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.”

LPCA/LPC Job Posting

Fully-Licensed and LPCA’s Positions:

Cape Fear Behavioral Health Center in Fayetteville, NC seeking Fully-Licensed (LPC, LMFT, LCSW, LCAS, Licensed Psychologist) and LPCA’s. Supervision provided for LPCA’s. Contractual positions. Outpatient Counseling treatment with Military and Civilian Individuals, Families, and Couples. Please send resumes to: Capefearbehavioralhealth@gmail.com. Contact#: 910-339-0400.

Spring 2014 Graduate Research and Writing Academy

Dear Graduate Student,
We’re helping you succeed in graduate school with the
Graduate Research and Writing Academy
Saturday, February 22, 2014
9:00 am until 12:00 noon
Sampson 136 and 134
Based on student requests, this Academy is aimed at helping UNCP graduate students develop professional writing and research skills needed for their coursework and future research and publications.