Annual Awards & Silent Auction Information

Silent Auction

Every year the ICA silent auction helps to fund our scholarships for students and professionals to attend the conference. The ISCA silent auction provides college scholarships to children of ISCA members. If you are interested in donating an item you can contact Kelsi Woodburn at or fill out our form.

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Annual Awards

Do you know someone who deserves recognition for their work in the counseling profession? We have updated our award categories to expand and include more counselors in the community. See our categories below for more information and nominate today! 

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ICA Annual Awards Categories

Please read award description and requirements carefully before submitting the nomination. The nomination letter and supporting documentation must address ALL award criteria and meet ALL award nomination guidelines or the nomination will be considered ineligible.

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An individual with a long and distinguished service record within the counseling profession, and  who demonstrates exemplary care for clients, fellow professionals, students, marginalized populations and anyone else served by the counseling profession. Nominees maintain the highest standards of personal conduct, and strive to be model citizens of their local communities, the counseling community, and their broader professional community. This person maintains high standards in their personal and professional conduct, and have demonstrated consistent and reliable contributions in all the areas of service, scholarship, and clinical practice during an exemplary career span.

COUNSELOR OF THE YEAR:                        An individual who has gone beyond the call of duty by demonstrating exceptional service and achievement as a practitioner 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 ADVOCATE AWARD:    An individual who, in any professional capacity, has demonstrated excellent advocacy by engaging in meaningful service and support of the counseling profession. This individual is willing to serve, promote advocacy, and create new paths for the counseling profession.  This person’s advocacy for the counseling profession has a positive impact for counselors on a local, state or national level.

SUPERVISOR OF THE YEAR:                      An individual who has gone beyond the call of duty by providing exemplary counseling supervision to others. Supervision provided helps the supervisee with honest and constructive feedback to promote professional growth. This nominee demonstrates outstanding ethical decision making when supervising and teaching others about counseling. 

COUNSELOR EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR: An individual who is teaching future counselors how to become professional, ethical practitioners. This nominee embraces the role of teaching, mentoring, and advising counselors-in-training and is committed to the counseling profession.

All nominators and nominees must be current members of ICA.

A professional headshot quality photograph (passport photo requirements) of the nominee must be sent to to complete submission.

All nominees, excluding Distinguished Advocate award, must hold a current and unrestricted license in counseling and/or marriage & family therapy and that have not been the subject of any disciplinary action by any regulatory body within five (5) years immediately preceding this application.

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