The aim of this award is to reward the presentation of strong methodological studies at the CyberPsychology, CyberTherapy & Social Networking conference. The recipient must be a researcher who is new to the field of cyberpsychology.

As the ideas behind CyberTherapy move from imagination to reality, it is important to keep in mind the need for objective feedback on the efficacy of new tools and protocols. The aim of the new Investigator Award is to reward the presentation of strong methodological studies at the CyberTherapy conference. The recipient must be a researcher who is new to the field of cyberpsychology. The award is open to both oral or poster presentations and to researchers from all countries and disciplines, and is delivered by Stephane Bouchard, Chairholder of the Canada Research Chair in Clinical Cyberpsychology. It includes a certificate and a cash award.

Past recipients are:

Patrick Bordnick, University of Georgia, USA (2004)
Sophie Côté,  University of Ottawa, Canada (2005)
Daniela Villani, Istituto Auxologico Italiano of Milan, Italy (2006)
Jinsun Hahm, Chung-Ang University, Republic of Korea (2007 & 2008)
Kevin Kiwon Park, University of Nevada, USA (2009)
Marta-Ferrer Garcia, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain (2010)
Sin-Hwa Kang, University of Southern California Institute for Creative Technologies, USA (2011)
Pietro Cipresso, Istituto Auxologico Italiano of Milan, Italy (2012)
Sungkun Cho, Chungnam National University, Republic of Korea (2013)
Filippo La Paglia, Università di Palermo, Italy (2014)