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The AHC Make a Difference grant
winner for 2012-2013 was Kimberly M. Jayne of the University of North Texas
The author of our very close runner
up project was Kristen Eckhardt of the University of Nebraska at Kearney.
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Award – John Parkman - for dedication
to AHC and the counseling profession; for his
open warm and caring way; and
leadership through his examples of volunteerism, service, and career
Award – Michelle Perepiczka – for her
energy, hard work, and organizational skills; she has
welcomed many into the
AHC fold and leadership.
Award – Colette Dollarhide – for
maintaining and increasing high standards of humanistic
treating each author-submitter with utmost respect and support
Clinician Award – Brande Flamez - for
promoting social change in supporting schools, orphanages
and other support
systems in Tanzania
Journal Reviewer – Gloria Aquino Sosa – for
thought provoking reviews, proving that one can
be friendly, professional –
humanistic, even – in manuscript reviews
Educator/Supervisor Award – We honor two educator/supervisors:
Sue Bratton - nominated by former and current students for always making time
for students, her tenacious
belief in their capacity and that of all persons,
and her personal connection and commitment to students
Christopher Schmidt – nominated by peers
and his chair, on behalf of student accolades, as a counselor
educator consistently demonstrating a humanistic philosophy and a model of what service
should look like
Award – Tricia McClam – for her long
and going strong career in human services and
counseling, and whose scholarship
and service is positively changing lives of children, youth, families,
and Social Justice – Bob Kronick - for bringing wide ranging
into full service community schools for some of our most
troubled children, and inspiring students to
service and advocacy
Dissertation Award – Janee’ Avent, UNC-Greensboro
- for her outstanding dissertation
significant humanistic content:
Shall We Say to These Things? An Investigation of African American Pastors’
Mental Health Needs in the Black Church and Their Influence on
African American Help-Seeking
Behaviors and Coping Strategies
The Joe and
Lucille Hollis Publications Award – Nancy
Cochran, William Nordling, and Jeff Cochran -
for Child Centered Play Therapy: A Practical Guide to Developing Therapeutic Relationships
Children (2010, Wiley).
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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.
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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.