Psychoanalysis and Art: Senses and Soul

The Committee on Psychoanalysis and the Arts of APsaA has sponsored a symposium in Florence, Italy, every three years, in collaboration with the International Psychoanalytical Association. Registration is now open for the next symposium, to be held from May 18-20, 2017. For more information, go to FlorencePsych-Art 2017

Upcoming APsaA Award deadlines

Deadlines for several APsaA sponsored Awards and Prizes are coming up in the next few months. Below is a list with links to the APsaA website where you can learn more about each award and submission guidelines.


Tuition Support for Academics

Tuition support for academics to attend psychoanalytic training seminars at APsaA-accredited institutes. Any academic—either CORST candidates currently enrolled in training or others simply interested in gaining psychoanalytic knowledge for research—is encouraged to apply. These grants are offered for tuition only (paid directly to the institute).

Deadline: September 1


Candidates' Council Psychoanalytic Paper Prize
The Candidates' Council Psychoanalytic Paper Prize, based on peer review, is awarded annually to the Candidate Member, who submits the most outstanding paper on a psychoanalytic subject. The winning author will present his/her paper at APsaA's National Meeting in New York (January). The winner is also required to present his/her paper at a local venue. The winner and semi-finalist may submit their papers for review by JAPA, and if accepted, the paper will be published as the winner or semi-finalist of the Candidates' Council Paper Prize.

Deadline: August 1


Excellence in Journalism

The $1,000 Award for Excellence in Journalism recognizes professional reporting of outstanding merit that contributes in an exceptional way to the public understanding of psychoanalytic and psychological principles and phenomena.

Deadline: September 18


Psychoanalytic & Psychodynamic Teachers’ Academy

A professional development program for teachers of psychoanalysis and/or psychodynamic therapy. The Academy provides the opportunity for clinical teachers in psychiatry residency, psychology graduate and social work graduate programs to engage in a professional development program designed to facilitate their interest in psychoanalysis and psychodynamic therapy, and help them increase their teaching effectiveness with trainees.

Applications for 2018 will be available starting in spring 2017.

Deadline:  August 15


Ralph E. Roughton Paper Award

A $1,000 prize for an unpublished manuscript that, in the opinion of the judges, makes an original and outstanding contribution to the psychoanalytic understanding and/or treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, trans*, or gender-variant people. The paper is presented at the APsaA National Meeting and is reviewed for publication by JAPA.

Deadline: August 31

CORST Essay Prize
A $1,000 prize for an outstanding essay that applies psychoanalytic concepts and techniques to the arts and humanities and behavioral and social sciences. The winning essay is presented at the APsaA National Meeting and is reviewed for publication by JAPA.
Deadline: September 18

Courage to Dream Book Prize
A $500 prize for a scholar with a Ph.D. in the arts and sciences (excluding psychology) from an American institution of higher learning for a book published in 2015 or 2016  that best promotes the integration of the academic and clinical worlds of psychoanalysis.
Deadline: September 18

Undergraduate Essay Prize
A $500 prize for an undergraduate paper or essay which engages psychoanalytic ideas in relation to a focused question in any academic discipline.
Deadline: June 1


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