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University at Albany Counseling Psychology Faculty Ranked Fourth in Nation

Contact: Catherine Herman (518) 437-4980

ALBANY, N.Y. (July 19, 2005) -- The University at Albany's Counseling Psychology program has been ranked the fourth best in the nation for faculty publication productivity, according to the May 2005 issue of The Counseling Psychologist. The article "Current Institutional Trends in Research Productivity on Counseling Psychology Journals," ranked the program based on faculty contributions to the premier scholarly publications in counseling for the decade ending in 2002. This new ranking complements the program's thirteenth place standing the 2006 U.S.News & World Report reviews of national programs in counseling and personnel services.

The Counseling Psychology faculty have sustained a record of excellence for two decades. 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 the ranking improved, with a 1994 report in the same journal ranking the program fourth in the nation in terms of overall productivity, and a 1995 article in The Counseling Psychologist listing the counseling psychology program as second in the nation in terms of scholarly contributions.

In addition, over the two decades, focused rankings also have been reported in analyses presented at the American Psychological Association in terms of contributions to specific journals: the counseling psychology faculty were ranked the number one contributors to the Journal of Vocational Behavior, and as the second most frequent contributors to the Journal of Counseling Psychology.

"This strong tradition of excellence is a hallmark of the faculty in counseling psychology, and, indeed, the entire School of Education," said Dean Susan D. Phillips. "I am deeply honored to see it recognized across the nation."

Contributions of individual faculty have received national recognition. Monroe Bruch, David Blustein, Myrna Friedlander, Richard Haase, and Dean Phillips were ranked in the top eight percent by The Counseling Psychologist of the members of the American Psychological Association's Society of Counseling Psychology in scholarly productivity. Myrna Friedlander was ranked 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.


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