Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology: Stanley Krippner, PhD. Krippner, the Alan W. Watts Professor of Psychology at Saybrook Graduate School in San Francisco, is being honored for his distinguished contributions to the international advancement of psychology. Formerly, he was director of the Kent State University Child Study Center, and the Maimonides Medical Center Dream Research Laboratory in Brooklyn, New York. His is co-author of "Extraordinary Dreams" and co-editor of "Varieties of Anomalous Experience: Examining the Scientific Evidence" and "The Psychological Effects of War on Civilians: An International Perspective." Krippner has conducted workshops and seminars on dreams and hypnosis in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Cuba, Cyprus, Ecuador, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Panama, the Philippines, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Venezuela and at the last four congresses of the Interamerican Psychological Association.
Krippner is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Indian Psychology and Revista Argentina de Psicologia Paranormal and the advisory board for the International School for Psychotherapy, Counseling, and Group Leadership in St. Petersburg and the Czech Unitaria in Prague. He holds faculty appointments at the Universidade Holistica Internacional in Brazil and the Instituto de Medicina y Tecnologia Avanzada de la Conducta in Ciudad Juarez. He has given invited addresses for the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Russian Academy of Pedagogical Sciences and the School for Diplomatic Studies in Montevideo, Uruguay. He is a fellow of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion and has published cross-cultural studies on spiritual content in dreams.
International Humanitarian Award: Elizabeth Lira, Licenciada en Psicología (licensed in psychology). Lira is being honored for her international advocacy in the field of mental health and human rights. Lira is a psychotherapist and psychosocial researcher and teaches at the Jesuit University Alberto Hurtado in Santiago, Chile, where she is a member of the Center for Ethics. Over the past two decades, Lira has conducted training programs for psychologists treating victims of human rights violations in Chile, El Salvador, Peru, Croatia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Turkey, Spain and Guatemala.
Lira is a member of the Chilean Association of Psychologists and was awarded its national prize, the Premio Nacional Colegio de Psicólogos, in 1983. In 1991, she received the Sergio Yulis Award from the Chilean Society of Clinical Psychology. Her international awards include the 1998 Nevitt Sanford Award from the International Society of Political Psychology and the 2001 Oxfam America Martin Diskin award for her work as an academic and activist in human rights.
Lira has been engaged since 1997 in research on political reconciliation in her native Chile. She has written or edited a number of books and articles on psychology and human rights in situations of state-sponsored terrorism that incorporate her experiences, including her work with victims of torture during the Pinochet era. Her books include "Psicoterapia y Represión Política" ("Psychotherapy and Political Repression," co-authored with Eugenia Weinstein); "Trauma, Duelo Y Reparación" (Trauma, Grief and Reparation," co-authored with Eugenia Weinstein); "Derechos Humanos: Todo Es Seg(dot)n El Dolor Con Que Se Mira" ("Human Rights: Pain is in the Eye of the Beholder"); and "Psicología de la Amenaza Política Y Del Miedo" ("Psychology of Political Threat and Fear," co-authored with María Isabel Castillo).