International Association of Addictions & Offender Counselors

IAAOC Awards

IAAOC is pleased to announce the 2017 call for nominations for our three annual awards and applications for our annual research grant. Please see details below.

 

All nominations, applications, and supporting material are due by December 15, 2016.

Send them to Regina Moro, IAAOC President-elect 2016-17 at reginamoro@boisestate.edu.

 

Nominate your outstanding, fellow colleagues, peers, professionals, or programs for an award at our Annual Awards Ceremony at the 2017 ACA Annual Conference in San Francisco. Information related to each award is described below.

 

All nominees and nominators must be IAAOC members. Self-nominations will be accepted.

 

IAAOC Awards

 

All nominees and nominators must be IAAOC members. Self-nominations will be accepted.

 

Addictions / Offender Educator Excellence Award

IAAOC wishes to acknowledge an individual who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the field of addictions / offender issues through teaching. This individual should exemplify outstanding teaching in the area of addictions / offender issues and have a demonstrated commitment to the education of professional counselors.

 

 Outstanding Addictions / Offender Professional Award

IAAOC wishes to acknowledge an individual who has added to the field of addictions / offender issues through excellent professional service. This individual should exemplify professionalism within the field that lends itself directly to furthering an understanding of addictions / offender issues within the counseling community.

 

Outstanding Program Award

IAAOC wishes to acknowledge a graduate program of study that has demonstrated a commitment to training professionals for working within the field of addictions / offender issues and should exemplify "cutting edge" training leading to the placement of professionals in positions within the field.

 

A complete nomination packet for each of the awards
shall include all of the following:

  • Letter of nomination, which includes:
    • Award title
    • Rationale for nomination
    • Nominee’s ACA membership number
    • Statement indicating that the nominee and primary nominator are IAAOC members in good standing
  • A maximum of 3 letters of support
  • Copy of the nominee's vita (in case of a program being nominated, an overview of the program or program description not to exceed 5 pages, and vita of core addictions / offender faculty serving on the faculty are required).

 

IAAOC Research Grant

 

The IAAOC Research Grant is intended to recognize and honor IAAOC members who are seeking to complete research investigations that demonstrate promise for outstanding contributions to the specialty areas of addictions and/or offender counseling.

 

The grant provides:

  • A cash award of $500
  • A certificate of recognition presented at the annual IAAOC Breakfast
  • Acknowledgment of the award in the IAAOC Newsletter

 

Applicants must be members of IAAOC. Self-nominations will be accepted.

 

A complete grant application shall include all of the following:

  • A 50 word abstract of the proposed research
  • A maximum 5 page narrative indicating:
    • the intent of the research
    • the population to be served
    • the anticipated type(s) of analyses to be used
    • how the research will contribute to the specialty area of addictions and offender counseling
    • a projected budget
  • A vita or resume (graduate students applying for review must also provide a letter of support by their major advisor.)

 

No more than one Grant Award will be available each year.

 

Award Recipients must prepare a manuscript based upon their research findings and submit to the Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling for review.

 

 

 

 

Prior recipients

2016 IAAOC Award recipients

Outstanding Addiction and Offender Professional:

Angie Wilson - University of North Texas

Outstanding Addiction and Offender Educator Excellence:

Tina Chasek - University of Nebraska-Kearny

Outstanding Program Award:

Boise State University Masters in

Counseling Addiction Cognate

Outstanding Doctoral Student:

George Walker - Barry University

 

2016 IAAOC Research Grant recipient

Bryan Stare

University of North Texas

 

 

 

2015 IAAOC Award recipients

Outstanding Addiction and Offender Professional:

Kirk Bowden

Outstanding Addiction and Offender Educator Excellence:

Kristina DePue

Outstanding Doctoral Students:

Kristy Carlisle - Old Dominion University

Stephanie Carroll - Auburn University

 

There were no nominations for the

Outstanding Program Award in 2015

2015 IAAOC Research Grant recipient

Eric Richardson and Stephen Alli

post graduate students at

University of Florida at Gainesville, FL

 

 

 

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