The AACAP Rieger Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Award recognizes the best published or unpublished paper, written by an AACAP member, that uses a psychodynamic framework and presents clinical material demonstrating the inner life of an infant, child or adolescent in order to illustrate the paper’s idea or hypothesis. The paper should include consideration of a DSM diagnosis and a focused literature review that includes current psychiatric literature. The material for this paper may be drawn from clinical practice or from clinical research.
We are interested in papers from members at all levels of experience (senior, mid-career, and trainees) and all areas of practice (private practice, clinical faculty, full-time academics, and researchers). Unpublished papers and papers published within the last three years may be submitted by their authors. Papers published within the last three years may be nominated by any member of AACAP.
Schechter DS, Willheim E (2009). When parenting becomes unthinkable: Intervening with traumatized parents and their toddlers. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 48(3), 249-254
Terr LC. Using context to treat traumatized children. The Psychoanalytic study of the child (2009). Volume: 64, Pages: 275-298
- $4,500 prize;
- Delivery of an Honors Presentation at the AACAP Annual Meeting in October 2012 in San Francisco, CA;
- For an unpublished winning paper, future publication is not a requirement or promise of the award but the author will be encouraged to submit the paper for peer review to the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry or a psychotherapy journal of the author's choosing. Editorial assistance will be provided, if requested.
Instructions for Authors
- no longer than 30 pages, double spaced;
- a case or cases treated in psychodynamic psychotherapy modalities including the individual, family and group therapy or psychoanalysis;
- demonstrate an understanding of the inner experience of the child;
- demonstrate the use of the doctor-patient relationship as a vehicle for change;
- report signs and symptoms to facilitate locating this case within the descriptive criteria of the DSM to allow comparison with reports and studies in the psychiatric literature; and
- include a focused literature review of pertinent, current child and adolescent psychiatric writings.
- Deadline: April 30, 2012
- Send papers to:
AACAP Department of Clinical Practice at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do You Have Questions? Please direct all questions to the AACAP Psychotherapy Committee:
Efrain Bleiberg, M.D.
Tim Dugan, M.D.
The availability of all awards is contingent upon receipt of funding.