2009-2010 Hall of Fame Award Recipients: Dr. Pam Mobley and Dr. Judith Harrington
Dr. Pam Mobley has been an instrumental member of the UAB adjunct family during the last decade. She has been acting advisor for the Rehabilitation Concentration at UAB and has taught Assessment, Practicum, Internship, as well as each of the Rehabilitation courses. She is a proud graduate of the University of Alabama where she earned both her Master’s and Doctorate Degrees. She currently is a Surveyor for CARF International (formerly the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) and is employed as a field supervisor for the Department of Rehabilitative Services for the State of Alabama. She has presented over 300 programs nationally and internationally on topics related to counseling, human development, and rehabilitation. However, it is not these accomplishments, which were the justification for her election into the UAB Counselor Education Hall of Fame. Instead, her inclusion into this select group was based on her love for the UAB Counselor Education Program and its students, her devotion to Rehabilitation Counseling, and her genuine willingness to continually give back to her profession through her advisement and counsel to her students. Dr. Mobley is much more than an adjunct professor at UAB, she is part of this program. Her persona and qualities are etched in the in minds of her students and counselor education colleagues.
Dr. Mobley consistently demonstrates the earmarks of professionalism and professional identity. She is always approachable, demonstrates a genuine willingness to meet her students where they are; and each is a better student and counselor for their interactions with her. We are pleased to invite her into this Hall of Fame.
Dr. Judith Harrington teaches Suicide: Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention and Introduction to Marriage and Family at UAB. Dr. Harrington is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Certified Alcohol & Drug Abuse Professional Counselor, Certified Clinical Supervisor, Supervising Counselor, Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling, trained in suicide intervention, Approved Trainer: American Association of Suicidology and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, AFSP-trained Suicide Bereavement Facilitator, and an approved PREPARE / ENRICH Couples Counseling Provider. She served as Suicide Prevention Coordinator, which entailed serving as state suicide prevention coordinator for the Alabama Suicide Prevention Task Force through a joint partnership with The Birmingham Crisis Center. Some of her more prestigious awards are: Mental Health Counselor of the Year, 2007, American Mental Health Counselors Association; Outstanding Practitioner of the Year, 2006, Alabama Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, Alabama Mental Health Counselors Association, Chapter IV of the Alabama Counseling Association; The Distinguished Professional Service Award, 2005 awarded by The Alabama Counseling Association (ALCA) for service that promotes the profession of counseling in the state, regionally, and nationally; The Wilbur Tincher Humanitarian and Caring Person Award, 2002, awarded by The Alabama Counseling Association.
Dr. Harrington also is an Approved Trainer for the American Association of Suicidology / Suicide Prevention Resource Center, 2006. She was one of 14 applicants nationwide (among physicians, psychologists, social workers, and other MH professionals) for a state of the art Best Practices Curriculum to become an Approved Trainer. Washington, D.C.
Dr. Harrington's is best known for her work regarding suicide. She maintains a private practice while adjuncting for UAB.