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Singh receives 2014 Advocacy Award from AMCD

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Anneliese Singh, a faculty member in the College of Education, received the 2014 Advocacy Award from the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development at the American Counseling Association conference.

Singh, an associate professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Development Services, received the award for her research and advocacy in counseling with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) youth.

She received a citation from the president of the American Psychological Association (APA) in February 2014 for helping develop psychological practice guidelines with transgender clients.

APA Presidential Citations are typically given to psychologists at the end of their careers; however, Singh was recognized as an early career psychologist for her international expertise with transgender and gender non-conforming youth.

"Dr. Singh is an early career psychologist committed to social change and advocacy for the needs of marginalized youth," said Nadine Kaslow, APA President and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Emory University. "She involves her students as community partners with grassroots organizations and schools."

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