2010 Provost Award to Psychology Student

Provost Susan Phillips presented Ms. Stacey Farmer with the 2010 Provost’s Award, recognizing outstanding undergraduate research. One of three Provost’s awards presented at the 2010 University at Albany Undergraduate Research Conference, Ms. Farmer’s award was based on her project entitled, “Alternative Treatment Delivery Systems: A Randomized Clinical Trial Evaluating the Effectiveness of ACT in the Treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder.” Professor John Forsyth, her faculty advisor, commented that: “Very few self-help workbooks are tested to show that they are effective. Stacey has accomplished that with her work, and with our workbook (The Mindfulness & Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety). She has shown that an inexpensive workbook can have a meaningful impact on the lives of anxious individuals. That’s what I call doing research that makes a difference.” The Provost’s Award comes with a certificate and monetary award for the student and a $500 contribution to Professor Forsyth’s research fund to continue to guide the achievements of outstanding undergraduate researchers.