IMHCA Awards

2021 IMHCA Awards

IMCHA recognizes the service, dedication, and excellent work of LMHC’s and mental health advocates across the state of Iowa with three annual awards. We encourage you to nominate yourself or someone else to recognize their outstanding contributions to the profession by April 15, 2021!

The Mental Health Champion award is for exemplary dedication to MH Advocacy; the IMHCA Service Award is for a volunteer who has served IMHCA on a board or committee and shown their dedication and commitment to enhancing the field of mental health; and the The Emerging Mental Health Professional Award recognizes an IMHCA member who has demonstrated the potential to become a dedicated leader of the counseling profession in years to come.

Each of these three awards goes to one person each year and includes:

  • Display plaque recognizing the recipient.
  • Scholarship for Day Two of the 2021 IMHCA conference attendance fee (payment for one day can be refunded if already paid).
  • Scholarship for two days of the 2022 IMHCA Annual Conference (awarded upon registration next year).

The awards will be given at the IMHCA Conference on Friday, May 7, 2021.

Questions can be directed to imhcaatlarge2@gmail.com or imhcamembership@gmail.com.

Please submit your nominations using the form below by April 15, 2021.

2021 Mental Health Champion Award

Champion:

Verb: to fight or speak publicly in support of a person, belief, cause, etc.

Adjective: one who shows superiority or high quality

The third annual Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association Mental Health Champion Award will be presented at the 2021 annual conference on May 7, 2021. This award will be presented to a nominated Iowa mental health counselor or mental health advocate who shows exemplary dedication to the advocacy for individuals with mental health conditions, as well as furthering the field of mental health counseling through their individual and public professional efforts.

2021 IMHCA Service Award

The Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association is run by LMHC’s across the state who volunteer their time and efforts to promote quality mental health professionals and quality mental health care in the state of Iowa. This annual award is presented to a nominee who has dedicated their time and efforts for IMHCA either presently or in past years through service on the IMHCA board or a committee. This award will be presented at the 2021 annual conference on May 7, 2021.

2021 Emerging Mental Health Professional Award

The Emerging Mental Health Professional Award recognizes an IMHCA member who has demonstrated the potential to become a dedicated leader of the counseling profession in years to come through public service, direct client work, and/or policy development.