Ayse Çiftçi, PhD, Awarded APA Presidential Citation
Ayşe Çiftçi, associate professor in counseling psychology in the Department of Educational Studies, was awarded an American Psychological Association (APA) Presidential Citation at the 2014 Counseling Psychology Conference in Atlanta. She was recognized for her extraordinary service to APA (especially as an Early Career Psychologist), including chairing APA’s Committee on Early Career Psychologists, and for her research that spans a broad range of multicultural topics (immigrants, expatriate experiences, gender role conflict with Turkish populations, religiosity, disability status). She has been elected an APA fellow and chairs two divisions—the Society of Counseling Psychology and International Psychology.
According to the APA the award was given for “her passion, conviction and wisdom beyond her age in championing the voice, scholarship and leadership of early career psychologists.” Çiftçi was also noted as “a role model for her students who learn by her great example, peers who benefit from her international expertise and senior psychologists who learn that change can be good.”
Çiftçi is also on the editorial board of the International Psychology Bulletin and leads the Cross-Cultural Research Team in the College of Education’s Counselling Psychology program.