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UW-Madison's Mun Yuk Chin, a doctoral student in the Department of Counseling Psychology, was selected to the 2016 Society of Counseling Psychology Leadership Academy.
UW-Madison’s Laura P. Minero will be leading an upcoming webinar titled, “Working Together to Achieve Racial Equality.” Minero is a Ph.D. student with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology. The webinar, scheduled for 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 11, is being offered by Forward Community Investments (FCI), an investor, connector, and advisor for organizations and initiatives that reduce social, racial, and economic disparities across Wisconsin.
UW-Madison’s Timothy Tansey and Fong Chan will be collaborating with partners across Wisconsin and the nation on two new initiatives that are designed to provide technical assistance to state vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies in their efforts to help people with disabilities obtain employment and increase their opportunities to be involved in their communities. The state-federal VR program serves about 1 million individuals per year and spends more than $2.5 billion annually in helping people with disabilities achieve their independent living and employment goals. Nonetheless, these state agencies vary in their employment outcomes for people with disabilities.
An article by UW-Madison’s Stephanie Budge was recently spotlighted by the Journals Program of the American Psychological Association. Budge is a visiting assistant professor with the School of Educatioin's Department of Counseling Psychology. She also earned her Ph.D. from that department in 2011. The article that’s being highlighted is titled, “Gatekeeping as a therapist? Gaining insight for how to write letters for transgender clients.” It was published in the APA journal, “Psychotherapy.”
Registration for UW-Madison’s largest student volunteer program opens on Friday, Sept. 4 at midnight and runs through Sept. 10. Badger Volunteers fall 2015 registration is open exclusively on the organization’s website. Students can also visit the website to explore volunteer sites and times prior to registration opening. Just over 800 volunteer slots are available for fall 2015, but the program has filled to capacity each of the last three semesters. So interested students are encouraged to log on to register for their preferred site as soon as possible on Sept. 4.
The work of UW-Madison’s Mindi Thompson is featured in the cover story for the July/August issue of the American Psychological Association’s Monitor on Psychology. The article is headlined, “Fighting poverty: New research is finding ways to help people overcome poverty and avoid the mental and physical health problems associated with low socioeconomic status.” Thompson, an associate professor with the School of Education's Department of Counseling Psychology, is among those whose expertise is highlighted in the report.
UW-Madison’s Dustin Brockberg was asked earlier this summer by the American Psychological Association Graduate Students and APA to represent APAGS at the Educational Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., Oct. 17 to 20. Brockberg is a doctoral student with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology.
UW-Madison’s Bruce Wampold earlier this summer was recognized for his enduring influence on the science of psychotherapy as he received the Distinguished Career Research Award from the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR). This is the premier award of SPR, which is a multidisciplinary and international organization whose members come from most corners of the globe.
Diana Hess started her position as the next dean of UW-Madison’s School of Education on Aug. 1. Hess, who had served as senior vice president of the Spencer Foundation in Chicago since September 2011, becomes just the ninth dean of the School of Education since its founding in 1930. She is replacing Julie Underwood, who returned to the faculty after a decade of serving as dean. Prior to starting her tenure as dean, Hess sat down for a question-and-answer session.
UW-Madison Visiting Assistant Professor Stephanie Budge received word earlier this month that she will be receiving the 2015 Early Career Award for Contribution to LGBT Counseling Psychology. This award is being presented by the Section for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues, which is a Section of the Society of Counseling Psychology, within the American Psychological Association. Budge also is an alum of UW-Madison, having earned her Ph.D. from the Department of Counseling Psychology in 2011.
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