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

Proposals Deadlines
August – Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC) ACES May-Sept

MACCA – end August

September – Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education (AACE) ASCA first week

ACES September

NCDA Careers conference

Southeastern 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)

December – National Career Development Association ( NCDA) None
January – National Career Development Association (NCDA)

Careers Conference

February – Southeastern Conference on Cross-Cultural Issues in Counseling and Education

– Association for Specialist in Group Work (ASGW) (date not listed for 2011)

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 listed

ACA March – June

LPC – April

ACA-Europe May

April – Defendant/Offender Workforce Development (DOWD) ACA  March-June

LPC Mid April

ACA-Europe  May

May None ACA March –June

ACES May- September


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 June

AACE Deadline end of June

July – American Mental Health Counselor Association (AMHCA) Conference ACES May -September