June 10, 2008
For immediate release
UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School has announced the 2008 winners of its Hosford Fellowships, awarded to support research efforts by doctoral students who exhibit outstanding academic potential in counseling, clinical, or school psychology. This year’s recipients are Saul Alamilla, Amy Griffiths, Sarah Patz, Roxanna Rahban, Katrina Schnoebelen, and William Walther. The fellowships are in memory of Ray E. Hosford, Professor of Education at the Gevirtz School from 1969-83. The seven awards provide over $4400 for students to complete proposed research as part of their doctoral studies.
“The advanced doctoral students we funded this year developed outstanding research questions that address significant issues across a wide scope of applied psychology,”says Professor Collie Conoley, who served as Secretary of the Hosford Fellowship Committee. “With the Hosford grant support, these talented doctoral students are poised to take a leadership role in psychology through their research efforts. The topics of the six proposals are increasing the success of behaviorally challenging students in alternative high school; increasing our therapeutic effectiveness with gay clients; increasing the therapeutic influence of psychological assessment; examining the fakability of a learning disability diagnosis; understanding the effects of a learning disability on traditional psychotherapy; and identifying buffers that reduce the influence of racism on Latino/as.”
Ray Hosford received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Stanford University. After working as an Assistant Professor in Counseling and Behavioral Studies at the University of Wisconsin, he joined the faculty at UCSB as an Associate Professor of Education in 1969 and was promoted to Professor in 1974. From 1970 until 1979 Hosford was the administrative head of the Counseling Psychology Program at UCSB, building the program from a masters degree and credential program into a nationally recognized doctoral degree program that was fully approved by the American Psychological Association in 1981. Hosford is best known for his research and writing on self-as-a-model, a counseling technique he pioneered in the early 1970s.
[Collie Conoley is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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