Awards Info


ACA of Missouri
Recognition and Awards Committee
David R. Rasse, Chairperson

CALL FOR AWARD NOMINATIONS: 

Each year at the annual American Counseling Association of Missouri (ACAM) conference we recognizes those individuals in Missouri who have made, or are making, significant contributions to the counseling profession.  Nominations may be made by individual ACAM members, or by our Divisions and Interest Groups.  Frequently one of our Divisions and Interest Groups will give an award(s) to a member of their respective group during the Awards Luncheon.  If you know of someone who is deserving of one of these awards, and you wish to honor them, begin collecting the necessary documentation now as time easily gets away from us all.  Below is a description of each award and the criteria, which is used to determine the qualifications of the various nominees’.  The Awards Committee must receive all materials no later than January 31, 2011 for consideration.  Any replies or incomplete proposals received after this date will be returned to sender.


ACAM (ACA) Kitty Cole Human Rights Award:  This is available to any ACAM counselor who also is a member of ACA, and its purpose is to honor the counselor who has made significant contributions in one or more areas within the broad spectrum of Human Rights.

The criteria is as follows:

  – The nominee must be a current member of ACAM and ACA.

- Human Rights contributions include, but are not limited to, services to people with special needs or handicaps, abused and neglected children, minority groups, economically disadvantaged, or other under served populations.  Human Rights are based on increasing demands for lives in which the inherent dignity and beauty of each human being will receive respect and protection.

- Nominees should have contributed to the field of human rights either through a special project, direct services, or their life’s work and role.  Nominees should have contributed a significant amount of time and effort to the area or project for which they were nominated, thus demonstrat¬ing a long-term commitment to the filed of human rights.

Five (5) sponsor letters of testimonials are needed for each nominee, so solicit such from four (4) colleagues, or from those within your State Division or Chapter.  Specific behavior(s) and incident(s), in clear and brief form, should be cited to support the belief that the nominee has contributed to an area(s), of human rights issue.  CALL YOUR NOMINEE TO INSURE ACA MEMBERSHIP IS HELD.  The 1998-99 ACAM recipient will be our nominee for the ACA Kitty Cole Human Rights Award presented at the 1999 ACA Convention. 

ACAM Distinguished Service Award:  This award is to recognize an individual’s broad contribution to the profession of counseling, and is presented at our ACAM Annual Convention.  This award is open to ACAM members as well as Non-members.

The criteria is as follows:

- The award may be made for a specific accomplish¬ment(s) or for a long period of service to the profession; for having contributed to professional policy and/or practice; or for having contributed to our profession’s body of knowledge.

- Three (3) letters of testimonials are needed for each nominee.  Specific behavior(s) and incident(s), in clear and brief form, should be cited to support the belief that the nominee is deserving of this recognition.
 
Walter W. Davidson Award:  This award is to recognize an outstanding Missouri Licensed Professional Counselor. 

The criteria is as follows:

- Missouri Licensed Professional Counselor.

- Professional membership in ACA and ACAM.

- An individual who has provided exemplary service and outstanding contributions to the counseling profession in the State of Missouri (I.E., Local Chapters/Associations, ACAM, Missouri State Divisions, ACA Mid-West Region, ACA, etc.).

– Three (3) letters of testimonials are needed for each nominee.  Specific behavior(s) and incident(s), in clear and brief form, should be cited to support the belief that the nominee is deserving of this recognition.


The above listed nominee criteria and documentation must be followed.  Send your information to:

American Counseling Association of Missouri
ACAM Awards Committee
P.O. Box 38
Marshall, Missouri 65340-0038