Author Bio

Stephanie L. Budge, Ph.D.

Stephanie Budge is an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research focuses on emotional and coping processes for transgender youth and adults, as well as the effectiveness of medical and psychotherapeutic treatments for transgender clients. She provides clinical trainings nationally and internationally related to LGBTQ issues, focusing on therapists’ self-efficacy, knowledge, awareness, and skills. As a licensed psychologist, she has provided pro-bono therapy to transgender youth and has chaired an ad-hoc committee committed to ensuring that bathrooms on campus are visibly friendly and accessible spaces for all students. Stephanie also holds an appointment as a Clinical Health Psychologist at the American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin where she assists the Pediatric and Adolescent Trans Health (PATH) clinic with ensuring that trans youth have access to essential resources. For her research efforts, she received the American Psychological Association LGBT Outstanding Community Contributions award (2011), the APA LGBT Early Career Professional Award (2015) from the Society for Counseling Psychology, and the Early Career Award (2015) from the Society for the Advancement in Psychotherapy.

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