UGA counseling student to attend APA Summer Institute

UGA counseling student one of only 20 in nation to attend APA Summer Institute

Athens, Ga. – Kimber Shelton, a third-year doctoral student in counseling psychology in the University of Georgia’s College of Education is one of only 20 participants in the nation selected to attend the American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program Psychology Summer Institute.

Shelton, co-author of an article pending publication in the American Counseling Association Encyclopedia of Counseling, will participate in the Services Track of the summer institute. The PSI provides educational and professional development opportunities and mentoring experiences to psychology doctoral students and early-career psychologists. Shelton and the other attendees will work one-on-one with mentors to complete projects focusing on important issues in ethnic minority communities.

Shelton, a native of Buffalo, N.Y., earned a B.S. in criminal justice and a B.A. in psychology from Roberts Wesleyan College. She received a master’s degree in mental health counseling from Niagara University.

The Minority Fellowship Program strives to increase the knowledge of issues related to ethnic minority mental health and to improve the quality of mental health treatment delivered to ethnic minority populations by providing financial and professional support to students pursuing doctoral degrees in psychology and neuroscience.

The institute will be held July 20-26 at the Hyatt Regency on Capital Hill in Washington, D.C.