Holly Branthoover, an associate professor in the
Counseling Department, was selected for the 2011 Pennsylvania Counselor Association President’s Award.
The Pennsylvania association is affiliated with the American Counseling Association, a six-hundred-member national organization that promotes the growth of the counseling profession.
As she presented the award, Jen Barna, association president, recognized Branthoover for “outstanding dedication” to the organization and for a “long and impressive record of service.”
Branthoover was also recognized for her role in creating the association’s first supervision registry, a secure, online registration process to connect highly qualified supervisors with counselors working to become licensed.
Branthoover has served in a number of leadership roles in the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, including president-elect, president, past president, and membership committee chairwoman.
She also is chairwoman of the North Atlantic region of the American Counseling Association. In this position, she is a mentor and supporter of more than nine branch counseling associations in the eastern United States, Europe, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Because of her role, she gave a presentation in September at the District of Columbia Counseling Association membership drive and kickoff.
Branthoover joined the IUP faculty in 2004. She is a nationally certified counselor and a licensed professional counselor in the commonwealth. She serves as the graduate coordinator in the Department of Counseling and is an associate in a private counseling practice in Pittsburgh. She also has been an invited presenter for many professional conferences.
Branthoover, who volunteers for the American Red Cross Disaster Action Team, has a Master of Science degree in community counseling and a school counseling certificate and doctoral degree in counselor education from Duquesne University.