Best Poster Awards (One Student Award, One New Professional Award)

2018 Recipient (Student)
Hunter Stanfield, M.S., Kansas State University
“There May Be a Problem, But I'm Not Going Because…: Examining Classes of Men and Their Rationales for Not Seeking Mental Health Treatment”

Only one award was given in 2018.


Family Therapy (FT) Section poster awards are intended to foster scholarly activity and to assist in identifying future leaders.


Winners will receive a $125 cash award and a certificate. Two awards will be presented - one to a student and one to a new professional. Awards are presented annually after the NCFR Annual Conference.


Winners should be:

  • students or new professionals within three years of graduation;
  • current members of NCFR and the Family Therapy Section; and
  • first authors on the posters submitted and ready to present them at the NCFR Annual Conference

Nomination/application process

Upon acceptance of posters for presentation, students and new professionals will be contacted by a section representative and invited to apply for the award. Applicants' posters are judged at the conference.


October 1: Application deadline.