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Puig, Ana



Scholar & Research Director,
Office of Educational Research,
School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education,
Counselor Education

College of Education
University of Florida
125A Norman Hall
PO Box 117040
Gainesville, FL 32611
Phone: 352-273-4121
Fax: 352-846-0131
anapuig@coe.ufl.edu

Research Biography

I am currently scholar and research director in the Office of Educational Research, College of Education at the University of Florida (UF) and Affiliate Faculty in the School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education, Counselor Education unit. I am a licensed mental health counselor and qualified supervisor in the state of Florida and a National Certified Counselor. I also hold a Spirituality and Health certificate from the Center for Spirituality and Health at UF. I have taught courses in Brief Therapy, Counseling Theories, Social and Cultural Foundations (Multicultural Counseling), Research Methods and Program Evaluation, Counseling in Community Settings, Clinical Internship Supervision in Community Counseling, School Counseling and Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mindful Living. My areas of specialization are multicultural spirituality and religion in counseling; complementary therapies and mental health; creativity in counseling and supervision; and counselor burnout. More recently, I have also conducted research on college students’ help-seeking behaviors and experiences of campus climate.

Degrees

Ph.D.  Mental Health Counseling and Counselor Education
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Department of Counselor Education (CACREP Accredited)
December 2004

M.A.  Mental Health Counseling
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Department of Counselor Education
December 1992

B.A.  Sociology (French Minor)
University of (Southwestern) Louisiana, Lafayette LA
May 1985

Key Professional Appointments

Scholar and Research Director, Office of Educational Research, College of Education, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2015–Present

Co-Director, Collaborative Assessment and Program Evaluation Services (CAPES), College of Education, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2015–Present

Associate Scholar and Research Director, Office of Educational Research, College of Education, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2010–2015

Assistant Scholar and Research Director, Office of Educational Research, College of Education, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2006–2010

Affiliate Faculty, Department of Counselor Education, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2005–Present

Activities and Honors

Activities

National and International Editorial Boards

  • Special Issue: International Perspectives on Group Work: Practice, Teaching, and Research & Cultural Adaptations of Group Leadership, Research and Practices. Journal for Specialists in Group Work, Editor-in-Chief, Volume 40, Numbers 1 and 2, 2015
  • Journal of Religion and Health, Ad-hoc Reviewer, 2014–Present
  • Stress and Health, Ad-hoc Reviewer, 2011–Present
  • Asian Pacific Education Review, Ad-hoc Reviewer, 2011–Present
  • Interamerican Journal of Psychology, Board Member and Reviewer, July 2011–Present
  • Journal of Asia Pacific Counseling, Associate Editor, October 2010–Present

National Organizations Service

  • President-Elect, Association for Specialists in Group Work, 2018–2019
  • Product Development Committee Chair, Association for Specialists in Group Work, 2017–2019
  • Professional Member Research & Knowledge Committee, American Counseling Association, 2016–2019
  • Awards Committee Co-Chair, Association for Specialists in Group Work, 2016–2017
  • Graduate Student Mentor, Latino/a Network (LATNET), Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2016–2018
  • Member Survey Committee, Latino/a Network (LATNET), Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2014–2015
  • International Group Work Co-Chair, Association for Specialists in Group Work, 2010–2016

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Core Team Member, Mindfulness Program, University of Florida, 2015–Present
  • Associate Director, Executive Board, Center for Spirituality and Health, University of Florida, 2006–Present
  • American Counseling Association
  • American Educational Research Association
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development
  • Association for Specialists in Group Work
  • Association for Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling
  • Counselors for Social Justice
  • Chi Sigma Iota – Beta Chapter – University of Florida

Honors

  • Compadrazgo/Comadrazga (Godparent) Mentoring Leadership Award, 2016
  • Outstanding Research Award, National Research Foundation of Korea, 2013. For the following study: Lee, J., Puig, A., & Lee, S. M. (2012). The effect of the demand control and effort reward imbalance models on the academic burnout of Korean adolescents. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 32(1), 113-123.
  • Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW) Presidential Award, 2011. In recognition of contribution to ASGW Conference Program and International Group Work Committees American Counseling Association National Conference

Grants

Creative Campus Funding Opportunity – UF Catalyst Fund, $10,000

Unlocking Creativity through Mindfulness
Co-Principal Investigator (with S. Grunwald, Principal Investigator, M. Ardelt, N. Lasseter, F. Lewis, A. Linder, M. Murphy, L. Riskin, L.A. Ritz, J. Snyder, T. Tannen, R.E. Turner)
2015-2016

Creative Campus Funding Opportunity – UF Catalyst Fund, $10,000

Play and Creativity across the Lifespan: A Photographic Journey
Co-Principal Investigator (with Jacqueline Swank and Sondra Smith)
2012-2013

Selected Publications

* Denotes student collaboration on scholarly publications

Books

Puig, A., Skudrzyk, B., Monteiro-Leitner, J., & Hutchins, A. M. (Eds.). (2016). International perspectives on group work: Leadership, practice, research, and teaching. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.  http://www.routledge.com/products/9781138190528

Chapters in Books

Puig, A., & Adams, C. M. (2018). The Delphi technique. In B. Frey (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of educational research, measurement, and evaluation. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781506326139.n190

*Lenes, E., Baggs, A., & Puig, A. (2016). Multicultural supervision training: A creative and mindful exploration of spiritual diversity. In M. Luke, B. Goodrich, & G. Crofts (Eds.), Group work experts share their favorite activities for supervision. Alexandria, VA: Association for Specialists in Group Work.

