The aim of this annual award is to recognise the exceptional contribution of a mid-career AACBT member to CBT, through research, teaching, and clinical innovation, over a 10-15-year period since completion of a research or clinical doctorate.
AACBT Mid Career Awardees
Detailed selection criteria
- Evidence of an exceptional contribution to the advancement of CBT knowledge and practice in Australia through achievements such as: research grants; publications; supervision of research candidates; conference presentations/workshops; innovation and track record in clinical supervision, teaching and dissemination of knowledge and skills related to CBT practice; innovative clinical and practice developments in CBT; leadership in CBT; contribution to policy and practice as related to CBT; contributions to AACBT; dedication to science; and other key achievements.
- No award will be made if the quality of applicants is deemed by the AACBT Awards Selection Committee not to meet the award criteria.
- No more than one award will be made annually.
- Individuals may apply annually if the eligibility criteria are met.
To be considered eligible for the award:
- You must have completed your PhD or Clinical Doctorate within the past 10-15 years from the date of closure of applications.
- Career disruptions will be considered and are defined as a prolonged interruption (> 28 consecutive days) in your capacity to work, due to pregnancy; major illness/injury; or carer responsibilities.
- You must be a current member of AACBT at the time of application and have been a member for at least two (2) consecutive years.
- You must not be a current member of the AACBT Awards Selection Committee.
Conditions the award and related responsibilities
- The award is composed of $2,000 to be used for travel to the AACBT National Conference in the year of the award and will receive a complimentary 2-day scientific program registration. All travel, meals, accommodation, etc. costs are the responsibility of the award winner.
- It is a condition of the award that the successful nominee is presented with their award at the AACBT National Conference in the year of the award.
- The successful awardee will be expected to present an invited paper, clinical skills session, or workshop (“Mid-career Award Address”) at the AACBT National Conference in the year of the award, a video of which may be made available to members to watch through the AACBT website. Alternatively, the awardee may be invited by AACBT to present a national webinar or online presentation for AACBT members.
- The award winner will receive a complimentary ticket to the Fine Wine Dinner.
- The award winner will be presented with a commemorative plaque.
- Recipients can receive this award only once in their lifetime.
- It is expected that:
- Remaining funds, not spent on attending the AACBT National Conference should be used for other CBT related activities including conference travel, research, or clinical expenses.
- The award winner will continue their involvement with the AACBT in the years following their award by attending or presenting at AACBT national or branch events, through paper submissions to Behaviour Change, participating in AACBT branch or national boards or committees, and/or mentoring of AACBT members.
- Individuals self-nominate and must have obtained permission from the two (2) named referees to be approached by AACBT for a reference.
- Applications will be considered by the AACBT Awards Selection Committee and referee reports will be obtained for short-listed applicants.
- The AACBT Awards Selection Committee will further review the applications and referee reports and will provide a recommendation for the award, along with a summary of the short-listed applicants, to the AACBT Board of Directors who will make the final decision.