Professor honored for outstanding journal article
November 21, 2011
Teresa McDowell, associate professor and department chair of counseling psychology, and co-author Marisol Garcia, adjunct professor of counseling psychology, have received the Anselm Strauss Award, presented by the National Council on Family Relations.
The organization annually recognizes the authors of a journal article or book chapter that makes the most significant contribution to the area of family theory, methods, and/or research that comes from a qualitative tradition. The award is named for Anselm Strauss, whose work was committed to developing qualitative methodologies.
The award-winning article—“Mapping social capital: A critical contextual approach for working with low-status families”—appeared in the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy in 2010.
McDowell has spent much of her career working to reshape marriage and family therapy education in ways that better support social equity and cultural democracy. Her scholarship has focused on race and racism in family therapy practice and education, critical multicultural family research, and internationalizing family therapy programs.