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Stephanie Budge (pronouns: she/her/hers) focuses her research and advocacy efforts on transgender and gender diverse people. She is an associate professor in the Department of Counseling Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received her master’s degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and received her PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research focuses on emotional and coping processes for transgender youth and adults, as well as the effectiveness of medical and psychotherapeutic treatments for transgender clients. She provides clinical trainings nationally and internationally related to LGBTQ issues, focusing on practitioners’ self-efficacy, knowledge, awareness, and skills. At the University of Wisconsin, she promotes transgender advocacy on campus by providing workshops to students, faculty, and staff related to navigating gender identity within a university environment. As a licensed psychologist, she has provided pro-bono therapy to transgender youth. For her research efforts, she received the American Psychological Association LGBT Outstanding Community Contributions award (2011) and the APA LGBT Early Career Professional Award (2015) from the Society for Counseling Psychology. Stephanie is currently an Associate Editor of Psychotherapy and Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity and is on the editorial board of the International Journal of Transgender Health.
Please note: Stephanie Budge will not be taking an incoming doctoral student for the 2021-2022 year.
- PhD Counseling Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011
- MS Educational Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, 2006
- BS Psychology, University of Utah, 2003
- Budge, S., Sinnard, M. T., & Hoyt, W. T. (In Press). Longitudinal effects of psychotherapy with transgender and nonbinary clients: A randomized controlled pilot trial. Psychotherapy
- Budge, S., Dominguez, S., & Goldberg, A. E. (2020). Minority stress in nonbinary students in higher education: The role of campus climate and belongingness. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity
- Budge, S., Conniff, J., Belcourt, W. S., Parks, R. L., Pantalone, D., & Katz-Wise, S. L. (2018). A grounded theory study of the development of trans youths’ awareness of coping with gender identity. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27, 3048-3061.
- Budge, S., & Moradi, B. (2018). Attending to gender in psychotherapy: Understanding and incorporating systems of power. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 74, 2014-2027.
- Budge, S., Israel, T., & Merrill, C. (2017). Improving the lives of sexual and gender minorities: The promise of psychotherapy research. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 64, 376-384.
- 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, 12-25.
- 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. Journal of counseling psychology.
- Tebbe, E., Moradi, B., & Budge, S. (2016). Introduction to the Major Contribution on Research with Trans Populations. The Counseling Psychologist
- Budge, S., Thai, J. L., Tebbe, E., & Howard, K. H. (2016). The intersection of socioeconomic status, race, sexual orientation, transgender identity, and mental health outcomes. The Counseling Psychologist, 44, 1025-1049.
- Budge, S., (2015). Psychotherapists as gatekeepers: An evidence-based case study highlighting the role and process of letter writing for transgender clients.. Psychotherapy, 52, 287-297.
- Budge, S., Sinnard, M. T., & Hoyt, W. T. (2020, ). Minority stress outcomes during and post psychotherapy: 6-month follow-up results for trans clients. presented at the 2020 American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, D.C..
- Budge, S. (2018, ). The feasibility of a clinical trial focusing on trans individuals’ minority stress. presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California.
- Budge, S. (2017, ). Evaluating the effectiveness of psychotherapy with trans clients: using the working alliance inventory. presented at the United States Professional Association for Transgender Health Meeting, Los Angeles, California.
- Budge, S. (2016, ). The state and future of psychotherapy research with transgender clients. presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado.
- Budge, S., & Katz-Wise, S. L. (2016, ). Emotional expression of trans youth and their families: A cross-comparison of familial cultures for gender and emotions. presented at the International Congress of Psychology Conference, Yokohama, Japan.
- Budge, S., & salkas, s. (2016, ). An overview of non-binary gender identities in the National Transgender Discrimination Survey. presented at the World Professional Association for Transgender Health Biannual Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
- Budge, S., & Katz-Wise, S. L. (2014, ). Emotional and interpersonal experiences of trans youth and their caregivers. presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
- Budge, S. (2014, ). The other side of the story: trans individuals' experiences of positivity and resilience. presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.
- Budge, S., Barr, S. M., Katz-Wise, S. L., Keller, B. L., & Manthos, M. (2013, ). Incorporating positivity into psychotherapy with trans clients. presented at the Annual Philadelphia Transgender Health Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
- Budge, S., Thai, J., & Rossman, H. K. (2012, ). Intersecting identities and mental health outcomes for transsexual, cross-dressing, and genderqueer individuals. presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida.
Select Awards and Honors
- School of Education Impact 2030 Faculty Fellow, UW - Madison School of Education, 2020
- Honorary Rainbow Degree, University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Gender and Sexuality Campus Center, 2019
- Community Engaged Scholarship Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Education, 2018
- Division 17 Early Career Award, American Psychological Association (APA), 2017
- Outstanding Paper Award, American Psychological Association (APA), 2017
- Division 29 Early Career Award, American Psychological Association (APA), 2015
- Trustees Award Nomination, University of Louisville, 2013
- Graduate Student Research Award, American Psychological Association (APA), 2010
- Outstanding Graduate Student Award, American Psychological Association (APA), 2010
- Transgender Research Award, American Psychological Association (APA), 2010