Graduate Student Research Award

The AAMFT Research & Education Foundation confers cash awards annually to assist graduate students in the completion of their thesis or dissertation pertaining to couples and family therapy, or family therapy training.  Selection criteria include: (1) significance of the topic for family therapy; (2) quality of the conceptualization and design; (3) feasibility; (4) availability of support to complete the topic. 

In the case of equally meritorious applications, consideration will be given to applicants who have demonstrated active participation in an AAMFT or divisional activity. Examples, in addition to AAMFT membership, may include such activities such as volunteering at a conference, being a presenter as a conference, or a poster presentation. The award consists of a plaque, $2,500 cash, travel reimbursement to the Annual Conference, and a conference registration fee waiver.

How to apply: In order to qualify for this award, interested candidates must complete an online application.   

2016 Award Recipients


Megan Ferriby
 
Bridget Sanchez

Past Recipients of the Graduate Student Research Award

  • Megan Oed (2015)
  • Amy Claridge (2014)
  • Ashley Landers (2013)
  • Erica J.W. Kanewischer (2012)
  • Adam M. Moore (2009)
  • Lisa Zak-Hunter (2009)
  • Faith Drew (2008)
  • Mary Sue Green (2008)
  • Elise M. Cole (2007)
  • Ebony Joy James (2006)
  • Sean Davis (2005)
  • Kelly A. Blasko (2003)
  • Yael R. Ebenstein (2003)
  • Katherine A. Hertlein (2002)
  • Stefani Hendrick (2001)
  • Stephanie Walsh (2001)
  • Michelle R. Ward (2000)
  • Steven Kogan (1999)
  • Charette Dersch (1999)
  • Beth Spring (1998)
  • Timothy Ozechowski (1998)
  • Jane F. Dye (1997)
  • Gary M. Diamond (1996)
  • Maryann Sheridan Walsh (1996)

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