ACA Briefings


ACA Senate Medicare Briefing

Information Here!

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

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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!

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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

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HEARTraining: Beyond-Trauma Training


Link to HEARTraining Flyer Here!

Asheville, NC, August 18th – 20th

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Multicultural Play Therapy Center Annual Conference

The Multicultural Play Therapy Center at UNC Charlotte is pleased to announce its 9th annual conference from June 26-30, 2017 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 presenters include:

•   Day 1, Monday, June 26, 2017 – Play Diagnosis and Assessment by Dr. Heidi Kaduson, RPT-S

•   Day 2, Tuesday, June 27, 2017 –  Step by Step: How to Use Play Therapy to Help Children with Excessive, Worry, Anxiety and/or Perfectionism, Dr. Heidi Kaduson, RPT-S

•   Day 3, Wednesday, June 28, 2017 – Surviving and Thriving with High Conflict Divorce Cases:  Managing your Clients, Cases, and Court by Ms. Jan Keny

•   Day 4, Thursday, June 29, 2017 –  Healing from the Effects of Interpersonal Trauma: An Integrative Play Therapy-Family Therapy Approach for Young Children, Dr. Sue Bratton, LPC-S, RPT-S

•   Day 5, Friday, June 30, 2017 – Sandtray and More Play Therapy-Based Expressive Interventions for Families and Kids of All Ages, Dr. Sue Bratton, LPC-S, RPT-S

Continuing Education: LPCs, school counselors, and social workers may earn up to 30 CEUs (6 per day) for the conference (APT Approved Provider #07-191; NBCC Approved Provider #4208, and the Department of Social Work at UNC Charlotte).

Sign up:

Contact Dr. Phyllis Post with questions at

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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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