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Body Psychotherapy Student Final Paper Award
Deadline for submissions December 31st 2017
To be awarded at the EABP General Assembly in Berlin in 2018
This award has been set up to stimulate EABP FORUM training institutes to establish a final paper in their trainings and in doing so to encourage more critical thinking and writing abilities among our future body psychotherapists. The first award was made in 2012, the second in 2014 and the third in 2016. We would like to encourage students to express something of their own personal involvement when working in the field of body psychotherapy and to demonstrate the evidence of their clinical practice and their theoretical or scientific thinking in the form of a ‘paper’.
The paper does not have to be in any particular format (e.g. a case study format) but if it is a case study, we recommend that you consider the new EABP Guidelines for the Writing of a Body Psychotherapy Case Study, as well as the other recommended reading (see below). Case studies are an invaluable record of the clinical practices of body psychotherapy and can help other people understand something of the change process that happens in this field.
We want to be assured that the submitted paper will add to the knowledge base about body psychotherapy or somatic psychology: it does not have to be a piece of original scientific research or a particular in-depth study. We also do not expect that submissions should be orientated to any particular method or modality within body psychotherapy. We are mainly looking for originality, authenticity, a personal involvement with the topic, and the integration of the author’s own clinical practice with theoretical and methodological thinking.
Recommended Further Reading
- Young, C. (2010). About Publishing Professionally: For Trainee Psychotherapists, Journal of Body, Movement & Dance in Psychotherapy, Vol. 5, No. 3, Dec 2010, pp. 268-276
- Science & Research Committee (2014) Guidelines for the Writing of a Body Psychotherapy Case Study, available here.
- Free attendance at the 16th EABP Congress incl. three nights board.
- One-year free membership of the EABP*.
- The winner will also be announced in the plenum at the congress.
2nd and 3rd Prizes:
- One-year free membership*.
- One-year subscription to the IBPJ
Prizewinners are encouraged to rework their paper into an article and submit it to the International Body Psychotherapy Journal (IBPJ). Entries must be according to the conditions of the Journal. They go through the peer review process and are accepted only on the basis of the editors’ final approval.
* Full Membership if documents are completed within two years, otherwise Candidate or Associate Membership).