Call for Spring 2019 Newsletter Submissions

NCCA Members: We are now collecting submissions for the Spring 2019 edition of the Carolina Counselor.  Please consider submitting short articles, resource lists, personal reflections, pictures, news, and updates that you would like to share with members of our association.  Deadline for submissions is February 22, 2019.

See our Carolina Counselor page for topics requested and submission guidelines.

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2019 Annual Conference

Make plans to join us at the NCCA Annual Conference February 20-22 in Durham.
This annual event offers innovative pre-conference sessions and educational sessions centered on the theme “Counselors Committed to Advocacy”, plus social events and more.


Visit the 2019 Annual Conference page for the latest information.


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2019 NCCA Award Nominations

The North Carolina Counseling Association wishes to recognize professional excellence and service. 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 2019 NCCA Annual Conference, February 20-22, 2019, at the Durham Convention Center in Durham, NC.

Nominations must be made by members of NCCA. Nominees must be members of NCCA. Exemptions to this requirement may be the Administrator of the Year and Special Citizen’s Merit Award.

The awards nomination deadline is January 18, 2019.

Awards presented are:

  • The Ella Stephens Barrett Award for excellence in professional leadership
  • Administrator of the Year Award
  • Innovation/Creativity in Counseling Award
  • Professional Writing and/or Research Award
  • Devoted Service Award
  • Special Citizen’s Merit Award
  • Don C. Locke Multicultural & Social Justice Award
  • Jane E. Myers Wellness Counseling Award

Division Recognition Awards:

  • Most Improved Division
  • Most Effective Membership Drive/Recruitment

For more information about these awards and to submit a nomination, click HERE.

Please direct questions to Dr. Theresa Kascsak, Awards Committee email:

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NCCA supports the American Counseling Association Resolution on Gun Violence in Schools

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


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2018 NCCA Annual Conference

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The 2018 Conference was very successful!  

Photos & information from the event coming soon!

Conference Dates: Thursday, February 1, 2018 – Friday, February 2, 2018

Location: Durham Convention Center, Durham, NC

Conference at a glance:  Conference Schedule


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2018 NCCA Awards

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”


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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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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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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

Information Here!

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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