Educational & Counseling Psychology (ECPY)
Room 327 - College of Education & Human Development
Dr. Budge's CV [PDF]
- PhD, Counseling Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2011
- Psychology Pre-doctoral Intern, University of Minnesota, 2010-2011
- MA, Educational Psychology, University of Texas, Austin, 2006
- BS, Psychology, University of Utah, 2003
Stephanie is currently conducting research and analyzing data to understand more about transgender individuals’ coping and emotional processes. She uses both qualitative and quantitative methodologies to evaluate individuals’ different processes. Research she has already conducted regarding this topic found that loss contributes substantially to mental health concerns and that community and social support can act as a buffer to emotional hardships. She is beginning several research projects regarding experiences within the transgender community, including:
- a qualitative study designed to understand more about genderqueer individuals’ identity, emotional, and coping processes
- a qualitative study designed to understand more about the psychotherapy process for transgender individuals (e.g., what do transgender clients look for in a therapist, how is trust built), as well as therapists’ understanding of how they work with transgender clients
- a quantitative study that evaluates how location (rural, urban, suburban) impacts experiences of community, social support, and well-being
- a quantitative study that evaluates how multiple identities (sexual orientation, gender identity, racial identity, and socioeconomic status) are related to mental health concerns
She is also currently analyzing data that determines how lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals think and communicate about sex with their partners. Factors that are being considered include pressuring thoughts and feelings, as well as conformity to gender norms.
Research Regarding Psychotherapy Process and Outcome
Related to psychotherapy process and outcome research, Stephanie is currently investigating two separate lines of research. One line uses meta-analytic methodology to compare the effectiveness of psychotherapeutic treatments for personality disorders. She is also analyzing data to determine how the experience level of therapists impacts specific therapy outcomes (depression, anxiety, global well-being, symptom reduction, life-functioning, etc.). She plans to conduct research to determine the effectiveness of specific types of interventions for LGBTQ populations.
Advising and Mentoring
Stephanie’s approach to advising and mentoring students falls directly in line with her feminist approach. She sees her working relationship with students as being collaborative and directed by the needs of the students. She is highly committed to being an activist, which also impacts how she sees her work with students and in the greater community. She believes that is highly important that students learn how to critically think and to develop their own lines of research. It is important that students feel supported in their own process and that they also feel empowered to engage in research based on their own motivation and interests.
- Adult Personality Assessment
- Research Methods
- Introduction to Psychology
Honors & Awards
- Society for Counseling Psychology--Division 17 LGBT Outstanding Graduate Student Award for community contributions with the LGBT population during my doctoral program, 2010
- Society for Vocational Psychology/ACT Graduate Student Research Award, $500.00 for career research regarding transgender individuals, 2010
- Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues—Division 44: Transgender Research Award, $500.00 for dissertation research, 2010
- John W. M. Rothney Memorial Research Award, $150.00, 2010
- Editorial Board: Psychotherapy
- Ad Hoc Reviewer: Journal of Counseling Psychology
- American Psychological Association (APA)
- Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17)
- Society for the Psychology of Women (Division 35)
- Budge, S. L., Katz-Wise, S. L., Tebbe, E., Howard, K.A.S., Schneider, C. L., & Rodriguez, A. (In Press). Transgender emotional and coping processes: Use of facilitative and avoidant coping throughout the gender transition. The Counseling Psychologist.
- Wampold, B.E., Budge, S.L., Laska, K. M., Del Re, A.C., Baardseth, T.P., Fluckiger, C., Minumi, T., Kivlighan, M., & Gunn, W. (In Press). Evidence-based treatments for depression and anxiety versus treatment-as-usual: A met-analysis of direct comparisons. Clinical Psychology Review.
- Budge, S. L., Tebbe, E. N. & Howard, K. A. S. (2010). The work experiences of transgender individuals: Negotiating the transition and coping with barriers. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 57, 377-393.
- Budge, S. L., Baardseth, T. P., Wampold, B. H., & Fluckiger, C. (2010). Researcher allegiance and supportive therapy: Pernicious effects on results of randomized clinical trials. European Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, 12, 23-39.