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AADA Outstanding Adultspan Journal Article Award

“Complicated Grief: Counseling

Considerations and Techniques”

This award is chosen by the Adultspan journal editor to recognize a colleague or colleagues for a specific publication in the AADA Adultspan journal judged as making a substantial contribution to the literature and/or practice of adult development and aging.

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Dr. Loretta Bradley, Dr. Nicole Noble, & Dr. Kumudu Witanapatirana

AADA Outstanding Service Award

This award is presented to an AADA member with a history of service to support adult development and aging. This award is determined based on the nature of service, relevance to the profession, significance of service, and a record of long-continued professional contributions.  

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Kailey Bradley

Outstanding Research Award

Dr. Matthew Nice
& Dr. Matthew Joseph

“The Features of Emerging Adulthood and Individuation: Relations and Differences by College-Going Status, Age, and Living Situation”

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AADA President's Mentor Award

This award was established in 1990 by AADA President Richard Johnson, in honor of an inspirational teacher with significant ties to the field of adult development and aging. It is offered, at the discretion of the current AADA President, during the time of the ACA Annual Conference.


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Dr. John Nance

Research Grant Award

Dr. Candace Park 
Jen Hartman 
& Ashley Laws

“The Lived Experience of Counselors Navigating Conversations with Clients on Abortion in a Post-Roe America”

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Evelyn Chasan Research Grant Award

Dr. Arien Muzacz

“Kink Aging: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Intersectional Resilience”

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