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NMSU?s Eve Adams selected as an APA Fellow

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.


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Eve Adams, an associate professor and director of training for the counseling psychology doctoral program in the New Mexico State University College of Education, has been selected as a Fellow by the Society of Counseling Psychology, a division of the American Psychological Association. (NMSU Photo by Julie M. Hughes)

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. Adams has been the principal investigator for a Graduate Psychology Education grant for 10 years, and as a result of these funds has been at the forefront of several cutting-edge collaborations. She has coordinated the development of three courses: Primary Care Psychology, Behavioral Health Practicum and Mindfulness for Helping Professionals.

Adams received her doctorate in counseling psychology in 1988 from The Ohio State University, and served as a psychologist at the University of Akron?s Counseling Center for six years. She has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Counseling Psychology and Training & Education in Professional Psychology.