Nominations are now open for the 2012 APS Interest Group awards in the areas outlined below. Refer to the APS website for further information on each award, including eligibility and nomination processes (www.psychology.org.au/about/awards/#s3). The closing date for nominations for Interest Group awards is 31 October 2012.*

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and Psychology

Indigenous Student Conference Travel Award*

The Award supports Indigenous undergraduate and postgraduate psychology students to attend an APS Conference. 

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Psychology

The Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Psychology Interest Group Award

This new Award is to promote psychology student contributions to research and therapy in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Relational Frame Theory.

Gay and Lesbian Issues and Psychology

Gay and Lesbian Issues and Psychology Award 

The Award recognises excellence in research into psychological issues of same-sex attraction by graduates of an accredited psychology program and/or their supervisors. 

Narrative Theory & Practice in Psychology

Narrative Therapy Ethos Award* 

This new Award is for the best research project or thesis encapsulating the ethical/moral stance mandatory to the narrative therapy paradigm.

Narrative Therapy Research and Development Publication Prize*

This new Prize will be presented to a student or psychologist member of the APS who has devoted time to narrative research.

People with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disability and Psychology

Thesis Award 

The Award recognises research in the field of intellectual and other developmental disabilities submitted as part of an accredited fourth year or postgraduate degree in psychology. 

Psychoanalytically-Oriented Psychology

Psychoanalytic Essay Prize 

The Prize is awarded annually to the best published article on the subject of psychoanalysis. 

Psychoanalytic Research Prize 

This new Prize will be awarded to a member of the Interest Group for an original piece of research which furthers the field of psychoanalytic psychology.

Psychologists for Peace

Peace Project Award 

The Award is made to a student enrolled in an accredited program in psychology to carry out an empirical project on a peace-related topic. 

Psychology and Ageing

Elsie Harwood Award 

The Award is for the best empirical research project in the field of ageing, submitted as part of an accredited program in psychology. 

Conference Travel Award 

The Award aims to assist psychology students to attend conferences to present their research on age-related topics.

Psychology of Relationships

Research Award and Thesis Award

These Awards recognise research in relationship education and/or therapy within the discipline of psychology. 

Rehabilitation Psychology

Conference Prize 

The Award is presented to a member of the Interest Group for the best paper or poster at the APS Annual Conference.

Telephone and Internet-based Counselling and Psychology

ePsych Student Research Prize

This new Prize will be awarded to a recent graduate for research on psychological ehealth strategies to promote wellbeing, or to address disorders or behavioural risks. 

Women and Psychology

Elaine Dignan Award 

The Award recognises the production of an activity, project or paper, or a significant contribution, concerning women and psychology. 


* Variations to closing dates for nominations are as follows:

  • Narrative Therapy Ethos Award and Narrative Therapy Research and Development Publication Prize – close 31 July 2012
  • Indigenous Student Conference Travel Award – closes 3 August 2012. 

In Psych June 2012