Corazzini Award in Group Process Research

The scholarship was established jointly by the Department of Psychology and University Counseling Services to honor John (Jack) Corazzini, Ph.D., director of counseling services and a professor in the Department of Psychology. Corazzini was active in research on and theorizing about the dynamics of therapy groups. He was both a scientist and a practitioner. The purpose of the award is to encourage and facilitate the work of graduate students who share the late Dr. Jack Corazzini’s interest in group processes, group dynamics and group counseling therapy. The award is given annually to a graduate student who has demonstrated interest in group processes, group dynamics, and/or group counseling and therapy (courses, experiences, supervised practice, research or scholarship) and will present a proposal for a research project on one of these topics. The project may or may not be intended to satisfy a graduate degree requirement such as a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation. Applicants should submit a vita delineating training, skills and accomplishments to date.

College of Humanities and Sciences, VCU Foundation
Supplemental Questions
  1. Describe your interest in therapy groups and their dynamics (e.g. courses, supervised practice, research, scholarship, etc.)
  2. Present a curriculum vitae delineating training, skills, and accomplishments to date for use in contributing to the judgment of the likelihood of completing the proposal.
  3. Present a proposal for a project on therapy groups. The award will be given primarily on the basis of the merit of the proposal. The project may or may not entail research, but combining research and practice is considered to be desirable. The project may or may not be related to degree requirements in the student's degree program. The project should aim eventually at some kind of professional publication, though that is not an absolute criterion/expectation.