Senel Poyrazli elected as fellow of American Psychological Association

Dr. Senel Poyrazli
Credit: Senel Poyrazli

Senel Poyrazli, professor of counseling psychology in Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Behavioral Sciences and Education, was recently elected a fellow of the Society of Counseling Psychology, Division 17 of the American Psychological Association.

"I feel honored to be among the counseling psychology fellows who work together to make the world a better place," Poyrazli said.

Fellowships are bestowed upon members who have made “unusual and outstanding contributions or performance in the field of psychology.” Their contributions are viewed as having enriched or advanced counseling psychology well beyond the level that normally would be expected of a professional psychologist.

Poyrazli’s research interests include psychological and environmental factors that impact immigrant student achievement, acculturative stress, the college adjustment process, international students and multicultural competency.