Meghan Davidson

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Meghan Davidson

Associate Professor

2005 Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Missouri-Columbia
1999 B.S., Psychology, University of Maryland
1994 B.S., Biology, University of Maryland

Philosophy Statement:

My program of research can be conceptualized as examining intimate partner violence, sexual violence, objectification, and trauma, as well as including an emphasis on marginalized and under- represented groups. As a scientist-practitioner, I am committed to conducting research that will have real-world implications such that the lives of individuals who have been victimized and/or marginalized are improved, and we can ultimately prevent such trauma and marginalization from occurring. To that end, I have developed a program of study with three ongoing lines of research that are related and complementary: (a) intervention research, (b) large-scale survey research, and (c) assessment research. The training and instruction of graduate students is a primary component of my academic position and is one way in which I impact and contribute to the Department of Educational Psychology in the College of Education and Human Sciences (CEHS) at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, as well as to the larger field of Counseling Psychology. Training the next generation of Counseling Psychologists is an incredible responsibility and one I take very seriously as these graduate students will move into their own professional careers in which they may choose to provide therapy and direct psychological services to clients, conduct scientific research, teach at the undergraduate or graduate level, and/or provide consultation. Thus, the training, teaching, and mentoring I provide has a direct impact on current and future clinical services provided to individuals, families, and communities, as well as current and future research agendas and education programs. Because I teach applied clinical courses in both therapy and assessment, and provide direct clinical supervision, it is imperative for me to be licensed as a practicing psychologist.

Courses Taught

  • EDPS 956 - Projective Psychological Assessment
  • EDPS 984 - Ethics and Ethical Decision Making in Counseling and Education
  • EDPS 995 - Doc Sem
  • EDPS 997B - Field Placement in Counseling

Areas of Expertise:

    Intimate Partner Violence
    Sexual Assault
    Positive Psychology
    Gender and Multicultural Issues
    Social Justice

Professional Highlights

Honors and Recognition
2014, Fritz and Linn Kuder Early Career Scientist/Practitioner Award, Society of Counseling Psychology2012, Faculty Student Mentoring Award, College of Education and Human Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln2006-2010, National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program Award2006, Distinguished Dissertation Award, University of Missouri-Columbia2005, Counseling Psychology Graduate Student Prevention Research Award, Prevention Section of APA Division 172003, Donald K. Anderson Graduate Research Award, University of Missouri-Columbia2003, Dissertation Award, Section for the Advancement of Women of APA Division 172003, American Psychological Association Student Travel Award2003, High Flyer Award for Outstanding Teaching, University of Missouri-Columbia2003, Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs (CCPTP) Outstanding Graduate Student Award2003, Student of the Year Award, Section for the Advancement of Women of APA Division 172002, Winter Roundtable Student Poster Session Award2001, Top Choice Award, Westminster College2000-2001, Wakonse Teaching Fellow2000, Outstanding Student Research Award, Section for Ethnic & Racial Diversity of APA Division 17 1999-2000, Adeline Hoffman Fellowship, University of Missouri-Columbia
2014 to present, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2007 to 2014, Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2005-2008, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology, University of Missouri-Columbia2005-2007, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology, University of Missouri-Columbia
American Psychological Association Division 17, APA, Counseling Psychology Prevention Section Section for the Advancement of Women Section on Ethnic and Racial DiversityDivision 35, APA, Society for the Psychology of Women Association for Women in Psychology