Southwestern Seminary professor Ian Jones was recognized by one of the nation’s largest Christian Counseling organizations, Sept. 16-19.

Jones, professor of psychology and counseling, received the Gary Collins Award of Excellence during an evening plenary session at the 2009 world conference of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) in Nashville, Tenn. During the conference, he also conducted a workshop, titled “Biblical Counseling in the Historical Church,” and he served as the track leader for the Biblical Foundations and Spiritual Formation track.

The AACC is an evangelical organization with nearly 50,000 members worldwide. Past world conferences have drawn as many as 7,000 participants, including church leaders, pastors, doctors and counselors. This year’s world conference, with the theme of “Grace and Truth,” was hosted at Nashville’s Opryland Hotel.

Other Southwestern faculty members also conducted workshops at the AACC world conference: Scott Floyd, professor of psychology and counseling; Mike McGuire, associate professor of psychology and counseling; and Elias Moitinho, assistant professor of psychology and counseling.