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CSI/CACREP Joint Essay Contest


For the fifth year, CACREP and CSI are co-sponsoring the Leadership Essay Contest. This year participants are invited to respond to the following prompt:

Leadership through Mentorship:

  • In your observations of role models in professional counseling, what qualities have inspired you and contributed to leadership competence for yourself and other professional counselors?
  • Given your experiences, what role/expectation is there for counselors to become mentors, how do you see yourself meeting that expectation, and how can counselor education programs help develop mentors?

The two organizations have a long history of mutual support and cooperative relationships with a dual focus on enhancing the counseling profession through recognition of excellence in our field. CSI members can enter the contest in one of two categories: Entry-Level Students or Doctoral Students/Professional Counselors/Counselor Educators. The first place winner in each category will receive $500, a one-year CSI membership renewal, and publication of the essay in the CSI Exemplar, the CACREP Connection newsletter, and csi-net.org! Submit your essay by November 15th at 5:00 PM EST!