Knox Named Fellow of the Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17 of APA)

Released: 8/31/15

Dr. Sarah Knox, Professor in the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology, has been named a Fellow of the Society of Counseling Psychology, Division 17 of the American Psychological Association (APA). This status is granted to members of the APA who show unusual and outstanding contributions or performance in the field of psychology, requiring work that has had national impact on the field of psychology. As noted on the APA’s website: “A high level of competence or steady and continuing contributions are not sufficient to warrant fellow status. National impact must be demonstrated.” Upon hearing of this recognition, Dr. Knox stated, “I am indeed honored to receive this award from my colleagues in counseling psychology. I am also indebted to those who have been vital sources of support and mentorship throughout my career.”

Dr. Knox was previously named a Fellow of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy, Division 29 of APA, in 2009. She serves as the Director of Training for the Counseling Psychology Ph.D. program and as Co-Editor of Counseling Psychology Quarterly. Her work, which focuses on therapist-client, supervisor-supervisee, and also on advisor-advisee interactions, reflects a deep-seated interest in improving the field through continued improvement to services to clients, supervisees, and advisees. Her most current work focuses on clients’ experiences of therapy termination, corrective relational experiences in therapy, feedback in cross-cultural supervision, supervisees’ experiences of supervisor self-disclosure, and positive and problematic dissertation experiences from faculty and students’ points of view.

Dr. Bill Henk, Dean of the College of Education, noted “This newest recognition of Dr. Knox by the American Psychological Association underscores a robust and sustained record of scholarly excellence that relatively few professionals in her discipline ever achieve. Given her intellectual curiosity and her keen research acumen, I have no doubt that these elite honors will continue to accrue over the course of her already distinguished career.”


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