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Rollins Graduate Counseling Program Wins 2009 Community Partnership Award

October 21, 2009

WINTER PARK, Fla. (October 21, 2009) —  The Center for Drug Free Living (CFDFL) awarded the Rollins Graduate Counseling Program the 2009 Community Partnership Award in recognition of more than 20 years of cooperative relations between these entities. Marking the first time in its history that the Community Partnership Award has gone to an academic institution, Associate Professor of Graduate Studies in Counseling Alicia M. Homrich accepted the award on behalf of the Rollins Graduate Counseling Program at a ceremony held in downtown Orlando in September 2009. 

“It is a tremendous honor for the Rollins Graduate Counseling Program to be recognized,” said Homrich.  “We are proud to support CFDFL’s role in serving the Central Florida community with effective prevention, intervention and treatment programs for substance abuse.”

Jody Scott, clinical director for CFDFL, nominated the Rollins Graduate Counseling Program for the quality of its contributions and the impact the program’s internship project has made on the CFDFL over the years.

“The Rollins Graduate Counseling Program has been providing the CFDFL with outstanding, well-trained interns for more than 20 years,” said Scott.  “The Rollins faculty has produced some of the most dedicated and qualified mental health professionals in the Central Florida area.  We’ve come to rely on these interns to provide much-needed services to our clients, and we have gone on to hire many of them permanently.”

About the Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling Program

The Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling is a didactic and experiential 60-semester-hour program that includes all courses, practica, and internships required by the state of Florida for licensure as a mental health counselor. Now entering its 50th year, the counseling program is one of four graduate degree programs offered by the Hamilton Holt School, the evening studies division of Rollins College.  For more information, please visit www.rollins.edu/holt or call 407-646-1568.

About The Center for Drug Free Living

The Center for Drug-Free Living, Inc., (CFDFL) is a comprehensive, community-based, substance abuse treatment and prevention agency serving the residents of Central Florida regardless of age, sex, race, creed or ability to pay. For more information, please visit www.cfdfl.com or call 407-245-0014.



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