Fukuyama, M. A., & Puig, A. (2016). Religion, spirituality and culture-oriented counseling. In P. B. Pedersen, J. G. Draguns, W. J. Lonner, J. E. Trimble, & M. Scharrón del Río (Eds.), Counseling across cultures: Toward inclusive cultural empathy. (pp. 477-498). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Fukuyama, M. A., Puig, A., *Baggs, A., & *Pence-Wolf, C. (2014). Exploring the intersections of religion and spirituality with race-ethnicity & gender in counseling. In M. L. Miville, & A. D. Ferguson (Eds.), The handbook of race-ethnicity and gender in psychology. New York: NY: Springer.

Fukuyama, M. A., Puig, A., *Pence-Wolf, C., & *Baggs, A. (2014). Religion and spirituality. In F. T. L. Leong, L. Comas-Diaz, G. Nagayama Hall, V. McLoyd, & J. Trimble (Eds.), The handbook of multicultural psychology, Vol. 1: Theory and research (pp. 519-534). Washington, DC: APA. doi: 10.1037/14189-028

Refereed Journal Articles

Thompson, I., Pence-Wolf, C., Mott, E., Baggs, A. S., Thompson, E. S., Callueng, C., & Puig, A. (2017). Luna yoga: A wellness program for female counselors and counselors-in-training to foster self-awareness and connection. Journal of Creativity in Mental Health. doi: 10.1080/15401383.2017.1348918

Nash, S., Sixbey, M., An, S., & Puig, A. (2017). (College Counseling Special Issue) University students’ perceived need for mental health services: A study of variables related to not seeking help. Psychological Services, 14(4), 502-512.

Swank, J., Smith, S., & Puig, A. (2017). Finding beauty in everyday life: A photo elicitation study of play across the lifespan. Adultspan Journal, 16(1), 3-17. 2017 Outstanding ADULTSPAN Journal Article Award

Parker, W. M., Puig, A., *Johnson, J., & *Anthony, Jr., C. (2016). Black males on white campuses: Still invisible men? College Student Affairs Journal, 34(3), 76-92.

Puig, A., Skudrzyk, B., Monteiro-Leitner, J., & Hutchins, A. M. (Eds.). (2015). International perspectives on group work, part II: Exploring cultural similarities and differences [Special issue]. The Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 40(2). doi:10.1080/01933922.2015.1026227

Puig, A., Skudrzyk, B., Monteiro-Leitner, J., & Hutchins, A. M. (Eds.). (2015). International perspectives on group work, part I: Practice, teaching, and research [Special issue]. The Journal for Specialists in Group Work, 40(1). doi:10.1080/01933922.2014.995042

Adams, C. M., Puig, A., *Baggs, A., & *Wolf, C. P. (2015). Integrating religion and spirituality into counselor education: Barriers and strategies. Counselor Education and Supervision, 54, 44-56. doi: 10.1002/j.1556-6978.2015.00069.x

Choi, H., Puig, A., Kim, K., Lee, S, & Lee, S. M. (2014). Examining differential effects of internal and external resources on counselor burnout symptoms in South Korea. Journal of Employment Counseling, 51(1), 2-15. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-1920.2014.00037.x

Puig, A., *Yoon, E., Callueng, C., An, S., & Lee, S. M. (2014). Burnout syndrome in psychotherapists: A comparative analysis of five nations. Psychological Services Journal, 11(1), 87-96. doi: 10.1037/a0035285

Kim, B., Jang S. H., Jung, S. H., Lee, B. H, Puig, A., & Lee, S. M. (2014). A moderated mediation model of planned happenstance skills, career engagement, career decision self-efficacy, and career decision certainty. The Career Development Quarterly, 62, 56-69. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-0045.2014.00070.x

Lee, J., Puig, A., Lea, E. K., & Lee, S. M. (2013). Age-related differences in academic burnout of Korean adolescents. Psychology in the Schools, 50(10) 1015-1031.

*Tate, K. A., Torres Rivera, E., Conwill, W., Miller, D., & Puig, A. (2013). Conceptualizing group dynamics from our clients’ perspective: Development of the Conceptualization of Group Dynamics Inventory. Journal of Specialists in Group Work, 38(2), 146-168. doi: 10.1080/01933922.2013.775206

Lee, J., Puig, A., & Lee, S. M. (2012). A comparison between the demand control and effort reward imbalance models on the academic burnout of Korean adolescents. Asia Pacific Journal of Education, 32(1) 113-123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02188791.2012.655373 2013 Outstanding Research Award, National Research Foundation of Korea.

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