AWARDS & HONORS:  Felicitaciones!
Brian Lewis Receives Jean Spruill Award

Award for Outstanding Counseling Supervisor:  Heidi ZetzerHeidi Zetzer
The Supervision and Training Section (STS) of the Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17) is dedicated to those interested or engaged in training or supervising mental health service providers, including students, professional therapists-counselors, psychologists, and clinical supervisors. Specifically, the Section strives to promote multi-culturally sensitive research, teaching, practice, as well as public interest in therapist training, clinical supervision, and supervisor training.

Leticia FloresBurnside Watstein Award:
  Leticia Flores
Leticia Flores, former director of the Virginia Commonwealth University Center for Psychological Services and Development, was honored with the Burnside Watstein Award from Equality Virginia Commonwealth University for her contributions to the LGBT community, specifically her efforts with Safe Zone Training, the annual Lavender graduations, and for creating gender-neutral bathrooms.

Dinelia RosaTeachers College’s Dean Hope Center for Educational and Psychological Services, in collaboration with the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, has received a prestigious Graduate Psychology Education (GPE) grant from the federal Health Resources & Services Administration (HSRA) that will provide stipends for six doctoral students to receive training in integrated psychology/health care. The three-year grant is for an estimated $171,000 per year. Dinelia Rosa, Director of the Center, will serve as Principal Investigator for the grant.  TC is one of 40 U.S. institutions to receive the HSRA grant. 

Dinelia has also been elected President Elect of Div 31.   


Nicole Taylor
                  And Stacey Tarvin
Clinic director Nicole Taylor (on right) marries
Stacey Tarvin

Wedding Cake


We are fortunate to have our dear friends Melody Layne and Tara Betterman to thank for our marriage. They were one of the families brave enough to be named on the lawsuit against the state and tipped us off at 11:30am that the judge had ruled in our favor. The Marion County Clerk's office reported that they would begin issuing marriage licenses immediately. Stacey was on service and her boss took her call responsibilities. I was about to enter a dissertation proposal and my amazing student, thinking nothing of her own preparation, deadline and anxiety, called it off to reschedule- hugging and shooing me away. 8 more students allowing me to reschedule a class and meetings. We could have never imagined that, even then, we would be the first lesbian couple married in the state of Indiana! What an honor for us. But most importantly, even though we did not have friends or family by our side - we know undoubtedly how loved and supported we have been. A huge thank to our places of work, where we have never hidden our relationship or family, and to ur families who on both sides have embraced us wholeheartedly. And please remember those for whom the fight continues. Even today in Indiana many counties refused to grant marriage licenses, even though legally allowed. 

Nicole Taylor

“May the good things fill the screens of your life, and the ambushes small and quick.”
Vic Pantesco


Don and Phyllis

Directors in Puerto Rico