Two Cognella Authors Receive 2019 American Counseling Association National Awards

Two Cognella Authors Receive 2019 American Counseling Association National Awards

Edward Neukrug and Spencer Niles Recognized for their Contributions to the Counseling Profession

San Diego, CA – March 7, 2019 – Cognella authors Edward Neukrug and Spencer Niles were recently awarded 2019 American Counseling Association (ACA) National Awards. Annually, the ACA recognizes counseling students, counselors in practice, and ACA members who have made extraordinary contributions to the counseling profession.

Edward Neukrug, a prolific author and venerated practitioner within the discipline, was one of eight individuals granted ACA Fellow status, the highest honor awarded by the ACA.

“I was very excited when I learned I had been given this award,” said Neukrug, “and I immediately reflected on my career and the good that the counseling profession does in helping individuals who struggle with mental health issues. I’m honored.”

Spencer Niles, widely respected and revered for his work in career counseling, received the Thomas Hohenshil National Publication Award, which recognizes an ACA member who has made outstanding contributions to the publication of counseling-related literature. He has published more than 130 works and delivered over 150 presentations focusing on career development theory and practice.

“The Hohenshil Award is quite meaningful to me for many reasons,” said Niles. “First, it recognizes both my research and also the 12 years combined I devoted as journal editor for the Journal of Counseling & Development and The Career Development Quarterly. Foremost, however, I consider this award to be a high honor because it is yet another connection with Dr. Thomas Hohenshil. Tom is the consummate professional, extremely dedicated, prolific, and kind. I’m honored to win this award named after this fine gentleman.”

All award recipients will be recognized at the ACA 2019 Conference & Expo in New Orleans, Louisiana, March 28 – 31, 2019.

“We extend a hearty congratulations to Ed and Spencer for their incredible and well-deserved achievements from the American Counseling Association,” said Cognella CEO Bassim Hamadeh. “We’re honored to collaborate with such esteemed professionals, and we couldn’t be prouder to be their publisher.”

Edward Neukrug is the author of Counseling and Helping Skills: Critical Techniques to Becoming a Counselor and Counseling Theory and Practice. His forthcoming text, Contemporary Theories in Counseling and Psychotherapy, is scheduled to publish with Cognella in Fall 2020.

Spencer Niles is the author of the forthcoming text Career Flow: Hope in Action, which is scheduled to publish with Cognella in Spring 2020.

Cognella will host a booth at the ACA 2019 Conference & Expo later this month. If you’re attending, stop by to learn more about Neukrug and Niles’s books, as well as the latest and upcoming titles in counseling from Cognella.

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About the American Counseling Association
The American Counseling Association is a not-for-profit, professional and educational organization that is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counseling profession. Founded in 1952, ACA is the world’s largest association exclusively representing professional counselors in various practice settings.

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