Our awards and scholarships recognize the many ways individuals and organizations make a positive impact on the field of mental health.
The Mental Health Counselor of the Year Award is given in recognition of LMHCs who spends more than half their time providing direct mental health counseling and consultation. It is intended to recognize LMHCs who provide outstanding mental health counseling services to the MA public.
The Mental Health Counselor Educator Award is given to an educator, supervisor, or other academic professional who spends more than half their time on LMHC-focused academic work, such as teaching, training, consultation, supervision, research, or program development.
It is intended to recognize outstanding humanitarian service to graduate students in academia.
The Professional Service and Leadership is given in recognition of a MaMHCA member whose dedication, service, and leadership have strengthened the organization and promoted the goals and mission of the organization or the mental health counseling profession as a whole.
Nomination for this award requires a letter of support from a board member submitted on the nominee’s behalf.
The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has spent 10+ years dedicated to the mission and vision of MaMHCA and the counseling profession as a whole, with clear, consistent, and meaningful contributions to those goals for the duration of that time.
To assure your nomination is considered, please plan to describe at least 2 notable contributions of lasting impact to MaMHCA or the LMHC profession in the description section.
Nomination for this award requires two additional letters of support submitted by members in good standing on the nominee’s behalf.
The Mental Health Organization of the Year Award honors organizations that advance the cause of mental health through a variety of modalities, such as:
Named in honor of MaMHCA’s founder Berna Haberman and first executive director Midge Williams, this scholarship rewards MaMHCA members currently in graduate school who exemplify the ideal mental health counseling graduate student, as demonstrated by academic performance and commitment to the counseling field.
MaMHCA has awarded 19 scholarships since 2011
Donations to the Scholarship fund can be made here: Haberman-Williams Scholarship Donation; or by members at the time of their membership renewal.
NOMINATION GUIDELINES AND FORMS