Scott Wickman left ‘speechless’ by ‘Humanistic Educator’ award

Scott Wickman, associate professor in the Department of Counseling, Adult and Higher Education, has received the 2018 Humanistic Educator/Supervisor Award from the Association for Humanistic Counseling.

Scott Wickman visits with Guatemalan children.

Scott Wickman visits with Guatemalan children.

He will be honored in April at the 2018 ACA Annual Conference in Atlanta.

The award recognizes an AHC member who demonstrates a humanistic philosophy of teaching or supervision, resulting in a significant impact on the development of students, new professionals through teaching, advising, supervision and/or mentoring.

Nominees must be counselor educators and/or counseling supervisors with a history of incorporating a humanistic philosophy into their work, which results in a significant impact on students, supervisees or mentees.

Before coming to NIU, Wickman was a K-12 school counselor. He also worked as a community support counselor, serving clients with serious and persistent mental illnesses while running court-mandated psychoeducational groups for perpetrators of violence and abuse.

Wickman also has received the Beverly Brown Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Field of Group Counseling, the Illinois School Counselor Educator of the Year Award and the NIU College of Education’s Exceptional Contributions to Teaching Award.

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