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Singh receives Association of Specialists in Group Work Fellows Award

Lauren Leathers

February 28, 2020

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Anneliese Singh, the associate dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion in the Mary Frances Early College of Education, received the Association of Specialists in Group Work (ASGW) Fellows Award earlier this month. The award was presented at the organization's annual conference held in Puerto Rico on Jan. 30-Feb. 1.

Headshot of Anneliese Singh

Singh received the award for her scholarship, teaching and advocacy in the field of group work. She led the development of ASGW resources including the "Multicultural and Social Justice Competence Principles in Group Work" and "Ten Strategies to Intentionally Use Group Work to Transform Hate, Facilitate Courageous Conversations, and Enhance Community Building."

"Because I have used group work as a foundational tool in social change, receiving the ASGW Fellowship is a tremendous honor. Whether I am facilitating courageous conversations trainings or leading educational workshops on racial healing and LGBTQ+ issues, I always use group work principles to guide my interventions," said Singh, who is also a professor in the department of counseling and human development services in the College.

ASGW is a division of the American Counseling Association (ACA). Singh received the ACA Fellows Award—the highest honor awarded by the association—last year for contributions to the counseling profession.