25th annual Al Greene Addictions Institute


The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC would like to invite you to attend our 25th annual Al Greene Addictions Institute offered this summer from June 7th to June 11th. This is a great opportunity for you or your students to learn more about addictions counseling.

Professor Al Greene began this institute back in 1990 to give students another opportunity to learn about addictions in a classroom setting, to allow students to hear from professionals in the addictions field, and to provide an opportunity to network with other addiction counseling field professionals. Over the years the institute has evolved to assist professionals, as well as students, on their continuing journey as counselors.

The Al Greene Addictions Institute qualifies for 30 hours worth of continuing education credits (CEUs), approved by the NBCC (with approval from the NCSAPPB in progress). Professionals have the option to attend the entire five day institute or just specific sessions for fewer CEUs.

To register or for more information on the hours and cost, please check our registration page. For information on the schedule, speakers and sessions we have planned, check our schedule page. For all other information, please visit our website at agai.appstate.edu.

Please feel free to contact me at schwarzem@appstate.edu with any questions about this great learning opportunity.

We hope to see you in beautiful mountains of Boone, NC for the 2015 Al Greene Addictions Institute!


Mark J. Schwarze, Ph.D., LPCS, NCC, LCAS, CCS
Assistant Professor and Program Director
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program
Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling
Reich College of Education
Appalachian State University

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Dr. Jonnie H. McLeod Substance Abuse Institute

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Multicultural Play Therapy Center Conference

Upcoming Training Opportunity

Multicultural Play Therapy Center Conference

University of North Carolina Charlotte

June 22 – 26, 2015

Who should attend:  Professional counselors, school counselors, play therapists, social workers, psychologists, and students.

LPCs, RPTs, and social workers may earn up to 30 CEUs (6 per day) for the conference (APT Approved Provider #07-191; NBCC Approved Provider #4208, and the Department of Social Work at UNCC)

Website for Information and Registration:  http://oeo.uncc.edu/playtherapy

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Call for NCCA Newsletter Submissions – Spring/Summer Edition

Dear NCCA Members,

Please consider submitting short articles, personal reflections on counseling or counseling-related topics, pictures of you or other NCCA members, division news, best practices, or any other items you would like to share with members of our association for inclusion in the upcoming spring/summer edition of the Carolina Counselor. Suggestions for submission to specific newsletter sections are listed below with the corresponding email for the editor of that section. Not sure what section your submission would fall under? Just email your submission to Kathryn Kelly, the newsletter editor, at kcs002@bravemail.uncp.edu. The deadline for submissions is Monday, June 1st 2015! Continue reading

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April Offer from Therapysites

Just in time for spring, Therapysites is offering a 2 months free special offer for North Carolina Counseling Association members! That’s a $118 savings. Click HERE for more information.

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Advocacy Day 2015

LPCANC has announced that Advocacy Day will be Tuesday, March 17th. Click HERE for more information!

When: 3/17/2015
Where: Map this event »
Holiday Inn Downtown
320 Hillsborough St.
Oak City Ballroom
Raleigh, North Carolina  27603
United States
Presenter: Ashley Perkinson, JD
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Attend the 16th Annual Clinical Hypnosis Workshop for Health Care Professionals

16th Annual Clinical Hypnosis Workshop for Health Care Professionals: Enhancing Possibilities for Healing

It will be Friday May 15th – Sunday May 17th, 2015. This workshop is offered by Medical Hypnosis Consultants, PLLC and is co-sponsored by Duke Center for Integrative Medicine, UNC Program for Integrative Medicine, and the North Carolina Counseling Association. The workshop offers all 3 levels of ASCH training, Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced, and has been ASCH approved for the past 15 years, counting towards the requirements for certification.

We are thrilled to have Stephen R. Lankton, MSW, DAHB as our guest faculty this year. Steve has been a trainer for 40 years and is the Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis.  He has numerous publications including: The Answer Within: A Clinical Framework of Ericksonian Hypnotherapy, and Tales of Enchantment: Goal-Directed Metaphors for Adults and Children in Therapy

There will be student scholarships available, (Students who were full-time Spring semester and graduated in May 2014, will count as full-time students for both scholarship and enrollment purposes.

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TherapySites Announces Spring Webinar Series

TherapySites is currently offering an exciting spring webinar series–“Educational Webinar Madness”. This series will offer 5 webinars over the course of 5 weeks, 3 of which feature professionals in the healthcare and therapy industries. The series runs from March 11th – April 8th and each webinar will be at 1pm CST. Click HERE for more information!

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Connect with NCAHC on Facebook

The NC Association for Humanistic Counseling (NCAHC) is now on Facebook!  Like our page to stay connected with news from the field, inspirations for counseling, education, and supervision, and scholarship and volunteer opportunities. Please join us in creating a vibrant NC humanistic counseling community.


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TherapySites Offerings for February

Greetings NCCA members! TherapySites is dedicating this month to helping counselors optimize, leverage, and maximize their online presence. To do this, TherapySites wrote an educational article titled, “Getting Ahead in the Race: Cost-Effective Tips for a Winning Website.” For access to this article, click HERE.

TherapySites is also rolling out a brand new webinar titled “How to be Found Online – Zero Cost Marketing Secrets For Your Practice” on Wednesday, February 25th at 1pm CST. Register HERE now!




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