Awards

Idaho Counseling Association Awards
A significant tool in counseling is validation.  Recognizing service, excellence, advocacy and leadership is often what comes naturally to us as counselors.  Nominating fellow counselors that go above and beyond the call of duty is a part of our professional responsibility--rewarding the best we see in others through ourselves.
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This is your opportunity to recognize deserving individuals that excel in our field.  It is our honor to validate exceptional skills.
 
ICA Award Categories

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD:
An individual who has long and distinguished service to the counseling profession and exemplary care for people.  Nominees should maintain the highest standards of personal conduct and recognize that their personal conduct is held up to public scrutiny. They strive to be model citizens of their local communities as well as the counseling community and their broader professional community. They maintain high moral standards in their personal and professional conduct.  Nominees must have demonstrated consistent and reliable contributions in all the areas of service, scholarship and teaching over an exemplary career span.

ADVOCATE “PASS IT ON BATON” AWARD:
An individual who is willing to serve, teaches advocacy, and creates new paths in the counseling profession.  This person’s advocacy of counseling services has a positive impact for counselors on a local, state or national level.

VOLUNTEER SERVICE “WING AWARD”:
An individual who has helped people take flight through service, teaching responsibility, and creating new paths in the counseling profession.  This nominee is committed to helping others and making new connections that bring us closer together as families, as neighbors, as communities, and as a Nation.

COUNSELOR OF THE YEAR:
An individual who has gone beyond the call of duty by demonstrating exceptional service and achievement as a practitioner and/or counselor educator, through the application of ICA goals, exemplifying the model of an ideal counselor.  This nominee demonstrates excellent rapport with clients, counselors, co-workers and the community and is highly respected among peers.

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE “MEDAL OF HONOR”:
An individual that is distinguished by exceptionally meritorious service to the counseling profession. The performance must be such as to merit recognition for service that is clearly exceptional. Exceptional performance of normal duty will not alone justify an award of this decoration, rather exceptional quality service above and beyond what may be expected or reimbursed, by one who truly makes a difference in other’s lives.

PUBLIC POLICY & LEGISLATION AWARD:
A layperson who has demonstrated excellent advocacy by engaging in meaningful lobbying on behalf of the counseling profession.

 2013 Idaho Counseling Association Awards
David Ferguson Lori Fairgrieve Gail LaFerriere
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD DISTINGUISHED SERVICE "MEDAL OF HONOR" COUNSELOR OF THE YEAR
David Ferguson Lori Fairgrieve Gail LaFerriere
Christie Stoll Curtis Garner
COMMUNITY PARTNERS, PUBLIC POLICY AND LEGISLATION AWARD ADVOCATE "PASS IT ON" AWARD
Christie Stoll Curtis Garner
Sandi Hazen Julie Thompson Kendra Lutes Beronica Salazar 
SUPERVISOR OF THE
YEAR - BSU
SUPERVISOR OF THE
YEAR - ISU POCATELLO
SUPERVISOR OF THE
YEAR - ISU MERIDIAN
SUPERVISOR OF THE
YEAR - NNU
Sandi Hazen Julie Thompson Kendra Lutes Beronica Salazar
       
 2012 Idaho Counseling Association Awards   
 Mydell Yeager Dana hunt Unruh
 Dick Craig
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD DISTINGUISHED SERVICE "MEDAL OF HONOR" LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD 
Mydell Yeager  Dana Hunt Unruh
 Dr. Dick Craig
Anthony Wickham
Darren Blagburn
COMMUNITY PARTNERS, PUBLIC POLICY AND LEGISLATION AWARD   COMMUNITY PARTNERS, PUBLIC POLICY AND LEGISLATION AWARD 
 Colonel Anthony A. Wickham   Lieutenant Colonel Darren T. Blagburn 
 Patricia Cromwell  Brooks Bastian Hanks Heather Tustison  Gina Pratt 
SUPERVISOR OF THE YEAR - BSU SUPERVISOR OF THE YEAR - ISU, POCATELLO SUPERVISOR OF THE YEAR - ISU, MERIDIAN SUPERVISOR OF THE YEAR - NNU
Patricia CromWell Brooks Bastian Hanks Heather Tustison Gina Pratt
       
2011 Idaho Counseling Association Awards
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD DISTINGUISHED SERVICE “MEDAL OF HONOR” COUNSELOR OF THE
YEAR
ADVOCATE "PASS IT ON AWARD"
Dr. Joann Rittmueller Heather Tustison Khali Berlin Darren Bushee
Karin Watson
VOLUNTEER SERVICE “WING AWARD” PUBLIC POLICY & LEGISLATION AWARD  SUPERVISOR OF THE
YEAR - BSU
Aida Hutz-Midget Bob Solomon

Ben Swanson
 
2010 Idaho Counseling Association Awards
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LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD ADVOCATE “PASS IT ON BATON” AWARD  VOLUNTEER SERVICE “WING AWARD” DISTINGUISHED SERVICE “MEDAL OF HONOR”
STEPHEN S. FEIT BARRY WATTS KENDAL TUCKER KAY LISENBE
 
2009 Idaho Counseling Association Awards
Rosie Award Dean Allen Hill Award
2009 Counselor of the Year
Award Recipient
2009 Lifetime Achievement
Award Recipient 
2009 Volunteer Service "Wing
Award" Recipient
Rosie Reilley Dean Allen Nicole Hill
Advocate Award Stegner Award Cutler Award
2009 Advocate "Pass It On
Baton"  Award Recipient
2009 Public Policy and Legislation Award Recipient  2009 Distinguished Service
"Medal of Honor" Recipient
Brenda Freeman and Ken Coll Senator Joe Stegner Mike Cutler
 
  2008 Idaho Counseling Association Awards
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COUNSELOR OF THE YEAR : An individual who has gone beyond the call of duty by demonstrating exceptional service as a practitioner and/or counselor educator, through the application of ICA goals.

Shelley Carson is currently the statewide Domestic Violence Resource Coordinator.  She actively advocates for survivors of violence and works to create a more integrated and resource oriented state response system for domestic violence.  Anyone who knows Shelley realizes that she is compassionate towards the individuals she serves and committed to creating positive change in the Idaho community.  Since graduating from Idaho State University in 2004, she has continued her growth and development into a leader, counselor, supervisor and visionary.
ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR : An individual who is willing to serve, teaches advocacy, and creates new paths in the counseling profession.

Linwood Vereen has demonstrated in his current position of leadership the significance of advocacy on behalf of the entire organization.  He has moved to make changes within our organization to better communication, influence involvement on the state and national level and does it in a way that is objective, democratic and in a respectful manner.  He has demonstrated that he is an individual that is willing to serve, teaches advocacy and creates new paths in the counseling profession.  He strives for excellence in each task he is assigned and encourages those assisting to rise to leadership as well.
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Kathy Downes DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD : An individual who has long and distinguished service to the counseling profession and exemplary care for people.

Kathy Downes has worked at Bright Tomorrows Child Advocacy Center for over 15 years.  Bright Tomorrows is a center for sexually abused children and their families.  This is the only facility in the southeastern area that provides services specifically for children who have been sexually abused.

Kathy has worked for many years, some times voluntarily working due to lack of funds, to move to a larger facility.  Finally, enough money was raised and a new facility was built.  The facility offers a forensic interview, a medical exam if needed and counseling services.