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Professional Development

The Counselor Education Program encourages all students to be actively involved with local, national, and international professional organizations and benefit from the variety of professional opportunities available.

Are you in need of continuing education credit (CE’s)? Check out upcoming workshops and training opportunities below:



NC Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board:

NC School Counselor Association:

NC Counseling Association:

NC Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program:

 Professional Development Counseling Conferences

Annual Calendar (Click here for a PDF version)

Below are some of the most renowned conferences in the field and the times when they take place.  This list has been compiled for faculty and students in the NC State University Counselor Education program, in accordance with the College of Education LEAD & SERVE:

E – Educate with Content –specific strategies

A – Apply Discipline Knowledge;

E – Experienced in Practical Application of Knowledge

MonthConferenceProposals Deadlines
August– Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC)ACES May-SeptMACCA – end August
September– Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education (AACE)ASCA first weekACES SeptemberNCDA Careers conferenceSoutheastern Conference on Cross-Cultural Issues in Counseling & Education
October– American College Counseling Association (AACA)– Licensed Professional Counseling Association (LPCANC)– The Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP)– Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES)– Association for Counselor Education & Supervision (ACES)NCCA proposals Due
November– American Counseling Association European Branch (EB-ACA)– North Carolina Career Development Association (NCCDA)None
December– National Career Development Association ( NCDA)None
January– National Career Development Association (NCDA)Careers ConferenceNone
February– Southeastern Conference on Cross-Cultural Issues in Counseling and Education– Association for Specialist in Group Work (ASGW) (date not listed for 2011)ASERVIC
March– American Counseling Association (ACA) Conference– Counselor for Social Justice (CSJ) – at ACA conference (No dates listed for 2010 or 2011)– National Employment Counseling Association (NECA) at ACA conference ( No 2010 or 2011 dates listedACA March – JuneLPC – AprilACA-Europe May
April– Defendant/Offender Workforce Development (DOWD)ACA  March-JuneLPC Mid AprilACA-Europe  May
MayNoneACA March –JuneACES May- SeptemberEB-ACA
June– International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision– National Career Development Association (NCDA) Conference– American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Conference– Multicultural Play Therapy Conference (UNC-CH)ACA Deadlines first of JuneAACE Deadline end of June
July– American Mental Health Counselor Association (AMHCA) ConferenceACES May -September