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Professional Service, Leadership, & Awards

Learn more about how the CARE Lab is supporting the counseling profession! 

Professional Service & Leadership

Select professional service experiences by Dr. Westcott are highlighted below. Interested in getting involved? Use the contact form to connect! 


ACA Public Policy & Legislative Committee Chair

American Counseling Association

Support ACA Governing Affairs, develop materials to support counselor advocacy, and lead the committee.

Learn more about ACA here.

Learn more about advocacy and take action here.


SAIGE Education Committee Co-Chair

Society for Sexual, Affectional, Intersex, and Gender Expansive Identities (SAIGE)

Plan, develop, and facilitate educational content for SAIGE, including webinars, online courses, and the Rainbow Certification.

Learn more about SAIGE here.

Interested in serving on the SAIGE Education Committee? Email


Adultspan Journal Recruitment and Retention Fellow

Adultspan Journal, Association for Adult Development and Aging (AADA)

Oversee and coordinate efforts to recruit authors and reviewers for the Adultspan Journal. 

Learn more about AADA here.

Learn more about the Adultspan Journal here.


Chi Sigma Iota Doctoral Co-Advisor

Chi Sigma Iota (CSI)

Support and mentor master's-level CSI leadership in the Tau Eta Kappa Chapter.

Learn more about CSI here.


SACES Service Learning Interest Network Co-Chair

Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES)

Oversee and coordinate activities for the Service Learning Interest Network.

Learn more about SACES here


Task Force on Professional Advocacy Training Member

American Counseling Association (ACA)

Develop materials related to professional advocacy training for counseling professionals.

Learn more about ACA here.

Select Awards

Select awards earned by Dr. Westcott are highlighted below. Interested in getting involved? Use the contact form to connect! 


K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award

The K. Patricia Cross Future Leaders Award recognizes graduate students who show exemplary promise as future leaders of higher education and who are committed to academic innovation in the areas of equity, community engagement, and teaching and learning.


Virginia Tech Diversity Scholar

Diversity scholars are graduate students who specialize in and advocate for the awareness, knowledge, and skills associated with diversity and inclusion in the Graduate School and greater community. A diversity scholar's goal is to create dialogue, provide advocacy, and implement change for a more diverse and inclusive experience for all graduate students, faculty, staff, and administrators.

2018 - 2019

SAIGE Emerging Leader

SAIGE Emerging Leaders are LGBTQIA+ and ally counseling professionals and students who show exemplary promise for leadership in the counseling profession.


NSU Outstanding Graduate Student Award

The NSU Outstanding Graduate Student Award is awarded to two graduate students every year who demonstrate excellence in scholarship in an advanced degree program, leadership, service, and a positive impact on the campus community.

CARE Lab Personnel Awards and Service

See select awards and professional service from CARE Lab team members!

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