Manfred S. Guttmacher Award

The Manfred S. Guttmacher Award, established in 1975, recognizes an outstanding contribution to the literature of forensic psychiatry in the form of a book, monograph, paper, or other work published or presented at a professional meeting between May 1 and April 30 of the award year cycle.

APA Component(s)

  • Council on Psychiatry and Law
  • Manfred S. Guttmacher Corresponding Committee


American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law (AAPL)


  • $1,000
  • Plaque
  • Award lecture


  • Original works in the field of forensic psychiatry presented and/or published between May 1 and April 30 of the award review year may be nominated

Nomination Requirements

  • Six copies of the work
  • A statement of the nature and importance of its contribution to the literature may also be provided


June 1, 2018

Award Notification

January 2019

Award Presentation

Award presentation and lecture will be held at APA Annual Meeting.

Submission and Staff Contact

Ashley Witmer
(202) 559-3892


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2019 Annual Meeting
  • San Francisco, Calif.
  • Sat,  May  18 - Wed,  May  22
2019 IPS: The Mental Health Services Conference
  • New York, N.Y.
  • Thur,  Oct  03 - Sun,  Oct  06