Tania Israel of the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School was recognized as an Emerging Leader for Women in Psychology at the 2012 American Psychological Association (APA) Convention in Orlando, Florida this August. The award was presented by the Committee on Women in Psychology of the APA.
The citation reads: “In recognition of her leadership and her program of research on responsive mental health services to LGBT women. Dr. Tania Israel has already evidenced significant leadership potential serving as the President of the Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17). She is a leader, advocate, and scholar for LGBT communities, especially women of color. She has served as a lead coordinator for the National Multicultural Conference and Summit, has published over 40 articles and chapters, and has provided over 40 scholarly presentations. Dr. Israel is a Fellow of the Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues (Division 44). She was the recipient of a five-year career development award from the National Institute of Mental Health to advance her work as a researcher focusing on mental health services for LGBT clients. Dr. Israel has demonstrated a unique ability in an emerging scholar to achieve a variety of leadership roles, while remaining an active and innovative researcher and teacher. Dr. Israel inspires us as an emerging leader for women in psychology.”