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Robert C. Nielsen Supervisor of the Year Award
Background and Purpose:
The Dr. Robert C. Nielsen Supervisor of the Year Award recognizes the supervisor who provides outstanding supervision to ND or MN university counseling interns (clinical mental health counseling or school counseling) and/or ND or MN licensed counselors. The recipient of this award has demonstrated sustained excellence in supervision marked by compassion, caring, and commitment to optimism.
Dr. Robert C. Nielsen was a clinical counselor and counselor educator at North Dakota State University (NDSU) for 42 years. He is now in clinical practice at Nielsen Counseling in West Fargo, North Dakota. Dr. Nielsen received his doctorate in Psychology and Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado. He chaired the North Dakota Board of Counselor Examiners for seven years and has been president of several professional organizations, including the North Dakota College Personnel Association, the Red River Valley Mental Health Association, the North Dakota Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, the North Dakota Counseling Association, the American Association of State Counseling Boards. His professional research and presentations have been extensive, having published many articles, book chapters and reviews. Dr. Nielsen’s professional presentations number in the hundreds and have been well received from audiences throughout the United States from Maine to Hawaii. Throughout his professional career he has received numerous state, regional, and national awards. Dr. Nielsen’s real passion is in helping others recognize their own worth and move ahead in their lives to be more capable of empowering themselves to live happier and healthier lives.
The following criteria are to be used in identifying the recipient:
1. Must be a practicing clinical mental health counselor, school counselor, or
counselor educator, or retired from one of these professions.
2. Has demonstrated excellence in supervision to ND or MN university counseling
interns (clinical mental health counseling or school counseling) and/or ND or MN licensed counselors for three or more years.
Guidelines for submitting NDACES Dr. Robert C. Nielsen Supervisor of the Year
1. The nomination must be made by a current member of NDCA with dues paid.
2. Deadline for submission of this form is December 15th.
3. For questions or concerns, contact the NDACES board at EMAILNDACES@gmail.com.