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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)

Program Benefits

$1,000, Plaque, Award lecture

Criteria / Eligibility

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.

For the 2025 Guttmacher Award, nominated works must have been presented and/or published between May 1, 2023, and April 30, 2024.

Nomination / Application Details

  • One digital copy of the work (preferably in .pdf format)
  • A statement of the nature and importance of its contribution to the literature may also be provided


June 1



Award Presentation

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


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