American Psychoanalytic Association



For Immediate Release

May 28, 2008


Contacts:        Dottie Jeffries, American Psychoanalytic Association, phone: 212-752-0450, ext. 29

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Call for Submissions-$1,000 Essay Prize in Psychoanalysis and Culture


Submission Deadline: September 1, 2008


New York –The American Psychoanalytic Association (APsaA) has issued a call for submissions for the 2008 Essay Prize in Psychoanalysis and Culture.  APsaA’s Committee on Research and Special Training (CORST) encourages the involvement of higher education academics in psychoanalysis and works with them to stimulate interest in psychoanalysis at the university level.  Academics may submit essays on psychoanalytically informed research in the biobehavioral sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities. 


The winning essay will be presented at APsaA’s Winter 2009 Meeting in New York and will be reviewed for publication by the Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association (JAPA).  Additionally, the winner will receive a $1,000 prize. 


Submission Guidelines:

·        The essay should be no more than 30 pages in length and should neither have been published or submitted for publication to other journals.

·        The deadline for submissions is September 1, 2008.

·        The CORST Essay Prize is open to anyone regardless of institutional status or affiliation.

·        Submissions should be sent via email to [log in to unmask] and [log in to unmask]


CORST has had an internationally recognized essay award for the last decade. CORST also has programs of outreach to attract and integrate research candidates and offers mentorship for academics which includes psychoanalytic consultations on their research.


Founded in 1911, the American Psychoanalytic Association is a professional organization of psychoanalysts throughout the United States and is comprised of approximately 3,500 members.  Visit for more information.


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