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

2019 Recipient (Student)

Debra Lynn Miller, Michigan State University   
“Developing and Pilot Testing an Online Parenting Program: Expanding the Reach of Evidence-Based Parenting Interventions”

2019 Recipient (New Professional)

Paul A. Johns, Ph.D., LMFT, CFLE, Messiah College
“How Husbands Experience the Trust of Their Wives: A Qualitative Study“


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


Recipients 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.


Recipients 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.