Service to the Community: Professional Involvement

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Professional Involvement

I am an active member of several national and state professional counseling organizations. In this section is a list of those organizations, along with any evidence of involvement and relevance to the service to Pfeiffer University.

National Board of Certified Counselor (NBCC)

Since 1999. NBCC is the largest national counseling certification organization in the world. NBCC developed the National Certified Counselor (NCC) certification to help potential clients and members of the public recognize professionals who have voluntarily met standards set by the counseling profession. In order to maintain board certification, counselors are required to follow established conduct standards and must also complete specific continuing education requirements that show they are remaining current with developments in the profession. Demonstrating its commitment to the public, NBCC provides an established process for the review of expressed concerns about an applicant or certificant.

American Counseling Association (ACA)

Member since September 2012. The American Counseling Association is a not-for-profit, professional and educational organization that is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counseling profession. Founded in 1952, ACA is the world’s largest association exclusively representing professional counselors in various practice settings.

North Carolina Counseling Association (NCCA)

Member since 2016. The NC Counseling Association, a state branch of the American Counseling Association, represents professional counselors in various work settings.

Served as President of the NC Addictions and Offenders Counselors Association (NCAOCA) for 2018 through 2020. Represented the division at leadership meetings and the annual conference. Organized electoral process for development of the division leadership team. Updated the organizational by-laws.

International Association of Addictions and Offenders Counselors (IAAOC)

Member since September 2012. The International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors is an organization of professional substance abuse / addictions counselors, corrections counselors, students and counselor educators who are concerned with improving the lives of individuals exhibiting addictive and/or criminal behaviors. Our mission is to provide leadership in and advancement of the professions of addiction and offender counseling. IAAOC is a division of the ACA.

Member Restorative Justice Committee 2016 through 2018. Served as Website Committee Chair.

Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES)

Member September 2012 through August 2020. The Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) is the premier organization dedicated to quality education and supervision of counselors in all work settings.  ACES members are counselors, supervisors, graduate students, and faculty members who strive to improve the education and supervision of counselors in training and in practice. ACES members have been and continue to be trailblazers in terms of the competencies for supervision, counselor training, research, multicultural competence, and advocacy. The primary purpose of the Association, in accordance with the purpose of ACA, is to advance counselor education and supervision in order to improve the provision of counseling services in all settings.

American College Counseling Association (ACCA)

Member since September 2020. ACCA is an Association for those persons in higher education to include colleges, universities, community and technical college settings, whose professional identity is counseling and whose purpose is fostering students’ development. ACCA strives to support and enhance the practice of college counseling, to promote ethical and responsible professional practice, to promote communication and exchange among college counselors across service areas and institutional settings, to encourage cooperation with other organizations related to higher education and college student development, and to provide leadership and advocacy for the profession of counseling in higher education. ACCA is a division of the American Counseling Association (ACA). “The mission of the American College Counseling Association is to be the interdisciplinary and inclusive professional home that supports emerging and state of the art knowledge and resources for counseling professionals in higher education.”

NAADAC, Association for Addiction Professionals

Member since March 2017. “NAADAC is the premier global organization of addiction focused professionals who enhance the health and recovery of individuals, families and communities.”

Addiction Professionals of North Carolina (APNC)

We promote the highest standards of professional development and advocate for people working in the field of substance use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery. APNC is the state division of NAADAC.

Licensed Professional Counselor Association of North Carolina (LPCANC)

The Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina (LPCANC) promotes the development of LPCs through professional excellence and advocacy. LPCANC provides a voice for public policy, directs the activities of our professional lobbyist, and responds to the continuing education needs of LPCs in North Carolina.