TherapySites Announces July Special

For the whole month of July, NCCA members can get a website for $39/month instead of $59/month of the whole year! That’s a 33% monthly savings for the year. Click HERE for more information.

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NCCDA Best Practices Grant

Could you use $1,000 to fund a new career-related project in your office? Have you been hoping to do research in an area of career development but just couldn’t carve out the extra budget dollars?  Of course you have, and NCCDA may be able to help you!  The Best Practices Grant is intended to support the development of new career-related programs, research, or practices in North Carolina. Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded to help finance innovation in the area of career development.

In 2014-2015, five grants were given to professionals from North Carolina to help fund their programs and initiatives.  Your brilliant idea could be funded this year!

The deadline for current members to apply is September 18, 2015. The submission form can be found on the NCCDA homepage! Please direct any questions about the grant to Megan Walters, with a clear subject line noting the application.

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NCCDA Annual Conference Call for Proposals


The North Carolina Career Development Association Annual Conference

Theme:  “The Language of Helping:  Serving the State”

October 16, 2015, Alamance Community College

The North Carolina Career Development Association is pleased to announce the call for breakout session proposals for the annual conference.

The 2016 Conference Committee are seeking proposals that reflect the best thinking in the field of career counseling, informed by theory and practice and cognizant of issues related to special populations.

The committee invites proposals that:

  • Stimulate and provoke discussion and audience engagement
  • Deliver model practices using approaches for different types of learners
  • Present content for professionals in the K-12, Higher Education, and/or Private Practice setting
  • Explore career issues related to special populations
  • Provide practical content that audience members can implement
  • Include strategies and/or resources for special populations

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Call for New Section Editors – Carolina Counselor

Greetings NCCA Members!

We currently need to fill three section editor positions for the NCCA newsletter, Carolina Counselor. Section editor positions are open to any interested Masters- or Doctorate-level graduate student. The positions are voluntary.

(1) Division News: Any news related to division projects (present or future), conferences, workshops, etc. The editor for this section is responsible for contacting NCCA division leaders to request information about current events, activities, etc.

(2) Around Campus: Any news concerning student projects, professional organizations (such as CSI chapters), counseling program honors and certifications, etc. The editor for this section is responsible for reaching out to counseling programs across NC to request information about current events, activities, student projects, etc.

(3) Perspectives from the Field: Submissions could focus on ethical issues in counseling; counseling theory and/or practice; reflections on your work as a student, professional counselor, counselor supervisor, counselor educator, etc. The editor for this section is responsible for reviewing submissions to the section. The section editor will also collaborate with the editor and submission contributor on any necessary edits or revisions.

The Carolina Counselor is published three times a year: fall (October), winter (February), and spring/summer (June). If you are interested in holding any of these three positions, please email a brief statement of interest to Elizabeth Vincent, the newsletter editor, at Statements of interest should address why a student is interested in the position as well as any relevant experience.

The deadline to submit statements of interest is August 1st 2015.

Elizabeth Vincent
Editor, Carolina Counselor

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TherapySites Announces June Webinar

Title:  Increase Your Income! 5 Easy Steps to Practice Growth Presented by Denise Marshall

Date/Time: Thurs. June 11th at 1pm CDT

Registration link:

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2015-2016 Cognitive Processing Therapy Learning Collaborative

The 2015-2016 Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Learning Collaborative is a FREE training opportunity that will provide an intensive team-based training to mental health treatment providers in the delivery of CPT, as well as NEW CPT Family Component training.

Training duration of 9-12 months to include:

  • Pre-training activities to ensure that teams begin the collaborative with a common baseline of CPT knowledge.
  • Three face-to-face learning sessions (7 days total).
  • Action periods between learning sessions to implement CPT.
  • Group consultation calls towards certification as a CPT provider.
  • Calls for agency leaders to foster successful CPT implementation and sustainability.
  • An online collaborative workspace and communications center that will be available as a central information store during the action periods.
  • CEU credits pending.

Click HERE for more information regarding what is included in the training and/or to apply for the training. Please direct questions to Jordan Kincaid at Duke EPIC ( or 919-613-9853).




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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 The deadline for submissions is Monday, June 1st 2015! Continue reading

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2015 Collaboration of Care Conference

To whom it may concern,


We are excited to announce the 2015 Collaboration of Care Conference. Last year’s conference was an amazing success, and we look forward to great outcomes and education from this conference. This year’s conference “Partnering for Mental Health Care in Eastern NC” will provide community providers, clinicians, and community members the resources to ensure seamless care for those who suffer from mental health and substance use disorders. The topics presented will provide information to provide less disruptive transitions for patient care, and better coordinated care with a more consistent message and continued improvement. Topics will range from substance abuse disorders, legal issues for patients, dealing with chronic pain, combating eating disorders, utilizing peer support specialists, integrating care, improving access to care, to overcoming barriers in treatment. The conference will close with a case study with perspectives from across the mental health spectrum. Attendees will have hands on workshops and lectures to discuss patient needs, patient care, and discussion on the state of the mental health system in NC. CEUs have been applied to be offered through East Carolina University: Office of Continuing Education. Continue reading

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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

Please feel free to contact me at 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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