Dr. Sangeeta Singg is a Licensed Psychologist and a Professor of Psychology at the Angelo State University (ASU) where she directed the graduate Counseling Psychology Program for almost three decades. She also served for over a decade as the program director of the graduate General Psychology Program, which is now called Applied Psychology program. Recently ASU honored her with the 2022 “Gary and Pat Rodgers Distinguished Faculty Award” for being an “outstanding faculty member,” and 2021 “President’s Award for Excellence in Leadership/Service.”
Her teaching and research areas are counseling and health psychology and she is also a certified Applied Clinical Nutritionist. She has over 200 publications and professional presentations in psychology. She has directed the most master’s theses (78 to date) to completion at ASU and has served as an advisor/sponsor to the Graduate Student Psychological Association for over four decades. She takes great pride in the fact that she developed a very productive and successful Graduate Counseling Psychology Program with a 100% pass rate in the licensure exam (Licensed Professional Counselor).
In addition to her work at ASU, she is very active in serving her community, profession, and State of Texas. In 2020, Governor Greg Abbott appointed her to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists for a term to expire in 2025. This board issues and oversees three types of licenses for the practice of psychology: Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Specialist in School Psychology, and Licensed Psychological Associate.
Dr. Singg also served as the president of the Psychological Association of Greater West Texas (PAGWT) for 11 years. In 2019, she received the “Top Honors & Meritorious Service Award for her “Outstanding Leadership as the President, Unfaltering Dedication, and Unrelenting Meritorious Service for Ten Years to PAGWT.” Another prestigious professional award in 2019 came from the Three Rivers Counseling Association as the “Jimmy Alvarez Friend of Counseling Award for the Outstanding Contribution to the Counseling Profession.” ¬
Some of her other notable professional awards are ASU’s Alumni “Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award,” “2016 Outstanding Leadership in Psychology Award” by PAGWT, “Phi Delta Kappa Research Award,” and “Texas A&M University-Commerce’s Ambassador Award.” The title of “Ambassador” is the highest honor the TAMU-Commerce can bestow upon a graduate recognizing their outstanding career achievements.
She has served on numerous local and national boards of directors such as MHMR Services of the Concho Valley, Tom Green County Division of the American Heart Association (AHA), San Angelo AIDS Foundation, MHMR–Respite Care Providers, Concho Valley Chapter for Autistic Youth, Concho Valley Rape Crisis Center, Tom Green County Community Action Council, and Bethphage (Mosaic) Foundation. Serving on the AHA board for 35 years, four times as the Board President, she received recognition for her service and was named as the AHA Go Red Ambassador in 2009, and received the “Regional Volunteer of the year” award in 2003.
In her city, San Angelo Business & Professional Women’s Club named her as the “San Angelo Woman to Watch.” In 2020, she was named as the “Remarkable Woman of Concho Valley,” a Nexstar Media initiative to honor women who have had influence on “public policy, social progress and the quality of life” and who make “difference by self-achievement, community contribution and family impact.”
Dr. Singg organized the first “AIDS Awareness Program” in West Texas in early 1980s and started the first support group for the AIDS patients, their families and friends when “AIDS” was highly stigmatized. A support group member and Dr. Singg founded the San Angelo AIDS Foundation which began serving a vast geographical area of West Texas.
Her motto is to “Give Your Best in All You Do and Say.”
Undergraduate: Health Psychology, Human Sexuality, Current Issues in Counseling Psychology, Seminar in Psychological Research, Clinical and Counseling Psychology, Introduction to Counseling Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Psychology of Adjustment, Psychological Testing, General Psychology, Psychology of Healthy Personality, and Statistical Methods of Psychology.
Graduate: Health and Wellness Psychology, Multicultural Counseling and Psychology, Marriage and Family Psychotherapy, Individual Counseling, Group Counseling, Intelligence Testing, Personality assessment, Professional Orientation and Applications, Research, Thesis, Practicum.
Dr. Singg’s research interests are diverse and interdisciplinary including post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, zoophilia, childhood sexual abuse, memory, cardiovascular disease, alternative methods of healing, grief, suicide, energy medicine, student personal responsibility, self-esteem, color preference and color therapy, and role of nutrition in physical and psychological wellness.
Staton, I. S., & Singg, S. (2021). Mental health challenges of the older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Clinical Review & Case Reports, 6(10), 750-756. https://doi.org/10.33140/JCRC.06.10.02
Staton, I. S., & Singg, S. (2021). Counseling protocol for the older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic and similar future situations. Journal of Clinical Review & Case Reports, 6(9), 728-733. https://doi.org/10.33140/JCRC.06.09.03
Conger, J. Z., & Singg, S. (2020). Should you “Do it for the ‘gram?” A Review of the psychological and sociocultural effects of social media. Journal of Clinical Review & Case Reports, 5(1), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.33140/JCRC.05.01.09