Jaspers Award

KARL JASPERS AWARD 2019

The Karl Jaspers Award Committee of the Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry (AAPP) is delighted to announce the 2019 winner of its annual competition. From among 45 submissions, Phoebe Friesen’s manuscript, titled “Expanding Outcome Measures in Schizophrenia Research: Does RDoC Pose a Threat?,” was selected as the best paper by a student, trainee, or early-career academic on a topic in the philosophy of psychiatry. Dr. Friesen received her Ph.D. in philosophy in 2018 from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is currently a post-doctoral fellow at the Ethox Centre of the Nuffield Department of Population Health at the University of Oxford. Her paper will be presented at the Annual Meeting of the AAPP in San Francisco, May 18-19, 2019, and will appear in a forthcoming issue of Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology.


Some Previous Recipients: 

2018: Awais Aftab, Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Cente,  “Social Misuse of Disorder Designation: Exploring Dysfunction and Harm-Based Conceptual Defenses.”

Honorable mention also goes to Stephen Gadsby, Department of Philosophy, Monash University,  “Anorexia Nervosa, Delusional Beliefs and Overvalued Ideas.”

2017 Will Davies, University of Birmingham, UK, “Social Explanation in Psychiatry.”

2016 jointly awarded to

Sam Fellowes, University of Lancaster, UK. “RDoC should not always see symptoms as independent of psychiatric categories.”

and

Karen McCarthy, Emory University. “Maurice Merleau-Ponty and the Feeling of Being One’s Self.”

2015 Hane Maung,To What Do Diagnostic Terms Refer?’

2014 Elizabeth Pienkos, Psy.M. “Intersubjectivity and its role in schizophrenic experience.”

2011 Melissa Bui, M.D.  ‘Complexity within Psychiatry’

2010 Ben Lewis, M.D. “Adopting the Psychiatric Stance Mental Illness in Dennettian Context”

1995 David Brendel, M.D. “The Embodiment of the Mind from Hegel to Neurophysiology”

1993 Nassir Ghaemi, M.D. (and Godehard Oepen) “Mind-brain theories and their discontents”

1992 Mark Erikson, M.D. “Rethinking Oedipus: An Evolutionary Perspective.”

1991 jointly awarded to

Larry Davidson, M.D. later published as Davidson, L. & Strauss, J.S. “Beyond the biopsychosocial model: Integrating disorder, health and recovery.” Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, 1995, 58: 44-55.

and

Dan J. Stein, M.D. “Philosophy and the DSM” Published in Comprehensive Psychiatry, Vol. 32, No. 5 (September/October), 1991: pp 404-415