Psychoanalytic Research Exceptional Contribution Awards
The Research Committee of the IPA has an open biennial competition for the best psychoanalytic research papers/posters to be submitted for the IPA’s biennial Congress from the three IPA Regions.
In 2023, the IPA Research Committee is pleased to present the award to:
Daniel Schechter -main contact
Virginie Perizzolo Pointet Perizzoloa, Jennifer Glaus, Cheryl R. Stein, Erica Willheimc,
M. Vitala, E. Arnautovicd, K. Kalekae, S. Rusconi Serpaf, F. Ponsg, Dominik A. Moser
Impact of mothers’ IPV-PTSD on their capacity to predict their child’s emotional behaviour
Prof. Dr. Daniel S. SCHECHTER is currently an Attending Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Medical Director of Perinatal and Early Childhood Research and Ambulatory Care on the Lausanne University Medical Center Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Service.
He serves concurrently as Associate Professor of Psychiatry in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Lausanne Faculty of Biology and Medicine, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the New York University Grossman School of Medicine. He completed his undergraduate, medical and postgraduate studies at Columbia University.
His original research has focused on the psychobiological impact of maternal history of interpersonal violence exposure on the caregiving environment during early childhood development, on parent-child psychopathology, intergenerational transmission of trauma, and related intervention. He is the author of multiple research and clinical publications in several languages.
He has received numerous honors internationally including the Pierre Janet and Sandor Ferenczi Scientific Paper Prizes from the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, and the Hayman Prize as well as prior Exceptional Research Awards from the IPA. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and Group leader of the Early Life Stress Clinical Projects of the Swiss National Research Pole on the Synaptic Basis of Mental Disorders (SYNAPSY).