Awards

Thank you for nominating an individual to receive one of our many awards!   

Please fill out the form below by scrolling down to fill in your name and the person you are nominating.  

Tell us why you feel they are deserving of the award you have nominated them for.  

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Linda Painter Service Award

George C. Podein Counselor of the Year

John C Burns III Lifetime Achievement Award

Counselor Educator of the Year

Annette Bowling Lifetime Advocacy Award

Student Counselor of the Year

Humanitarian Award

Linda Painter Service Award

Recognizes an outstanding individual in the counseling profession who demonstrates exceptional professional qualities that make her/him stand out beyond the expectations of her/his job:

  • Be a member in good standing with LPCA-GA.
  • Show repeated outstanding achievements and contributions with a lasting impact & outstanding creativity and courage.
  • Demonstrate leadership qualities of an exceptional nature.
  • Effectively integrate experience with education in an outstanding effort to help people, a mentor example.
  • Show a willingness to take risks for improved clinical supervision.
  • Enlist public support for improved mental health services.
  • Represent the professional ethics of Counselors.

George C. Podein Counselor of the Year

Recognizes an outstanding Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia who has:

  • Made outstanding contributions to the profession of counseling;
  • Shown selfless dedication to the mental health and well-being of Georgians;
  • Excelled in the mental health profession as a clinician;
  • Maintained the highest degree of integrity and ethics in his/her practice;
  • Advanced the growth and reputation of the field as evidenced by his/her clinical practice.

 *Nominees must be a member of LPCA*

John C Burns III Lifetime Achievement Award

Recognizes an outstanding individual in the counseling profession who has:

  • Demonstrated leadership within the counseling profession during his/her career;
  • Promoted  the profession of counseling and the LPCA organization and mission to key constituencies and decision makers;
  • Worked to educate the counseling community, general public, and legislative community on the importance of mental health care and the use of LPCs;
  • Shown dedication to the responsible growth of the counseling profession and the LPCA.

Counselor Educator of the Year

Recognizes an individual who is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Counselor Educator in Georgia who has:

  • Made significant contributions to the counseling profession in academic, research, supervision and/or professional leadership;
  • Shown dedication to the success and professional growth of his/her students, interns, advisees and/or other counselors;
  • Maintained the highest degree of integrity and ethics within the educational environment;
  • Excelled in the mental health profession as an educator. 

*Nominees must be a member of LPCA*

Annette Bowling Lifetime Advocacy Award

Recognizes an outstanding individual who works alongside or in coordination with mental health professionals who has:

  • Built relationships with legislators and mental health decision makers on behalf of the counseling profession to influence law and public policy;
  • Promoted  the LPCA organization and mission to key media outlets and legislators;
  • Worked selflessly to improve the mental health and well-being of all Georgians;
  • United different constituencies to advance the state of mental health in Georgia;
  • Has shown strong dedication to individuals who potentially or currently benefit from mental health professionals.

Student Counselor of the Year

Recognizes a graduate student currently enrolled in a counseling program in Georgia (or a recent graduate) who has:

  • Made significant contributions to the counseling profession in academic, research, practicum/internship placement, and/or LPCA Student Affiliate Organization activities;
  • Shown dedication and excellence in his/her counseling coursework;
  • Served as an ambassador between students, professors, and counselors;
  • Demonstrated leadership within the educational environment;
  • Worked diligently toward becoming a licensed professional counselor in Georgia and improving the mental health of Georgians.

*Must be a student in a graduate counseling program in Georgia and a member of LPCA*

Humanitarian Award

Recognizes an outstanding individual in the community who has:

  • Made a significant impact in the lives of Georgians who are in need of assistance;
  • Shown service and dedication to communities in Georgia;
  • Demonstrated leadership in his/her field of expertise;
  • Promoted mental and overall health using traditional and/or non-traditional methods.