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Alexandra Symonds Award

The Alexandra Symonds Award — established in 1997 in memory of Alexandra Symonds, M.D., an APA Fellow and co-founder of the Association of Women Psychiatrists — recognizes and honors a female psychiatrist who has made significant contributions to promoting women’s health and the advancement of women.

Program Benefits

$500, Plaque, Award lecture

Criteria / Eligibility

Candidates for the award should be a Female psychiatrist who has made significant contributions to promoting women's health and the advancement of women.

Selection Criteria

The selection committee switches every other year between the Association of Women Psychiatrist and the Caucus of Women Psychiatrists as a co-sponsored award.

Nomination / Application Details

  • Nominations can be submitted at
  • An open call for nominations will be published in APA communications.
  • Self-nominations and nominations by a colleague are accepted.
  • Nominations must include the following information:
    • Letter of Reccomendation
    • The nominee's current CV and bibliography.


August 15


After the APAF Board of Directors confirms the awardees, typically in November.

Award Presentation

Award presented at the APA Annual Meeting during the Symonds Award Lecture


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