CSI Poster Proposal Acceptance for the ACA 2015 Conference & Expo!

Counseling students Kathy McCoin, Jarrett Evans, Vanessa Doran, and Robyn Hale and their advisors Dr. Jeffrey Warren and Dr. Nicole Adamson will be putting together a poster for the ACA 2015 Conference and Expo (March 12-15, 2015). Their topic will be: “Using the CSI Counselors’ Bookshelf to Support Professional Identity and Advocacy.” Be sure to congratulate them on this HUGE achievement!
We are all proud of you!

Calendar of 2014-2015 Events

Want to know what’s going on in the Counseling Programs for the 2014-2015 school year? Want to know whom to contact? Check out our calendar!


Counseling Faculty: Want to add an event to the calendar? Please email Dr. Jeffrey Warren (jeffrey.warren@uncp.edu) and Cc Robyn Hale (rhh005@bravemail.uncp.edu).

NCE Prep Workshop Success!

The CSI: Phi Sigma officers and Dr. Ki Chae would like to thank all those who attended the workshop on Satruday. It was a blast for everyone, including the Phi Sigma team and Dr. Chae!
Officers 2014-2015Pictured Above (Left to Right): Vanessa Doran (Secretary), Dr. Ki Chae (Clinical Mental Health Director, NCE Workshop Presenter), Kathy McCoin (President), Jarrett Evans (Treasurer), and Robyn Hale (Vice President).

Planning to Enroll in Practicum OR Planning to Change Practicum Sites in Spring 2015?

Students who wish to begin Practicum in Spring 2015 or who wish to change field placement sites for Internship need to submit an application by October 31st, 2014
Applications submitted after October 31st will be considered for fall 2015.
Two information sessions will be offered;
it is mandatory that Pre-practicum students attend one of these sessions,
but anyone who is interested may attend
(We will also briefly review information about the CPCE and NCE):  
Field Placement Information Sessions:
Wednesday 9/24 from 5:15—6:00pm in the Education Building Room 301
Tuesday 9/30 from 5:15—6:00pm in the Education Building Room 201
The field placement manual and list of approved sites can be found under “Field Placement Resources.” These lists are not exhaustive, but are a good place to start.  Please review the checklist in Appendix A of the manual, and bring all questions to the information meeting.
You and your advisor will need to complete the PCA (see Appendix F) as part of your application.
The link is as follows:
Please RSVP to Gabrielle C. Galbreath (gcg002@bravemail.uncp.edu) and
inform her which information session you will be attending.


CSI to Host NCE Prep Workshop in September

Interested in preparing for the NCE
(National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification)?
Chi Sigma Iota- Phi Sigma will host an NCE Test Prep Session
Date: Saturday September 27th, 2014
Time: 9am to 4pm
Location: Education Center room 222
Non-members: $15
CSI members: FREE! (Please RSVP via email before 9/27)
At the door 9/27: $20
•All participants must sign up and pay in advance Monday 9/15 to Friday 9/26 
•Please pay with cash in Education Center room 340 between 9a-4p
•OR pay at the door on 9/27.
 Cost includes NCE workbook and a mock test. Please bring a notebook, pens/pencils, and a lunch (minimal snacks will be provided).  
Not required, but additional suggested reading material
(can be found on Amazon.com for about $80):
 Erford, B.T., Hays, D.G., & Crockett, S. (2014). Mastering the national counselor exam and the counselor preparation comprehensive exam (2nd Edition). Pearson. 
For more information or to RSVP, please contact:

Counseling Programs (SOE) and Phi Sigma Induct 27 Members

Counseling Programs (SOE) and Phi Sigma Induct 27 Members

The Phi Sigma Chapter of the international honor society, Chi Sigma Iota (CSI), held their annual induction ceremony on March 17, 2014 at 5:00 pm at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. A total of twenty-seven students from the Clinical Mental Health and Professional School Counseling Programs were inducted into Phi Sigma. Approximately 60 students, family members, friends, and faculty members were in attendance for this event. The mayor of Spring Lake, Chris Rey, was the keynote speaker for the ceremony. Continue reading

CSI Induction Ceremony Date Error

Dear Students,
If you received an invitation to join Chi Sigma Iota – Phi Sigma this semester, the date for the induction ceremony in the email you recently received was incorrect. The actual date of the induction ceremony will be Monday, March 17th, 2014 from 5:00-6:00. I sincerely apologize for any confusion or inconvenience this may have caused. Please email me if you have any questions.
Thank you,
Katie Kelly
President, Chi Sigma Iota – Phi Sigma Chapter

Workshop Three – Professional Development Academy

The UNCP Counseling Program’s Professional Development Academy, in partnership with the Chi Sigma Iota – Phi Sigma Chapter, are proud to announce the third workshop in 2013-14 series.  Please see below for the information on this great event.  Attendance at all four workshops results in a certificate of completion of the PDA that adds value to your workplace marketability and shows commitment to your training as a professional counselor.  All students and outside counseling professionals are welcome!

Counseling Career Panel
February 26th 2014
5:30 – 6:30
Education Building, Room 223
Interested in working with clients struggling with addiction?  Curious about what play therapy is all about?  Want to know how college counseling differs from school counseling?  Join us for our third Professional Development Academy workshop of the year!  This career panel aims to educate our counseling students about what counselors in various specialties do on a daily basis and what special considerations students should take into account when making decisions about their counseling careers.  Dr. Karen Pruett, director of the UNCP Career Center, will facilitate a discussion among panel members about the counseling profession today.  Students will be encouraged to ask the panel members questions about their counseling specialty.
The Panel
Facilitator—Dr. Karen Pruett, NCC, Director of the UNCP Career Center 

College Counselor—Dr. Mary-Jeanne Raleigh, LPCS, LMHC, NCC, Director of the UNCP Counseling and Psychological Services Center 

School Counselor—Dr. George SmallSchool Counselor K-12-North Carolina, School Counselor K-12 DoDEA (Department of Defense Education Activity)
Play Therapist—Dr. Shenika Jones, LPCA, NCC, Licensed in School Counseling K-12 Certification-South Carolina

Addictions Specialist—Michael TroutMA, MSW, LCAS, CSI, Counselor, Southeastern Recovery Alternatives

For any further questions about the PDA, Chi Sigma Iota – Phi Sigma Chapter, or upcoming workshops, please contact:

Katie Kelly – kcs002@bravemail.uncp.edu 

For those counseling professionals attending who will need NBCC credit, please email Yada Ayala in advance of the workshop so that certificates can be prepared.

“UNCP Counseling Programs is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.  The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.”