Awards & Honors

At the 25th Annual CyberPsychology, CyberTherapy & Social Networking Conference (CYPSY25), awards are presented to pay tribute to individuals for their outstanding achievements. This year’s conference will feature these 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 25th 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. Past recipients can be found hereAll 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.

CRC-Clinical Cyberpsychology New Investigator Award for a presentation of outstanding research quality
The aim of this prize is to reward the presentation of strong methodological studies at the CyberTherapy, CyberPsychology and Social Networking conference. The recipient must be a researcher who is new to the field of cyberpsychology.

It is open to both oral / symposium or poster presentations and to researchers from all countries and disciplines. The award is delivered by Stéphane Bouchard, chairholder of the Canada Research Chair in Clinical Cyberpsychology. It includes a certificate and a check of $1,000 (USD) sponsored by University du Québec en Outaouais. Further information about the award, including eligibility criteria and the application process are available here. Past recipients are listed below:

Patrick Bordnick  (2004)
Sophie Côté (2005)
Daniela Villani (2006)
Jinsun Hahm (2007 & 2008)
Kevin Kiwon Park (2009)
Marta-Ferrer Garcia (2010)
Sin-Hwa Kang (2011)
Pietro Cipresso (2012)
Sungkun Cho (2013)
Filippo La Paglia (2014)
Sandra Poeschl (2016)
Hyunjeong Kim (2017)
Bruno Porras-Garcia (2018)
Geneviève Belleville (2019)

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

All posters submitted by student presenters – those who have not finished their PhD program – are eligible to compete for the $250 award. Posters will be judged by the scientific chairs for scientific merit and ease of presentation. To see the complete list of the previous Student Poster Award recipients please visit Winners will be presented with a cash award and certificate of achievement.