Richard Chefetz, M.D.
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. Each year some people have the temerity to believe that others might be interested in what they have to say about something, or they are just so filled with energy about something important to them that they can’t help but do something about it. Perhaps there are other reasons people create. You know what those reasons are.
A voice in the wilderness demands recognition if we are to live out with our colleagues what we do in our consultation rooms with/for our patients. For such a person to go unheard, unseen, is an assault on the dignity of all of us. We fail each other if we don’t honor each other, and so that’s your task now.
Think about what’s been useful to you, exciting, interesting, valued, and see if it’s been produced in the last year, 2017. If it has, then make a nomination in the appropriate category. We are counting on you to do that. It might feel easier if somebody else decided what was important, but then how meaningful would that really be? Talk with your buddies, check it out. Take some action. Make a difference. Lean in to the reality of making somebody feel real, special, appreciated. Would that be a nice thing to do?
Here’s more information:
ISSTD ANNUAL AWARDS CATEGORIES
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.
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.
Morton Prince Award for Scientific Achievement. Given to an individual who has made outstanding cumulative contributions to research in the area of dissociative disorders.
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.
Distinguished Achievement Award. Given to individuals who have distinguished themselves in the ISSTD.
Media Award-Audio/Visual. The Media Award is given to an individual or organization for the best audiovisual media (e.g., films, television, videos) that deal with dissociation and/or trauma.
Media Award-Written. The Media Award is given to an individual or organization for the best-written written media (e.g. books, newspapers) that deal with dissociation and/or trauma.
Pierre Janet Writing Award. Given to an individual for the best clinical, theoretical, or research paper in the field of dissociation and/or trauma within the past year.
Sándor Ferenczi Award: Given for the best published work in the realm of psychoanalysis related to trauma and dissociation in adults and/or children.
Student Award. The Student Award is presented to a trainee (i.e., undergraduate, graduate, pre-graduate intern or postgraduate 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.
Fellow status may be awarded to individuals who have been members for five years or more, who have made outstanding contributions to the diagnosis, treatment, research, or education in the dissociative disorders field and to the Society.
To nominate an individual for an award, click here: https://goo.gl/forms/DziFEKLLb2VAbpUm1
To nominate an individual as an ISSTD Fellow, click here: https://goo.gl/forms/FvfUqnMWzmpGr4Sb2