The Award promotes the development of higher degree research in the field of complementary therapies within the discipline of psychology.

Administration

The Interest Group on Psychology and Complementary Therapies will be responsible for administering the Award and for the funding of the Award.

  1. The National Committee for the Interest Group will appoint a selection committee of at least three (3) members of the Interest Group to be responsible for selecting an appropriate Award winner.
  2. The Award will be announced in InPsych, and presented at the annual general meeting of the Interest Group on Psychology and Complementary Therapies (normally November each year).

Eligibility

Nominees must have completed an APAC Accredited higher degree (e.g., Masters, Professional Doctorate or PhD) in psychology within one (1) year of the date of nominating for the Award.

Nomination process

  1. A call for nominations for the Award should:
    1. be advertised in the appropriate edition of InPsych, have regard to section 9.5.3 of the Standing Orders; and
    2. be provided to the Heads of Department of each tertiary institution that has independent membership of the Australian Vice-Chancellor’s Committee.
  2. Nominations may be accepted from the nominee or, with the agreement of the nominee, a supervisor, or colleague of the nominee, or a Head of Department.
  3. Nominations for an Award must be supported by a proposer and seconder;
    1. who might or might not be members of the Interest Group Psychology and Complementary Therapies, but must be members of the Society
    2. include justification for the nomination based on the selection criteria
  4. Nominations must include submission of the thesis title and abstract, and the report of the thesis examiners by the date set in the call for nominations.
  5. Nominations must be submitted, in full, to ig@psychology.org.au by the closing date.

Selection criteria

In judging the nominations for the Thesis Award for Studies in Psychology and Complementary Therapies, the selection committee will assess the following in relation to the field of Psychology and Complementary Therapies:

  1. the scientific merit of the thesis; and
  2. the contribution of the research to theory; and for
  3. the contribution of the research to practice.

Value of the award

Successful candidates for the Thesis Award for Studies in Complementary Therapies and Psychology will receive an award of $150, free subscription to the Interest Group for the one year subscription period after the award and be presented with a certificate.

Closing date

Nominations close on 31 October

Please send nominations to:
APS Interest Groups – Studies in Complementary Therapies and Psychology
Member Group Administrator (Interest Groups)
The Australian Psychological Society
PO Box 38
Flinders Lane VIC 8009

Contact:Tel: 03 8662 3300
Email: ig@psychology.org.au