Twelve contestants submitted essays for the two Linda Heacock Memorial Fellowships worth $1000 each. The 12 contestants, one male and 11 female, represented seven different graduate schools. ODU had three contestants. Virginia Tech, Virginia Commonwealth, and Regent University had two each. Also represented were Saybrook, Cappella, and Eastern Mennonite, each with one contestant. We appreciate each and every submission, and hope that each contestant learned something about themselves and the profession. This year’s topic was about whether it is necessary, or desirable, to have experienced one’s own psychotherapy (counseling) before providing therapy for others.
Our winners are: