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Awards & Recognitions


Distinguished Professional Service Award

This award centered around Dr. Mau’s service as Core Faculty for the Graduate Medical Education – Psychiatry Residency Training Program at the William J McCord Adolescent Treatment Facility training psychiatric residents (physicians) in hypnosis and psychotherapy. In his nomination, Dr. Mark Kilgus, the head of that program, stated that Dr. Mau’s work with the residency program showed the validity of having professional counselors as faculty in medical education programs.

“Distinguished Professional Service Award. This award is designed to recognize outstanding service to the counseling profession. The recipient must be a current member of the SCCA or have been an active member of the SCCA for at least five consecutive years. The recognized service should show prolong accomplishments.”

Outstanding Counselor Award

Dr. Mau was awarded Outstanding Counselor in 2019 by the South Carolina Counseling Association.

“This award is designed to recognize meritorious and exemplary service as a counselor. The recognized meritorious service should reflect contributions and service in the primary role as a counselor or closely related helping professional.”

Pen & Quill Award

Dr. Mau is the winner of the 2021 Pen & Quill Award as author of his three books. This is awarded by the International Association of Counselors and Therapists and the International Medical and Dental Hypnosis Association for excellence in literary contributions.

See Dr. Mau’s Books

Order of Braid

In 2018 Dr. Mau was inducted into National Guild of Hypnotists’ Order of Braid.

“The Order of Braid designation is the centerpiece of the NGH Awards System and recognizes a lifetime of outstanding achievement, dedication, and service.”

The Order is named for Dr. James Braid, the Nineteenth Century Scottish surgeon and gentleman scientist who coined the word “hypnosis,” and is regarded as the Father of Modern Hypnotism.

Hypnosis Research Award

Dr. Mau was awarded the Hypnosis Research Award at the 2016 National Guild of Hypnotists convention. This is “awarded to a member who has contributed valuable research for our profession this year.”

HypnoScience Award

An internationally known speaker, Dr. Mau received the HypnoScience award for research in science which advances the profession of hypnosis at the 2013 International Hypnosekongress in Zürich, Switzerland.