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UW’s Budge to receive Outstanding Paper Award from The Counseling Psychologist

June 30, 2017

UW-Madison’s Stephanie Budge co-authored four papers comprising a “Major Contribution” that was recently recognized by The Counseling Psychologist with an Outstanding Paper Award.

Budge and co-authors received this prestigious honor for their research articles examining a range of topics related to transgender individuals and communities.

Stephanie Budge
“Transgender individuals are among some of the most marginalized groups in the current political landscape,” says Budge, an assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology. “There are multiple bills at the highest government levels that could either allow for more equality and influence a reduction in health disparities -- or have significant consequences on the health and well being of transgender populations. It was our hope in publishing this major contribution that we could assist researchers with conducting more justice-focused research.”

An outstanding paper for The Counseling Psychologist is broadly defined to “to include exceptional empirical, theoretical, conceptual, applied, and methodological contributions that substantially and significantly advance a particular topic or area within counseling psychology. This could reflect an individual paper or a collection of papers in a Major Contribution.”

The four papers that are co-authored by Budge and account for the entire major contribution are:

“Enhancing Scholarship Focused on Trans People and Issues”

“A Content Analysis of Literature on Trans People and Issues: 2002-2012”

“Research With Trans Communities: Applying a Process-Oriented Approach to Methodological Considerations and Research Recommendations”

“The Intersection of Race, Sexual Orientation, Socioeconomic Status, Trans Identity, and Mental Health Outcomes”

“Historically, research has been harmful to many transgender individuals,” says Budge. “We wanted to contribute to better research practices that center trans individuals at the forefront of research that will benefit them personally, as well as influence policy change.” 

Budge and her co-authors will receive their Outstanding Paper Award at the Society of Counseling Psychology Business Meeting during the American Psychological Association’s Annual Convention, which runs Aug. 3-5 in Washington, D.C.

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