Annual Awards

Nominations for 2020 Awards Now Open!

Deadline: December 9, 2019 11:59PM EST

The time is upon us to honor those amongst us who have taken their energy and invested it in the creation of a gift for the rest of us: a work of literature, visual arts, a work from the heart. ISSTD Members are invited to submit their nominations in any of the below categories. Winners will be announced at the 2020 Annual Awards Dinner at the Annual Conference in San Francisco on March 14, 2020

Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest recognition given to an individual or individuals who have contributed over a generous span of time to the field of dissociation and/or trauma and the ISSTD.

2005
Richard P Kluft, MD, PhD
Elizabeth S Bowman, MD

2009
Suzette Boon, PhD

2014
Eli Somer, PhD

2015
Vedat Sar, MD
A Steven Frankel, PhD, JD

2010
Kathy Steele, MN, CS

2016
Valerie Sinason, PhD, JD
Jennifer J Freyd, PhD

2011
Paul F Dell, PhD, ABPP
Ellert RS Nijenhuis, PhD

2017
Elizabeth Howell, PhD
Richard Chefetz, MD

2012
Richard J Loewenstein, MD

2018 
Warwick Middleton, MD
Colin A Ross, MD
Joan Turkus, MD

2013
Frank W Putnam, MD

2019
Lynette S Danylchuk, PhD
Ira Brenner, MD

Cornelia B Wilbur Award

The Cornelia B Wilbur Award is given to an individual for outstanding clinical contributions to the treatment of dissociative disorders. Examples are (a) furthering the availability of diagnosis and treatment of dissociative disorders, (b) clinical research in diagnostic or treatment modalities, including treatment outcome, (c) advances in diagnostic instruments or diagnostic criteria, (d) diagnostic studies in various populations, or (e) new treatment techniques.

1985
Richard P Kluft, MD

2002
Constance Dalenberg, PhD

1986
Philip M Coons, MD

2003
Catherine G Fine, PhD

1987
Bennett Braun, MD

2004
Vedat Sar, MD
Anne Suokas-Cunliffe, MPhil

1988
Moshe S Torem, MD

2005
Marlene Steinberg, MD

1989
Catherine Fine, PhD

2006
Elizabeth Howell, PhD

1990
Frank Putnam, MD

2007
Richard J Loewenstein, MD

1991
James A Chu, MD

2008
Trine Anstorp
Kirsten Benum
Marianne Jacobson

1992
Richard Loewenstein, MD

2009
Joan Turkus, MD

1993
Nancy L Hornstein, MD

2011
Kathy Steele, MN, CS

1994
Jean Goodwin, MD

2012
Bethany Brand, PhD

1995
Ralph Allison, MD

2013
Sandra Wieland, PhD

1996
Larry Michelson, PhD
William Ray, PhD

2015
Renee Potgieter-Marks, PhD

1997
Joyanna Silberg, PhD

2016
Colin Ross, MD

1998
Claire Frederick, MD
Maggie Phillips, PhD

2017
Ralf Vogt, PhD

1999
James Chu, MD

2018
Milissa Kaufman, MD, PhD

2000
Eli Somer, PhD

2019
Frances S Waters, DCSW

2001
Edith Baum, MCAT
Christine Courtois, PhD

David Caul Award

The David Caul Memorial Award is given for the best published or non-published paper, thesis, or conference abstract written by a resident or trainee in the field of dissociation and/or trauma.

1989
R. Riley, MD
J Meade, MD

2006
Brandon Korman

1990
M Steinberg, MD

2007
Katharina Kircanski, MA
Robert Cory Fanto
Edward MacPhee
Lynda Thiessen
Katarzyna Wyka

1991
D Savitz, Esq

2008
Robyn Gobin
Amie Kolos
Michal Lavy
Jocelyn Soffer, MD

1992
N Hornstein, MD

2009
Shira Bennett
Ryan Matlow
Kai Monde

1993
S Boon, PhD
N Draijer, PhD

2010
J Audie Black
Sima Chalavi
Molly Wolf

1994
L Meyer Williams, PhD

2011
Jonathan DePierro
Madeleine Karpel
Reese Minshew
Melissa Platt

1995
H Tutkun, MD
LI Yargic, MD
V Sar, MD

2012
E Grace Priest
Emily J Hennrich, MA
Sarah Ahlfs-Dunn, MS

1996
Rachel Yehuda, PhD

2013
Johannes Ehrenthal
Selwyn Renard

1998
Kerry J Lang, PhD
Joel Paris, MD
Haille Zweig-Frank, PhD
W John Livesly, MD, PhD

2014
Aliya Webermann
Sarah Herzog
Brianna Snyder

1999
Gamze Akyuz, MD
Orhan Dogan, MD
Vedat Sar, MD
L Ilhan Yargic, MD
Hamdi Tutkun, MD
Bolu Duzce

2015
Marloes Eidhof, MSc
Michelle Downs-Woolley, PhD Candidate

2000
Ursula Gast, MD

2016
Maria Quinn, PhD

2001
Catherina M Dornbusch, MS

2018
Tuba Mutluer, MD

2002
Martin Dorahy, PhD

2019
Mary-Anne Kate, PhD

2003
Rafaele Huntjens, PhD

2004
Karen Way, MA

2005
AAT Simone Reinders, PhD
Ellert TS Nijenhuis, PhD
Jacqueline Quak, MD
Jakob Korf, PhD
Jaap Haaksma, PhD
Anne MJ Paans, PhD
Antoon TM Willemsen, PhD
Johan A den Boer, MD, PhD

Distinguished Achievement Award

Given to individuals who have distinguished themselves in the ISSTD.

1987
C Wilbur, MD

2004
Dennis S Pilon, ACSW, BCD, MSW

1991
B Cohen, MA
E Giller, MA
L Wasnak

2005
George A Fraser, MD

1992
C Comstock, PhD
G Fraser, MD, FRCPC
R Sachs, PhD
C Fine, PhD
G Peterson, MD

2006
Su Baker, MEd
Richard A Chefetz, MD
Chris Comstock, PhD
Bob Patin
George Rhoades, PhD

1993
B Carlson, PhD
P Coons, MD
J Chu, MD
A Kadish

2007
Don Beere, PhD

1995
P Barach, PhD
S Marmer, MD
E Bowman, MD
N Perry, PhD
M Steinberg, MD

2009
Liora Somer, MA

1996
Bennett Braun, MD
John Curtis, MD

2010
Joanne Twombly, MSW, LICSW

1997
Michaela Huber, PsyD
Jeanie McIntee, Msc

2011
Lynette Danylchuk, PhD
Andreas Laddis, MD
Na’ama Yehuda
Jennifer Freyd, PhD
Tara Williams, PhD

1998
Frank W Putnam, MD
Alan W Scheflin, Jr, JD
D Corydon Hammond, PhD
Daniel Brown, PhD

2012
Sandra Baita, PhD
Anabel Gonzalez

1999
Kathy Steele, RN, MN, CS

2014
Joan C Golston, DCSW, LICSW

2000
Su Baker, MEd
Peter Barach, PhD

2015
Joan A Turkus, MD, DLFAPA

2001
John O’Neil, MD, FRCPC
Christine Comstock, PhD

2016
Robert Llewellyn-Jones, FRANZCP
Brad Foote, MD
Elizabeth Bowman, MD

2002
Elizabeth Bowman, MD
Richard P Kluft, MD

2017
Willa Wertheimer, PsyD
Martin Dorahy, PhD
Janet Migdow, PhD
Warwick Middleton, MB, BS, FRANZCP, MD

2003
Stephen E Braude, PhD

2019
Marilyn Korzekwa, MD, FRCPC
Andreas Laddis, MD

Media Award – Audio-Visual

The Media Award is given to an individual or organization for the best-written media (eg books, newspapers) and best audiovisual media (eg films, television, videos) that deal with dissociation and/or trauma.

1996
NHK Television (Japan)
Tom Togashi
Daisuke Takama

2009
Mary Jo Kaplan, Showtime Networks

1997
Linda Catherine Cutting

2010
Sapphire

2004
Marilyn Van Derbur

2011
First Person Plural for the film, A Logical Way of Being – Melanie Goodwin, Kathryn Livingston, Jill Saunders, and Oriel

2005
Chuck Palahnuik

2015
Dr Cathy Kezelman

2006
Oprah Winfrey

2016
Mental Health Professionals Network (Australia)

2007
Abby Braun, PhD

2017
Elisa Monti for the film, You’ll Say Nothing

2008
Wendy Anson

2018
Despina Noula Diamantopoulos

2019
A&E Network and Renegade 83 for the documentary series The Many Sides of Jane

Media Award – Written

1996
Michael Stanton

2010
Christine Courtois, PhD
Julian Ford, PhD
Elizabeth Howell, PhD

1997
David Baldwin

2011
Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD
Eric Vermetten, MD
Clare Pain, MD
Robert T Muller, PhD

1998
Ridgeview Institute
Richard P Kluft, MD
Beth Gault

2012
Elizabeth Howell, PhD

1999
Christine Comstock, PhD
Lynn S Crook

2013
Richard P Kluft, MD
Joyanna Silberg, PhD
Martin H Teicher, MD, PhD Jacqueline A Samson, PhD

2000
Cavalcade Productions, Inc

2015
Richard A Chefetz, MD

2001
Ulla Froehling

2016
Na’ama Yehuda
Niki Gomez-Perales, MSW, RSW
Sheldon Itzkowitz, PhD, ABPP
Elizabeth Howell, PhD

2002
Paul J Fink, MD

2017
Donna Hicks, PhD

2003
Harvey L Schwartz, PhD

2018
Australian Royal Commission:
Hon Justice Peter McClellan AM
Hon Justice Jennifere Coate
Commissioner Bob Atkinson AO APM
Commissioner Andrew Murray
Commissioner Helen Milroy
Commissioner Robert Fitzgerald AM
Gail Furness SC

2006
Ellert RS Nijenhuis, PhD
Chuck Palahniuk
Kathy Steele, RN, MN, CS
Onno van der Hart, PhD

2019
Robert T Muller, PhD
Tracey Shelton
Patricia Niland

2009
Paul F Dell, PhD

Morton Prince Award for Scientific Achievement

Given to an individual who has made outstanding cumulative contributions to research in the area of dissociative disorders.

1985
F Putnam, PhD

2001
Vedat Sar, MD

1986
R Kluft, MD

2002
Daniel Brown, PhD
Alan W Scheflin, JD

1987
P Coons, MD

2003
Phillip M Coons, MD

1988
J Watkins, MD

2004
Paul F Dell, PhD

1989
C Ross, MD

2005
Daphne Simeon, MD

1990
R Loewenstein, MD

2006
Carsen Spitzer

1991
B Braun, MD

2007
Ruth Lanius, MD

1992
E Carlson, PhD

2008
Brad Foote, MD

1993
M Steinberg, MD

2009
Bethany Brand, PhD

1994
S Boon, PhD
N Drayer

2010
Vedat Sar, MD
Constance Dalengerg, PhD

1995
E Frischholz, PhD

2012
Annemiek van Dijke, PhD

1996
David Gleaves, PhD

2013
Warwick Middleton, MB BS, FRANZCP, MD

1997
Niels Waller, PhD

2016
Alfonzo Martinez-Taboas, PhD
Martin Dorahy, PhD

1998
Ellert RS Nijenhuis

2017
AAT Simone Reinders, PhD

1999
Etzel Cardena, PhD

2000
Frank Leavitt, PhD

2018
Michael Salter, PhD

2019
Bethany Brand, PhD

Pierre Janet Writing Award

Given to an individual for the best clinical, theoretical or research paper in the field of dissociative and/or trauma within the past year.

