North Carolina’s 2015 CIT Conference Call for Proposals

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Call for Presentations LINK. Applications due September 30, 2014

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Exciting Offers from Therapysites for the Month of September

For the whole month of September, Therapysites is offering North Carolina Counseling Association members a special offer of 2 months free with their Back to School special. That’s a $118 value! In addition, Therapysites is rolling out a 5-week Fall Webinar Series where distinguished mental health professionals will share their expertise with us! It is going to be a great 5 weeks! Learn more HERE.

 

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2015 NCCA Conference Information and Registration Now Available

Greetings NCCA members!

Information and online registration for the 2015 NCCA conference is now available.

Conference Title: “Navigating Our Professional World: Ethics, Technology, Advocacy, & Diversity”

Location: Grandover Resort, Greensboro, NC

Dates: February 11-13, 2015

Deadline to submit a proposal: November 1, 2014

Links to the proposal form, the preconference titles/descriptions, and the online registration form can be found on the NCCA website here: http://nccounselingassociation.org/events/721-2/

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

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Exciting Offers from Therapysites for the Month of September

For the whole month of September, Therapysites is offering North Carolina Counseling Association members a special offer of 2 months free with their Back to School special. That’s a $118 value! In addition, Therapysites is rolling out a 5-week Fall Webinar Series where distinguished mental health professionals will share their expertise with us! It is going to be a great 5 weeks! Learn more HERE.

 

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Section Editors Needed for the NCCA Newsletter, 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 division leaders to request information about current events, activities, etc.

(2) Member spotlight: Nominate NCCA members you feel deserve the spotlight! Please provide contact information for your nominee. The editor for this section is responsible for contacting and interviewing the nominated member spotlight person; if no individual is nominated from another NCCA member, the section editor is responsible for making the nomination from the NCCA member directory.

(3) NC Diversity and Advocacy News: Discussion of issues related to diversity, multicultural competency, and advocacy; topics could include discussions surrounding issues of race/ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, religion, socioeconomic status, etc. in North Carolina. These topics may address the helping professions directly or indirectly. The editor for this section is responsible for communicating edits to those who submit to the section; if no submissions are received, the editor should plan to submit for the section.

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 Katie Kelly, the newsletter editor, at kcs002@bravemail.uncp.edu. 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 November 1st 2014.

Katie Kelly
Editor, Carolina Counselor

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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 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 Friday, September 26th 2014! Continue reading

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Join NCCA or Renew Your Membership Online

Begin or renew a membership with NCCA today! We are happy to announce that online membership registration is available HERE. You can also join or renew by filling out the 2014-2015 membership form and mailing it in.

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Register for a Free Webinar Sponsored by TherapySites

Leveraging Your Website To Increase Your Income – Expert Secrets From The Pros

93% of consumers turn to the internet when looking for goods and services, and that means being online isn’t just a fad; it is a powerful and necessary tool for all practice owners. The very first step in leveraging that power is to have a professional website built specifically for your industry. Think of it as the business card of the 21st century. It’s how you convey at a glance who you are, what you do, and the value you can provide for your customers. Continue reading

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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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