Student Poster Awards

Div. 49 presents three awards for students presenting posters at the APA Annual Convention.

Deadline:

Sponsor: Division 49

Description

All student award winners receive one year of free membership to the division, and monetary awards will be given in the amounts of $300, $200 and $100, for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place posters, respectively. Awards are presented for the best posters that contribute to the mission and goals for the society, quality of the poster and materials and its presentation.

Eligibility

Students poster awards are available for students who:

  1. Have been selected to present posters through Div. 49 at the APA Annual Convention.
  2. Are members of Div. 49 or whose application for membership is currently pending.

Monetary awards will be given in the amounts of $300, $200 and $100, for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place posters, respectively.

Awards are presented for the best posters that contribute to the mission and goals of the society, quality of the poster and materials and its presentation. Students will be contacted by a Div. 49 representative and asked to submit an electronic version of their poster by June 1, 2019, to be considered for an award.

Past Recipients
2015
  • First Prize:
    Ron Dolgin, MA; Paul Grimsley, MA; and Maria Riva, PhD
    “Group Psychotherapy Co-Leadership as a Training Model: Student Perspectives”
  • Second Prize:
    Michael Awad, MA, EdS
    “Addressing Ageism and Investment Syndrome in Psychology: Using a Social Justice-Based Approach for Empowering America's Marginalized Geriatric Population”
  • Third Prize:
    Not awarded
2014
  • First Prize: 
    Xu Li and Dennis Kivlighan 
    “The Cognitive Errors of Commission and Omission of Novice Group Counseling Trainees about Group Situations”
  • Second Prize: 
    D. Martin Kivlighan, III; Maleeha Abbas; Nick D. Frost; Arellys Aquinaga; Christina Frank; and Alberta M. Gloria, PhD 
    “Are Group Therapeutic Factors Associated with Academic Improvement? A Multilevel Analysis”
  • Third Prize: 
    Dakota J. Kaiser, MS 
    “Social Class in Group Research: A Content Analysis” 
2013
  • First Prize:
    Delia Avelar, MA
    "A Culturally Responsive Program to Decrease Depressive Symptoms for Immigrant Latina Women"
  • Second Prize:
    Alia R. Warner, EdS, MS
    "Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Female Inmates: A Group Curriculum" 
    Co Author: Sabrina M. Di Lonardo, EdS, MS
  • Third Prize:
    Michelle Sobon, BA
    "Assessing Change Patterns of the Overly Accommodating Subtype Within Focused Brief Group Therapy" 
    Co Author: Martyn Whittingham, PhD