Athens, Ga. – Graduate students from the University of Georgia were honored for their scholarship in marriage and family studies at the 28th Annual Marriage and Family Therapy Institute recently held at the UGA Hotel and Conference Center at the Georgia Center.
This year, the program honored two students at the doctoral level and two at the master’s level. The recognition included monetary awards, ranging from $150 to $395, and registration to the institute.
Daniel Goldstein of Miami, Fla., a first-year graduate student in the College of Education’s counseling psychology program, received the 2012 Doctoral Research Award for his study titled Husbands Caught in Crossfire: Does Boundary-Setting Moderate Marital Interference from His Mother?
Gerry Crete of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, a second-year graduate student in the College of Education’s counseling and personnel services program at UGA-Gwinnett, was the runner-up recipient for the 2012 Doctoral Research Award for his study titled Emotionally Focused Therapy for Male Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse and their Partners.
Meredith Huot de Saint-Albin of Atlanta, a second-year graduate student in the School of Social Work’s program at UGA-Gwinnett, received the 2012 Masters’ Research Award for her proposal titled A Family-Based Therapeutic Intervention for Relieving Symptoms of Depression in Clients with Parkinson’s Disease. The research was a collaboration between de Saint-Albin and her research partner, Anne McMicken of Marietta.
Heather Branham of Atlanta, a second-year graduate student in the School of Social Work, was the runner-up recipient of the 2012 Master’s Research Award.
In addition, Jasmin Jones of Syracuse, N.Y., a doctoral student in the College of Education’s counseling psychology program, was honored for her three years of service as a graduate assistant for the certificate program, which will conclude at the end of the academic year.
Hosted by the UGA Marriage and Family Pre-Professional Graduate Certificate Program, the daylong institute was conducted by Dr. Adam Blatner, a national expert in the field who specializes in psychodrama. The institute was attended by clinical professionals, including psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, social workers, clergy, youth workers, substance abuse counselors, and marriage and family therapists.
The UGA Marriage and Family Pre-Professional Graduate Certificate is a 15-hour program available to students who are pursuing a graduate clinical degree in the College of Education, the School of Social Work or the College of Family and Consumer Sciences. The coordinator of the certificate program is Brian A. Glaser, a professor in the College of Education’s department of counseling and human development services.