The AHC Awards Committee is receiving nominations for the following AHC national awards and Make A Difference Grant:
· Humanistic Leadership
· Humanistic Clinician Award
· Humanistic Education/Supervision Award
· the Humanistic Impact Award
· the Humanistic Advocacy and Social Justice Award
· Humanistic Dissertation Award
· and the Joe and Lucille Hollis Publications Award.Award and Make A Difference Grant details are available within the 2012-13 AHC National Awards Nomination Packet.
Drs, Lorraine Dinkel & Deborah Ojiambo are the recipients of the 2011 Outstanding Humanistic Dissertation Award.
Dr. Dinkel of the University of New Orleans is honored for her humanistic dissertation research on The Relationship between Graduate Counseling Students’ Meaning in Life and Their Crisis Experiences. Dr. Deborah Ojiambo of University of North Texas is honored for her humanistic dissertation research on Effectiveness of Group Activity Play Therapy on Internalizing and Externalizing Behavior Problems of Preadolescent Orphans in Uganda.
Dr. Virginia Dansby is the recipient of the 2012 Humanistic Impact Award. For over 20 years Dr. Dansby has been known for selflessly finding ways to help others feel valued.
Dr. Mark Walsh is the 2012 recipient of the Past President's Award. We particularly value and have benefitted from Mike’s leadership in business matters as well as his positive energy and warmth for all.
Dr. Sondra Smith-Adcock is the 2012 recipient of the Distinguished Journal Reviewer Award. Dr. Smith-Adcock is a long-time reviewer whose work has demonstrated a commitment to the authors and quality of the Journal of Humanistic Counseling.
Dr. Donna Sheperis is the 2012 recipient of the Humanistic Clinician Award – for the commitment evidenced in her work to improve the lives of persons who are underprivileged and underserved by counseling, to the dignity of all clients, and to her apparent belief made clear through her work that personal and professional growth is best achieved through service to the greater good.
Drs. Mark Scholl, Scott McGowan, and Jim Hansen are the 2012 recipients of the Hollis Publications Award – for their book, Humanistic Perspectives on Contemporary Counseling Issues.
Dr. Michelle Perepiczka is the 2012 recipient of the Humanistic Educator/Supervisor Award – for her excellence in seeing and challenging the individual person in each student, fostering individual growth, and encouraging humanistic approaches with clients and in research.
Dr. Brande` Flamez is the 2012 recipient of the Humanistic Advocacy and Social Justice Award – for her accomplishments in advocacy, including her personal work, her research, and her work in helping students learn how to become effective advocates.
The Award winners will be recognized at the ACA conference in San Francisco, California.
Please read more about the AHC 2012 Award recipients and Honorees by clicking on the following link
Full Descriptions of 2012 Awards and Honorees
Dr. Kara Carnes-Holt was the recipient of the 2011 Outstanding Humanistic Dissertation Award. Dr. Carnes-Holt was honored for her humanistic dissertation research on Child-Parent Relationship Therapy with adoptive families. Dr. Carnes-Holt was nominated by her doctoral committee chairperson, Dr. Sue Bratton, from the University of North Texas.
Dr. Garry Landreth (University of North Texas) was the recipient of the 2011 Humanistic Impact Award. He was recognized for this lifelong commitment to humanistic work focusing on child-centered play therapy and parent child relationship therapy. Dr. Landreth was nominated by Dr. Kara Carnes-Holt from the University of Wyoming.
Drs. Linda Leech (University of South Carolina – Retired, Turning Point Counseling and Educational Services), Colette Dollarhide (Ohio State University), and Cathy Malchiodi (Cathy A. Malchiodi private practice) were the recipients of the Past President Award. They were recognized for their exceptional service to the division. All three were nominated by the AHC executive board.
Dr. Mark Scholl (East Carolina University) and Dr. James T. Hansen (Oakland University) were the recipients of the 2011 Distinguished Journal Reviewer Award. Drs. School and Hansen were recognized for their outstanding service to the Journal of Humanistic Counseling (JHC). Both were nominated by the current JHC journal editor, Collette Dollarhide (Ohio State University).
The Award winners were recognized at the AHC breakfast at the ACA conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.