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October 11, 2021


Faculty Present at the ACES Conference in Atlanta (Association for Counselor Education and Supervision)

Congratulations to Dr. Regina Gavin Williams and Dr. Helen Lupton-Smith who both presented last week at the ACES Conference.


November Webinar


Counseling and Supporting Foster Care Youth with an Incarcerated Parent

November 2, 2021 at 1pm EDT

This webinar will focus on the role out-of-home care plays on youth who are in foster care due to the incarceration of a parent. The barriers foster care youth with an incarcerated parent experience will be examined, and the intersection of parental criminal justice involvement and child welfare involvement will be explored. Protective factors that buffer the effect of parental incarceration will be shared. Practice implications for counselors who support foster care youth who have an incarcerated parent will be shared.

Presenters: Regina Gavin Williams, Ph.D., NCC, LCMHC & Jenny Barrow, Ph.D., LCMHCS, K-12 School Counselor

Registration will be available soon at

Additional Fall Webinars (Save the Date):

  • December 7, 2021 @ 1pm: Navigating the Licensure Process. Presented by Dr. Kyla Kurian and Dr. Levette Scott


NBCC Foundation - Minority Fellowship Program - Application Period Has Opened


The NBCC Foundation is pleased to announce the application period for the 2022 National Board for Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program (NBCC MFP). Ninety (90) doctoral- and master’s-level counseling fellowships are available.

Award amounts range from $10,000 to $20,000 and include fellowships in the following categories:

  • Up to 20 doctoral fellowships
  • Up to 30 master's fellowships for mental health counseling students
  • Up to 40 master's fellowships for addiction counseling students

The MFP is made possible by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and administered by the NBCC Foundation.

The application period for 2022 awards will run from Aug. 23, 2021 through Dec. 15, 2021. Applications will close at midnight Eastern Standard Time on Dec. 15.

For more information or to apply, visit

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Are you planning to graduate this December?

Final defenses (mock interviews) will be held November 1-5, by appointment only.  If you intend to graduate this fall, don't forget that you need to complete your final defense in November - and you need to sign up for an appointment with the faculty.  More about this here:

Do you think you will attempt to use your place of employment as your Practicum or Internship site?

If so, you will need to make a special written request the semester before your placement is set to begin.  For a spring 2022 placement, your request will need to be submitted by October 11, 2021.  Please note that MOAs for a spring 2022 placement are not due until November 12, 2021.  The special request must be made and approved before submitting your MOA for the spring.


More about this process HERE.


Pursuing a Second Degree - Changes Ahead

For students who are graduating Spring 2022 or later, you MUST complete a minimum of 18 semester hours above and beyond your original plan of study in order to receive a second degree.  There are very specific courses that must be completed to receive a second degree, and these are specified on this page:

Please note that your second internship must consist of a 600-hour placement.  In other words, students receiving a second degree will complete a second 600-hour internship placement (600 hours for their first major, 600 hours for their second major).

Please speak with your advisor if you have any questions.


Upcoming Dates to Remember for nccuCounseling: 

  • October 11: Field Placement - Special request submission deadline for spring 2022 placement
  • October 11-12: Fall Break
  • October 13: Registration for Spring 2022 begins
  • October 13-15: Mid-program Reviews
  • October 15: Deadline for graduating students to clear grades of "I"
  • October 22: SOE Faculty Meeting
  • October 26: Department of Counseling and Higher Education Faculty Meeting
  • October 27-29: NC School Counselor Association Annual Conference
  • November 1-5: Final Defenses
  • November 2: November Webinar
  • November 12: MOAs for spring 2022 placement due to Dr. Blount
  • December 15: Deadline to apply for NBCC Foundation Fellowship


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