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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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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