Call to Join NCCA Government Relations Subcommittee

Interested in current affairs in the counseling world? Ever think about having a voice in decisions about counselors working in certain settings (VA) and how they are paid (Medicare)? I am your NCCA Member at Large (Government Relations). I applied for this position because I wanted to learn more about what was happening in our field, get more involved, and encourage other NCCA members to become advocates for the counseling profession. Let’s face it with all the changes going on today in healthcare…we need to be involved and make sure our voices are being heard!

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NBCC Continues to Seek Occupational Series for Mental Health Counselors

The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recently informed NBCC that it has indefinitely postponed the creation of a federal occupational series for professional counselors. NBCC responded immediately and sought congressional assistance.

An occupational series is a government classification that establishes the minimum qualifications for federal employees and authorizes agency-wide employment. A series is necessary to ensure the federal government employs counselors in positions that reflect their education, training and scope of practice. Continue reading

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NCCA Partners with TherapySites

TherapySites specializes in creating websites designed for therapists that are professional, affordable, and effective. All you pay is a monthly hosting fee of $59/month with no long-term contracts. They deliver credit card processing, appointment requests, basic search engine optimization, and more! Attracting new clients and generating more revenue is easy with TherapySites! If you visit this site and provide a promo code of “NCCA“, you will receive A Free Website and One Month of Hosting Service with TherapySites. Click HERE  to begin.

 

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2014 McLeod Institute on Substance Abuse

Please join us for the 2014 McLeod Institute on Substance Abuse

 

Click here to review program and register for all or part of the Institute,http://oeo.uncc.edu/mcleod.

 

Date and Time Presentation Title Presenter
May 12,
8:45-4:45pm
Perfect Daughters & Silent Sons: Appreciating Gender Differences in Treatment & Recovery Dr. Robert Ackerman
May 13,
8:45-4:45pm
Rethinking Poverty and Substance Use Dr. Michael Brubaker
May 13,
1:30-4:45pm
The Heroin Epidemic: National & Local Trends and Approaches Dr. Astra Czerny
May 14,
8:45-4:45pm
HIV/HEPC, Communicable Disease, and Ethics with Addicted Populations Dr. Bill Larsen & Flay Lee
May 15,
8:45-12
 

Process Addiction: Gateway, Co-morbid, or Complication?

Dr. Bryce Hagedorn
May 15,
1:30-4:45pm
Mindfulness & Forgiveness in Addiction Treatment Dr. Bryce Hagedorn
May 16,

8:45-12

Exploring Healing through Horses: An Innovative Approach to Trauma and Addiction Treatment and Recovery Dr. Trish Murray
May 16,
1:30-4:45pm
Gender Sensitive Clinical Supervision Dr. Cyndi Briggs

 

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Multicultural Play Therapy Center Announces Conference

The Multicultural Play Therapy Center at UNC Charlotte is pleased to announce its 8th annual conference from June 23-26, 2014 at UNC Charlotte.

This event targets mental health therapists, K-12 counselors, and professional school counselors for development in play therapy skills.  This year’s presentations include:

  • Monday, June 23:  Animal Assisted Play Therapy:  The Power of Relationship, Play, and the Human-Animal Bond by Dr. Van Fleet
  • Tuesday, June 24:  Filial Therapy:  Effective, Play-Based Help for Families with Complex Needs by Dr. Van Fleet
  • Wednesday, June 25:  Play Therapy with Children of Fury:  Theory and Interventions by Dr. David Crenshaw
  • Thursday, June 26 :  Using Child-Centered Group Play Therapy to Impact Social and Behavioral Impairments by Dr. Theresa Kascsak
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  • Thursday, June 26:  Using Expressive Arts in Play Therapy Supervision by Drs. Peggy Ceballos and Phyllis Post

Continuing Education: You will receive 6 CEUs for each day of the 4-day conference (APT Approved Provider #07-191; NBCC Approved Provider #4208), including 6 CEUs in supervision for Thursday’s supervision workshop.  In addition, the Department of Social Work will provide CEUs to social work professionals for this event.

If you need information about this conference, email Dr. Phyllis Post, UNC Charlotte Department of Counseling, or call her at: (704) 687-8961.

For financial questions or inquiries regarding registration, please email Ms. Jennifer Townsend, Administrative Assistant, or call at (704) 687-8998.

 

To register and for further information please visit http://oeo.uncc.edu/playtherapy

 

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15th Annual Clinical Hypnosis Workshop for Health Care Professionals: Enhancing Possibilities for Healing

The 15th Annual Clinical Hypnosis Workshop will be Friday April 25th – Sunday April 27th, 2014. 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.  For the intermediate and advanced track we will have some topics which emphasize the applications of hypnosis for medical concerns that can apply to both those in the mental health field as well as the medical field. We are thrilled to have Dabney M. Ewin, MD, FACS, as our guest faculty this year. SEE BROCHURE for registration form. Continue reading

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Call for NCCA Newsletter Submissions

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 winter 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 January 10th 2014!

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Proposed Changes to LPC Act (PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD OPEN)

Several changes to the North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor administrative rules that govern Article 24 Licensed Professional Counselors Act are being proposed.

A public hearing was held on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 at 10:00AM at the Wingate Inn in Garner, NC.  Dr. Jack Culbreth attended this hearing on behalf of NCCA.

The public comment period runs until January 14, 2014.  I encourage you to review ALL the proposed changes (see below for summary of proposed changes) and direct all questions and concerns to:

Beth Holder

NCBLPC

P.O. Box 1369

Garner, NC 27529

919-661-0820

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Call for NCCA Newsletter Submissions

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 winter 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 January 10th 2014! Continue reading

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Graduate Student Social

Dear Graduate Students,

If you are planning to attend the NCCA conference scheduled for January 27-29, 2014 in Pinehurst, NC, please consider attending the Graduate Student Social at Dugan’s Pub on the evening (6:30 pm until) of the 28th.

Enjoy FREE appetizers while you network with counseling graduate students from across the state.

Karaoke starts at 8!

See the attached FLYER for additional information.

Happy Holidays!

 

Jeffrey M. Warren, Ph.D., LPCS, NCC, NCSC, ACS

President, North Carolina Counseling Association

 

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