Emily Ferguson and Mihya Weber of the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at the Gevirtz School were given the 2020-2021 Ray E. Hosford Award for Excellence in Clinical Dedication for their service at the Hosford Counseling & Psychological Services Clinic at UC Santa Barbara.
Ferguson is a doctoral student in the clinical psychology emphasis working under Dr. Ty Vernon. Her research interests include the design and dissemination of social interventions for individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), along with the development of novel measures to track individual responses to intervention. She is also interested in developing methods to teach emotion regulation skills to individuals with ASD with a range of verbal and cognitive abilities.
Weber is a doctoral student in the school psychology emphasis working under Dr. Shane Jimerson. She is just beginning her pre-doctoral internship at Dallas Children's Advocacy Center.
The Hosford Counseling & Psychological Services Clinic is a university-based community clinic that is designed to provide developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive, low-cost individual, couple, family, and group psychological treatment and testing/assessment services to people living within the central coast community. The Hosford Clinic serves as a training site for students in CCSP and as a clinical-research facility for the faculty and students of the CCSP Department. It also strives to provide educational, consultation, and training services to professional and paraprofessional clinicians and educators in the tri-counties.