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Awards & Scholarships



Every year at the TAAP State Conference, TAAP honors those outstanding addiction professionals providing prevention, intervention, and treatment.

Awards

  Counselor of the Year

  • This annual award recognizes a counselor in the field of addictions treatment who has worked in the trenches with the clients and their families, and who has contributed both to their industry, community and the TAAP organization in the true spirit of recovery. 

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Prevention Specialist of the Year

  • The Prevention Professional of the Year Award seeks to honor the best of the best:  the certified prevention-ist who best embodies the ideal of the profession and of IC&RC.  The Prevention Committee of IC&RC will accept nominations from member boards, and then select the awardee from among the submissions.  The recipient and the nominating board will be notified, and then honored at a state or national conference. 

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D. Frank Davis Professional and Community Outreach

  • This annual award, named after current Texas Certification Board Chairman Frank Davis, and is awarded to recognize sustained and meritorious service to the profession of addiction counseling.  The nominee must have made significant contributions to TAAP and the professional community.

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Terry D. Hale Professional of the Year

  • This annual award was created in 2003 to recognize a professional in the field of addiction prevention, intervention or treatment who has made outstanding and sustained contributions to the advancement of the profession and commitment to their community and the TAAP organization.

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TAAP Hall of Fame

  • This award recognizes the body of work of an individual in the field of addictions counseling and is awarded based on the many facets of their contributions over an extended period of time, the varied scope of services provided, and the populations these services reached.  The Nominee must have a minimum of ten years of experience in the field and as a member of TAAP. This individual must have provided significant contributions to the profession and the TAAP organization. This award is not presented every year but instead when a worthy candidate is presented that meets the full spirit of the award.

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Scholarships

John Peña Memorial Scholarship

  • John Peña Memorial Scholarship was created in honor and Memory of John Peña and is presented to a student in recovery from substance use disorder who is pursuing his or her college degree.

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TAAP Student Scholarship

  • TAAP Scholarships are awarded to individuals pursing a college degree that will prepare them for credentials required to serve in the substance use disorder profession.

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