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Applications for the David B. Feinsilver and Barbro Sandin Awards are now closed.

 

The David B. Feinsilver Award

A scholarship to fund travel expenses to the ISPS Congress.

David B. Feinsilver, M.D. was a long-time staff member at the Chestnut Lodge Hospital in Rockville, Maryland, U.S.A, where he chaired its Symposium Committee. A former president of ISPS, the chair of its 1994 meeting in Washington, and the founder of ISPS-US, he established a fund before he died after a long illness.  This fund grants a scholarship to fund travel expenses to each ISPS International congress, for the best research or clinical paper on the psychotherapeutic treatment of the severely disturbed.  

Applications for the award should be from those who cannot afford to attend the ISPS Warsaw 2013 Congress without financial support. 

To be considered for the Feinsilver Award please tick the relevant box on the ISPS Warsaw congress registration form and also e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to ensure your application is being processed.

The deadline for applications is 31st January 2013.

 

An international selection committee, comprised of 5 people, will review the applications. The winner will be selected by majority and applicants will be informed of the outcome of the vote by the end of February 2013.

 

The Barbro Sandin Award

ISPS International Congress

In 2008 the Barbro Sandin Award was created by ISPS and the Barbro Sandin Foundation. The award honours a woman leader in psychological treatment every two years at the ISPS International Congress.

The recipient of the 2013 award will receive a US$ 250 bursary, a plaque stating the recipient's name, award title, date, Sandin/ISPS partnership, and a US$ 1.200 travel award as a contribution towards the expenses of attending the ISPS Warsaw International Congress.  The winner will receive an award at the ISPS International congress in Warsaw, 22nd-25th August 2013.

The deadline for nominations is 31st January 2013. Nominations should be made by emailing a 250 word statement to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please see nomination criteria below.

An international selection committee will review the nominations. The winner will be selected by majority and nominees will be informed of the outcome of the vote by the end of February 2013.

Criteria to be nominated for the Barbro Sandin Award are as follows: 

The woman recipient needs to have accomplished one or more of the following: 

  1. Furthered the lives of women in the field of mental health through one of the following excellent teaching, mentoring, clinical work, research
  2. Provide excellence in any of the clinical fields - trauma, recovery, rescue and disaster work
  3. Provide new clinical pathways insights into the lives of child and adolescents, youth, adults or older adults suffering from psychosis
  4. Furthered the lives of fellow women colleagues in the field of mental health
  5. Provide any further insights into any individual or family therapies that promotes a women centered approach
  6. Pursued sex and gender clinical/research work
  7. Furthered the understanding of women and mental health in different cultural locations around the world
  8. Further a sense of humanness, existentialism - helping those suffering from mental illness a way to create meaning in their lives and provide hope for the future
  9. Pursued their research and patient care in spite of resistance, rejection or traditional thinking