ACAC 2017 National Conference

The board and members of ACAC (Child & Adolescent Counseling) hope that you will join us July 20-21, 2017 in Arlington, VA for our first conference. We’ll have diverse offerings, but the conference theme is “Trauma in Child and Adolescent Counseling.”

Register here:


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Red Cross Needs Mental Health Help


Red Cross needs Disaster Mental Health assistance and anyone with 9 days to spare, please read the flier.  Rivers in the eastern part of the state have yet to crest.  North Carolina got harder hit than other southeastern states, which is where many of the DMH personnel were sent, so there is a need for DMH personnel.  From my reading of the request, you can help out even if you have not yet taken the Red Cross DMH training.  LPCs have been trained in DMH as part of their masters level training.  There is a need, so if you can, please help and contact the Red Cross as described in the flier.

Thank you,

John A. Shuford
Executive Director LPCANC

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17th Annual Clinical Hypnosis Workshops for Health Care Professionals: Enhancing Possibilities for Healing.

Basic Track will be Friday, November 4th – Sunday, November 6th, 2016.

Early registration is open with a discounted registration rate until October 14th.

This workshop is offered by Medical Hypnosis Consultants, PLLC and supported by Duke Center for Integrative Medicine, UNC Program for Integrative Medicine, and the North Carolina Counseling Association. This workshops have been approved by ASCH for 20 continuing education hours each towards the requirements for certification.  The 17th Annual Clinical Hypnosis Workshop for Health Care Professionals- Basic Track Training has been approved by NBCC for NBCC credit. Medical Hypnosis Consultants, PLLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC Approval No. SP 2738.

There are some student scholarships available, (contact Dr. Holly Forester-Miller, for more information) as well as reduced rates for students.

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Letter Against HB2

The NCCA takes a firm stance against House Bill 2.

“We stand with the others who have expressed their opposition to our state government discriminating against the transgender population. As counselors, we believe people have a right to live, support their families and be prosperous, without fear of harassment, loss of job, or death. Citizens of North Carolina need to be supported by their government, the elected officials they voted into office. They need their officials to put laws in place that support the right to live, support their families, and be prosperous, not destroy it.” -Angela Brooks-Livingston, NCCA President

The full response to HB2 may be viewed here:

NCCA Letter Against HB2

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The NCCA needs your help!

We need leadership for our Graduate Student division! This is an excellent opportunity to get involved in your professional organization. If you are interested in growing this division and getting involved with NCCA, please email me directly.

Angela Brooks-Livingston


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Division Positions Available

Hello Membership!

We have several positions in our division that need filling ASAP! As a division leader, we will provide you with contact hours for licensure renewal. There are some exciting things happening with NCCA and being a division leader is a direct way to be involved. If you are interested in any of the positions listed below, please contact me directly.

Angela Brooks-Livingston



NC Association for Counselor Education and Supervision




NC Addiction and Offenders Counselor Association



NC Association of Marriage and Family Counselors

Vice President: 


NC Association for Specialists in Group Work



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Assistant Director of Career Services

Assistant Director of Career Services

William Peace University, a vibrant and diverse independent institution in Raleigh, NC, seeks applicants for a full-time Assistant Director of Career Services. The Assistant Director of Career Services supports the mission of the Career Services Department to provide comprehensive career development programming and counseling to first year students through alumnae. The Assistant Director will coordinate the required internship program for the university. She/he will work on a small, results-oriented team to enhance student’s professional growth, employment success and life-long career development.  WPU is under the new leadership of Dr. Brian C. Ralph, who assumed office in August, 2015.  The institution is in a season of exciting change and will be undertaking a comprehensive strategic planning process in 2016.


  • Counsel students and alumnae on career issues; administers and interprets career and personality assessments. Assists students to understand their abilities, talents, interests, and personality characteristics in order to develop realistic academic and career options.
  • Plans, schedules and delivers presentations on career development and job search skills (resume writing, interviewing, networking, etc.) in group and/or classroom settings.
  • Coordinates the internship program. Prepare students for internship search, promote and advertise internship program to employers, develop new internship sites relevant to student’s major, skill and geographic interests. Assist with the evaluation of the college-wide required internship program.
  • Assists the Director with employer development. Provides outreach to employers and community representatives to connect students and alumni with potential employers and develops partnerships with employers.
  • Coordinates and participates in career fairs, on campus recruiting and similar activities to facilitate the job placement of students.
  • Compiles, studies and reports occupational, educational, and economic information to aid students in implementing career and educational goals and making informed career decisions.
  • Oversees materials in career resource library; make recommendations for purchase of books, software, and other relevant publications.
  • Provides career development information and presentations to alumnae, college boards, parents and faculty when requested.
  • Assist with the management and the updating of a web based Internship and Job Search database system.
  • Assist with updating the Career Services web site content for prospective students, current students, alumnae, employers and parents.
  • Represents the college at community and/or business meetings to promote existing and new programs and job/internship opportunities for students.
  • Works with faculty to promote career development models, activities and workshops integrated in courses where and when appropriate. Establishes rapport with assigned faculty to provide appropriate, challenging and meaningful internship sites that enhance the subject area knowledge in an experiential education setting.
  • Participates in professional development associations and organizations to remain current in field of career counseling and labor market information.
  • May supervise student workers.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

The minimum qualifications for this position are:

  • MA/MS/M.Ed or related degree
  • 1-3 years experience working with college students
  • 1-3 years experience in a business or non-profit setting

The preferred but not required qualifications for this position are:

  • Experience in Internship, Cooperative Education or employer relations in higher education setting
  • Certifications and licensing in counseling, career counseling preferred. Career Development Facilitator certification accepted

Please submit the following information to , our preferred means of accepting applications and reference ADCS081916:

  • Cover letter, resume/CV, contact information for three professional references
  • Application
  • Copies of the appropriate licenses, certificates, and/or registrations

Job Posting Date:  Friday, August 19, 2016
Deadline for Submission:  Friday, September 2, 2016 5:00 PM

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Youth Villages Clinical Supervisor

Youth Villages position available!

Follow the link for further information:

Youth Villages Clinical Supervisor

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2017 Annual Conference

Hello NCCA members,

We are excited to announce the North Carolina Counseling Association’s annual conference date, location, and call for proposals. Mark your calendars now for what is sure to be an exciting and informative three days. The conference theme this year is “Counselors Unite: Joining Together During Challenging Times.” We are all aware of the challenging times we are facing in our state, nation, and world. It’s time for professional counselors to unite and join together to rise above these challenges. We invite program proposals from those interested in presenting, so counselor educators and counselors — plan to share your expertise at our annual conference. Graduate students, we want to hear from you too! We also invite poster session proposals on a variety of topics related to professional counseling.

The 2017 NCCA Conference will be held February 22-24, 2017 in downtown Durham, North Carolina, at the Durham Convention Center. Steps away from dining, shopping, and art, conference attendees can enjoy the city as well as all that the conference has to offer. See below for proposal submission information. Due date for proposals is OCTOBER 14, 2016 at 11:55 PM. We look forward to hearing from you!

North Carolina Counseling Association

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2017 Annual Conference: Call for Presentations

“Counselors Unite: Joining Together During Challenging Times”

Location: Durham Convention Center; Durham, NC

Date: February 22-24, 2017



Submissions should be typed and submitted electronically no later than 11:55 PM OCTOBER 14, 2016.

To submit a presentation proposal:

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IIH team lead at Daymark

IIH Team Leader

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Wilkes County
Job Code: IIH-TL
Posted On: Tuesday, 7th June 2016
Location: Wilkes Center
North Wilkesboro
1400 Willow Lane C61-2, N. Wilkesboro, NC 28659
Education: Licensed
Job Description:


Provides clinical assessment, individual and family therapy for each youth served by the team.  Assigns appropriate staff to clients as clinically indicated.  Provides clinical expertise, guidance, and supervision to the IIH team members.