1991
O van der Hart, PhD

2006
Paul F Dell, PhD

1992
R Kluft, MD

2007
Daniel Schechter, MD

1993
F Putnam, PhD

2008
Martin Dorahy, PhD
David Spiegel, MD
Eric Vermetten, MD, PhD

1994
D Spiegel, MD

2009
John A O’Neil, MD, FRCPC 2

1995
I Hacking

2010
Andrew Moskowitz, PhD
Ingo Schafer, MD, MPH
Martin Dorahy, PhD 2007
Daniel Schechter, MD

1996
Alfonso Martinez-Taboas, PhD

2011
Suzette Boon, PhD
Kathy Steele, MN, CS
Onno van Der Hart, PhD

1997
Jennifer Freyd, PhD

2012
Constance Dalengerg, PhD
Bethany Brand, PhD
David Gleaves, PhD
Martin Dorahy, PhD
Richard J Loewenstein, MD
Etzel Cardena, PhD
Paul Frewen, PhD
Eve Carlson, PhD
David Spiegel, MD

1998
James A Chu, MD

2014
Martin J Dorahy, PhD
Bethany Brand, PhD
Vedat Sar, MD
Christa Kruger, MD
Pam Stavropoulus, PhD
Alfonso Martinez-Taboas, PhD
Roberto Lewis-Fernandez, MD
Warwick Middleton, MB BS, FRANZCP, MD

1999
David H Gleaves, PhD

2015
Richard Chefetz, MD

2000
Ellert RS Nijenhuis, PhD

2016
Ellert Nijenhuis

2001
Onno van der Hart, PhD
Kathy Steele, MN, CS

2017
Kathy Steele
Suzette Boon
Onno van der Hart
Frank Putnam
Eline Vissia
Mechteld Giesen
Sima Chalavi
Ellert Nijenhuis
Nel Draijer
Bethany Brand
AAT Simone Reinders

2002
Kelly A Forrest

2018
Daniel P Brown
David S Elliott

2003
George A Fraser, MD, FRCPC

2019
Paul F Dell, PhD, ABPP

2004
Etzel Cardena, PhD
David H Gleaves, PhD

2005
Giovanni Liotti, MD
Kathryn A Becker-Blease, PhD
Kirby Deater-Deckard, PhD
Thalia Eley, PhD
Jennifer J Freyd, PhD
Jim Stevenson, PhD
Robert Plomin, PhD

Presidents Award of Distinction

Given to an individual who has given outstanding service to the Society.

1985
George Greaves, PhD

2004
Elizabeth Power
Su Baker, MEd

1986
David Caul, MD

2005
James A Chu, MD

1987
Christine Comstock, PhD

2006
Richard A Chefetz, MD

1988
Richard Kluft, MD

2007
Thomas G Tudor, PhD

1989
Bennett Braun, MD

2008
Richard A Chefetz, MD

1990
Colin Ross, MD

2009
Thomas G Carlton, MD

1991
George Faust, JD, PhD

2010
Vedat Sar, MD
Therese Clemens

1992
Stephen Marmer, MD, PhD

2011
Michael Foust, PhD
Sheila Hatcher, MSW
Jennifer Randall
Christine Forner, MSW

1993
Lynn Wasnak
Peter Barach, PhD
Gary Peterson, MD

2012
Serge Goffinet, MD
Manoelle Hopchet, MA
Frances S Waters, DCSW, LMSW, LMFT

1994
Marlene Steinberg, MD

2013
Lynette S Danylchuk, PhD
Annual Conference Committee

1995
Moshe Torem, MD
Onno van der Hart, PhD
Suzette Boon, PhD

2014
Kevin J Connors, MS, MFT
Bethany Brand, PhD
Na’ama Yehuda, MSC, SLP

1996
Peter Barach, PhD

2015
Christine Forner, BA, BSW, MSW
Warwick Middleton, MB BS, FRANZCP, MD

1997
Elizabeth Bowman, MD

2016
Philip J Kinsler, PhD, ABPP
Vivian Pender, MD
Willa Wertheimer, PsyD

1998
Chris Costner Sizemore

2017
Richard Hohfeler, PsyD
Joan Haliburn, MBBS, FRANZCP, MMed
Robert Slater, MSW, LCSW-R
Christa Kruger, MBBCh, MMed, FCPsych, MD

