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Department of Counseling Receives Professional Identity Award

Thursday, April 05, 2012
Marymount University’s Department of Counseling has been honored by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) with a 2011 Professional Identity Award. As stated by NBCC, this national recognition signifies the Marymount faculty’s “excellence in and commitment to promoting counselor professional identity…and going the extra mile to train and prepare the next generation of counselors."

In addition to the recognition, NBCC will award a $5,000 grant to support the department’s continued efforts to educate outstanding counselors.

Marymount was one of only three universities nationwide to receive the 2011 Professional Identity Award, the other two being the University of Alabama and Winona State University in Minnesota.

Dr. Lisa Jackson Cherry, chair of Marymount’s Department of Counseling, notes, “It is an honor to receive an award that recognizes our department’s achievements. I want to offer special thanks and recognition to our full-time faculty, adjunct faculty, and staff – all of whom are deeply committed to the professional development of future counselors.”

The National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. and Affiliates (NBCC), an independent not-for-profit credentialing body for counselors, was incorporated in 1982 to establish and monitor a national certification system, to identify those counselors who have voluntarily sought and obtained certification, and to maintain a register of those counselors.