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Student Newsletter

October 25, 2023


Registration for Spring Courses

Please register for the spring semester, if you have not already done so.

Our goal is to help you move through the program at a steady rate, but it may not always be at the pace in which you thought you could go.  Some classes may fill early, and you may need to adjust your schedule a bit.  Some classes may be offered in a mode (online or on-campus) in which you can not take during a given semester, so you may need to adjust your plan/schedule with your advisor and take it the next time it is offered in your needed mode.

Keep in mind that any plan you develop with your advisor is always subject to change based on course availability.

Please note a few things:

  • There is no guarantee that the courses will be offered every year as listed. You should re-visit your plan with your advisor every semester as schedules are released and advising takes place.
  • Campus students should take on-campus courses when offered.  Online students can not take on-campus courses. The sequencing of how and when courses are offered will impact how you progress through the program.  You will want to pay very close attention to the sequencing.  You will possibly need to revise your current plan of study.
  • Some classes are only offered online.  Please refer to the course sequencing document found on the student website.

Spring Semester, 2024 - Classes begin January 8, 2024

On campus

  • CON 5351: Principles and Procedures of Group Counseling  (Tuesdays at 4pm)  There is also a mandatory residency (Feb. 27-29)
  • CON 5361: Assessment, Evaluation, and Analysis in Counseling (Tuesdays at 4pm)
  • CON 5371: Pre-practicum in Counseling (Wednesdays at 4pm)
  • CON 5372: Supervised Practicum (Tuesdays at 5pm - there will be an additional one hour meeting each week)
  • CON 5390: Internship in Counseling (Wednesdays at 5pm)

Online - synchronous

  • CON 5351: Principles and Procedures of Group Counseling (Thursdays at 7, and two sections of Tuesdays at 4 - three sections total)
  • CON 5371: Pre-practicum in Counseling (Thursdays at 5pm)
  • CON 5372: Supervised Practicum (2 sections, Tuesdays at 5pm)
  • CON 5390: Internship in Counseling (4 sections, Wednesdays at 5pm)
  • EDGR 5920: Procedures in Educational Research (Mondays at 4pm)

Online - asynchronous

  • CON 5201: Ethical and Professional Orientation to Counseling
  • CON 5304: Advanced School Counseling (mandatory orientation meeting on Jan. 11 at 7pm)
  • CON 5306: Introduction to Addictions Counseling
  • CON 5307: Crisis, Trauma, and Grief Counseling
  • CON 5308: Counseling Children and Adolescents
  • CON 5320: Vocational Theory and Career Development (2 sections)
  • CON 5326: Contemporary Issues in Addiction
  • CON 5328: Family Counseling and Addictions
  • CON 5331: Psychosocial Development and Behavioral Dynamics
  • CON 5350: Clinical Interventions in Events of Crisis
  • CON 5360: Multicultural and Gender Issues in Counseling (3 sections; Kurian's section has a mandatory orientation on January 8 at 7pm)
  • CON 5361: Assessment, Analysis, and Evaluation in Counseling
  • CON 5362: Diagnosis, Assessment, and Psychopathology
  • CON 5373: Consultative/Referral Process in Counseling
  • CON 5381: Intro to Clinical Mental Health Counseling

For other EDGR course offerings (5910 and 5920), please check Banner.  There will likely be additional sections of 5910 and 5920.

Student Socials


Nu Chi Chi, NCCU's Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota (Counseling Honor Society), would like to welcome everyone to the Fall 2023 semester. You may recall that over the prior academic year, Nu Chi Chi hosted monthly virtual social hours for the counseling program. The chapter plans to continue these events throughout the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters. These events will continue to occur on the 4th Sunday of every month, from 7:00-8:00pm (ET). These events are open to all students and faculty and provide a space for us to get to know & support each other while building community.  If you're available – we'd love to see you. Pop in and say hello!

Upcoming Social Hours (Virtual): 

  • Sunday, November 26th


Link to Join:

Upcoming Social Hours for the Fall 2023 semester will occur from 7-8pm (ET).


Stay tuned for more information on upcoming events.  

Please email Kevin Eason, Nu Chi Chi Chapter President, at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." data-cke-saved-' + path + '\'' + prefix + ':' + addy89970 + '\'>'+addy_text89970+'<\/a>'; //-->  with any questions or for more information.  

November Webinar: Documentation that Supports Clinical Practice - November 7, 2023


Among the North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counseling's top 5 disciplinary actions for the past 5 years were record keeping and documentation (#3) and billing/fraud issues (#5). This presentation will focus on ethical and proper documentation that supports clinical practice including the psychometrically strong Easy Diagnostic Survey (developed by David Burns, MD—the author of the Feeling Good Handbook), effective treatment planning and goals, insurance compliant progress notes, and ethical billing practices. Emphasis will be placed on evidence-based practices such as tenets and techniques for person-centered therapy (PCT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) as well as specific therapeutic wording for progress notes.

Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at 1:00pm ET


Kelsey Someliana-Lauer, BA
Kyla M. Kurian, PhD, LCMHC

Latest Announcements from nccuCounseling


Upcoming Dates to Remember for nccuCounseling:  

  • October 29: Prospective student information session
  • October 29-November 4: NCCU Homecoming
  • November 3: Last day for graduate students to withdraw from a class with a WC grade
  • November 4: Founder's Day Convocation
  • November 5: Daylight Savings Time ends
  • November 7: November webinar at 1pm
  • November 8-10: NC School Counselors Association annual conference
  • November 9: MOAs for Spring placements due
  • November 26: Student social


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