2019 Conference Information

NCCA 2019 Annual Conference

“Counselors Committed to Advocacy”

February 20 – 22, 2019
Durham Convention Center

Durham, NC

Call for 2019 Program Proposals!

Deadline for submissions is September 24, 2018.

As always, the NCCA Annual Conference offers innovative pre-conference sessions, educational sessions, social events, and more.

The 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!

All you need to do is simply complete the 2019 NCCA Program Proposals Submission Form. Deadline for submissions is September 24, 2018.

Please remember that the NCCA Annual Conference is monitored for CE compliance and presentations are reviewed and accepted according to their scholarly merit and evidence-based contribution to practice.

Primary presenters must be a NCCA member. Not a member? Join Here!

Thursday Keynote Speaker

Dr. Carl Sheperis

carl sheperis photoDr. Carl J. Sheperis’s professional life has spanned more than 25 years. He is committed to the advancement of professional counseling through mentorship, teaching, research, and service. He has over 100 professional publications and has authored seven textbooks. His textbooks are used at hundreds of universities throughout the world.

Dr. Sheperis is the Interim President and CEO of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) and Affiliates. He has served as an associate editor of the Journal of Counseling & Development; president of the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC); and as a member of the Board of Directors for NBCC. Dr. Sheperis has received numerous awards for his work, including being named as an ACA Fellow in 2018. He has also received the ACA Counselor Educator Advocacy and the SACES Outstanding Counselor Educator Awards. Dr. Sheperis conducts research on pediatric mental health and has obtained over $5 million in research funding. He is currently focusing on the neuroscience of autism. Dr. Sheperis is considered an expert in pediatric mental health and autism intervention.

Friday Keynote Speaker

Dr. Lyndon Abrams

Lyndon Abrams photoDr. Lyndon Abrams is an associate professor in the Department of Counseling in the Cato College of Education at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dr. Abrams earned a B. S. in Criminal Justice from Charleston Southern University, a Masters of Education in Counseling and Guidance from Clemson University, and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision from Texas A&M University-Commerce.

Currently, Dr. Abrams teaches counseling theory, multicultural counseling, and supervises counseling students in their clinical training. He has formerly worked in a university counseling center and as a unit coordinator and counselor with emotionally and behaviorally challenged adolescents in a residential treatment facility. Dr. Abrams research interests include racial identity development, socially desirability responding, and efforts to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in STEM career fields.

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