8th Annual Southeast Region of NC Counselor’s Drive-In Workshop
(March 27, 2015)
The theme for the conference was “The Culture of Counseling” with the keynote speaker being UNCP’s own Dr. Shenika Jones (pictured below).
There was a great crowd of participants, and we greatly appreciate everyone who was able to attend the conference!
In between sessions, attendees had the opportunity to view some of the posters created by graduate research and HAWK assistants.
A few of the School of Education professionals got together for a group picture.
Lastly, here are a few action shots of presenters during their sessions held at the conference.
To view the remainder of the photos from the conference, please click here.
ACA Conference and Expo Orlando, Florida
(March 12-15, 2015)
The CSI: Phi Sigma chapter presented a poster at the CSI Poster Session focusing on “Using the CSI Counselors’ Bookshelf to Support Professional Identity and Advocacy”.
Below is the description of the Phi Sigma poster in the ACA Conference and Expo app.
The Phi Sigma chapter also presented at the CSI Showcase and received praise for their table set-up and organization.
While exploring the exhibit, our students ran into Dr. Mark Schwarze (Program Director, Appalachian State University) and Dr. Jeff Warren (Professional School Counseling Director, UNC-Pembroke).
Lastly, some of our graduate students got to meet Dr. Derald Wing Sue after his wonderful presentation.
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:
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”
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”
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 Accredited 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!
Awards, Scholarships, and Honors:
2012-2013 Professional Development Academy Workshop Certificates: Erwin Kelly, Stephanie Sanderson, Galissia Graves, Sitonja Valenzuela, Beaullah Chanakira, Angela McMillian, Leona Kimberly DAmico, Yvonne Handy, Debra Williams, Alyse Reiber
2013 Clinical Hypnosis Workshop Scholarship Recipients: Shanna Bell and Katie Kelly
NCCA Emerging Leader: Mihaela Henderson
LPCANC Nancy Howell Scholarship Recipient: Kelly Graham
Positions of Leadership:
NCCA Newsletter Editor: Katie Kelly
NCCA Newsletter Section Editors: (“Around Campus” – Yayranex Ayala, “Legislative” – Emily Gray, “NC Diversity and Advocacy News” – Shanna Bell)
NCCA Newsletter Section Editor (“Around Campus”): Yayranex Ayala
Chi Sigma Iota Phi Sigma Chapter President: Kelly Graham
Graduate Student Research Poster Session Presentation: “Examining the Impacts of Heterosexist Microaggressions” — Katie Kelly
NCCA Conference Presentation: “The I-Risc Strategy” — Bruce Garris
Chi Sigma Iota – Phi Sigma Chapter Members: