NCCA 2019 Annual Conference
“Counselors Committed to Advocacy”
February 20 – 22, 2019
Durham Convention Center
Call for 2019 Program Proposals!
As always, the NCCA Annual Conference offers innovative pre-conference sessions, educational sessions, social events, and more. Our theme for 2019 is “Counselors Committed to Advocacy”.
Share your expertise with other NCCA members to strengthen professional counseling in North Carolina. Whether a private practitioner, school counselor, counselor educator, rehabilitation counselor, counselor-in-training or any other counseling field, we want your proposals!
Visit the 2019 Annual Conference page for proposal submission details. Deadline for submissions is September 24, 2018.
On February 27, 2018, the American Counseling Association adopted a resolution “supporting and highlighting the role that school counselors play in addressing the anxiety, stress, and trauma students experience after a school shooting. The resolution underscores the vital role that school counselors play in helping students cope with adverse conditions.”
For the full resolution, follow this link: ACA Resolution
Dear NCCA Members:
The North Carolina Counseling Association wishes to recognize professional excellence and service in the field of counseling during 2017. This is a fantastic way to acknowledge the efforts and accomplishments of colleagues and fellow clinicians in the field. All members are urged to take a moment to reflect on the excellence of colleagues and consider nominating them to one of the annual awards to be presented at the 2018 NCCA Annual Conference, February 1-2, 2018, at the Durham Convention Center in Durham, NC.
To view the 2018 Award winners – please see this year’s Conference Page – under “Events”
“This conference allowed me to access tools I never knew existed. I had a great time meeting new people and seeing familiar faces. It helped me find my own voice and sense of confidence in becoming a future counselor. The research excited me and I was drawn to certain presentations. I went to several others throughout the day, but the ones mentioned above grabbed my interest the most. I am not one to actually want to conduct research, but I do want to be up to date on current research being conducted in the field. If I get a chance to take part in another NCCA conference, I will take the opportunity and go so that I can continue to expand my interest and knowledge base.”
-Danielle Wrenn, Second Year Graduate Student at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Hello North Carolina Counselors, Counseling students, and NCCA members:
I am excited to serve as President of the North Carolina Counseling Association for the 2017-2018 year. I come into this role following an important legacy of leadership, commitment, and passion for the counseling profession. I am thrilled to begin and will work diligently to serve you, our members, and the counseling profession.
As we begin this 2017-2018 year with NCCA, I want to encourage you to become a member if you have not already done so. For our members, I want to ask that you invite colleagues and students who are not NCCA members to join. Membership with NCCA is an essential part of maintaining a strong counseling identity and commitment to the profession. During these challenging economic times, NCCA is committed to offering you reasonable membership and annual conference rates so that you can stay connected, earn continuing education, maintain your professional identity, all at a reasonable cost.
Remember, NCCA membership benefits include:
- Expanding your professional and social network
- Offering professional development and continuing education credits at our annual conference, division workshops and events, and co-sponsored events
- Linking you to information through the North Carolina Counseling Journal, Carolina Counselor Newsletter, and social media platforms:
- Increasing visibility and unification of the counseling profession through advocacy, education, and professional development and enhancing your professional identity through membership in your passion or work setting divisions
- Lobbying efforts through the support of NCCA and ACA to advocate and support your professional role
- Career Bank with listing of open counseling positions
We have an exciting year ahead – I look forward to serving you our members, and representing North Carolina counselors!
Allison Crowe, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS
President, North Carolina Counseling Association 2017-2018
ACA Senate Medicare Briefing
Don’t let Seniors lose access to Health Care
Please support legislation that would expand Medicare coverage to Licensed Professional Counselors. Improving access to outpatient mental health treatment will help beneficiaries, save lives, and could save Medicare money.
ACA School Counseling Briefing
Our fight for our nation’s children continues…
Support the “Every Student Succeeds Act” and make sure our children have the resources they need!
School Counselors play a vital role in the well-being and academic performance of our nation’s students. Please vote to provide full funding levels for the Title IV Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants in this year’s appropriation process!
NCCA Division Newsletter
The Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling of North Carolina’s Winter 2016 Newsletter is now available!
Register now for the 2017 annual conference!
2017 Registration Form (On-line)
2017 Registration Form (PDF)
“Counselors Unite: Joining Together During Challenging Times”
February 22 – 24, 2017 ~ Durham Convention Center ~ Durham, NC