IFP Awards

    The IFP Research Award has the purpose of furthering a broad spectrum of psychotherapy research that is in line with the general goal of IFP. A special weight is given to studies emphasizing cultural issues, psychotherapy delivery, clinical excellence, and training.

    The IFP Research Committee, chaired by Prof. Chiara Rafanelli (University of Bologna), accepts nominations for the following three awards:

    1. Young researchers on the level of a completed dissertation
    2. Mid-career researchers who have already delivered important research beyond the dissertation level
    3. Distinguished researchers for lifetime achievements

    The categories for nomination rotate every two year.
    Please click above on "IFP award announcement" to know which is the coming nomination and related deadlines.



    Nominations can be made by member associations represented by their officials, by individuals who are members of IFP member organizations, and by individual IFP members.

    A nomination must include: (1) a filled out nomination form (on the IPF homepage), (2) a letter of recommendation by the nominating person/association, (3) a CV, copies of the material (publications) based on which the decision is expected to be made, and (4) a document written by the nominee summarizing his/her work and explaining how it is related to the aims of IFP. All documents shall preferably be sent as electronic documents to the IFP secretary.

    Additional letters of recommendation may be included or submitted separately, also by colleagues not satisfying the criteria for the primary nominator.

    The deadline for nomination is usually the end of the year.

    The decision is made by The IFP Research Committee and the award is announced in the following International Meeting. The air fare and accommodation for the awardee is provided by the IFP.

    There are several ways that you can assist us with selecting best candidates

    1. Distribute the information via your professional listserv.
    2. Post the information on your professional website.
    3. Send out this e-mail to your colleagues.
    4. Nominate researchers for each award category

    For questions, please contact the IFP secretary.

    2021 IFP Young Research Award
    Dr. Thomas Probst, Austria, was awarded by the IFP based on the IFP Research Committee proposal for 2021 Young Research Award.

    2022 IFP Mid-Career Researcher Award
    Dr. Tobias Krieger, Switzerland, was awarded by the IFP based on the IFP Research Committee proposal for 2022 Mid-Career Researcher Award.

    About IFP

    The International Federation for Psychotherapy (IFP) is an organization of national, regional, and school-oriented psychotherapy societies.

    Its goals are to facilitate and promote international communication among the various schools, professional groups and cultures within psychotherapy.

    The IFP organizes international congresses and conferences on psychotherapy.

    The IFP promotes the development of psychotherapy in practice, teaching and research and encourages and supports appropriate standards in the practice of psychotherapy.

    Prof. Driss Moussaoui, M.D, President

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