Tammy Schultz, Ph.D., LMHC, of Grace College, Winona Lake, Ind., was honored April 9 with the Indiana Mental Health Counselor of the Year Award at the Indiana Counseling Association Conference in Indianapolis.
Schultz is chair of the Graduate Department of Counseling and Interpersonal Relations at Grace College and has played a critical role with SB 356, a counseling licensure bill in the state Senate that establishes a Mental Health Counselor Associate License. The bill has been passed and will go into effect July 2010.
Also working with Schultz has been Monica Boyer, administrative assistant in the Graduate Department of Counseling and Interpersonal Relations at Grace. For many months, the two have been contributing to the wording of SB 356, connecting with key legislative members, speaking in Indianapolis on behalf of the bill, getting the word out to others in Indiana who have a vested interest in the passing of the bill, and watching and reporting to those interested as the bill moved through the Indiana Senate and the Indiana House of Representatives.
Schultz has taught at Grace College for fourteen years. She is co-author with Dr. Roger Peugh of “Transformed in His Presence: The Need for Prayer in Counseling” published by BMH Books of Winona Lake. Prior to joining the Grace faculty, she counseled full-time at the Winnipeg Christian Counseling Group in Winnipeg, Canada, and taught part-time at Providence Seminary.