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Counseling department to host APA grad student teaching association site

UGA’s department of counseling and human development services has been chosen as host site for the next three years for the Graduate Student Teaching Association, an affiliate organization of the American Psychological Association.

The department was selected by the APA’s Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2) to be the GSTA host institution from 2011-2014, according to Rosemary Phelps, professor and head of the department based in the College of Education, who will serve as the faculty adviser for the GSTA.

“Hosting the GSTA is another example of our department’s commitment to teaching and learning at both the undergraduate and graduate levels,” said Phelps. “With programs such as the Preparing Future Faculty in Psychology program, we are well poised to continue influencing the psychology profession through the preparation of future psychology faculty.”

Created in 2002, the GSTA provides psychology graduate student teachers and teaching assistants with services to hone their teaching skills.