Staff Research and Awards
Asian Pacific Islander Outstanding Staff Member Leader Award, May 2016
Two of our senior staff psychologists, Mariko Lin and Ron Miyaguchi, were selected to receive this award.
Lifetime Achievement Award from the National College Testing Association, September 2015
David Espinoza received the The Lifetime Achievement Award from the National College Testing Association for being someone who has consistently provided extensive and exemplary service to the organization. Through the contributions of this individual, the organization has made specific, direct, and definable gains in quality, substance, value, scope, and/or vision.
Association for University and College Counseling Center Outreach Video Awards, May 2015
Best short: "Feeling Anxious?" Produced by Melanie Burke.
Most Parent Friendly: "About the U of O Counseling Center" Produced by Melanie Burke, featuring Ron Miyaguchi and Shelly Kerr.
Honorable Mention for Effective Inclusion of Diverse Identities in all submitted videos.
Service Recognition Award from the National College Testing Association, November 2014
David Espinoza received the 2014 Service Recognition Award for his contributions to the National College Testing Association. He has impacted both the University of Oregon campus community and the national testing community in positive ways through his dedication, high standards, and talents.
Excellence Medallion, October 2014
Brenda Porter was awarded an Excellence Medallion in fall of 2014. The Excellence Medallion is awarded to UO Student Life employees whose words reflect a positive attitude, whose actions go beyond the expectations of their position, and whose work ethic demonstrates a willingness to do whatever it takes to provide a positive experience for our students.
Anne Leavitt Award, October 2014
Brooks Morse received the Anne Leavitt award, which is given to an individual whose contribution has changed the life of a student or students in a significant way. Anne believed in accessible, quality, public education, and that earning a degree changed the lives of individuals, families, Oregon communities, and society in general. Brooks Morse has been tireless in creating an interpersonal violence program in coordination with Affirmative Action Office and Office of the Dean of Students. Her dedication to survivors of sexual assault and gender discrimination is evident in her clear attention to all of the important details needed to make sure survivors get the care, support, and resources they deserve.
UO Senate Leadership and Service Award, October 2014
David Espinoza received the UO Senate Leadership an Service Award for his exemplary service over a period of years to the University through participation in committees, advisory bodies, or elected positions, as well as his inspired leadership and commitment to the principles of shared governance, participatory decision making, and fostering a campus climate of inclusiveness, respect, and professional excellence.
Excellence Medallion, July 2014
Jenny Rouch was awarded the Excellence Medallion in July of 2014. This is an award granted quarterly by the Division of Student Life to recognize performance that exceeds expectations. Jenny discovered a compromised website link for students seeking standardized testing. This link could have cost students money and caused a lot of hardship for everyone involved. Thanks to her quick thinking and exceptional efforts, the national testing site was able to correct the error and prevent further problems.
Martin Luther King Jr. Award, 2014
Dr. Mariko Lin was the recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. Award. This award is conferred by the Office of the Vice President for Equity and Inclusion and celebrates those whose efforts uphold the ideals set forth by Dr. King. This award recognizes Dr. Lin's outstanding work promoting social justice and inclusion here at the University of Oregon.
Commitment to Community Award, 2012
Doctoral Interns, Dan Walinsky and Brent Horner, were awarded the Commitment to Community award by the LGBTESSP office within the office of the Dean of Students. This award recognizes their commitment to leadership and service within lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities.
Publications & Presentations
Liz Asta, PhD
Asta, E.L. and Vacha-Haase, T. (2013). Heterosexual Ally Development in Counseling Psychologists: Experiences, Training, and Advocacy. The Counseling Psychologist, 41, 493-529.
Alisia Caban, PhD
McWhirter, E. H.; Valdez, M.; Caban, A. R. (2013). Latina adolescents’ plans, barriers, and supports: A focus group study.Journal of Latina/o Psychology, 1(1), 35-52.
Chain, J.; Nagayama Hall, G.; Caban, A. R. (2012). Chinese International Students’ Mental Health: Impact of Stereotype Threat and Perceived Discrimination. Poster presented at Asian American Psychological Association Convention, Orlando, FL.
Chain, J.; Nagayama Hall, G.; Caban, A. R. (2013). Social Connectedness, Language Discrimination, Internalized Pressure, Stereotype Threat and Psychological Distress for Chinese International Students. Poster presented at Asian American Psychological Association Convention, Honolulu, HI.
Mariko Lin, PhD
Lin, M. M., Her, P., & Gloria, A. M. (2015). Kawm Ntawv Qib Siab Understanding the psychosociocultural educational experiences of Hmong American undergraduates, Journal of Southeast Asian American Education and Advancement, 10, 1-20.
Arbisi-Kelm, H., Clay, J. P., Lin, M. M., Horikawa, R. Y., Clifton, W. H., & Kapani, S. Who I am is the Text. Who I become is the Purpose (2013). New Directions for Student Services (Special Issue:Creating Successful Multicultural Initiatives in Higher Education and Student Affairs), 2013, 47-55
Chandra Mundon, PsyD
Mundon, C. R., Anderson, M. L., & Najavits, L. M. (2015). Attitudes toward Substance Abuse Clients: An Empirical Study of Clinical Psychology Trainees, Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 47(4), 293-300, DOI: 10.1080/02791072.2015.1076090
Suzie Stadelman, MS
Linville, D., Cobb, E., Shen, F., Stadelman, S. (2016). Reciprocal influence of couple dynamics and eating disorders. Journal of Marriage and Family Therapy, 42(2), 326-340.
Asha Stephen, PhD
Sumida, E., Chen, B., Huang, Y., McEneaney, A., & Stephen A. (February 2016). Connecting Students Globally: Successes and Challenges. Panel discussion presented at the American Group Psychotherapy Association, New York, NY.
Stephen, A., Riedlinger, C., & Sumida, E. (October 2015). Creating a Group Program in College Counseling Settings. Panel discussion presented at the Group Therapy Summit West, Corvallis, OR.
Stephen, A., & Sumida, E. (October 2015). Training the Next Generation of Group Psychotherapists. Presented at the Group Therapy Summit West, Corvallis, OR.
Larson, L.M., Stephen, A., Bonitz, V.S., & Wu, T.-F. (2013). Predicting science achievement in India: Role of gender, self-efficacy, interests, and effort, Journal of Career Assessment, February 2014; vol. 22, 1: pp. 89-101.
Stephen, A., Kao, J., & Rahardja, D. (February, 2010). Enhancing Collaboration between University Counseling Centers and International Student Offices. Presented at the Big 10 Counseling Centers Conference, Michigan State University.