CEP student receives APA award

E. Lorena NavarroElvia Lorena Navarro, Doctoral Candidate in Counseling and Educational Psychology at New Mexico State University earned two awards at the 2013 American Psychological Association Conference.

The first award was the APA/APAGS Distinguished Graduate Student Award in Professional Psychology for “demonstrating outstanding practice and application of psychology in working with an underserved population in an applied setting and developing an innovative method for delivering health services to an underserved population.”

The second award was the 2013 Stuart C. Tentoni Outstanding Professional Development Program Award; which was presented to Ms. Navarro and her colleges: Dr. Dianna M. Gonzalez, Laura M. Cote, Delvis I. Barreto-Rios, Ana Laura James, Dr. Claudia Porras, and mentor: Dr. Ivelisse Torres for the presentation entitled, “Bilingual Psychologists in Training: Building Linguistic and Cultural Counseling Competencies.” This annual award is made possible through the generosity of Dr. Stuart C. Tentoni.  The purpose of this award is to encourage students to submit proposals for APAGS’ convention programming and to attend and participate in the annual APA Convention.  There is no formal application for this award.  All accepted program submissions that meet the award criteria are automatically nominated to receive this award.


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