UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School has announced the 2010 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 Whitney Ence, Jasmin Llamas, Lindsey O’Brien Grimm, Kristen Ritchey, Renee Singh, Kristen Sullivan, and Jennifer Twyford. The fellowships are in memory of Ray E. Hosford, Professor of Education at the Gevirtz School from 1969-83. The seven awards provide close to $5000 for students to complete proposed applied psychology research as part of their doctoral studies.
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.
[The award winning students are available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
– end –