The responsibilities of the IIH Team Leader include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Providing individual and family therapy for each youth served by the team
  • Designating the appropriate team staff such that specialized clinical expertise is applied as clinically indicated for each child
  • Providing and coordinating the assessment and reassessment of the recipient’s clinical needs
  • Providing clinical expertise and guidance to the IIH team members in the team’s interventions with the recipient
  • Providing the clinical supervision of all members of the team for the provision of this service.
    Participating in the person-centered planning process
  • Assisting with implementing a home-based behavioral support plan with the youth and his or her caregivers as indicated in the Person Centered Plan
  • Providing psychoeducation as indicated in the Person Centered Plan
  • Assisting with crisis interventions
  • Consulting with identified providers, engaging community and natural supports, and including their input in the person-centered planning process
  • Ensuring the IIH team works together as an organized, coordinated unit.
  • Meeting with the IIH team at least weekly to ensure that the planned interventions are implemented by the appropriate staff members and to discuss recipient’s progress toward goals as identified in the Person Centered Plan.
  • Ensuring proper billing of the IIH Services.
  • Monitoring the aggregate services delivered at each site using both of the following quality assurance benchmarks:
    -At least 60% of the contacts will occur face-to-face with the youth, family, and     caregivers. The remaining units may be either telephone or collateral contacts.
    -At least 60% of staff time will be spent working outside of the agency’s facility, with or on behalf of the recipients.
  • Linking the recipient to an alternative service when clinically indicated and functionally appropriate for the needs of the youth and family as determined by the Child and Family Team.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Providing the clinical supervision of all members of the team for the provision of this service.  Meets with the IIH team at least weekly to ensure that the planned interventions are implemented by the appropriate staff members and to discuss recipient’s progress toward goals as identified in the Person Centered Plan.  Ensures the IIH team works together as an organized, coordinated unit.

Qualification Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Knowledge of:

  • Available formal and informal assessment resources in the state
  • The population/disability/culture of the recipient being served

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Apply interviewing skills such as active listening, supportive responses, open and closed-ended questions, summarizing, and giving options
  • Collect all recent and relevant clinical and medical assessment and evaluation reports, integrating the findings, results and recommendations to form the basis of the recipient’s individualized plan of care; engage recipients and families to elicit and gather, and integrate other pertinent information
  • Recognize indicators of risk (health, safety, mental health/substance abuse)
  • Gather and review information through a holistic approach, giving balanced attention to individual, family, community, educational, work, leisure, cultural, contextual factors, and recipient preferences
  • Consult other professionals and formal and natural supports in the assessment process
    Discuss findings and recommendations with the recipient in a clear and understandable manner

Person Centered Planning

Knowledge of:

  • The values that underlie a person-centered approach to providing service to improve recipient functioning within the context of the recipient’s culture and community
  • Models of wellness-management and recovery
  • Biopsychosocial approaches to serving and supports individuals, and evidenced based standards of care
  • Processes used in a variety of models for group meetings to promote recipient and family involvement in case planning and decision-making
  • Interventions appropriate for assessed needs

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Identity and evaluate a recipient’s existing and accessible resources and support systems
  • Develop an individualized care plan with a recipient and his or her supports based on assessment findings that includes measurable goals and outcomes


Knowledge of:

  • Community resources such as medical and behavioral health programs, formal and informal supports, and social service, educational, employment, and housing resources
  • Current laws, regulations, policies surrounding medical and behavioral healthcare

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Research, develop, maintain, and share information on community and other resources relevant to the needs of recipients
  • Maintain consistent, collaborative contact with other health care providers and community resources
  • Facilitate the recipient’s transition into services in the care plan in order to achieve the outcomes derived for the consumer’s goals
  • Assist the recipient in accessing a variety of community resources

Professional Responsibility

Knowledge of:

  • Importance of ethical behavior, the potential impact of unethical behavior on the recipient and the potential consequences of violating ethical expectations
  • Quality assurance practices and standards
  • Confidentiality regulations
  • Required performance standards and case management best practices
  • Definitions and fundamental concepts of culture and diversity
  • Origins and tenets of one’s personal value system, culture background, and beliefs; understands how this may influence actions and decisions in practice
  • Differences in culture and ethnicity of recipients served

Skills and Abilities to:

  • Use critical thinking skills and consultation with other professionals to make ethical decision and conduct ethical case management
  • Form constructive, collaborative relationships with recipients of various cultures and use effective strategies for conducting culturally-competent case management
  • Discern with whom protected health information can be shared
  • Communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing
  • Discern the severity of family problems are beyond the case manager’s skill or responsibility, and when referrals to other professionals are necessary
  • Identify areas for self improvement, pursue necessary education and training, and seek appropriate supervision

Education and/or Experience:

A MH or SA license to practice independently or a provisional license.  If provisional, must become fully licensed within 30 months of hire date.  Must have one year experience with the population served.

Preferred Skills:

Language Skills:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret human service periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or government regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, effective treatment notes and related documents.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and/or the public.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as percentages, mean, mode and median; ability to interpret bar graphs.

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