We all Know an Outstanding Counselor, Student, or Program:

Help PCA Recognize our Professional Heroes!

Nominations for Counseling Awards Due August 27, 2021

Nominations to honor the hard work, commitment, and dedication of Pennsylvania counselors, students, and programs are accepted until September each year.  Help us give a few of our unsung heroes the recognition they deserve.  Please consider nominating a colleague, program, or graduate student for an award.  The award categories are listed below. Winners will be announced at the annual PCA conference luncheon. 

PCA Outstanding Practitioner Award -- Awarded to an outstanding professional counselor for service to the profession; nominees do NOT need to be PCA members.

PCA Lifetime Achievement Award -- Awarded to a PCA member who is a State of Pennsylvania resident and who has demonstrated outstanding dedication, service, and/or achievement in professional counseling.

PCA Outstanding Counselor Education Program Award -- Awarded to an outstanding professional counseling program in the State of Pennsylvania.

PCA Outstanding Graduate Student Award -- Awarded to an individual who is currently a graduate student in professional counseling within the State of Pennsylvania and who shows excellent potential and professionalism; this individual shall be a PCA student member and shall have had some involvement with the association.

PCA Outstanding Research/Publication Award -- Awarded to a PCA member who has contributed to the professional counseling profession through outstanding effort in the area of research and/or publication.

PCA Outstanding Supervisor Award – Awarded to a PCA member who has demonstrated outstanding work as a supervisor in a university, community/mental health counseling, or school setting.

PCA Outstanding Professional Teaching Award – Awarded to a PCA member to honor excellence in teaching in a counseling, counselor education, or counseling supervision program in the state of Pennsylvania.

David W. Hall Advocacy Award -- Awarded to an individual who has promoted the profession of counseling through advocacy to whom the many professional counselors in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are forever indebted.


Nominate a deserving colleague for the PCA 2021 National Awards.  The deadline for submission is August 27, 2021.  Click on the Awards Nominations Information for instructions.

PCA Awards Nominations Information