Counseling Health Psychology Student Research Award

Counseling Health Psychology Student Research Award

The Division 17 Section on Counseling Health Psychology announces its annual Student Research Award to encourage and reward research in areas related to counseling health psychology.  This competitive award will be given each year to a student affiliate of Division 17 who has completed a research project on any topic related to counseling and health.  Only predoctoral research that has not yet been published will be considered for the award.  An abbreviated version of the winning paper will be published in the Section Newsletter Counseling for Health.  The winner will be announced at the annual APA convention.  The winner will also receive a cash award of $100 and a plaque suitable for framing.


All of the research work must have been completed while the candidate was a full-time student and the student must be the primary (first) author. Research may include work leading to a masters or doctoral degree or may be an independent study. Studies that are initiated by the student or for which the student has primary responsibility from beginning to end may be submitted for consideration for this award. All candidates must be student affiliate members of Division 17.  Research can consist of qualitative or quantitative studies although literature reviews alone will not be considered.

Instructions for Submission

1. Three copies of the manuscript resulting from the research.  The manuscript should be in APA format and no longer than 20 typed, double-spaced pages including tables, figures, and references.  Papers exceeding this limit won’t be considered.

2. A letter from the student’s faculty adviser.  The letter should describe the degree to which the candidate had responsibility for the project objectives, design, data collection, data analysis, and manuscript preparation.

3. Submissions will be accepted right away but must be received no later than June 1st, 2014.  Faxed copies will not be accepted. The paper should be emailed and 3 hard copies mailed to the address below.

Submissions will be reviewed anonymously and ranked by members of Div. 17 Section on Counseling Health Psychology.  Submissions will be rated on methodological rigor, clarity of writing, and contribution to the literature.

Merle Keitel, Ph.D.

Division of Psychological and Educational Services

Graduate School of Education

Fordham University

New York, NY  10023