NMSU Associate Prof Eve Adams earns APA fellowship

NMSU Photo  New Mexico State University counseling and educational psychology professor Eve Adams.

LAS CRUCES, N.M. GT;GT; The Society of Counseling Psychology, a division of the American Psychological Association, has selected Eve Adams, an associate professor and director of training for the counseling psychology doctoral program in the New Mexico State University College of Education, as a Fellow.

APA has about 130,000 members and 54 divisions in subfields of psychology. Division 17 – Counseling Psychology has about 2,200 members, and since its formation in 1948 less than 400 Fellows have been selected. Adams was one of 15 new Division 17 Fellows this year.

Counseling psychology is a specialty within professional psychology that maintains a focus on facilitating personal and interpersonal functioning across the life span. Fellowship is an honor bestowed upon members who have made "unusual and outstanding contributions or performance in the field of psychology."

In a nomination letter, Cindy Juntunen, a professor in counseling psychology and associate dean for research and graduate education at the University of North Dakota, wrote, "I believe Dr. Eve Adams has established herself as a leader in the increasingly inter-professional healthcare environment, and that she is preparing future leaders who will have a continuing impact on the health and well-being of underserved populations for generations to come."

"I am incredibly honored to be recognized as a Fellow by the American Psychological Association and the Society of Counseling Psychology," Adams said. "The unique contribution I have made to counseling psychology has been my focus on social justice, particularly as it relates to providing integrated healthcare for underserved populations. I am gratefully to have such wonderful colleagues and students who helped create and deliver this service to the citizens of New Mexico."

Adams' research interests are mindfulness, LGBT psychology, multicultural identity development and training issues. She has received two federal grants totaling more than $2.2 million in funding, most of which has been used to expand the training of NMSU counseling psychology students to provide behavioral health services in primary care settings.

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