Seeking Study Participants

Dear Colleague:

We are writing to you today because we are seeking participants for a study investigating counselors’ perspectives and beliefs about social class. The goal of this study is to inform the counseling profession about how counselors understand social class so training implications can be defined. To date, little is known about how counselors understand social class, and your participation will help us understand what counselors know and what information they may need to gain in order to best serve clients.

Participant Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Participants must have completed a master’s level training program that qualifies them to counsel clients.
  2. Participants must be employed currently in a counseling related job.
  3. Participants must be employed in the United States.
  4. Participants must be 21 years of age or older.

Please note: Participants will be asked to provide demographic information, yet will not be eliminated based on any demographic factors (e.g. race, ethnicity, gender, ability status, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, etc.)

The survey should take no more than 25 minutes to complete and can be accessed via this link: On the home page, the full informed consent is listed. Your participation is completely voluntary.

Any responses you give will be anonymous. When you complete the survey, you will be invited to click on a link separate from the survey if you would like to be entered into a raffle to win 1 of 24 available, $25 gift cards. Participation in the raffle is optional, and only participants who complete the survey are eligible to enter the raffle. To be entered in the raffle, you must provide your name and email address. Raffle winners will be drawn at random, and winners may select an Amazon, Starbucks, or Target gift card. Gift cards will be emailed to winners.

This research study is approved by Marquette University Institutional Review Board (IRB), IRB #HR-3277.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Jennifer M. Cook, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS
Assistant Professor
Marquette University
Olga Zavgorodnya, MS
Park Ridge Psychological Services




Jennifer M. Cook, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS
Assistant Professor
Practicum and Internship Coordinator
Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology
College of Education
Marquette University
Schroeder Complex 168B
PO Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers


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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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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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