Ernst & Gertrude Ticho Memorial Lecture

The Ernst and Gertrude Ticho Memorial Lecture, part of the scientific program of APsaA's Annual Meeting, is given by an early to mid-career analyst (5-15 years post-graduation) who is currently contributing and likely to continue making significant contributions to psychoanalytic science, practice, and thought. Nominees must be a member in good standing of APsaA.

The Ticho lecture was inaugurated in June 2006 with the generous support of the Ernst and Gertrude Ticho Charitable Foundation to further the Ticho's devotion to developing younger analysts. The lecture carries a stipend, covers expenses, and is well publicized. In addition, there is a reception in the lecturer's honor.

Submission Guidelines

A letter in support of the nominee along with his/her curriculum vitae should be addressed to Program Committee Chair, Christine Kiefer, Ph.D., and emailed to Carolyn Gatto.

The letter should explain why the nominee should be considered. The nominator should know the nominee's work very well. The letter of nomination should address the nominee's:

  • Accomplishments to date
  • Future intentions regarding psychoanalytic practice, science, and scholarship
  • The nominee's capacity to achieve those goals

Effective nominating letters are detailed, specific, and generally no more than three pages in length. The nominator should also include discussion of the nominee's position as an early or mid-career psychoanalyst, and his/her ability to craft and deliver an engaging lecture.

Individuals previously nominated for the Ticho Lecture may be re-nominated with an updated letter submitted on their behalf, ensuring that the selection committee has the most up-to-date information regarding each nominee's scholarship and contributions.

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