Winners Announced for the Inaugural, 2018 Division 29 Student Poster Award Competition

As one of Michael Constantino’s presidential initiatives, Division 29 launched its new Student Poster Award competition at the 2018 APA Convention. The Division awarded a $500 prize to the most meritorious poster in each of its two poster sessions.
As a first step, a committee reviewed and rated all student-authored poster abstracts that were accepted for presentation at Convention. Evaluation criteria included: quality of written abstract’ novelty/importance of the research question; rigor of the research method; appropriateness of data analytic plan; and magnitude of contribution to the psychotherapy research base. Based on this initial phase, three finalists were selected for each poster session.
As a second step, the committee attended the poster sessions and evaluated the the finalists’ presentations on the following criteria: quality of study execution; clearly organized layout; successful use of graphs and figures; clear and concise verbal summary; and overall professional “polish.”
The results of the 2018 competition are as follows:

Poster Session 1

Nicholas Morrison & Alyssa Clements-Hickman


Alyssa Clements-Hickman: Do Clinical Supervision Process Outcomes Predict Client Outcomes?

Finalist Runners-Up

Brian TaeHyuk Keum: A Meta-Analysis of Supervisor Effects on Client Outcomes

Derek D. Caperton: Prediction of Client Outcomes from Therapist Attachment Orientation



Nicholas Morrison & Jazmin M. Gonzalez

Poster Session 2


 Jazmin M. Gonzalez: The Development and Initial Validation of the Therapist Cultural Comfort Scale

Finalist Runners-Up

Sang-Hee Hong: The Applicability of Client Feedback to Psychotherapy in South Korea

Amy D. Smith:  The Therapeutic Alliance in Couple Therapy: The Role of Goal Matching



Congratulations, to the winners and finalists! We look forward to this being an annual award for our Division.

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