The British Journal of Psychotherapy has announced the new Rozsika Parker Essay Prize, now with an extended deadline of December 15, 2013.

Rozsika Parker, author of Torn in Two: The Experience of Maternal Ambivalence and The Subversive Stitch: Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine, was a founder member of the SITE for Contemporary Psychoanalysis and remained a member until her death in 2010. She represented WPF/FPC on the BJP’s Board for many years and served on the Journal’s Editorial Advisory Panel..

She was well known for her commitment to creativity, in both art and clinical practice, and the BJP’s new Essay Prize focuses on a critical engagement with this theme.The Journal is particularly interested in factors that support creativity in clinical or theoretical work, and those that may militate against it. In addition to the focus on creativity, the application of psychoanalytic theory to questions of gender, art, literature, film and music is also welcomed.

The Prize has two entry routes: a Student Path and a Post-Qualification Path. Authors should indicate under which route they wish to be considered. Students or qualified clinicians are invited to submit original papers on adult or child psychotherapy or psychoanalysis, on either clinical or theoretical topics. The Student path is open to students on clinical trainings, on university courses in psychoanalytic studies, and on university courses where psychoanalysis is a significant component; the Post-Qualification path is open to clinical practitioners only.

More information on how to submit for the Prize available on the BJP website.