1999
Su Baker, MEd
Carol J Bruce, MS, RN, PsyD
John O’Neil, MD

2018
D Michael Coy, MA, LICSW
Kate McMaugh

2000
Elizabeth Bowman, MD
James A Chu, MD

2019
Sandra Baita, Clinical Psychologist
Andrea Calleja
Mariana Grana
Karen Hopenwasser, MD

2001
Charles Wharton, PhD

2002
Marcia C Cotton, PhD

2003
Remy Aquarone, MSS, BCP, UKCP, FIP
Clare Pain, MD, FRCPC

Therese O Clemens Advocacy Award

This award is given in honor of and dedicated to Therese O Clemens who served as the ISSTD Executive Director for 9 years, guiding us through some of our most difficult times. Her leadership and tireless efforts helped to stabilize and ensure the future of our organization.

This award is presented to the lay individual or organization outside of the field of psychiatry or psychotherapy who, through their continuing efforts and dedication, has advanced the Mission and Vision of the ISSTD.

2018
Therese O Clemens

2019
Julia Guillard

Sandor Ferenczi Award

The Sandor Ferenczi Award is given for the best published work in the realm of psychoanalysis related to trauma and dissociation in adults and/or children.

2019
Daniel S Schecter, MD

Student Award

The Student Award is presented to a trainee (ie undergraduate, graduate, pre-graduate intern or post-graduate resident) for: (a) outstanding service to the Society; (b) an exceptional contribution to or innovation in clinical or service delivery in the field of dissociative disorders; or (c) an exceptional contribution to or innovation in training in the field of dissociative disorders.

2001
Selah Richards, BA

2013
Winja Marie Lutz, BSc

2002
Steven Ruths, PhD

2015
Becky Stewart, MA, PhD Candidate
Aliya Webermann, BA

2003
Irit Nachmani, MSW

2016
Jytte van Huijstee

2005
Stacey L Seibel, MS, PhD

2018
Jonathan D Wolff
Abigail Percifield

2006
Nicole Richardson

2007
Monica Monahan

Richard P Kluft Award for Journal of Trauma & Dissociation Best Article, sponsored by Routledge

2013
Where are we going? An update on assessment, treatment, and neurobiological research in dissociative disorders as we move toward the DSM-5. 
Brand BL, Lanius R, Vermetten E, Loewenstein RJ, Spiegel D, J Trauma Dissociation. 2012;13(1):9-31

2014
Early Traumatized Inpatients High in Psychoform and Somatoform Dissociation: Characteristics and Treatment Response. 
Heir, T, Jepsen E, Langeland W, J Trauma Dissociation. 2014; 15(5):572-587

2015
Change in heart rate variability after the Adult Attachment Interview in dissociative patients. 
Farina B, Speranza A M, Imperatori C, Quintiliani M I, & Marca G D. 2015; 16(2), 170-180

2016
Shifting the focus: Nonpathologizing approaches to healing from betrayl trauma through an emphasis on relational care. 
Gomez JM, Lewis JK, Noll LK, Smidt AM, & Birrell, P; 17(2), 165-185.

2017
Mentalization and Dissociation in the Context of Trauma: Implications for Child Psychopathology. 
Karin Ensink PhD, Michael Begin BA, Lina Normandin PhD, Natacha Godbout PhD & Peter Fonagy PhD; 18(1)

2018
Intergenerational transmission of traumatization: Theoretical framework and implications for prevention
Ariel J. Lang & Maria A. Gartstein; 19:(2), 162-175