Counseling Program Receives International Recognition!!!

The UNCP Counseling Programs has successfully completed a registration process with International Registry of Counsellor Education Programs (IRCEP).  The UNCP Clinical Mental Health Counseling and  Professional School Counseling graduate programs are already nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and now are internationally recognized by the IRCEP.  
The International Registry of Counsellor Education Programs (IRCEP) was created in 2009 to foster excellence in the education and training of professional counsellors worldwide. As an international quality assurance review process, IRCEP was purposefully designed to empower programs to develop counsellor training curricula appropriate to their country, regions, and/or culture, while simultaneously recognizing the broad tenets of education and training common to the practice of counselling regardless of practice location.
For more information, see the following link:

2017 ACA Conference in San Francisco, California!

After withdrawing from Nashville due to the passage of Tennessee HB1840/SB1556, which is a discriminatory law that clearly targets the LGBTQ community, the American Counseling Association (ACA) has decided to relocate its 2017 Conference & Expo to San Francisco, CA

The American Counseling Association annual conference is right around the corner. It will be held on March 16-19, 2017. Please follow the link to register by September 30, 2016 for the early summer special prices listed below.

ACA Member Professional/Regular  – $355
ACA Student/New Professional/Retiree – $255
Non-member General – $510
Non-member Student – $360


Fall 2016 CPCE/NCE Test Preparation Workshop

Dr. Ki Chae will be holding a workshop to help students prepare for the CPCE/NCE. The workshop will be held in the Business Building in Room 130 from 9am-1pm on October 1, 2016. This 4-hour workshop is offered every semester and is free for active Chi Sigma Iota, Phi Sigma chapter, members; non-members pay $5 to attend. Students who have previously attended the workshop say:

“Dr. Chae gave examples for each; love this!, He’s very knowledgeable; love the worksheet (helpful to organize the information)!”

“All the material covered was super beneficial, Dr. Chae has a great way of breaking material down for understanding!”

The North Carolina Counseling Association Conference 2017

The 2017 NCCA Conference will be held February 22-24, 2017 in downtown Durham, North Carolina, at the Durham Convention Center. Steps away from dining, shopping, and art, conference attendees can enjoy the city as well as all that the conference has to offer. If you are interested in presenting research, the due date for proposals is OCTOBER 14, 2016 at 11:55 PM.

The conference theme this year is“Counselors Unite: Joining Together During Challenging Times.”  We are all aware of the challenging times we are facing in our state, nation, and world. It’s time for professional counselors to unite and join together to rise above these challenges

Registration information coming soon. Please follow link below for more details about the conference:



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:


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: