Applications for the 2023-24 Haberman-Williams MaMHCA Scholarship are Now Being Accepted and are Due by May 31, 2023 Please see below for information and application
Our awards and scholarships recognize the many ways individuals and organizations make a positive impact on the field of mental health.
The Mental Health Counselor of the Year Award is given in recognition of LMHCs who spends more than half their time providing direct mental health counseling and consultation. It is intended to recognize LMHCs who provide outstanding mental health counseling services to the MA public.
The Mental Health Counselor Educator Award is given to an educator, supervisor, or other academic professional who spends more than half their time on LMHC-focused academic work, such as teaching, training, consultation, supervision, research, or program development.
It is intended to recognize outstanding humanitarian service to graduate students in academia.
The Professional Service and Leadership is given in recognition of a MaMHCA member whose dedication, service, and leadership have strengthened the organization and promoted the goals and mission of the organization or the mental health counseling profession as a whole.
Nomination for this award requires a letter of support from a board member submitted on the nominee’s behalf.
The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has spent 10+ years dedicated to the mission and vision of MaMHCA and the counseling profession as a whole, with clear, consistent, and meaningful contributions to those goals for the duration of that time.
To assure your nomination is considered, please plan to describe at least 2 notable contributions of lasting impact to MaMHCA or the LMHC profession in the description section.
Nomination for this award requires two additional letters of support submitted by members in good standing on the nominee’s behalf.
The Mental Health Organization of the Year Award honors organizations that advance the cause of mental health through a variety of modalities, such as:
Named in honor of MaMHCA’s founder Berna Haberman and first executive director Midge Williams, this scholarship rewards MaMHCA members currently in graduate school who exemplify the ideal mental health counseling graduate student, as demonstrated by academic performance and commitment to the counseling field.
MaMHCA has awarded 19 scholarships since 2011.
Donations to the Scholarship fund can be made here: Haberman-Williams Scholarship Donation; or by members at the time of their membership renewal.
Printable Scholarship Application Form
Online Scholarship Application Form
2021 Brendan Attridge, Lesley University, and Linda Simmons, UMass Boston
2020 Bridget Lehane, Bridgewater State University
2019 Ragini Jha, Boston College, and Yohana Beraki, Boston University
2018 Ziyu Fang, Lesley University, and Cyriesse Hall, Boston School of Psychoanalysis
2017 Hannah Emerson, UMass Boston, and Alyssa Murphy, Boston University
2016 Denise Galford-Koeppel, Bay Path University, and AJ Guerrero, UMass Boston
2015 Lucie Munroe, Lesley University, and Ruby Stardrum, UMass Boston
2014 Sarah Deschenes, MSPP, and Kendra Knauf, UMass Boston
2013 Erin Fitzgerald, Assumption College, and Venus Taylor, MSPP
2012 Courtenay Carpenter, Assumption College
2011 Christina Hampton, Lesley University
2020 Lisa St. Laurent
2018 April Middleton and Susan Jones
2016 Dorothea (Thea) Farrell, LMHC
2015 Evan Schinell, LMHC
2013 Lucy Borodkin, LMHC
2021 Stacey Pimentel, LMHC, and Jenn Hurley, LMHC
2019 Deborah McMakin, Framingham State University
2018 The MaMHCA Licensure Support Committee: Jami Osborne, Julie Smith, Patricia Lotterman, Berna Haberman, Veneita Burden
2017 Azara Santiago Rivera, Merrimack College
2016 David McCallister, LMHC
2014 Joseph R. Weeks, LMHC, Bridgewater University
2008 Patrice Miller, Salem State College
2005 Susan Gere, Lesley University
2003 Derek Parr, Springfield College
2001 Bonnie Bullard, Professional Training Institute
2001 Linda Lawless, Professional Training Institute
2000 John Carew, Cambridge College
1999 Robert Read, Salem State College
1994 Mary Ann Gawalek, Lesley College
2020 Ariel Axelrod, LMHC
2019 Stacey Pimentel, LMHC
2018 Richard Nahigian, Esq.
2017 Samantha Dutra, LMHC, and Keri-Ann Wagner, LMHC
2016 John Ciervo, LMHC
2018 Sgt. Andrew Holmstead, Duxbury Police Department
2015 Gloucester Police Department and Chief Leonard Campenallo
2014 U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren
2013 Mariagnese Cattaneo, PhD, LMHC
2011 Mariagnese Cattaneo, PhD, LMHC
2009 Ronald Wozniak, LMHC, and Jill Ritchie, LMHC
2007 Ruth Balser, State Representative
2006 Berna Haberman, in honor of MaMHCA’s 25th Anniversary, and Denis Dupuis, In honor of MaMHCA’s 25th Anniversary
2005 Mary Ann Hanley, LMHC Representative on Board of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professions, and Richard Goodman, LMHC Representative on Board of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professions
2004 Veneita Burden, License Support Committee Chair
2002 Alice LaBonte Hsu, MaMHCA Representative to Red Cross Disaster Relief, 9/11 responder
2001 Mary Ann Hanley, LMHC Representative on Board of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professions, and Richard Goodman, LMHC Representative on Board of Allied Mental Health and Human Services Professions
1999 David Favreau, Membership-Scholarship Donor
1998 Tory Gates/WJIB
1997 Sen. Charles Traviglini, Chair, Human Services Committee, and Berna Haberman, MaMHCA Founder
2021 Deborah (Debby) Bergstrom
2020 John Carew, and Deborah (Debby) Bergstrom
2019 David McAllister, LMHC
2017 Linda Lawless, LMHC
2016 Donna Keane, LMHC
2015 Christine McNiff, LMHC, Past President 2006-2007
2013 Ronald Wozniak, SJ, LMHC
2011 Lucy Borodkin
2019 Wayside Youth and Family Support, Inc.
2017 Elevate Counseling Services, Inc.
2016 Gandara, Inc.
2015 The Door is Open Counseling Center, Joyce Dolberg Rowe, LMHC, Director
2013 Gosnold on Cape Cod, Raymond Tomasi, CEO, and Angela Sheppard, Program Director, Emerson House
2011 Gosnold on Cape Cod, Raymond Tomasi, CEO, Gosnold, Inc.
2000 William Taylor, Advocates, Inc.
2013 Jamie Lynn Ross, Principal, Fat Cat Design
2021 Elinor Janvrin, LMHC
2020 Jami Osborne, LMHC
2019 Jennifer Hurley, LMHC
2020 Sen. Julian Cyr
2019 Reps. Josh Cutler and Kathleen LaNatra
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