The ISSSS’s highest honor is named for William Stephenson, the man who created Q and who spent his life developing and shaping Q Methodology theory and practice to advance the study of human subjectivity.

The William Stephenson Award is presented to that individual who demonstrates a life-long passion and commitment to carry on the work of Dr. Stephenson, both inside and outside of the ISSSS community, and is dedicated to Q Methodology research, including both applications and theoretical perspectives.

In 2023, the William Stephenson Award was presented to Amanda Wolf in recognition of her invaluable contribution and commitment to the ISSSS community and Q Methodology research.

Although Amanda could not attend the Q conference 2023 to receive the award personally, she graciously shared her thoughts and gratitude during a heartfelt speech that was translated during the conference. You can watch her acceptance speech below: