Dr. Sangeeta Singg is a Licensed Psychologist, Applied Clinical Nutritionist, and a Professor of Psychology at the Angelo State University (ASU) where she started the graduate counseling psychology program and served as the Program Director for almost three decades. She also served for over a decade as the program director of the General Psychology program, which is now called Applied Psychology program.
Her teaching and research are in the areas of health and counseling psychology and she has 45 publications and 122 presentations to date. In addition to her work at ASU, she is very active in serving her community, profession, and state. On December 21, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott appointed her to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists. This board issues and oversees three types of licenses for the practice of psychology: Licensed Psychological Associate, Licensed Specialist in School Psychology, and Licensed Psychologist. Dr. Singg also served as the president of the Psychological Association of Greater West Texas (PAGWT) for 11 years. In October 2019, she received the “Top Honors with an Award of Meritorious Service” for ten years from PAGWT. Another prestigious award in February 2019 came from the Three Rivers Counseling Association for her “Outstanding Contribution to the Counseling Profession.”
Some of her other notable professional awards are ASU’s Alumni Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award, Outstanding Leadership in Psychology Award by PAGWT, Phi Delta Kappa Research Award, and Texas A&M University-Commerce’s Ambassador Award.
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, and 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 for over 30 years, was named as the 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. A group member and Dr. Singg founded the San Angelo AIDS Foundation which began serving a vast geographical area of West Texas.
She has directed the most master’s theses to completion at ASU and has served as an advisor/sponsor to the Graduate Student Psychological Association for 35 years. 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). Her former graduate students are holding high positions in academia and mental health facilities; many are involved in private practice.
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.