Body Psychotherapy Student Thesis Prize
Student Thesis Award 2012
The EABP Board is very pleased to announce the results:
Rachel Shalit – Reidman International College for Body-Centered Psychotherapy
Thesis: Efficiency of Psychotherapy involving Altered States of Consciousness - Study of literature and proposal of a new therapeutic model (78 points).
Brigitte Obrecht Parisi – Institut für Atem- & Körperpsychotherapie
Thesis: Being a Woman. Female Narcissism and the Development of the I-Force in Breath and Body Psychotherapy (76 points).
Yakov Sagi – Reidman International College for Body-Centered Psychotherapy
Thesis: Holistic Sexuality as a healing tool for Men’s Premature Ejaculation within body psychotherapy (72 points).
We would like to thank all of the participants in this process – the students themselves, the Training Institutes who encouraged participation and the three assessors who devoted themselves to the task of expanding the assessment criteria and made the final assessment, Marilena Komi (FORUM representative), Dr. Elya Steinberg (independent assessor) and Dr. Herbert Grassmann (Scientific and Research Committee representative). We are very satisfied with the results.
Free attendance at the 13th EABP Congress in Cambridge incl. 3 nights board; plus publication of the thesis in the new International Body Psychotherapy Journal (IBPJ) depending on the editor’s final approval, plus one-year free membership of the EABP (Full Membership if documents are completed within 2 years, otherwise Candidate or Associate Membership). The winner will also be announced in the plenum at the congress.
Publication of the thesis as an article on the EABP website, plus 1 year free membership (see above).
Publication of the thesis, plus the possibility that abstracts of other theses deemed suitable will be published in the EABP eNews with reference to the article on the website.
In the process of evaluation, the criteria for the assessors was further developed:
- Originality of thinking
- Is the subject is currently discussed in professional articles and conference? Or in the last 5- 10 years? And how often?
- Is the subject is discussed in professional articles and conference in any time?
- Clarity in presenting the idea/ hypothesis /findings
- Is it old idea/ideas that presented in a refreshing manner?
- Quality of referencing - do they quo at the most important in the field?
- Quantity if referencing
- Creating synthesis between the referencing and material
- Description of Theory
Cover current knowledge in:
- Body psychotherapy -Psychotherapy
- Their own particular school of thoughts -referencing to other school of thoughts
- Spirituality and the body
- Current research in neuroscience
- Present clear understanding of the theory with accuracy
- Description of practice
- Is there any reference to clinical practice (experience of the therapist with clients/patients)?
- Description of practice with some details examples that present the theory and the original hypothesis
- Relating to clinical material in body -psychotherapy
- Quality and quantity of clinical examples?
- Relating to touch and to the body / bodies - ethical aspects
- Integration of theory and practice including depth of handling the subject
- Relevance of clinical examples to theory - relating to major concepts
- Novelty and quality in the way they synthesize and analyze the clinical data
- Presentation of:
- Critical thinking
- Self reflection
- Embodied defense mechanisms
- Embodied regulation and pleasure
- Relating to touch and to the body
- Integrated introduction
- Integrate discussion
- Language and structure of written piece
- Clarity of Structure - logical and clear flow and presentation
- Inside the limits of words/pages (Could we limit it to 10,000 to 20,000 words?)
- Was it pleasurable to read?
Could you feel the flow of understanding?