2016 ASGPP Award Nominations

Thank you for your interest in the 2016 ASGPP Awards, honoring those who have contributed to the field of psychodrama and the ASGPP.

Our Awards:
The J.L. Moreno Award is presented annually to an individual for outstanding life-long contributions in the field of psychodrama. Selection is based on general achievement over a period of at least 30 years.


The Zerka T. Moreno Award is given annually to an individual who is not a TEP or a Fellow of the Society for distinguished work in psychodrama, sociometry and group psychotherapy.
Selection is based on accomplishments in the following categories:
1. publications
2. professional presentations
3. research
4. professional activities leading to the increasing utilization and awareness of psychodrama
5. ASGPP membership activities.


The Hannah Weiner Award is presented annually to an individual for outstanding dedication to the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama.


The Innovators Award is presented annually, when appropriate, to a member of The American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama whose work significantly and in new directions extends the applications or methods of psychodrama, sociometry, and/or group psychotherapy.


The Collaborators Award is presented annually, when appropriate, to members of The American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama either in pairs or in teams, whose work over time has made a contribution to the learning and practice of psychodrama, sociometry, and/or group psychotherapy, and whose modeling of collaborative roles deserves to be brought to the attention of their peers.


The David A. Kipper Scholars Award for writers and researchers is presented annually, when an appropriate candidate exists, to that member of the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama whose writing and/or research has made a significant contribution to the understanding and practice of psychodrama, sociometry, or group psychotherapy.


The Neil Passariello Memorial Award is given in the spirit of Neil’s work and interests to an individual who has made distinguished contributions in the field of psychodrama in the treatment of HIV/AIDS or in working with the GLBT population. The recipient is invited to present the Neil Passariello Invitational Workshop at the annual conference. In narrative form, please describe the nominee’s outstanding work in the field of HIV/AIDS or working with GLBT populations stating how their work has contributed to the field and/or honors that of Neil Passariello. The individual chosen should have 3 or more years experience in working with these populations.

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