UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School has announced the 2009 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 Cristina Benki, Katie Eklund, Alexandra Lam, Enjey Lin, Lindsey O’Brennan, and Joselyne Sulzner. The fellowships are in memory of Ray E. Hosford, Professor of Education at the Gevirtz School from 1969-83. The seven awards provide over $6700 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 skills in multicultural psychotherapy supervision, facilitating the effectiveness of a local domestic violence court, parent-implemented interventions for children with autism spectrum disorders, examining pre-service teachers’ ability to address sexual assault in schools, validation of a screener for behavioral and emotional problems in elementary and middle school, and evaluating school-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports.”
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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