Wednesday, January 15, 2014

International Association of Addiction and Offender Counselors (IAAOC): Call for nominations for awards and applications

The International Association of Addiction and Offender Counselors (IAAOC) is pleased to announce the call for nominations for our three annual awards and applications for our annual research grant. Please see details below. Send all nominations, applications, and supporting material to Geneva Gray ( by February 15, 2014.
Nominate your outstanding, fellow colleagues, peers, professionals, or programs for an award at our Annual Awards Ceremony, which will be held at the IAAOC Breakfast at the 2014 ACA Annual Convention in Honolulu Information related to each award is described below. All nominees and nominators must be IAAOC members. Self-nominations will be accepted.
ADDICTIONS/OFFENDER EDUCATOR EXCELLENCE AWARDIAAOC 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 AWARDIAAOC 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. Nominations for each of the above awards must include:
(1) Letter of nomination (including the award title, rationale for nomination, nominee’s ACA membership #, and a statement indicating that the nomine and primary nominator are IAAOC members in good standing)
(2) A maximum of 3 letters of support
(3) A 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).
The intent of this Grant Award is 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 IAAOC Annual Conference Breakfast
   Acknowledgment of the award in the IAAOC Newsletter 
Interested IAAOC members should provide:
   A 50 word abstract of the proposed research
   A maximum 5 page narrative indicating: 1) the intent of the research, 2) the population to be served, 3) the anticipated type(s) of analyses to be used, 4) how the research will contribute to the specialty area of addictions and offender counseling, 5) 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.  Recipients must prepare a manuscript based upon their research findings and submit to theJournal of Addictions & Offender Counseling for review.
All nominations and grant applications must be received by February 15, 2014 and should be sent to:
Geneva Gray
IAAOC Past President 2013-2014
Assistant Professor
Argosy University - Atlanta
980 Hammond Drive Suite 100
Atlanta GA 30328

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