UGA counseling professor Rosemary Phelps receives APA award

UGA counseling professor Rosemary Phelps receives APA award

Athens, Ga. – University of Georgia counseling professor Rosemary Phelps has received the 2010 Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training Award from the American Psychological Association.

The national award recognizes Phelps’ achievements as a leading scholar and outstanding educator of professional and research psychologists. The award also cited her work in developing the Preparing Future Faculty in Psychology initiative, with UGA colleagues Kecia Thomas, professor of psychology in the Franklin College of Arts & Sciences and Tarek Grantham, an associate professor of educational psychology. The initiative has now become a concentration in UGA’s counseling psychology doctoral program.

Phelps, a professor and head of the College of Education’s department of counseling and human development services since 2006, will be recognized during the APA’s national convention in San Diego, Calif., in August 2010. She will deliver an address to the membership at the convention.

Phelps was named a UGA Senior Teaching Fellow for 2004-05. She is a Class of 2002 member of UGA’s Teaching Academy, a community of scholars dedicated to promoting and celebrating excellence in teaching and learning. She has also served as a book reviewer for Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., since 2000.

She is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development, the Southeastern Psychological Association, and the APA’s Society for the Teaching of Psychology, Society of Counseling Psychology, Society for the Psychology of Women and Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues.

Phelps joined the UGA faculty in 1990. She received her Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Tennessee in 1986.