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Jeff Moe Earns Distinguished ACA Extended Research Award

Congratulations to Dr. Jeff Moe, who was recently honored at the American Counseling Association (ACA) National Conference as the 2023 recipient of the ACA Extended Research Award.

The American Counseling Association has annually recognized achievement and excellence in professional counseling. The Extended Research Award is unique for its recognition of an ACA member who has conducted and published high-quality research over an extended period of time on issues of interest to the counseling profession. This research involves systematic inquiry or investigation using quantitative or qualitative techniques that result in usable findings and recommendations for the field. Awardees are exemplary figures who embody the ACA Code of Ethics and the ACA Position Statement on Nondiscrimination.

Throughout his career, Dr. Moe's main scholarship focus has been LGBTQ issues in Counseling. His scholarship has appeared in numerous journals. He has served as president of the Virginia Association for LGBT Issues in Counseling, and in 2022, Dr. Moe began serving as the Editor in Chief of the Journal of LGBTQ Issues in Counseling, an international peer-reviewed journal. In the Spring of 2017, Dr. Moe received the Old Dominion University President's Diversity Award for advocacy with and on behalf of LGBTQ communities.

Dr. Moe has given numerous state and national presentations at ACA and ACES related conferences. Recently, he has served as an investigator on two Health Resources and Services Administration grants promoting training in integrated behavioral health in master's and doctoral counseling students.

Dr. Moe is currently an Associate Professor at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. He lives in Norfolk with his life partner of 14 years and their two dogs. Dr. Moe received his award in Toronto, Canada in March.

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