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Professor receives early career award from American Psychological Association

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One of the College of Education's faculty members has been honored for her contributions in the field of psychology.

Anneliese Singh, an associate professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Development Services, has been awarded the 2016 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology in the Public Interest (Early Career) by the American Psychological Association. The award recognizes scholars who have advanced psychology as a science or profession through a single extraordinary achievement, or a lifetime of outstanding contributions in the public interest.

The award includes $1,000, the opportunity to present an address at the APA's upcoming annual convention in Denver and also submit a paper on the topic of the address to the journal American Psychologist.

"I am very excited about this honor, as it confirms the importance of my research examining how historically marginalized groups, like transgender people and people of color, navigate societal oppression," said Singh.

Singh is the program coordinator for the counseling and student personnel services doctoral program at UGA's Gwinnett campus and is a co-founder of the Georgia Safe Schools Coalition and Trans Resilience Project. She has also contributed to several national competencies and guidelines for the American Counseling Association and the American Psychological Association.

Her research focuses on transgender mental health and resilience, social justice and multicultural training and Asian-American/Pacific islander counseling and psychology. She is currently part of a national study exploring the resilience of transgender people.

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