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UGA counseling professor Anneliese Singh receives APA division awards for work

Athens, Ga. – University of Georgia counseling professor Anneliese Singh has received awards from two divisions of the American Psychological Association for her work in the area of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues.

Singh, an assistant professor in the College of Education’s department of counseling and human development services, received the 2010 Award for a Significant Contribution to Social Justice and Advocacy by the Division 17 Section for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues.

The award honors a professional for their service to the field of counseling psychology and the LGBT community by implementing intervention efforts such as prevention, training, programming, direct service (groups, etc.), or application of the science of psychology to public policy and advocacy. This award is dedicated to persons who exemplify the practice of counseling psychology by engaging in actions to change systems as a means to advocate for LGBT people.

Singh also received an award for Outstanding Publication in the section for Supervision and Training. She received the award for an article she co-authored with Kirstyn S.K. Chun entitled, “From the margins to the center: Moving towards a resilience-based model of supervision for queer people of color supervisors.” The article was published in Training and Education in Professional Psychology in 2010.

Last April, Singh received the Presidential Service Award from the Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling which recognized her leadership and service as president of the association from 2007-10.

During her presidency, Singh started several initiatives focused on transgender individuals and queer people of color, both populations that are often marginalized within the LGBTQ community. She also initiated the creation of the ALGBTIC Competencies for working with transgender individuals in counseling, which are now completed and approved by both the ALGBTIC Board and the Governing Council of the American Counseling Association.

Singh has been a faculty member in the College of Education’s department of counseling and human development services since 2007. She received her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Georgia State University.