Counseling Psychology Faculty’s Publications Ranked Fifth in Nation

Albany, NY (October 5, 2010) - According to a recent analysis, faculty members of the University at Albany’s School of Education are the fifth most prolific authors in the premier journal in counseling psychology--the American Psychological Association’s Journal of Counseling Psychology (JCP).

The Division of Counseling Psychology, in the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, ranked fifth in the nation for the number of faculty publications in JCP over the past 11 years.  School of Education Professor Myrna (Micki) Friedlander was ranked twentieth among all authors contributing to JCP in the same time period.

These most recent rankings are a testament to the quality of faculty in the Counseling Psychology program over the last decade. But top-rankings for the Counseling Psychology division has been sustained for over 25 years.

In 1984, the program was ranked fifth in the nation by the Journal of Counseling Psychology, based on publications and professional leadership positions among counseling psychology programs. A decade later, a 1994 report in the same journal ranked the program fourth in the nation in terms of overall productivity, and a 1995 article in The Counseling Psychologist listed the program as second in the nation in terms of scholarly contributions. In 1993, the Counseling Psychology faculty were ranked the number one contributors to the Journal of Vocational Behavior and the number two contributors to the Journal of Counseling Psychology.  In 2005, JCP placed them fourth best in the nation for faculty publication productivity in counseling psychology for the decade ending in 2002, and the program earned thirteenth place standing in the 2006 U.S.News & World Report reviews of national programs in counseling and personnel services.

Individual faculty contributions have received national recognition as well. The Counseling Psychologist ranked Myrna Friedlander, Richard Haase, and Susan Phillips, all of whom are faculty in the Division of Counseling Psychology, in the top eight percent in scholarly productivity of all members of the American Psychological Association's Society of Counseling Psychology. Friedlander was honored among the 50 most frequently cited authors in all of counseling psychology and one of the top three researchers in all of psychotherapy process-outcome research in separate reports in the Journal of Counseling Psychology and The Counseling Psychologist.