Psychotherapy With Women Award

Manuscripts on the broad topic of psychotherapy with women are eligible. Research (quantitative and qualitative), clinical applications, clinical case studies and theoretical review articles are welcome.


Sponsor: Division 35


APA's Div. 35 (Society for the Psychology of Women) funds this award with royalties from the book edited by Annette Brodsky, PhD, and Rachel Hare-Mustin, PhD, Women and Psychotherapy: An Assessment of Research and Practice.


Individual and jointly authored articles are eligible. However, only one submission can be made by the first author. In addition, the first author may not have previously received this award through Div. 35. Entries should be of approximately journal length and written in APA style. Papers that have been submitted for publication or presented at professional meetings are eligible, along with papers that have been accepted for publication or published within the past two years. In the case of the latter, the papers may not be published more than two years prior to the May 15 submission deadline.

How to Apply

Annual deadline: April 30th

A panel of psychologists with expertise on psychotherapy with women will read all the entries using a standard anonymous review procedure. Judging will be made on the basis of scholarly rigor, clinical impact, theoretical creativity and innovation, methodological skills, clarity and style of presentation, in addition to its relevance and importance to psychotherapy with women. A cover sheet with the author’s name, address, email address and telephone and fax numbers should accompany the paper. The author’s name should not appear on the paper itself.

Please send the paper electronically to Sharon Rae Jenkins, PhD. The winner will be announced at the APA convention and will receive the annual prize of $250.

Past Recipients


Hsiu-Lan Cheng, Alisia G. T. T. Tran, Elisa R. Miyake and Helen Youngju


Melinda Green, PhD


Sona Dimidjian, PhD; Sherryl H. Goodman; Jennifer N. Felder; Robert Gallop; Amanda P. Brown; and Arne Beck

Honorable mention: Heather Littleton, PhD; Amie Grills, PhD; Katherine Drum, PsyD; Julia Dodd, MA; and Alex Schoemann


Lauren Mizock, PhD, and Zlatka Russinova, PhD


Erika R. Carr, PhD, Brandeis Green, PhD, and Allison N. Ponce, PhD