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April 26, 2021




Special Event Webinar



Title: Ethics and Supervision: Hindsight is 2020

Date: April 30, 2021, 9-11:00am EDT

Latasha Y. Hicks Becton, PhD, NCC, LCMHC, LCAS, CCS  (North Carolina Central University)
Melissa Luke, PhD, LMHC, NCC, ACS  (Syracuse University)
Michelle Wade, Ed.D., LCPC (MD), LPC (VA, LA), NCC, ACS, BC-TMH (University of New Orleans)
Lindsey Umstead, PhD, LCMHCA, NCC (Three Birds Counseling)


Not your typical ethics training, not your typical supervision training.  So often, we go to trainings that review the codes or review the theoretical models without a practical application. This workshop style webinar will offer a brief overview of portions of the code of ethics related to supervision and utilize a case study for practical application.

Learning Outcomes:

  • define and differentiate between administrative and clinical supervision
  • discuss current challenges in supervision including technology
  • describe and apply at least one model of ethical decision making
  • apply ethical standards to a case study



AMHCA President to Speak - May 4, 2021


Angele Moss-Baker, LPC, LMFT, MAC, DCMHS-COD, EAS-C

President, American Mental Health Counseling Association

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

FOR: Clinical Mental Health Counselors, Addiction Studies Students, and any student interested in learning more about how to be successful in clinical counseling.

WHAT: NCCU is focused on student success. In that spririt, we are interviewing Ms. Moss-Baker to inspire us for greatness in counseling. Q&A following the interview.

Join the meeting from this link:


ANGELE MOSS-BAKER, LPC, LMFT, MAC, DCMHS-COD, EAS-C is a licensed clinical mental health counselor with over 30 years of experience providing mental health and substance use treatment. She is sole proprietor and independent practitioner at Comprehensive Addiction & Psychological Services (CAPS) LLC, located in Washington DC. Moss-Baker is an advocate and ambassador for the ethical implementation of integrated treatment for individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance related disorders. She is the Senior Behavioral Health Training Specialist at the DC Department of Behavioral Health, Adjunct Professor at the University of the District of Columbia, and President of the American Mental Health Counselors Association. Moss-Baker holds state, national and international recognition for the facilitation of scholarly presentations on a host of behavioral health and wellness topics, with special focus on integrated treatment and co-occurring disorders.

May Webinar


Title: Tele-Mental Health Counseling: Building trust and rapport with your clients online!

Date: May 11, 2021 @ 1pm EDT

PresentersElizabeth Grady, PhD, LCMHCS


Today’s counselors are faced with a complex issue that summons them to move forward with new technologies and face unforeseen challenges. As counselors work to integrate innovative ways to provide counseling, reduce barriers for clients seeking services and continue to remain competitive with telemedicine providers, technology is zooming ahead at lightning speed. The purpose of this presentation is to help counselors increase confidence and understanding of ethical practices, learn strategies for building rapport online and offer a positive, enthusiastic view of online counseling.

This presentation will reflect a positive view of distance counseling, by

  • Reviewing current technical and legal considerations for providing counseling online and specifically understand ways to communicate those policies online;
  • Offering strategies for building trust and rapport online through the use of body language, voice, communication approaches and overall visual presentation;
  • Sharing considerations for empathic, person-centered, multicultural counseling delivered online via synchronous video.


Summer and Fall Semesters - A Note from the Department Chair

Please be aware that there are synchronous and asynchronous course listings both this summer and next fall. 
  •      Synchronous: All students are online at the same time.
  •      Asynchronous: Students do not have to be online at the same time.

If a class is synchronous, there will be a specific day and time listed on BANNER.  Please pay attention to this information when registering.  If you register for a synchronous course, you are required to be present during each and every class day and time.  Synchronous classes meet every week on the same day at the same time.  If you cannot commit to the class meeting times, please do not register for the course.  You will need to develop a different plan with your advisor.

Registration and Overrides

Any communication regarding registration or course overrides should be through your advisor.  Please do not send any communication to Ms. Joyner about registration.  Your advisor should be the only person to communicate with Ms. Joyner regarding course registration.

~ C. Royal



Telehealth Course Scheduled this Fall


Graduating this Summer?

Your application for graduation is due to your advisor by Monday, April 26.  Your advisor will need time to process your academic approval and submit it before the April 28th deadline in the nccuCounseling calendar. 


Practicum and Internship - Summer and Fall 2021

Students completing a practicum or internship in the summer of 2021: Your signed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was due to Dr. Blount by 5pm on Friday, April 9, 2021.

Students completing a practicum or internship in the fall of 2021: Your Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) is due to Dr. Blount by 5pm on Friday, July 9, 2021.


PRAXIS (Licensure Test for School Counselors)

The Professional School Counselor exam of the Praxis II (test number 5421) is required for school counselor licensure in North Carolina. This exam should be taken during your practicum or internship placement.  We now have a page dedicated to this topic on the student branch of our website.



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: 

  • April 26: Summer graduation application due to your advisor
  • April 27: Final grades for graduating students due; last day of classes for all students
  • April 30 @ 9am: Special Event Webinar; all grades due in BANNER
  • May 4 @ 10am: AMHCA President to Speak; faculty meet to certify graduates
  • May 6 @ 3pm: May (and summer) Graduates - Exit Interview
  • May 7 (8am): Spring 2021 Commencement (Graduate Programs)
  • May 11 @ 1pm: May Webinar; Departmental Faculty Meeting (data analysis)
  • July 9 (5pm): Fall MOAs due to Dr. Blount


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