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Isaac Ray Award

The Isaac Ray Award, established in 1951, recognizes a person who has made outstanding contributions to forensic psychiatry or to the psychiatric aspects of jurisprudence. It is a joint award of the APA and the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law that honors Isaac Ray, M.D., one of the original founders and the fourth president of the American Psychiatric Association.

APA Component

  • Council on Psychiatry and the Law
  • Isaac Ray Award Committee

Co-sponsor

American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

Program Benefits

Plaque, $1,500

Criteria / Eligibility

Outstanding contributions to forensic psychiatry or to the psychiatric aspects of jurisprudence.

Nomination / Application Details

  • Letter of nomination (sent with consent of candidate)
  • Nominee’s CV
  • Supplemental letter from a second nominator (additional letters will not be accepted or reviewed)
  • Nominators should not submit letters on behalf of more than one candidate
  • Nominations will be kept in the pool of candidates for two years

Deadline

June 1

Notification

January

Award Presentation

Presented with the Guttmacher Award and Lecture at the APA Annual Meeting.

Contact

[email protected]

Past Recipients:

  • 2021 – Roy J. O’Shaughnessy, M.D., F.R.C.P.
  • 2020 – Jeffrey Swanson, Ph.D.
  • 2019 – Peter Ash, M.D.
  • 2018 – Renée Binder, M.D.

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