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Annual Award Nominations





Annual Awards

Each year, the Idaho Counseling Association Annual Awards program recognizes and celebrates the achievements of
ICA members who have distinguished themselves through their work and have, in doing so, enhanced the credibility and professionalism of counseling.  ICA Annual Awards salute outstanding achievements by counselors in a number of
different categories.  

Nominations for an Annual Award may be made by any ICA member, as well as any ICA Division, organizational affiliate, university or committee.

All nominations must be submitted online utilizing this form.  Supporting information, forms and passport quality photograph must be submitted to Awards Chair, Lori Fairgrieve at lafairgrieve@nnu.edu.

NOMINATION DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 10, 2018

The Annual Awards will be presented at a ceremony during the 2018 ICA Annual Conference in Boise, Idaho, on January 26th, 2018.  Award recipients will receive invitations to attend the awards ceremony at the conference.


Direct questions regarding Annual Awards to
Dr. Jennifer Gess at info@jennifergess.com

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.

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.

PUBLIC POLICY & LEGISLATION AWARD:
A professional or layperson who has demonstrated excellent advocacy by engaging in meaningful advocating and supporting the counseling profession.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 lafairgrive@nnu.edu to complete submission.

All nominees 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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