Award Page

The ARPD has given various awards in recognition to either service to the society or to the field of personality disorders.  At present there are three categories.


The Stanford Gold Medal

This award was given jointly by the Stanford Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the ARPD in recognition to contributions to the field of personality disorders.

Recipients of this award include:

John Livesley, MD, PhD

David Bernstein, PhD.

Ken Silk, MD

Joel Paris, MD


The James Reich, MD Founder's Award

This award is given for contributions to the field of personality disorders and replaced the Stanford Gold Medal Award in 2007.

Recipients of this award include:

James Reich, MD, (May 2007)


Emeritus Status

Members of the society who have greatly contributed to the society have at times been designated Emeritus.  The two honorees at this time are present or past board members.

Recipients of this award include:

Jack Maser, Ph.D

James Reich, MD

Per Vaglum, Md


The Student Research Award (From 2009 to 2011 the John Gunderson Student Research Award)

The ARPD  has established this award to recognize talented young researchers in the area of the personality disorders (see also link to Student Award).

Recipient's of this award include:

Scott Winston, Ph.D. (2008)

Allan R. Prossin, MD (2009)

Thesea A Morgan, M Phil (2010)

Chris Hopwood, PhD (2011)


Contributions to the field of personality disorders award.

David Allen, MD   (2013)


Non Award Record of having held ARPD office.

Paul Links.

Paul was president from May 2006 until May 2011. This was a period when paid membership fell from over 150 to 29. Paul managed the Gunderson Award (now discontinued.)

Mary Zanarinni

Mary served as president from May 2011 until November 20, 2011.