Sarah Knox Elected Fellow of APA Division 29

Released: 9/4/09

Dr. Sarah Knox, Associate Professor of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology, has been elected as a Fellow of APA Division 29, Psychotherapy. This honor is awarded, in part, on the basis of evaluated evidence of outstanding contributions to the field of psychology. Fellow status requires that a person's work has had a national impact on the field of psychology.

"I feel thrilled, and incredibly honored, to have been recognized by my colleagues in this way," Dr. Knox replied, when asked about the honor, "I am extremely grateful for the tremendous support from others that has led to this accomplishment."

Dr. Knox is certainly no stranger to professional recognition. In 2007, she was nominated for the Division 29 Early Career Award. In that same year, she received the Outstanding Early Career Achievement Award from the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR), an international organization of psychotherapy researchers.

Commenting on the award, Dean Bill Henk noted that “Dr. Knox is an extraordinary scholar, a true credit to her department, the College of Education, and Marquette University. Her research productivity and quality have been remarkable, and she most definitely deserves this very high honor.”

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.



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