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Yun-Jy Yeh to Receive American Psychological Association Student Travel Award

The highly competitive award will help fund Yeh's travel to the 2007 APA Convention in San Francisco.

By Laura Ormsby (July 2007)

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Yun-Jy Yeh, a graduate student in the Counseling Psychology program in the College of Education, has been selected to receive a 2007 American Psychological Association (APA) Student Travel Award. This highly competitive award, sponsored by the APA, helps fund students’ travel to the 2007 APA Convention in San Francisco.

“I truly appreciate this opportunity to present my poster at the APA conference,” said Yeh. “I believe this award will be very meaningful and beneficial to my career development as a counseling psychologist.”

Yeh plans to present a paper at the convention, to be held August 17–20. The paper is based on a case study she helped conduct. The study pertained to a therapist’s countertransference feelings and behavior in relation to changes in client symptomology over the course of 23 sessions of psychotherapy.

Next year, Yeh will intern at the University Counseling Services of Virginia Commonwealth University. Her future career plans include continuing research and training future practitioners through teaching and supervision while maintaining a part-time private practice as a therapist.

The APA, based in Washington, D.C., is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States and is the world’s largest association of psychologists.