Founders Award

This award honors an individual who has dedicated him/herself to the advancement of psychoanalysis, and has made enduring contributions to psychoanalytic psychology and/or psychoanalysis influencing generations of psychoanalytic psychologists, through research, scholarship, practice, supervision, and/or mentoring.

Sponsor: Division 39


The honorees are recognized during the opening ceremonies of our spring meeting.

How to Apply

Please direct any questions about the Founders Award to Mary-Joan Gerson, the current chair of this committee.

Past Recipients


Bertram Karon


Hedda Bolgar and Johanna Tabin


Oliver Kerner