Tania Israel of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School has been named President Elect of the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 17 – Society for Counseling Psychology. Israel says, “I have benefitted from the mentoring and leadership offered by past Presidents, and I am honored to have the opportunity to give back to the organization.”
Division 17 brings together psychologists, students, and international and professional affiliates who are dedicated to promoting education and training, scientific investigation, practice, and diversity and public interest in professional psychology. Division 17 advocates for Counseling Psychology within the field of psychology and in the public sector. Division 17 also supports, encourages, and promotes its members and celebrates their diversity.
Tania Israel is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology in the Gevirtz School. She was the Lead Coordinator for the 2009 National Multicultural Conference and Summit. Israel was also the 2008 winner of the Section for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Awareness Early Career Award for Contribution to LGBT Psychology.
[Tania Israel is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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