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gelliotUAB’s Counselor Education Program is pleased to announce Glenda Elliot as the 2006-2007 Hall of Fame award recipient. The Hall of Fame recognition is awarded annually to former UAB professors or students, who have distinguished themselves in the counseling profession.  The Counselor Education faculty is pleased to present this award to professors and students who have worked or studied at UAB and have made noteworthy contributions locally, regionally, and nationally.

1971-73 - Assistant Professor, Psychology; Counselor, Kent State University Stark Campus, Canton, Ohio       

1973-94 - Assistant Professor; Associate Professor (1976).  University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Education, Counselor Education Program. Retired, 1994.

1981-92 - Counselor in private practice, (part-time) Counseling Associates, P.A., Birmingham

1993-Present - Counselor in private practice, Adult and Child Development Professionals, Birmingham

1994-Present - Associate Professor, Emerita and adjunct faculty, University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Education, Counselor Education Program.

Professional Service (Since 1985):
Member, Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling, 1981-86; vice chairperson, 1986

Assistant and Associate Editor with Samuel T. Gladding, Ed., ASGW Newsletter, 1985- 88.

Chi Sigma Iota Zeta Chapter Advisor, 1988-97.

Member, Alabama Task Force on AIDS, 1985-97. Chaired panel discussions at two public education workshops (1987); served on planning committee for state conference (1988); chaired public education conference (1992).              

Member, Board of Directors of the Crisis Center, 1985-93. Chaired the Planning Committee, 1986-87; 1992-93.  Served as clinical consultant periodically, planning and conducting training sessions

Member, AlACD Fall Workshop Program Committee, 1986.

Member, AlACD Research Committee, 1990.

Hoover (Al) City Schools - member, Crisis Response Committee; chaired sub-committee on Prevention, March-May, 1989. 

Co-facilitator of Support Group for professional care-givers to people with HIV disease, twice monthly, 1991-93.

Member, Alabama Task Force on AIDS Education Committee, 1992-93.

Co-Editor, Alabama Counseling Association Journal, 1992-95.

Group Process Observer, Alabama Counseling Association Executive Council, 1996-97.

Co-chair, Committee on Supervision in Non-School/University Settings, AlACES,1996-98.

Member, Editorial Board, The Family Journal, (IAMFC), 2000-present.

Member, Editorial Board, ALCA Journal, 2001-present.

Member-at-large, ALACES Executive Council, 2002-2003.

Member, HRM Task Force on Diversity, UAB, 1999-2004. (Efforts of the Task Force resulted in the inclusion of sexual orientation in UAB’s nondiscrimination policy.)

Chair, UAB Safe Zone Advisory Committee (appointed by the VP for Student Affairs),

January 1, 2001-August 30, 2001. Resulted in the formation of the Safe Zone Program. Coordinator of Training, UAB Safe Zone Program, 2001- present.

Chair, Committee on Current Issues, Alabama Counseling Association, 2004-2005.

Co-founder, Alabama Rainbow Project, a non-profit educational and consultation service promoting safe schools for sexual minority youth in Alabama, 2004.

Co-Chair, AlCA Interest Section: Association for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Issues in Counseling of Alabama, 2005; Past-present, Association for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Issues in Counseling of Alabama, 2005-2006.

Co-founder, Association of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Issues in Counseling of Alabama (AGLBICAL), 2005. Past president, 2005-2006.

Current Community Service Activities:
Vice Chair, Equality Alabama, 2004- Present; Member, Events Planning Committee; coordinator of two workshops for GLBT youth, Day of Equality, Birmingham, AL, September 11, 2004; September 10, 2005.

Advisor, BAGSLY, support group for GLBT and Questioning Youth and Allies, 2003-present.

Liaison for mental health services, PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) of Birmingham, 2004-present.

Honorary Memberships and Honors:
Phi Kappa Phi

Kappa Delta Pi

Chi Sigma Iota -Charter member of Zeta Chapter, 1986

Alabama School Counselor Association Post-Secondary Counselor of the Year Award, 1988

Nominee for the American School Counselor Association Counselor of the Year National Award, 1990

Ingalls Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching, UAB, 1975 (First recipient in the School of Education)

President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, UAB, School of Education, 1991. (First recipient in the School of Education)

Distinguished Professional Development Award,  Alabama Association for Counseling and Development, November 19, 1992.

Distinguished Professional Service Award, Alabama Counseling Association, November 17, 1995

Wilbur E. Tincher Humanitarian and Caring Person Award, Alabama Counseling Association, November 10, 2000.

Chi Sigma Iota (International) Outstanding Supervisor Practitioner Award, American Counseling Association Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, 2001.

Leadership Award, Equality Alabama, September, 2003.

Nominee for the Colin Higgins Foundation Courage Award (national), 2003.

President’s Award, Alabama Counseling Association Fall Conference, 2004.

Wilbur E. Tincher Humanitarian and Caring Person Award, Alabama Counseling Association, November, 2005. In recognition of GLBT advocacy within the counseling profession in Alabama.

About Counselor Education

The Master of Arts in Counseling degree has concentrations in the areas of Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling. These concentrations are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Students acquire core knowledge and clinical skills which enable them to enter the profession of counseling. Both counseling concentrations are designed to meet the academic course work and field experience requirements for becoming a licensed professional counselor (LPC) as established by the Alabama Board of Examiners in Counseling (ABEC).

News & Events

  • Counselor Education faculty receive Department of Human Studies grant. Learn more.
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Program Highlights

Community Counseling Clinic
Collaboration with Genetics Counseling Program
Hall of Fame