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Deadline to submit a nomination for 2022 is May 1.

TLPCA was pleased to honor several professionals at the 2021 Virtual Counseling and Therapy Summit. Please join the TLPCA leadership in congratulating these deserving individuals.

2021 TLPCA Awards

Susan B. Hammonds-White Award Recipient

Dr. Mark Loftis
Associate Professor, Department of Counseling and Psychology, Tennessee Tech University

Lifetime Achievement Award

Ann White
TLPCA Membership Chair and Student Representative

Counselor Educator of the Year

Dr. Kim Coggins
Associate Professor, Psychological Science and Counseling, Austin Peay University

TLPCA Community Service Award Co-Recipient

Kendra Cook

TLPCA Community Service Award Co-Recipient

Hunter Cook

Legislator of the Year

Senator Shane Reeves

Legislator of the Year

Representative Clark Boyd

Nominations & Previous Years

Each year, TLPCA awards:

The Susan B. Hammonds-White Award

The original board members created a leadership award in Susan Hammond-White’s name to demonstrate our appreciation for her pioneer efforts on behalf of mental health counselors in our state. Susan had never received public acknowledgement for her tireless work on legitimizing our profession in Tennessee. This award was established as an annual award at our 2nd year conference.

Susan B. Hammonds-White Award Recipients

2021 – Mark Loftis
2020 – Anthony Fuller
2019 – Clay Harris
2018 – Marcy Webb
2017 – Marisa White
2016 – Rob Moore
2015 – Shawn Spurgeon
2014 – Monica Schmidt
2013 – Lorraine Jefferson
2012 – Kim Speakman
2011 – Robin Lee
2010 – Kay Arnold
2009 – Nancy Truett
2008 – Cindy Sneed

The Community Service Award

The community service award was created to honor a member of the community that has helped to promote LPC’s in Tennessee.

TLPCA Community Service Award Recipients

2021 – Ann White
2020 – Dr. Susan Lahey
2019 – Ann White
2018 – Jenny Ford
2017 – Rebecka Warren
2016 – Dianne Bradley and Robbie Hutchens
2015 – Steve Sheehan
2014 – Terry Casey
2013 – Webster Bailey
2011 – Peter Wilson
2010 – Kittie Myatt
2009 – Dan Edwards

Legislator Recognitions

Senator Shane Reeves
Representative Clark Boyd

Representative Mike Stewart
Senator Jeff Yarbro

Senator Darren Jernigan
Senator Katrina Robinson

Representative Sam  Whitson
Representative Richard Briggs

Counselor Educator of the Year

2021 – Kim Coggins

Mental Health America

TLPCA was honored at the 2012 21st Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony of Mental Health America as the Collaborative Agency of the Year for our collaboration with MHA in educational trainings and partnering with them to provide our office support.