Ohio Counseling Association

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OCA 2015 Awards Nomination Application

  • 16 Jul 2015
  • 05 Oct 2015
  • Online Application

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Do you know a professional counselor who provides exceptional service as a clinician?  Are you aware of a counselor educator who is an excellent mentor or extraordinary scholar and researcher?  Do you know an individual who is innovative and has made a significant impact on the counseling profession?  Do you know someone who has advocated for counselors by impacting public policy or legislation?

The Ohio Counseling Association (OCA) invites you to nominate a deserving counseling professional or educator for one of the following awards. Nominees must be active members of OCA and should not be previous recipients of the award. Nominations for the following awards are due by September 30, 2015.

  • Charles "Chuck" Weaver Award: One who has shown long, consistent and distinguished service to the counseling profession and who has shown exemplary caring for people.
  • Dave Brooks Award: One who has demonstrated a willingness to serve and take responsibility, while creating new paths in the counseling profession.
  • Herman J. Peters Award: One who promotes innovative ideas and theories in the counseling field and has a significant impact on future trends.
  • Susan J. Sears Counselor of the Year Award: One who has gone beyond the call of duty by demonstrating exceptional service as a practitioner and/or counselor educator, through the application of OCA goals.
  • Research & Writing Award: One who has demonstrated extraordinary research and writing ability, as evidenced by journal publications for the counseling profession.
  • Public Policy & Legislation Award: One who has demonstrated excellent advocacy by engaging in meaningful lobbying on behalf of the counseling profession.

NOMINATION PROCEDURE: If you decide to nominate a counseling professional or educator, please submit the following materials to Amy Moore, OCA Awards Committee Chair, at mamy1@zips.uakron.edu

  • Supporting statement or letter of 500 words or less outlining ways in which the nominee meets the award criteria (please see descriptions above)
  • Nominee’s current curriculum vita/resume
  • Brief biographical sketch of the nominee

The recipients of the OCA awards will be recognized at the 2015 All Ohio Counselors Conference Awards Ceremony.

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