ACA National Awards

David K. Brooks, Jr. Distinguished Mentor Award

David K. Brooks, Jr. Distinguished Mentor Award, presented by the ACA Foundation, recognizes the invaluable influence of a professional mentor and salutes the ACA member whose actions adhere to this special type of teaching which David Brooks supported throughout his career ($500 honorarium).

Presented to Joshua C. Watson

Watson, JoshuaJoshua C. Watson, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS, is a professor and addictions counseling program coordinator in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. He has over 16 years of clinical experience working in a variety of community mental health and private practice settings. In addition to his teaching assignments, Dr. Watson has authored over 70 publications and has presented at state, national, and international conferences. Currently, he serves as editor for the Journal of College Counseling and associate editor for the Journal of Professional Counseling. In recognition of his scholarship and service to the profession, Dr. Watson has received numerous awards. He is a past-president of the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling and former member of the American Counseling Association Governing Council.