Sabina Widner

Assistant Chair

Sabina Widner

Assistant Chair

Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Science and Mathematics
Department of Psychological Sciences

The Graduate School

Bio

Dr. Widner earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Georgia. She is a licensed psychologist and has been a member of the faculty in the Department of Psychological Sciences since 1995.

  • (706) 667-4613
  • (706) 737-1538
  • GE 2029

Education

  • Ph.D., Psychology, General University of Georgia, 1994

  • MA, Psychology, General Wake Forest University, 1989

  • BA, Psychology, General University of Kentucky, 1987

Certifications

  • Georgia Licensed Psychologist 1997

Awards & Honors

  • Exceptional Service Award College of Science and Mathematics, 2017

  • Elected Outstanding Graduate Faculty Person in Psychology by psychology students 2010

  • Elected Outstanding Graduate Faculty Person in Psychology by psychology students 2007

  • Elected Outstanding Graduate Faculty Person in Psychology by psychology students 2005

  • Elected Outstanding Graduate Faculty Person in Psychology by psychology students 2000

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • PSYC 6190

    Profess. & Ethical Foundations
  • PSYC 6980

    Research Internship
  • PSYC 6121

    Research Methods I
  • PSYC 6930

    Research Practicum I
  • PSYC 6950

    Special Topics: Comprehensive Exam
  • PSYC 6990

    Thesis Research
  • PSYC 6960

    Clinical Internship
  • PSYC 6191

    Ethical Issues in Psychology
  • PSYC 3145

    Clinical Psychology
  • PSYC 3121

    Quantitative Methods
  • PSYC 6970

    Teaching Internship

Teaching Interests

Clinical psychology, therapeutic interventions, adult development and aging, quantitative methods.

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Predicting Trainee Therapists’ Abilities with Letters of Recommendation Part 1: Quantitative Scores. , 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Predicting Trainee Therapists’ Abilities with Letters of Recommendation Part 2: Qualitative Scores. , 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • The relationship between trainee therapist traits with the use of self-disclosure and immediacy in psychotherapy, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • You really are too kind: Implications regarding friendly submissiveness in trainee therapists., 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Strong faculty relationships and academic motivation as potential outcomes of undergraduate research, 2013
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

teaching and learning, healthy aging, wellness.

Department Service

  • Assistant Chair 2015 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Director of Graduate Studies 2015 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Comprehensive Exam Committees 2022 - 2022

  • Graduate Student Faculty Mentor 2021 - 2022

    Role: Faculty Mentor
  • Thesis Committees 2021 - 2022

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • CSM Graduate Council 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • CoSM Graduate Council 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • College SLO Committee 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Promotion and Tenure Committee 2021 - 2021

    Role: Committee Member
  • CoSM Physical Move Committee 2018 - 2019

University Service

  • Post-Tenure Review Taskforce 2022 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Graduate Applicant Background Check Committee 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Graduate Faculty Status Subcommittee 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Graduate Council 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Budget Advisory & University Resources Committee 2017 - 2021

Professional Service

  • MPCAC Accreditation Program Reviewer 2020 - Present

  • Student Counseling and Psychological Services 2016 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Augusta Area Psychological Association 2015 - Present

  • Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council 2017 - 2019

  • Georgia Psychological Association 2015 - 2017

Public Service

  • MPCAC 2019 - Present

  • National Depression Screening Day in Augusta 2009 - 2016

  • Mental Health Association of Greater Augusta 1996 - 2016

    Role: Board Member
  • National Depression Screening Day in Augusta 2007 - 2008

    Role: Chair
  • Mental Health Association of Greater Augusta 2002 - 2007