From time to time, individuals come along who change the conversation and alter the course of the field of psychotherapy.
In recognition of those who make such extraordinary contributions, the Psychotherapy Networker Lifetime Achievement Award is given to a person or persons whose life’s work has had such an impact on our understanding of psychotherapy, on the way psychotherapists practice their craft, and on the lives of the people who are served by mental health professionals around the world.
The individuals honored by this award have dedicated themselves to furthering the scientific, philosophical, and practical foundations of psychotherapy, broadened our understanding of the human experience, and promoted awareness of and access to psychotherapy.
Previous recipients include:
The 2022 Award Recipient is Susan Johnson. She will be presented with the Award during a Special Evening Event at this year’s Psychotherapy Networker Symposium.
Rich Simon loved words. As the founding editor of the Networker, Rich provided not just a platform for psychotherapy's established voices and rising stars, but a community. His passion for editing and storytelling—in addition to his dedication to the field—shaped the magazine into what it is today and has connected therapists worldwide for decades.
In honor of his memory, the Networker will be presenting a new award this year, in celebration of that therapist who best encapsulates Rich's writerly legacy.
The 2022 Award Recipient is Terry Real. He will be presented with the Award during a Special Evening Event at this year’s Psychotherapy Networker Symposium.