Awards and Honors

At the International Association of CyberPsychology, Training & Rehabilitation’s (iACToR) 20th Annual CyberPsychology, CyberTherapy & Social Networking Conference (CYPSY20), awards are presented to pay tribute to individuals for their outstanding achievements. This year’s conference will feature three types of awards.

Lifetime Achievement Award

To celebrate two decades of exciting advances in cybertherapy as well as the growth of the CyberPsychology, CyberTherapy & Social Networking Conference itself, we are proud to announce the 20th Annual CyberTherapy Lifetime Achievement Award. This award has a tradition of honoring a person who has demonstrated outstanding lifetime achievements in the fields of advanced technologies and healthcare. It is the highest honor given by our community.

All members of the CyberPsychology, CyberTherapy & Social Networking Conference Program Committee are invited to nominate one of their colleagues as a recipient of this award, which promises to honor a long line of esteemed researchers.

The 2014 recipient was Professor Andrea Gaggioli. Past recipients include Professor Dr. Stephane Bouchard (2005), Professor Dr. Brenda K. Wiederhold (2006), Professor Dr. Giuseppe Riva (2007), Professor Dr. Cristina Botella (2008), Professor Dr. Hunter Hoffman (2009), Professor Dr. Sun I. Kim (2010) and Professor Dr. Mark D. Wiederhold (2011), Professor Dr. Mariano Alcaniz (2012) and Professor Richard M. Satava. (2013). Please see the complete list of the previous year’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipients by visiting our website: www.interactivemediainstitute.com This annual award is sponsored by the Interactive Media Institute (IMI).

CRC-Clinical Cyberpsychology New Investigator Award for a presentation of outstanding research quality

The aim of this award is to reward the presentation of strong methodological studies at the CyberPsychology, CyberTherapy & Social Networking conference. The recipient must be a researcher who is new to the field of cyberpsychology.

As the ideas behind CyberTherapy move from imagination to reality, it is important to keep in mind the need for objective feedback on the efficacy of new tools and protocols. The aim of the new Investigator Award is to reward the presentation of strong methodological studies at the CyberTherapy conference. The recipient must be a researcher who is new to the field of cyberpsychology. The award is open to both oral or poster presentations and to researchers from all countries and disciplines, and is delivered by Stephane Bouchard, Chairholder of the Canada Research Chair in Clinical Cyberpsychology. It includes a certificate and a cash award.

Young Minds Research Awards

To showcase outstanding achievements in a student poster submission to the CYPSY Conference, the Young Minds Research awards, sponsored by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. publishers are presented to those projects judged to have the greatest potential to contribute to the innovative field of cyberpsychology, cybertherapy, training, & rehabilitation.

All posters submitted by student presenters – those who have not finished their PhD program – are eligible for one of $250 awards. Posters will be judged for scientific merit and ease of presentation by the scientific chairs.

To see the complete list of the previous Student Poster Award recipients please visit: www.interactivemediainstitute.com.

Winners will be presented with a cash award and certificate of achievement.