Johanna K. Tabin/APA Books/ Proposal Prize
Div. 39 and APA Books co-sponsor the Johanna K. Tabin Book Proposal Prize for a first book by a psychoanalytic author. This award competition is offered every other year, alternating with the New Century Book Prize. The winner receives a certificate of recognition, a book contract with APA Books and a $1,000 cash advance on royalties.
The aim of this prize is to encourage psychoanalytic writing by Div. 39 members who have yet to publish a psychoanalytic book. Prize criterion include good writing and originality, as well as clinical and scholarly relevance. The proposed book should promise to be an original and coherent monograph. Edited collections of previously published papers are not acceptable, nor are edited volumes of contributions by more than one author. Simultaneous submissions to other publishers will disqualify the entry.
Applicants must be members of Div. 39 and not have written a psychoanalytic book.
The proposal should consist of:
- A cover letter to include the author's identifying and contact information.
- A full CV.
- A statement of sufficient length to describe the mission, scope, and potential contribution of the project to psychoanalysis.
- A table of contents.
- One, and only one, sample chapter.
Submissions are accepted as separate attachments in Word, Rich Text only or similar format. Blind review evaluations are conducted by the Book Proposal Committee, the editor of APA Books and an honorary judge.
All submissions for the 2018 award Johanna Tabin Book Prize must be submitted by Sept. 9, 2017 to Ruth Helein, division administrator. Please use subject line: Johanna K. Tabin Book Prize Competition.
Questions should be addressed to: Bill MacGillivray.
2016 Award Winner: Malin Fors
Book Proposal: A Grammar of Power in Psychotherapy
2013 Award Winner: Usha Tummala-Narra, PhD
Book Proposal: Psychoanalytic Theory and Cultural Competence in Psychotherapy
2013 Honorable Mention: Jim Thiesen, PhD
Book Proposal: The Therapist's Use of Countertransference
2013 Honorable Mention: Trisha Ready, PhD
Book Proposal: The Rhythm of Connection
2009: Anthony Bram PhD: Psychological Testing that Matters: Creating a Road Map for Effective Treatment (published in 2014)
2008: Perrin Elisha, PhD: The Conscious Body: A Psychoanalytic Exploration of the Body in Psychotherapy (published in 2010)