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SEPI Dissertation Award

Graduate students who are (a) SEPI student members, (b) not members of the SEPI research committee, and (c) had a dissertation proposal approved by their university, but have not yet completed the project at the time of submission, are eligible. The topic of the dissertation must be related to psychotherapy integration—the integration of different theoretical orientations and/or the integration of research and practice. This $1,000 monetary award can be used for any purpose related to the dissertation, such as materials, instruction, or conference participation. Doctoral students can nominate themselves or can be nominated by any SEPI member. Awardees will summarize their work at a SEPI conference once the dissertation is complete.

Marvin R. Goldfried SEPI New Researcher Award

SEPI members who are (a) researchers with 10 or fewer years post-terminal degree (e.g., PhD, MD) and (b) are not currently members of the SEPI research committee are eligible.  Early career researchers who are more than 10 years post-training but have taken time off within their first 10 years (e.g., parental leave) will also be considered on a case-by-case basis.  This $1,000 monetary award will be based on a body of work that is impressive with regard to quality, quantity, and connection to psychotherapy integration.  At least one relevant empirical paper that is in press or has been published within the last 2 years must be submitted as part of the nomination. This award can be used as the awardee decides, although it is encouraged that it be used for SEPI conference attendance. Candidates must be nominated by a SEPI member and cannot nominate themselves. Awardees will summarize their work at a SEPI conference.

SEPI’s Research Committee will choose recipients for both awards. Awardees will receive their awards at the annual SEPI Conference.

***The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2018***

Electronic submissions are preferred. If there is material that cannot be sent by email/attachment, please send these pieces by regular mail and indicate this in your electronic submission.  Please include the following in your submission:

  1. Nomination form (below)
  2. A copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae
  3. For the dissertation award, a copy of the dissertation proposal.  For the new researcher award, a copy of an in press or published empirical paper.
  4. At least one letter of recommendation, preferably from a SEPI member

Download the 2018 SEPI Research Award Nomination Form [doc]

Submit to:
Dr. James F. Boswell

Mailing address:
James F. Boswell
University at Albany
Social Science 399
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222



Paul L. Wachtel SEPI Travel Grant

This program aids SEPI members wishing to support the organization’s development by offsetting financial costs for attending the annual conference.  Up to two $1,000 travel grants will be made available to SEPI members to help defray conference expenses. This grant will not be awarded to elected SEPI officers.


Applicants should provide the SEPI Executive Committee with a brief, one to two page statement justifying the need for the travel grant, including the following:

  1. How your attendance at the conference will enhance SEPI’s stated mission.
          a. What you plan to do
          b. How you plan to do it
          c. Your timetable
          d. Why this is an important contribution to SEPI
  2. Statement of financial need and expected expenses.
  3. After the grant is awarded, and within 30 days of the conclusion of the conference, awardees must provide a written report, assessing the success of the original plan and outlining any future plans.  Original receipts must be submitted for reimbursement of expenses.
  4. Please submit applications to the Executive Committee by clicking here.  The deadline for applying is next XXXXXXXXXX.

Submit to:
Dr. Daniel Fishmaan

Mailing address:
Dr. Daniel Fishman
Rutgers University
Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology
152 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8020


Arnkoff & Glass Award for Regional Network of the Year

This annual award, named in honor of Drs. Diane Arnkoff and Carol Glass, is presented during the SEPI conference to a Regional Network that has contributed significantly to the mission of SEPI. The Regional Network receiving the award will have:

  • worked actively to build membership in their group
  • encouraged its members to join SEPI
  • created opportunities for individuals in their geographical area to meet regularly
  • organized activities with a focus on psychotherapy integration (e.g., invited speakers, workshops, case presentations, discussion groups, training programs, case consultations, collaborative research, or other innovative programs)
  • existed for at least two years and submitted the last two annual reports to the chair of the Regional Network Committee.

Nominations for the award can be submitted to the Regional Network Committee chair by February 1 and/or the Regional Network Committee chair will nominate a group.

The Arnkoff & Glass Award comes with a plaque and a monetary prize presented to the Regional Network Coordinator. The monetary prize must be used to fund future activities of the Network (e.g., honoraria or travel reimbursement for speakers), and the coordinator must report back to the Regional Network Committee chair within a year of receiving the award how the money was spent.

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