04.04.13 VILLANOVA, Pa. – Christopher Schmidt, PhD, LPC, LMFT, assistant professor in the Department of Education and Counseling and co-coordinator of the Human Services Program in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has been awarded the Humanistic Educator/Supervisor Award by the Association for Humanistic Counseling (AHC). He received the honor at the 2013 American Counseling Association Annual Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio on March 23, 2013.
The Association for Humanistic Counseling (AHC) is one of the four founding divisions of the American Counseling Association comprised of professional counselors who work in a variety of fields but are ultimately bonded by a common philosophy. Members of the AHC strive to empower and make a difference in their communities through their expertise as counselors. The Humanistic Educator/Supervisor Award was created to recognize AHC members who demonstrate a humanistic philosophy of teaching that significantly impacts the development of students, supervisees, or mentees. Nominations may be made by colleagues, students, supervisees, mentees or oneself (nominators do not have to be members of the AHC. Nominees are selected by the AHC awards committee, though awards are not presented annually if the committee does not recognize a worthy nominee.
Dr. Schmidt was nominated by the chair of the Department of Education and Counseling, Edward G. Fierros, PhD, as well as by his peers. He is recognized as a counselor educator who regularly demonstrates humanistic philosophy and who is an exemplary figure of service in the community.