Student and Emerging Professionals Award

Purpose of the Award

The Emerging Professionals Award is intended to honor a student or new professional who has embodied the values of the clinical mental health counseling profession and shows great potential for future contributions to the clinical mental health profession. This aptitude can be demonstrated by stellar academic, clinical, and/or service accomplishments in their early career.


    1. Nominees should be student or professional associate members of AMHCA and their state chapter, where applicable.
    2. Nominees must be nominated by a graduate adviser or supervisor and the state chapter, where applicable.
    3. The nomination should be accompanied by one letter of recommendations from a faculty and/or supervisor.
    4. The nominee should maintain involvement with the state chapter and/or significant contributions to mental health counseling field as outlined above.

    Procedure for Nomination

    Any person who is a current member of AMHCA may make a nomination. Clarity of presentation and complete and specific documentation of the behaviors and/or incidents supporting this nomination will facilitate the committee’s selection process.

    Awards nominations window is open in Spring

    Award Recipients


    Jennifer Reckner


    Charmayne Adams


    Eve Rogerson


    Cody Helgesen


    Brett Santo