Thank You Professor Wu!

Professor Jiang Miao Wu,

From all of us at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and the Counseling Department we would like to thank you for visiting us. We were delighted to hear about your research on self-efficacy and stress in college students. We enjoyed hearing about your adventures in America; from the first time you saw UNCP to your first time meeting Santa Claus. We appreciate being part of your journey and we will miss you.

National Eating Disorder Association Walk

National Eating Disorders Association Walk Saturday, 11/21/15, UNC-Greensboro

On November 21, 2015 CSI: Phi Sigma Chapter officers, CSI members, and non-members walked to bring awareness to eating disorders plaguing millions of people every day. The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) Walk was a reminder of the struggle people who deal with this mental and physical illness, and how hard this illness is to overcome.

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A little over 100 people attended the NEDA walk, and those pictured above were all to happy to participate. Emily Smith (pictured below) created “Team Ginger” and proceeded to ask UNC-Pembroke faculty, staff, and students to donate or walk for the cause.

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Understanding just how detrimental eating disorders can be will not only help us become better counselors, but can also help us better understand how to help our clients who have eating disorders. Below are a few facts from the NEDA walk:

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A huge thank you to those who donated online, those who participated in the walk, and those who helped raise awareness! Below are a few more pictures from the walk:

PDA on TA!

If you weren’t able to attend the second Professional Development Academy on Tuesday, November 11, we had a full house! We learned about Transactional Analysis from presenter Tim Hunt and learned how our “Parent, Adult, and Child” interact when looking at additions. Below is a picture from the PDA- who remembers what Mr. Hunt was talking about in the photo??
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From the looks of our surveys, we will have to invite Mr. Hunt to speak about Transactional Analysis again! Our surveys revealed a huge interest in learning more about TA and other TA methods. We will be putting up Mr. Hunt’s powerpoint on the CSI section of the site soon, so be on the look out!

May the Counseling Site Be Ever in Your Favor!

On Tuesday (8/25), Practicum and Internship students met together to learn how to be professional while at their counseling sites. Dr. Chae (pictured below) is explaining professional behavior to the students, and how to become “Star Counselors” (aka that perfect combination of competence and commitment).
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Practicum and Internship students also learned about the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Exam (CPCE), the National Counseling Exam (NCE), and the Praxis II. There were a large number of attendees; so much so, we had to use another classroom!
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Class Selfie!

Joining our Counseling Faculty this year is our newest adjunct instructor Dr. Mary Whitfield Williams (pictured below in lower left hand corner). Dr. Williams taught CNS 5100: Groups in Counseling during Summer II (2015), and decided to take a “selfie” of her class to conclude an awesome semester.
Welcome to UNCP Dr. Williams!
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