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:

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.

Chi Sigma Iota – Phi Sigma Members Meeting

Our chapter officers want to know what you think! What would you like to see happen with CSI this year and in the years to come? If you are a current Chi Sigma Iota – Phi Sigma member or a new student interested in joining the honor society, please consider attending the fall semester members meeting on October 30th in room 223 of the Education Building. The meeting will begin at 5:30 and last one hour, but members are welcome to leave early if they need to. Officers will discuss plans for the 2013-2014 academic year, but we would really like to get feedback from our members. Dr. Marquard will also be attending to discuss the Literacy Commons program at UNCP and how CSI members can get involved! Please see the attached meeting agenda

I hope to see you there!
Katie Kelly
President, Chi Sigma Iota – Phi Sigma Chapter

The Red Flag Campaign

Have you ever known, seen, or been a victim of abuse? Have you ever kept quiet, just so that you could protect the person who is abusing you? Have you ever been the silent bystander? Chances are that many of us can say yes to at least one of these questions. Today UNCP is asking you to join us and other college campuses as we begin our Red Flag Campaign, speaking out and bringing awareness to dating violence. Continue reading

2013-2014 Professional Development Academy

Hello All:

Last year, the UNCP Counseling Programs launched the Professional Development Academy (PDA) to enormous success. The PDA is a series of four workshops over the academic year that will provide important information and resources that will improve personal and professional development as a counselor.   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.

Addiction Professionals of NC Conference and Scholarship Opportunity

Addiction Professionals of North Carolina continues to support students studying to become substance abuse professionals by offering ten student scholarships to each of our annual conferences.  Attached is an invitation and application for the October 2013 conference. Please note the turn around time is rather short…we must receive all applications by noon, Wednesday, September 11.

Call for NCCA Newsletter Submissions

Please consider submitting short articles, personal reflections on counseling or counseling related topics, pictures of you or other NCCA members, division news, best practices, or any other items you would like to share with members of our association for inclusion in the upcoming fall edition of the Carolina Counselor. Suggestions for submission to specific newsletter sections are listed below with the corresponding email for the editor of that section. Not sure what section your submission would fall under? Just email your submission to Katie Kelly, the newsletter editor, at kcs002@bravemail.uncp.edu. The deadline for submissions is September 23, 2013. Continue reading


Please join us for the last UNCP Counseling Programs Professional Development Academy workshop of the 2012-13 academic year.  See info below:

“The Path to Licensure:  Counseling Credentials Explained:
Monday, April 8, 2013
Room 223 Education Building

LPC?  NCC? LSC?  LCAS?  Confused?  Licensure and certification in mental health and school counseling can be a complex process to undergo.  This workshop will explain the paths to licensure in the counseling field and the difference between state and national credentials.  You will leave with a clear understanding of how to start and complete the process.

Mark Schwarze, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, LCAS, CCS