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Budge earns Early Career Award for Contribution to LGBT Counseling Psychology

July 27, 2015

UW-Madison Visiting Assistant Professor Stephanie Budge received word earlier this month that she will be receiving the 2015 Early Career Award for Contribution to LGBT Counseling Psychology.

This award is being presented by the Section for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues, which is a Section of the Society of Counseling Psychology, within the American Psychological Association. 

Budge, who earned her Ph.D. from UW-Madison’s Department of Counseling Psychology in 2011, is scheduled to receive her award during the Section’s annual dinner event that is part of the American Psychological Association’s annual convention, which runs Aug. 6 to 9 in Toronto.

Budge is a visiting assistant professor with the School of Education’s Department of Counseling Psychology. Her primary research interests include working with LGBTQ populations -- specifically transgender individuals’ emotional and coping processes, and their experiences of psychotherapy. She also focuses on psychotherapy process and outcome research, primarily regarding therapist effects and effectiveness of interventions.

Budge is highly committed to social justice. In addition to her academic responsibilities, she provides counseling services through her private practice for trans clients on a free or slide scale basis.