UGA College of Education Student Chris Bell receives APA Graduate Research Award

UGA College of Education Student Chris Bell receives American Psychological Association Graduate Research Award

Athens, Ga. – Chris Bell, a fourth-year doctoral student in counseling psychology in the University of Georgia’s College of Education, has received the 2007 Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award from the Prevention Section of the Division of Counseling Psychology of the American Psychological Association.

Bell, who is currently on internship at the Medical College of Georgia, School of Medicine, in the department of psychiatry and health behavior, received the award at the APA’s 115th annual conference last month for his dissertation, “Evaluation of an Implementation of an Abbreviated Bully Prevention Program for Reducing Aggression in a Middle School.”

This is the second year in a row that a UGA College of Education student has received the award. Jennifer Stoddard received it in 2006 for her dissertation,”Treatment Adherence and Recidivism: An Evaluation of a Multiple Family Group Intervention for First Time Juvenile Offenders.”

UGA Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus and interim director of the College’s Educational Policy and Evaluation Center Andy Horne was dissertation professor for both award-winning students.