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Randy Gerson Memorial Grant

The Fund
Randy Gerson was the creator of Genoware (formerly Humanware) software. He was an astute family theoretician and clinician who made major contributions to the fields of family therapy and family psychology. After his death from leukemia in 1995, his widow, Sylvia Shellenberger, with the help of family and friends, established a grant in his honor. The Randy Gerson Memorial Grant, through the American Psychological Foundation, promotes research that will enhance our understanding of families, couples and multi-generational processes. Research projects that advance theory, assessment, or clinical practice are considered eligible for grants through the fund.

Genoware, Inc. contributes a portion of its revenues to this fund.

To Make a Contribution
Contributions to the fund are tax deductible. These gifts will support research that will make a difference in our understanding and treatment of families. 

More information is available from the American Psychological Foundation.

To Apply for a Grant
The American Psychological Foundation Gerson Coordinator
750 First St., NE
Washington, DC. 20002-4242
Phone: 202-336-5843
Fax 202-336-5812
E-mail: foundation@apa.org

Gerson Awardees
Krista Gaddis
This project uses a systemic perspective to explore how children and parenting change when marital relationships improve. The study contributes information about the prediction of which couples respond to treatment, the outcome of couples therapy, and the mechanisms of change through which couples improve their satisfaction.
Arlene Bowers Andrews, Ph.D., LISW
Director, USC Institute for Families in Society
Professor USC College of Social Work
This project is entitled, Use of the genogram in mitigation assessment and testimony. The goal is to advance clinical practice by establishing principles and standards of forensic practice regarding the use of genograms in mitigation during capital sentencing proceedings.
Leigh E. Brandon
Spalding University
This study is an exploration of intergenerational factors in the emotional/behavioral functioning of adolescent substance-users using the family systems model developed by Murray Bowen.
Kristina Coop Gordon, Ph.D.
Assistant professor
Dept of Psychology
University of Tennessee-Knoxville
The study develops an integrated model of forgivensss and conducts a treatment study using the forgiveness model to help couples recover from extramarital affairs. 
Susan Gamache
University of British Columbia
The project is entitled Parental Status: A new construct describing adolescent perceptions of stepfathers. The research investigates the effects of mothers' and stepfathers' parental behaviors on adolescent adjustment. The work contributes to the development of knowledge about how stepfamilies function.

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