NCCA Conference Greensboro, NC February 11-13, 2015

UNCP had a few presentations and posters at the NCCA conference in February 2015. Our UNCP representatives did a great job representing the school and our Counseling programs. Here are a few pictures from the conference and what our UNCP representatives were presenting.

Our professors took a lovely picture to remember the NCCA:


(Pictured Above, Left to Right: Dr. Nicole Stargell, Dr. Sheika Jones, Dr. Jeffrey Warren, and Dr. Ki Chae)

A few UNCP Clinical Mental Health Counseling graduate students,
Emily Smith (Left) and Jane Goodman (Right), got to meet Dr. Samuel T. Gladding:

NCCA Dr. Gladding

First are a few pictures of Dr. Nicole Stargell (CMHC Professor) and Gabrielle Galbreath (UNCP PSC Graduate Student) presenting on “Treatment Models and Clinical Interventions for Elimination Disorders in Children and Adolescents”

image5-1 SAM_0017 IMG_0003(Pictured Above: Dr. Stargell, Pictured Below: Gabrielle Galbreath)

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Dr. Stargell and Gabrielle completed a demonstration with the help of fellow UNCP representative Robyn Hale (PSC Graduate Student):


Next Dr. Jeffrey Warren (Director of the PSC Program at UNCP) and Dr. Mark Schwarze (Director of CMHC Program at Appalachian State University) presented on
“Utilizing Pinterest to Explore Field Placement Experiences of Counselors in Training: A Consensual Analysis”


(Pictured Above: Dr. Warren)

Katie Kelley (UNCP CMHC Graduate Student) and Dr. Ki Chae (Director of CMHC Program at UNCP) presented on “School Counselors’ Perceptions of the Mental Health Needs of Children and Adolescents”


(Pictured Above: Katie Kelley, Pictured Below: Dr. Chae)


Gabrielle Galbreath (UNCP PSC Graduate Student) and Dr. Shenika Jones (UNCP Professor) presented on “Shifting from Counselor to Advocate: A Quest to Raise Multicultural Awareness”


(Pictured Above: Dr. Jones, Pictured Below: Gabrielle Galbreath)


For the final presentation, Dr. Jeffrey Warren and Robyn Hale had a full house for their presentation on “A Theoretical Exploration of Teacher Efficacy Beliefs: Implications for Educational Practice”

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For the poster session, Jacob Blackstock (UNCP CMHC Graduate Student) presented on “Understanding the Perceived Barriers to Mental Health Care for School Aged Children in Rural Areas: An Overview of Perspectives”


After lunch, our group decided to take a few pictures, one serious…


And one funny:


Great job everyone!

CACREP Accreditation Extended until 2021!


Initially, the UNCP School Counseling and the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Programs were given a two-year CACREP accreditation; a full accreditation cycle is eight years. At the CACREP Board of Directors (BoD) meeting from January 9-11, 2015, the BoD decided to extend the accreditation to March 31, 2021! CACREP has many specifications and goals, all of which need to be achieved in order to attain this status. Congratulations to both our counseling programs, we are so proud to have you as part of our UNCP Braves family!

ACA 2015 Conference and Expo: CSI Showcase

While you may know the UNCP Chi Sigma Iota chapter is presenting at the ACA Conference and Expo this year, did you know they are also participating in the CSI Showcase at the conference?! Below is the slide they had to submit in order to participate; this slide will be shown amongst other attending CSI chapters. Big congrats and let’s wish them luck on their presentation on March 14, 2015 at Noon!


Counseling Advisory Board

IMG_0981-1Counseling Programs Advisory Board pictured with Program Faculty:
The advisory board meets annually in December to review program outcomes
and gather input from current practitioners in the field about the
relevancy of the curriculum and program goals.

Pictured from left to right:
Ki Chae, Program Director Clinical Mental Health Counseling; Charles
Wentz, Private Practice Counselor; Jeff Warren, Program Director
Professional School Counseling; Jeannine Locklear, School Counselor;
Nicole Stargell, Field Placement and Testing Coordinator; Timothy Hunt,
Substance Abuse Counselor; Angela McDonald, Chair Department of
Educational Leadership and Counseling; Valerie Nelson, School Counselor;
Gary Mauk, Program Faculty; Glen Walter, Program Faculty; Shenika Jones,
Program Faculty

Wishing You Happy Holidays!

Your CSI: Phi Sigma Chapter would like to wish you a happy holiday season and hope you get to spend time with your family during this joyful time of year.


Professional CSI

CSI: Phi Sigma Chapter Picture (Left to Right):
Dr. Shenika Jones (Incoming Advisor for 2015-2016), Dr. Angela McDonald (Co-Chair), Vanessa Doran (Vice President/Secretary), Robyn Hale (President), Jarrett Evans (Treasurer), Dr. Jeffrey Warren (Advisor), and Dr. Nicole Stargell (Incoming Advisor for 2015-2016).

We look forward to being your CSI chapter in the new year and cannot wait for UNCP students to see the awesome programs we have waiting for 2015!

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 ( and Cc Robyn Hale (

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 ( and
inform her which information session you will be attending.