Award recognizing publications, research, innovation or education contributions
1 Award of $500 is available annually in recognition of a candidate’s outstanding contribution.
This Award is named in honour of Dr. Fern Cramer-Azima.
Fern was a giant in the field of group psychotherapy nationally and internationally. She made a substantial contribution to the practice and advancement of group therapy through her strong leadership, extensive teaching and consultation, and enthusiastic mentoring.
The Fern Cramer-Azima award will recognize contributions to any of the 4 following areas:
- Theory of group psychotherapy, e.g., a non-empirical publication, such as a theoretical or clinical paper addressing group therapy processes;
- Research on group therapy, e.g., an empirical report addressing the efficacy, effectiveness, or change mechanisms of a group therapy approach;
- Clinical innovations, e.g., a documented clinical innovation such as a group therapy manual; or
- Contributions as a facilitator, supervisor, or mentor to trainee development, e.g., documented contributions to a post-secondary training program in group therapy.