May 15, 2007
For immediate release
Seven graduate students at UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School awarded Hosford Fellowships to support research in counseling, clinical, and school psychology
UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School has announced the 2007 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 Emily Campos, Jenss Chang, Raya Gorcheva, Jessica Little, Lisa Nowinski, Yong Park, and Shihwe Wang. The fellowships are in memory of Ray E. Hosford, Professor of Education at the Gevirtz School from 1969-83. The seven awards provide over $5200 for students to complete proposed research as part of their doctoral studies.
“These advanced doctoral students are poised to launch their careers by becoming professors in other top universities,” says Professor Collie Conoley, who served as Secretary of the Hosford Fellowship Committee. “Their research addresses a variety of important issues from tailoring treatment of underserved ethnic groups to ultra-brief psychotherapy for efficient hospital usage to understanding the psychological dynamics of sex offenders. The breadth of expertise is astounding.”
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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