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, 2017

Award Notification

Seven to 10 days following approval by the American Psychiatric Foundation Board of Trustees (at its October or December meeting). December 20, 2017

Award Presentation

Presented at the award lecture at the Annual Meeting on Sunday afternoon following the AAPL business meeting.

Submission and Staff Contact

Zhuoyin Yang
(202) 559-3401


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2018 Annual Meeting
  • New York, N.Y.
  • Sat,  May  05 - Wed,  May  09
2018 IPS: The Mental Health Services Conference
  • Chicago, Ill.
  • Thur,  Oct  04 - Sun,  Oct  07