The Pennsylvania Society of Clinical Social Work (PSCSW) is pleased to announce that first, second and third place prizes in the PSCSW Awards for Clinical Excellence competition have been won by recent student graduates. PSCSW gives awards annually to graduating master’s level social work students who submit a case based paper for review by a panel of judges.
This year’s first prize will be awarded to Sarah Michelle Waxman for her paper “Attachment Theory, Complex Trauma & Affect Regulation: The Case of Ian.” Sarah’s entry was supported by Leda Sportolari.
This year’s second prize will be awarded to George Urgo for his paper “Risky Behavior, Therapy at Risk: Modern Psychoanalysis of Depression & Addiction Through an Attachment Lense.” George’s entry was supported by Leda Sportolari and Donna Harris.
The third prize will be awarded to Melissa Emmerson for her paper “Attending to Blake: The Power of ‘Listening’ through Child-Centered Play Therapy.” Melissa’s entry was supported by David Landsman-Wohlsifer.”
The winners will be recognized at the PSCSW Annual Dinner to be held Friday evening, November 7, at the Germantown Cricket Club. Cash prizes and a free membership in PSCSW will be awarded to the winners at the dinner.