CSES 2013 Leadership Awardees
The Committee on Socioeconomic Status (CSES) is delighted to announce its 2013 Leadership Awardees. Recipients or their designees will receive their awards and citations at the 121st Annual APA Convention in Honolulu, Aug. 2, 2013, at 11:00 a.m.
CSES 2013 Leadership Award Recipients
Distinguished Leadership Award
Heather Bullock, PhD, University of California-Santa Cruz
Heather Bullock's research focuses on social psychological dimensions of economic (in)justice. She is interested in how members of different socioeconomic groups understand and justify poverty and wealth, as well as their own relative status. Much of her work in this area examines how classist stereotypes and attributions for poverty influence support for various welfare and anti-poverty policies.
Professor Bullock also studies interpersonal classism in the lives of low-income women. She is working to document the conditions under which classist behaviors are most likely to occur and the intersections of classism, racism and sexism. Of special concern is discrimination that occurs in settings in which low-income groups rely on others for assistance (e.g., social services, medical care).
Emerging Leadership Award
Bryan Kim, PhD, University of Hawai‘i-Hilo
Kim's research focuses on multicultural psychotherapy process and outcome, measurement of culture-specific constructs, psychotherapist training and immigrant experiences. His current research examines the effects of culture-specific interventions and client enculturation/acculturation (e.g., cultural values) on psychotherapy process and outcome. Kim's interest in cross-cultural psychology largely stems from his experiences growing up in Hawai‘i as a 1.5-generation Asian-American.
Kim is currently associate editor of The Counseling Psychologist and Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development. He also serves as consulting editor of Journal of Counseling Psychology®, Journal of Counseling and Development, Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, Asian-American Journal of Psychology, and the Korean Journal of Counseling and Psychotherapy.
Organizational Leadership Award
Hawai‘i H.O.M.E. Project, Honolulu
The mission of the Hawai‘i H.O.M.E. Project is to improve quality and access to health care for Hawai‘i's homeless, while increasing student and physician awareness and understanding of the homeless and their healthcare needs. The project was founded in August of 2005 and currently provides free medical services to homeless individuals through three student-run clinics per week at the Next Step shelter in Kaka'ako, the Pai'olu Kaiaulu shelter in Waianae, and the Onemalu and Onelauena shelters in Kalaeloa. In addition to these clinics, we also utilize our mobile health van for monthly medical outreach events at the First United Methodist Church in Honolulu and for other unsheltered homeless populations on Oahu.
Hawai‘i's H.O.M.E. Project is a John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM) student-run free clinic staffed by volunteers, including:
University of Hawai‘i premedical students
JABSOM medical students
University of Hawai‘i resident physicians
University of Hawai‘i and community attending physicians
APA Office on Socioeconomic Status
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