UW Madison - Department of Counseling Psychology - Faculty - Stephanie L. Budge

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Stephanie L. Budge

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Stephanie L. Budge

Counseling Psychology (CP)

Curriculum Vitae


Ph D, Counseling Psychology, LGBT Issues and Psychological Assessment
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin

MA, Educational Psychology
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, Texas

BS, Psychology, Gender Studies
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah



Scheduled Teaching

  • Spring 2017 - CP 890, Advanced Psychological Assessment
  • Spring 2017 - CP 900, Foundational Practicum
  • Spring 2017 - CP 903, Advanced Practicum
  • Fall 2016 - CP 805, Helping Relationships and Techniques
  • Spring 2016 - CP 900, Foundational Practicum
  • Spring 2016 - CP 903, Advanced Practicum
  • Fall 2015 - CP 805, Helping Relationships and Techniques
  • Spring 2015 - CP 806 Master's Prepracticum
  • Fall 2014 - Techniques and Microskills for Counselors
    Course Prefix: 270, Course Number: 805, Course Level: Graduate

Research Interests

Dr. Budge's primary research interests include working with LGBTQ populations–specifically transgender individuals’ emotional and coping processes and their experiences of psychotherapy. She also focuses on psychotherapy process and outcome research, primarily regarding therapist effects and effectiveness of interventions. She is highly committed to social justice and in addition to her academic responsibilities provides counseling services through her private practice for trans clients on a free or slide scale basis.


  • Budge, S., & dickey, l.m. (2017). Barriers, Challenges, and Decision-Making in the Letter Writing Process for Gender Transition. Psychiatric Clinics. 40(1), 65-78.
  • Katz-Wise, S.L., Budge, S., Orovecz, J.J., Nguyen, B., Nava-Coulter, B., & Thomson, K. (2017). Imagining the future: Perspectives among youth and caregivers in the trans youth family study. 64(1), 26-40.
  • Budge, S., Chin, M.Y., & Minero, L.P. (2017). Trans individuals' facilitative coping: An analysis of internal and external processes. Journal of Counseling Psychology. 64(1), 12-25.
  • Moradi, B., Tebbe, E., Brewster, M., Budge, S., Lenzen, A., Enge, E., Hiner, D., & Painter, J. (2016). A content review of transgender research: 2002-2012. The Counseling Psychologist. 44, 960-995.
  • Tebbe, E., Moradi, B., & Budge, S. (2016). Introduction to the Major Contribution on Research with Trans Populations. The Counseling Psychologist.
  • Kopta, M., Owen, J.J., & Budge, S. (2015). Measuring psychotherapy outcomes with the Behavioral Health Measure-20: Efficient and comprehensive. Psychotherapy. 52, 442-448.
  • Budge, S., Keller, B.L., & Sherry, A.R. (2014). Sexual Minority Women's Experiences of Sexual Pressure: A Qualitative Investigation of Recipients' and Initiators' Reports.
  • Budge, S., Rossman, K., & Howard, K. (2014). Genderqueer individuals’ mental health outcomes: The impact of gender socialization, coping, and perceived loss. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling.
  • Budge, S., Moore, J.T., Del Re, A.C., Wampold, B.E., Baardseth, T.P., & Nienhuis, J.B. (2013). The effectiveness of evidence-based treatments for personality disorders when comparing treatment-as-usual and bona fide treatments. Clinical Psychology Review. 33(8), 1057-66.
  • Katz-Wise, S.L., Budge, S., & Hyde, J.S. (2013). Individuation or Identification? Self-Objectification and the Mother-Adolescent Relationship. Psychology of Women Quarterly. 37(3), 366-380.
  • Budge, S., Katz-Wise, S.L., Tebbe, E., Howard, K.S., Schneider, C.L., & Rodriguez, A. (2013). Transgender emotional and coping processes: Use of facilitative and avoidant coping throughout the gender transition. The Counseling Psychologist. 41, 601-647.
  • Wampold, B.E., & Budge, S. (2012). The Relationship – and its Relationship to the common and specific factors of psychotherapy. The Counseling Psychologist. 40, 601-623.
  • Wampold, B.E., Budge, S., Laska, K.M., Del Re, A.C., Baardseth, T.P., Flückiger, C., Minami, T., Kivlighan, D.M., & Gunn, W. (2011). Evidence-based treatments for depression and anxiety versus treatment-as-usual: A meta-analysis of direct comparisons. Clinical Psychology Review. 31, 1304-1312.
    Abstract: doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2011.07.012
  • Budge, S., Tebbe, E.N., & Howard, K.S. (2010). The work experiences of transgender individuals: Negotiating the transition and coping with barriers. Journal of Counseling Psychology. 57, 377-393.
  • Budge, S., Baardseth, T.P., Wampold, B.E., & Flückiger, C. (2010). Researcher allegiance and supportive therapy: Pernicious affects on results of randomized clinical trials. European Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy. 12, 23-39.
  • Budge, S. (2006). Peer mentoring in post-secondary education: Implications for research and practice. Journal of College Reading and Learning. 37, 71-85.

Awards and Honors

  • Division 17 Early Career Award
    Organization: American Psychological Association Division 17
    Description: (Counseling Psychology) award for social justice work and research with LGBT populations
    Date(s): July 2015
  • Most Valuable Paper Award, Runner Up
    Organization: American Psychological Association Division 29
    Purpose: Scholarship/Research
    Scope: National
    Date(s): January 2014
  • University of Louisville Trustees Award Nomination
    Description: Nomination provided to faculty for excelling in mentoring students
    Date(s): February 2013
  • APA Student Travel Award
    Scope: National
    Date(s): May 2011
  • Graduate Student Research Award
    Organization: Society for Vocational Psychology
    Purpose: Scholarship/Research
    Description: Awarded for research regarding transgender individuals' workplace experiences and career decision making
    Date(s): July 2010
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award for community contributions with the LGBT population
    Organization: APA Division 17
    Purpose: Scholarship/Research
    Scope: National
    Date(s): July 2010
  • Transgender Research Award
    Organization: Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues
    Purpose: Scholarship/Research
    Scope: National
    Description: Awarded for research regarding coping processes for transgender individuals
    Date(s): June 2010
  • APA Student Travel Award
    Scope: National
    Date(s): May 2010
  • Outstanding Student Poster Award
    Scope: National
    Description: American Psychological Association Division 17 (Counseling Psychology)
    Date(s): August 2009


  • World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
    Scope of Organization: International, Member Since: January 1, 2014
  • Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR)
    Scope of Organization: International, Member Since: March 1, 2009
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
    Position Held: Co-Chair of Science Committee, Scope of Organization: National, Member Since: August 1, 2006
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