Dr. L. DiAnne Borders (Counseling and Educational Development) received the Lifetime Achievement Award during the recent annual conference of the Association of Counselor Education and Supervision in Chicago .
Dr. Borders was honored for her 30 years of research, scholarship, teaching/training and advocacy for clinical supervision. She currently serves as the editor-in-chief for The Clinical Supervisor, the only international and interdisciplinary journal for research on clinical supervision education and practice.
She has written many articles on the topic, as well as two text books.
One nominator said, “DiAnne has had counselor supervision as the center of her professional identity and her efforts throughout her career.” She added, “There is no question that she has been the most active researcher in the area of supervision in our profession.”
Another nominator noted, “Her research and writing is used in counselor education programs around the world as the gold standard of training students to become effective supervisors.” The nominator also noted, “She has largely moved her area of research into its modern form, a level of academic accomplishment that very few can claim.”
Nominators and testimonials speak to the impact Borders’ work has on many lives – and the ripple effect her personal teaching and published has had and will continue to have.
Borders, who is a UNCG alumna (BA, English), joined the UNCG faculty in 1987. She is Burlington Industries Excellence Professor in the School of Education’s CED program, which is rated among the top four such programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.
By Mike Harris