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December 7, 2020


December Webinar


Title: Navigating the Licensure Process

Date: December 8, 2020

Presenters: Drs. Levette Scott, Kelly King, and Kyla Kurian


Graduation is approaching!! Now what? How do I navigate through this licensure process? What do I need? Who can help me? In this session we will discuss the process and procedures of becoming licensed as a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor-Associate and eventually Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. This session will focus on discussing the National Counseling Examination (NCE), application process, the jurisprudence exam, the licensure affidavit, the disclosure statement, and the supervision contract. We will have a conversation about this process, the do’s and don’ts of this process.

At the end of this session students will be able to:

  • Provide an overview of the eight parts for the National Counseling Examination content.
  • Identify items needed for the application process.
  • Identify what the Jurisprudence exam entails.
  • Understand the role of supervision and how to choose a qualified supervisor.

Taking the CPCE this spring?

The CPCE testing window for the spring semester of 2021 is March 15-26, 2021.

Test-taking Strategies Workshop - Spring 2021 - January 24, 2021

The purpose of this workshop is to assist students with strategies and skills to take the NCE and CPCE exams. Topics include managing test-taking anxiety, personalizing a study plan, and practicing multiple study strategies (e.g., mnemonic devices, flash cards). This workshop is meant to supplement your continued study of core content. While we will cover exam content throughout the day, it will not be our sole or primary focus. Please sign up by Sunday, January 17, 2021.

Apply for a Counseling Fellowship!

Are you committed to providing counseling services to underserved communities? You may be eligible for one of 90 doctoral- and master’s-level counseling fellowships through the NBCC Minority Fellowship Program (MFP). Application deadline is Dec. 15, 2020.Available awards range from $10,000 up to $20,000.

  • Up to 20 doctoral fellowships
  • Up to 30 master’s fellowships for mental health counseling students
  • Up to 40 master’s fellowships for addictions counseling students

For more information or to apply, visit MFP is made possible by a grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and administered by the NBCC Foundation. 

Textbooks for the Spring Semester

Don't forget that our textbook list is always posted on the Program's website here:

Please have your materials available and ready before classes begin in January.

2nd Annual 2021 Spring (Virtual) Career Institute


Theme: “Career, COVID, Cognitive Information Processing (CCC): Career Strategies to Empower Individuals with COVID Related Challenges”


The North Carolina Central University Career Counseling Program invites you to the 2nd Annual 2021 Virtual Spring Career Institute, entitled, “Career, COVID, Cognitive Information Process (CCC): Career Strategies to Empower Individuals with COVID- Related Challenges.”

This event will be held virtually on Friday, January 29, 2021 from 8:45 am – 12:00 noon (eastern time) and will bring together professionals from around the state who are interested in career, and mental health.

Dr. Debra Osborn will be the Keynote Speaker. She is a Co-Director and Senior Research Associate for the Center for the Study of Technology in Counseling and Career Development at Florida State University.

Other speakers include:

  • Dr. Casey Dozier -- Program Director, Instruction, Research, & Evaluation, Florida State University Career Center -- who will speak on clinical training and service provision and how the career center pivoted in its various roles in response to COVID.
  • Dr. Seth Hayden -- Wake Forest University, National Career Development Association president -- will focus on Cognitive Information Processing (CIP) and COVID.
  • Dr. Denise Saunders -- Licensed Psychologist --a private practitioner who will also bring her unique perspectives on career counseling and COVID.

Register here:



North Carolina Central University is switching to a new assessment system (Watermark/Taskstream).  The School of Education will no longer use Foliotek.  We will make information about this new system available as things progress.  For now, you do not need to create or renew a Foliotek account.  You will not need to upload any more documents into the Foliotek system.  Please be assured that faculty will still have access to what you have already uploaded in Foliotek. 

Upcoming Dates to Remember for nccuCounseling: 

  • December 8, 2020: December webinar at 1pm EST
  • January 6, 2021: Counselor Education Faculty Meeting - Data Analysis
  • January 11, 2021: First day of classes / Spring semester
  • January 12, 2021: January webinar at 1pm EST
  • January 13, 2021: Graduation Application Forms due to your advisor (May graduates)
  • January 15, 2021 Drop/Add period ends
  • January 15, 2021: Field Site Supervisor Orientation at 3pm EST
  • January 24, 2021: Test-taking Strategies Workshop
  • January 26, 2021: Counselor Education Faculty Meeting
  • January 29, 2021: 2nd Annual Spring Career Institute


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