The Michael Fordham Prize

The Michael Fordham prize is awarded annually for the paper published in the J.A.P. in the previous year that demonstrates the most creative and original approach to clinical analytic thinking. The prize of £250 is awarded by the Editors in consultation with the Journal Editorial Committee. Michael Fordham believed that clinical work must always be at the heart of analytic thinking since it provides the data on which theory is based and the context in which it must be tested. The prize aims to promote this approach to the development of analytical psychology. The Editors will be looking for the paper that most closely meets the following criteria

Papers do not necessarily need to utilise Fordham’s own theoretical perspective but should demonstrate an attitude of open, rigorous research-minded enquiry. The prize will be awarded following publication of the November issue of the Journal and will be announced in the April edition of the following year.

Joint winners of the 2014 Michael Fordham prize

Richard Carvalho
Synchronicity, the infinite unrepressed, dissociation and the interpersonal
(Vol. 59:3)

Christian Maier
Intersubjectivity and the creation of meaning in the analytic process
(Vol. 59:5)  Article

Previous winners of the Michael Fordham prize

Elena Pourtova 2013
Nostalgia and lost identity
(Vol. 58:1) Abstract

Martin Schmidt 2012
Psychic skin: psychotic defences, borderline process and delusions
(Vol 57: 1) Abstract

Marica Rytovaara 2010
The transcendent function in adolescence: miracle cures and bogeymen
(Vol 55: 2) Abstract

Christopher MacKenna 2009
From the numinous to the sacred
(Vol 54: 2) Abstract

Richard Carvalho 2008
The final challenge: ageing, dying, individuation
(Vol. 53:1) Abstract

Jean Knox 2007
Fear of love: the denial of self in relationship
(Vol. 52:5) Abstract

Francois Martin-Vallas 2006
The transferential chimera: a clinical approach
(Vol. 51:5) Abstract

Judith Woodhead 2004
'Dialectical process’ and ‘constructive method’: micro-analysis of relational process in an example from parent-infant psychotherapy.
(Vol. 49:2) Abstract

Marcus West 2004
Identity, narcissism and the emotional core.
(Vol. 49:4) Abstract

Margaret Wilkinson 2003
Undoing trauma. Contemporary neuroscience: a Jungian clinical perspective.
(Vol.48:2) Abstract

Gustav Bovensiepen 2002
Symbolic attitude and reverie: problems of symbolization in children and adolescents.
(Vol. 47:2) Abstract

James Astor 2001
Is transference the 'total situation’?
(Vol. 46:3) Abstract

Mara Sidoli 2000
The little puppet: working with autistic defences in mother/infant psychotherapy.
(Vol. 45:2) Abstract

Hester Solomon 1998
The self in transformation: the passage from a two- to a three-dimensional internal world.
(Vol. 43:2) Abstract

George Bright 1997
Synchronicity as a basis of analytic attitude 
(Vol. 42:4) Abstract

Giles Clark 1996
The animating body: psychoid substance as a mutal experience of psychosomatic disorder
(Vol. 41:3). Abstract







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