Lifetime Achievement Award: John B. Bishop, Ph.D.
Dr. Bishop has a long and distinguished career as a psychologist and
administrator at the University of Delaware since 1969. As Director of the
Center for Counseling and Student Development and Associate Vice President for
Counseling and Student Development at the University of Delaware until 2006, Dr.
Bishop was instrumental in making the center one of the top counseling centers
in the country. Under his leadership (for almost 30 years), the counseling
center achieved and maintained accreditation by the International Association of
Counseling Services and APA accreditation for the pre-doctoral psychology
internship program and post doctoral program. Dr. Bishop was instrumental in
establishing the Student Services for Athletes program as well as Wellspring, a
student wellness center. In 2004, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award
from the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors. In
addition, Dr. Bishop created the master’s degree program in College Counseling
and Student Affairs Practice in Higher Education at the University of Delaware
which has graduated many students in its 35 years of existence. He is currently
a full professor in the Department of Individual and Family Studies and a
prolific author and national presenter.
Career Achievement Award: Jessica Walker, Ph.D.
Dr. Jessica Walker, psychologist at the University of North Carolina at
Wilmington Counseling Center, is already building a reputation as an outstanding
educator, clinician, researcher-- and author! Soon after being hired on staff at
the counseling center, she assumed the responsibilities of Outreach Coordinator
and is known for her highly interactive, creative and successful outreach
programming. She developed such an innovative program titled “Sound Body Sound
Mind” and presented about this program at the 2007 ACPA/NASPA joint meeting in
Orlando, Florida. Jessica is also valued by clients and colleagues alike for her
skills in facilitating therapy groups and in providing peer supervision on group
counseling. Most recently, she has co-authored the book Practicing counseling
and psychotherapy: Insights from trainees, supervisors and clients. This book is
unique in that it addresses issues relevant for practicum students and will no
doubt be utilized by counselors for years to come.