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Paul Kiritsis, PsyD Clinical Psychology, DPhil., MA (History)


The Inaugural Dorothea Dix Award

Paul Kiritsis - Friday, May 02, 2014

Paul Kiritsis is pleased to announce the inaugural Dorothea Dix Award for all those who have overcome or battled mental or physical illness, disability, or injury. This year, entrants are required to answer one of the following questions in 800-2500 words:


Reflect upon a mental or physical illness, disability, or injury and describe how it prompted a revaluation of your belief system.



Reflect upon a circumstance which inspired a positive transformation of your belief system so that you were able to overcome a mental or physical illness, disability, or injury. 


The Dorothea Dix Award judge: Paul Kiritsis

Paul Kiritsis, D. Phil, is a theorist working in the areas of mind-matter interaction and transpersonal psychology. He is the award-winning author of over two-hundred and twenty articles and three books and is attempting to harness a more adequate view of the nature of mind.


Prize:  The Tree of Life handmade crystal from Ricaro. These crystals are individually handmade and shaped directly at the furnace without the use of any molds. The winner will also receive a spa treatment voucher.

The Dorothea Dix Award will run for twelve successive years (2014-2026). Each of the twelve winners will have their names inscribed on a perpetual trophy and the twelve entries combined will form a core component of a substantial book that Paul Kiritsis will publish on consciousness, illness, and belief.               

The winner will be announced at the monthly meeting of the Jung Society of Melbourne on August 15th, 2014. The results will also be posted online.  


Enquiries: 0400599760

Closing Date: Wednesday 30 July, 2014 at 5pm

Further Information:

Submissions can be sent to: with “Dorothea Dix Award” in subject line.  Remember to include a signed entry form.


“I come as the advocate of the helpless, forgotten, insane, and idiotic men and women; of beings sunk to a condition from which the most unconcerned would start with real horror; of beings wretched in our prisons, and more wretched in our almshouses…” –Dorothea Dix, 1843

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