Best Research Paper Awards (One Student Award - One New Professional Award)

2018 Recipient (Student)
Amy A. Morgan, M.S., LMFT, Virginia Tech
“From Private Practice to Academia: Integrating Social and Political Advocacy Into Every MFT Identity”

Only one award was given in 2018.


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


Winners receive a $250 cash award and a certificate. Two awards will be presented - one to a student and one to a new professional. The awards are presented annually at the Family Therapy Section Annual Meeting at the NCFR Annual Conference.


The winner must be:

  • a student or new professional within three years of graduation;
  • a current member of NCFR and the FT Section when proposal is submitted;
  • the first author on paper submitted to section; and
  • ready to present paper at the NCFR Annual Conference.

Nomination/application process

Upon acceptance of paper for presentation, students are contacted by a section representative and invited to apply and submit their papers for award consideration.


October 1: Application deadline.