We’re Growing!

On Wednesday, an open house was held on the campus of Cape Fear Community College to announce that we will be offering classes for the Wilmington area beginning in Fall 2017 semester.  We were pleased with the turnout and look forward to serving our students where they are.  If you have questions, please feel to call at the numbers below.flyer-1e


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.

Graduate Research and Writing Academy

Dear Graduate Student,
We’re helping you succeed in graduate school with the
Graduate Research and Writing Academy
Saturday, September 14, 9:00 am until 12:00 noon 
Sampson Hall 134
Almost half of the available slots are filled at this time.
Please give your name and program when you register (if you did not put your program with your name, please go back in and do so). 
If  you register and later find you cannot attend, please remove your name to make room for those waiting for a space.
We hope to offer the next academy during the spring semester. Thank you and have a great weekend.

Dr. Irene Pittman Aiken

Full-time Counselor Position

Full-time (30 hours with benefits) bi-lingual licensed counselor position with Catholic Charities, in Fayetteville and Newton Grove Regions (immediate opening).
Basic Qualifications:  Master’s degree in mental health field with LCSW or LCP in North Carolina; proven ability to provide culturally competent therapeutic services; fluency in spoken and written English and Spanish; proven computer skills; knowledge of and commitment to Catholic teachings and mission; status as a legal permanent resident or U.S. citizen; willingness to travel among multiple counties to provide services.
Send resume and cover letter supporting these qualifications to:  CatholicCharities.Employment@raldioc.org EOE

Interesting Article for Students Interested in Military Counseling

Thanks to Dr. Mauk for sending this along:

The first issue of a new journal, Military Behavioral Health (http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/umbh20), was recently published, and I thought some people on the Counseling Programs Listserv might be interested in the article I have attached, which was in the first issue of the journal:  An Occupational Mental Health Model for the Military (Adler & Castro, 2013.

New Resource Catalog from National Center for Youth Issues

New Catalog!
Just in time for the end of the school year, we have our new 2013/2014 catalog. We’ve reviewed and added over 200 new resources since our previous catalog.
We have just recently mailed these catalogs to counselors and other school professionals around the county. If you have not received your copy, please let us know and we will send one out to you. You can also download a pdf version by clicking on the link below.
In addition, if you have any questions about our products, or would like to inquire about any of the speakers in our speakers bureau, you can also call 800-477-8277.
Click here to request a new catalog.
Click here to download a pdf version of the catalog.
From your friends at

Loan Repayment Plan

Dear Counseling students and alumni:

Please review the information at the link below for repayment plan options for counselors serving in high needs areas. Several of our Southeastern NC counties appear on the list of qualified sites. Students who agree to work at these sties for 2 years of service can be eligible for up to $60,000 of student loan repayment.


Angela McDonald

SchoolCounselor.com eNewsletter Now Available

Issue #138 (March 30, 2013) of the SchoolCounselor.com eNewsletter is now online! The newsletter is an electronic newsletter designed to advance counselors’ level of technological literacy, application, and integration. You will find practical solutions and answers to technology related problems, especially as they apply to your job as counselor.

New Student Success Page

Dear Students:

As you gear up for the busy final weeks of the semester, please check out the new Resources for Student Success page on the Counseling Programs blog. On the webpage you’ll find:
  • Counseling Exam Study Resources
  • Academic Writing Resources
  • APA Style Guides for academic citations
  • Guides to Developing Effective Presentations
  • Counseling Recording/AV equipment Policies and Guidelines
Here’s a direct link to the page:
While you’re there be sure to “follow” the blog and receive email notifications of new posts.