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Past Grant Recipients

Recipients by Year

2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016| 2017

2016 Grant Awards

Melanie E. Rawlins Research Grant

Dr. Ryan Liberati, PSC, LPC, ACS, CCMHC, NCC
To investigate the impact of knowledge of sexuality development on school counselors’ attitudes towards gay male K-12 students.  

Dr. Benton K. Johnson II, LCPC, LMHC, NCC, DT/E 
Research project titled: Lived experiences of African American Middle School aged children on their journeys to and from school.

Merlin W. Schultz Professional Development Grant

Stephanie Pruefer, M.A. Mental Health Counselor
Attendance at Trauma, Attachment, & Neuroscience the Healing of Trauma Seminar.

Chad Walsh, LPC
Provide funding assistance toward Imago Certification.


​Matthew Glowiak, PhD., LCPC, CAADC, NCC
Participation and attendance at the American Counseling Association Institute for Leadership Training.

Counseling speaks, LLC, for support in the costs of two counseling speaks counselors to receive Brainspotting Practitioner Certification.  


​Katie Grant, LCPC

To help with registration for EMDR Therapy Basic Training: Parts 1 & 2.  


​Evelyn McGee, LCPC
For registration and attendance at EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy Training.  


West Central Illinois Professional Counselor Association (WCIPCA)
To offset costs of hosting an Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Workshop in the Macomb, IL area. 


Anna Themanson, LPC, NCC|
Registration for the CTB Training for Depression and Suicidality at the Beck Institute. 


​Maren Whipple, MS Ed., LCPC
To provide funding for registration and expenses for the Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Externship.


​Julie Tucker-Ponder, LCSW, CADC, MMATP
To help with registration and expenses for EGALA Certification Training – Part 1. 


​Illinois Association for Multicultural Counseling (IAMC)
Funding for speaker fees, and refreshments at four Professional Networking Multicultural Workshops.


​Timothy “TJ” Schoonover, Counseling Graduate Student
For registration and expenses to attend CBT for Depression- Core 1 Training at the Beck Institute


​Illinois School Counselor Association (ISCA)
To assist with the costs including registration fees for ISCA’s Event: Trish Hatch Workshop “Evidence-based School Counseling” in Springfield, IL. 


​Illinois School Counselor Association (ISCA)
To pay the speaker fees and offer no cost registration for school counselors or anyone representing a school, to attend RAMP Camp in Springfield, IL.


Robert J. Nejedlo Social Emphasis Grant

Sanctuary Hill Foundation NFP, dba Bright Star Equestrian Centre

Assist with the implementation of work with Veterans with PTSD through the therapeutic riding program at Bright Star Equestrian Centre.  


​Maria McCabe, LCPC
To provide funding for the production of materials and training for implementation of the Listening to Youth Project. 


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