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UNF professor awarded Fulbright scholarship to travel to the Philippines

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Dr. Tes Tuason, University of North Florida professor and Program Director of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award for the 2023-24 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Dr. Tuason will collaborate with Filipino colleagues on a qualitative research study meant to clarify the cultural differences found in two previously conducted quantitative studies on coping with COVID in the United States and the Philippines. The goal of the proposed research is to study culturally unique coping mechanisms of spirituality and sense of agency, emotional and social loneliness, in the Philippines. 

She will also be teaching a course at Saint Louis University in Baguio, Philippines in their Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology. The course will be focused on Intergenerational Trauma and Treatment. She will also be conducting workshops on facilitating mental health, make presentations on counseling interventions using Family Systems theories and spiritual competency, be part of dissertation committees, and more.

The Fulbright Program is the world’s largest and most diverse international educational exchange program, devoted to increasing mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries.