After the success experienced in the 24th IIBA International Conference in Toronto the Board of Trustees has decided to set up again the IIBA Awards at the 25th IIBA International Conference that will take place in Portugal - May 22-26, 2019 with the theme: "A bioenergetic view of Healing, Love, Connection and Authenticity".
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The Awards are addressed to Trainees, Members who are newly graduated or who have less than 5 years of experience as a Certified Bioenergetic Therapist.
This initiative was born and continues with the intention of recognizing the work of members of our community around the world. These IIBA Awards have been created to support Clinical Work, Social Work and Research in the Bioenergetic Analysis.
IIBA Awards 2019 Categories:
- Award for Research Proposal (€ 500 & Conference Registration Fee)
- Award for Clinical Work (€ 500 & Conference Registration Fee)
- Award for Social Work (€ 500 & Conference Registration Fee)
The Award Winners will be announced at the 25th IIBA International Conference in Portugal.
The criteria for participation are:
- Award for Research Proposal: Applicants must be an individual Member of the IIBA or a collective of members of an IIBA or a local society affiliated with the IIBA.
- Award for Clinical Work: Applicants must be a Trainee or a CBT for less than 5 years, and a Member of the IIBA.
- Award for Social Work: Applicants can be an individual Member of the IIBA or a collective of members of an IIBA or a local society affiliated with the IIBA.
An application for the Award must
- Include the category one is applying for.
- A written presentation of the work or proposal which should not exceed 5000 words for the Research Proposal and 7000 words for the
- Clinical Work or Social Work Awards. (The word limits exclude the bibliography).
- The application must be submitted in Word format and in English.
- The applicant’s name should only be on the Cover Page of the application.
- The content of the presentation must include the following elements depending on the category of Award:
◎ Research Proposal
- If the applicant is a group or a local society, the name of the person applying must be a representative of the group (this research proposal concerning Bioenergetic Analysis may also be in collaboration with a university or other body).
- An abstract and summary.
- The Research hypothesis with which he / she / they will operate.
- The methodology to be used for testing.
- The sample proposed.
- The tools to be used.
- The timeframe proposed for the research project.
- The expected results to be obtained.
◎ Clinical Work
- An abstract and summary.
- Diagnostic and psychotherapeutic processes for one or more clinical cases.
- Demonstrate an innovative clinical experience.
- Demonstrate its applicability and validity for other clinicians by reference to the literature.
- Contribution to the development of clinical bioenergetics.
◎ Social Work
- If an applicant is a group or a local society, the name of the person which will represent the group.
- Abstract and summary.
- A statement of the social situation of the project or proposal is addressing.
- An explanation of why this project or proposal is important.
- The methodology used or to be used.
- The tools used or to be used.
- The results obtained or expected.
- Timeframe of the project (ongoing or finished) or of the proposal.
The evaluation of the candidates’ papers will be made by a small team of referees, or jury members, representing the 3 regions of the IIBA.
There will be a separate jury panel for each Award. Only the IIBA Administrator will know the identity of the applicants and Convenors and jury members will be presented with anonymous applications so that they do not know who has presented the proposal.
In other words the judging will be a double-blind process.
- Research Proposal Award: Livia Agresti, Jan Parker and Martha Rocha.
- Social Work Award: Rebeca Lea Berger, Paola Alessio and Livia Geloso.
- Clinical Work Award: Eulina Ribeiro, Edith Libermman and Carol Melsnick.
The deadline to send the papers is December 15, 2018 and all applicants will be notified shortly thereafter whether they have been successful or not.
To participate in any one of these awards, candidates must email their application to the IIBA Back-Office: