Thesis Award

The AAMFT Research and Education Foundation recognizes scholarly achievement by several recent graduates whose research study related to couples and family therapy or family therapy training. The award consists of a plaque, travel reimbursement to the Annual Conference, and waiver of conference registration fee. In order to qualify for this award, interested candidates must complete an online application.

2016 Award Recipients


Silvia Leija

Ellen Lachmar 

Past Recipients of the Thesis Award

  • Dallas Dralle (2015)
  • Jonathan Kimmes (2014)
  • Alexandra Schmidt (2014)
  • Jennie Sawyer (2014)
  • Lisa Hansen (2013)
  • Aaron Norton (2013)
  • Anna Bohlinger (2012)
  • Lindsay S. Murphy (2012)
  • Kristy Soloski (2012)
  • Jessica N. Fish (2011)
  • Michele Grimes (2010)
  • Kelly S. Kennedy (2009)
  • Jennifer N. Davis (2008)

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