The Canadian Group Psychotherapy Foundation

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:

  1. Theory of group psychotherapy, e.g., a non-empirical publication, such as a theoretical or clinical paper addressing group therapy processes;
  2. Research on group therapy, e.g., an empirical report addressing the efficacy, effectiveness, or change mechanisms of a group therapy approach;
  3. Clinical innovations, e.g., a documented clinical innovation such as a group therapy manual; or
  4. Contributions as a facilitator, supervisor, or mentor to trainee development, e.g., documented contributions to a post-secondary training program in group therapy.
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