NCAMCD Special Newsletter Edition

Spring 2017 Carolina Counselor

The education committee of the North Carolina Association of Multicultural Development (NCAMCD) is pleased to sponsor the North Carolina Counselor Association (NCCA) spring newsletter. The articles included offer unique multicultural and social justice perspectives. The special newsletter edition corresponds with the North Carolina Counselor Associations 2017 theme of Counselors Unite: Joining During Challenging Times.


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ACAC-NC Newsletter


ACAC-NC Newsletter

Please enjoy the April 2017 ACAC-NC newsletter. We look forward to another exciting year with ACAC-NC and hope that you’ll be involved.

Sarah Moore
President, ACAC-NC 2015-2017
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Jonnie H. McLeod Institute on Addiction


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Seminar: April 21, 2017

The Department of Counseling at Wake Forest University Presents:

“Impact of Beginnings: Attachment Theory Across Clinical Concerns” with Dr. Cheyenne Carter 


“Treating Anxiety in Children and Adolescents: An Integrated, Holistic Perspective” with Dr. Mark Scholl

For more information and registration please see attached flyer here!

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Workshop: Cultural Considerations in Child-Centered Play Therapy

Friday, April 28th , 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

ACACPT Workshop Flyer

This workshop is an introduction to the basic concepts of child-centered play therapy and the cultural considerations that are necessary for good practice. Participants will learn the attitudes and skills necessary to establish and maintain facilitative relationships with children which will encourage self-expression and change. Video clips and role plays will be used to demonstrate the skills. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to practice the skills.

ACAC-NC is co-sponsoring this workshop with the Department of Counseling at NC A & T. This is a great member benefit but also an opportunity to encourage others to become members. The registration fee for non-members of NCCA/ACAC-NC includes membership. Students are FREE!

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Graduate student Danielle Wrenn comments on her experience at the NCCA 2017 Conference

“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

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18th Annual Clinical Hypnosis Workshop, Intermediate and Advanced Track Training!


Please join us on April 28-30th, 2017 . Betty Alice Erickson, MS, LMFT  will be our guest faculty.

Betty Alice is a practicing psychotherapist in Dallas, TX; Approved Consultant for ASCH; Co-edited Milton Erickson, An American Healer with Bradford Keeney; Co- authored Hope and Resiliency: Understanding the Psychotherapeutic Strategies of Milton H. Erickson. For over twenty years she has been a Keynote Speaker and faculty member for workshops around the world. In addition, being the daughter of Milton Erickson, MD, she is uniquely qualified to teach us about Ericksonian Hypnosis.

CHW Brochure





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2017 NCCA Conference Feedback

Thank you for attending the 2017 NCCA Conference in Durham, NC. The NCCA Governing Council would like your feedback to this year’s conference. Please take a few minutes to complete this short survey. The survey is anonymous and only shared with the conference planning committee.

2017 NCCA Conference Feedback

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IBSR Three-Day Somatic Psychology Training Intensive


March 30 – April 1, 2017 – Durham, NC

For more information check out their Website and Brochure.

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A Visit to the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Couselors

On October 13, 2016, I made the trek to Gardner, NC to speak to the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors (NCBLPC) on behalf of NCCA and professional counselors. After waiting for a closed hearing to finish, I spoke with the Board about the goals for NCCA. We are called to advocate for counselors and the Board is the granter of licenses in the state, two tremendous responsibilities. I took the open session opportunity to speak with the Board about concerns I have as a professional in the field. I relayed to the Board the frustration of counselors in the licensing process and asked what counselors can do to help with the process. I also expressed frustration related to the inability to hire counselors when they must wait on license and approved supervisor before they can practice. The Board sympathized with the frustration of the profession. What I was told by the Board is for counselors to ensure their paperwork is in order, and that we not wait until close to June to renew. They reported for the year our licenses are ready for renewal, we can start renewing in January. The Board explained the first months of the year, January, February, and March, are the slowest time for them. As many counselors across the state know, the Board as a new website, with a portal for licensees to check on status, an online renewal process, and a complaint section including sanctions from the Board. This is the Board’s attempt to stay current, and offer easier ways for counselors to apply and renew licenses. Despite some issues with the website over the last week, the Board continues to work diligently to get all information current.

NCBLPC will be at the 2017 NCCA conference in Durham. They are offering two sessions: one session is for counselor educators to review the process of initial licensees’ application, review the current education requirements for licensees for the purpose of promoting discussion about education trends related to licensure. There will also be time to exchange ideas and feedback with representatives from NCBLPC. The second session is for questions and answers regarding the Licensed Professional Counselor law and administrative code, including the three-tier licensure, continuing education, and supervision requirements. I strongly encourage members to use these two sessions to advocate for our profession. This time is to express concern, frustration, gratitude, and to listen. Listen to the process and offer suggestions for where it can be bettered. We, as counselors in the field, need to discuss with the Board obstacles we face, frustrations we feel, and offer solutions, not solely criticisms. The task of NCBLPC is not an easy one, to regulate license and ensure those in the counseling field are remaining ethical, and competent. Through communication between professional counselors in the field and the Board, perhaps more changes can happen.

See you in Durham!

Angela Brooks-Livingston, MA, NCC, LPC, LCAS

2016-2017 NCCA President

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