Scriven receives inaugural Outstanding Counselor Educator Award from S.C. School Counselors

Monday, November 26, 2007

ORANGEBURG – Dr. Philip M. Scriven, director of the Counselor Education Program at SC State, has received the inaugural Outstanding Counselor Educator Award at the 24th annual convention of the S.C. School Counselor Association (SCSCA).

The new award recognizes Scriven’s significant contributions to the professional development of colleagues, the outstanding leadership that he provides to the counselor education program and his mentoring of students.

Scriven has served as director of SC State’s Counselor Education Program since 1998, and the program acquired national accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) under his leadership. In that time, more than 300 certified school counselors have graduated from the program during his tenure and are employed in 41 of South Carolina’s 46 counties, as well as across the nation and abroad. The Counselor Education Program also sponsors an annual conference which provides a professional development opportunity for more than 200 counselors, counselors-in-training and other helping professionals.

In addition, he has served on SCSCA’s governing board and chaired the Graduate Student Representative committee.

The S.C. School Counselor Association is the state branch of the American School Counselor Association and is affiliated with South Carolina Counseling Association. It is the premier organization for school counselors in South Carolina, with a membership approaching 1,000.