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

2023 Recipient (Student)

Clairee Peterson, M.S., University of Georgia  
"Moral Injury in Service Members: The Potential Role of Fear Networks and Fear Conditioning and Implications For Assessment and Treatment" 

2023 Recipient (New Professional)

Weimiao Zhou, Ph.D., Utah State University 
"That’s Not What I Expected to Hear From You: Divorced Parents’ Violation of Sharing Their New Dating With Children" 



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.