013 – Jeffrey E. Barnett*

2012 – Robert Brooks

2011 – Nadine Kaslow*

2010 – John Dovidio

2009 – Barbara Van Dahlen Romberg*

2008 – Alan Entin

2007 – Derald Wing Sue*

2006 – Olivia M. Espin

2005 – Marvin Goldfried*

2004 – Nancy McWilliams

2003 – John C. Norcross*

2002 – Lillian Comas-Dias

2001 – James Prochaska*

2000 – Andrea Farkas Patenauda

1999 – Larry Beutler*

1998 – Bert Karon

1997 – Ellen McGrath

1996 – Peter E Nathan

1995 – Donald R Peterson

1994 – Asher Pacht

*Division 29 selections