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We are excited to announce our new NBCC Awards honoring outstanding individuals who are shaping the future of counseling!

These awards were created for counselors, by counselors to recognize individuals who exemplify professional excellence in counseling and whose contributions have significantly helped to expand access to mental health services, strengthen the profession, and promote equity in health and education, advancing counseling and counselors domestically and globally.

As an NCC, if you know of a counselor who fits that description, we encourage you to nominate them for one of these prestigious designations. We also encourage self-nominations. This is a unique opportunity to spotlight remarkable professionals, share their stories, celebrate their achievements, and help them gain greater visibility among their counseling peers nationwide.

Winners will receive an honorarium and will be featured in the NBCC Visions newsletter. Awardees will also be invited to an awards ceremony at the NBCC Foundation Symposium in March 2024.

Please join us in acknowledging these exceptional individuals who are inspiring others through their work and helping to advance the counseling profession. Submit your nomination by clicking on the link beside each award title. NCCs are welcome to nominate more than one individual.

The deadline to submit nominations for all 2024 awards is October 27, 2023.

Awards will be offered in the following categories:

Click on the award title to begin the application.

Innovation in Counseling Award (up to three awards in any combination of the subcategories below)
  • Research Innovations in Counseling Practice and Counselor Education
  • Innovation in Counselor Education Community Engagement
  • Innovation in Counseling Practice and Clinical Service
NBCC Servant Leadership Award (one award available)
Leadership Excellence for Counselors by Counselors (one award available)
Propelling Mental Health, Powering the Future: School Counseling Award (one award available)