American Counseling Association (ACA): (800) 347-6647 www.counseling.org
North Carolina Counseling Association (NCCA): (888) 308-6222 www.nccounseling.org
National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC): (336) 547-0607 www.nbcc.org
N.C. Board for Licensed Professional Counselors (NCBLPC): (919) 661-0820 www.ncblpc.org
State Department of Public Instruction (SDPI): (919) 807-3300 www.dpi.state.nc.us
American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA): www.arcaweb.org
National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (NRCA): www.nationalrehab.org
International Counseling Honor Society
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Patricia Bethea-Whitfield
Formed in January of 1985, Chi Sigma Iota is an International Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society. It was established in order to create a link between students, educators, practitioners and supervisors in various counseling settings. The objective of Chi Sigma Iota is “to promote scholarship, research, professionalism and excellence in counseling, and to recognize high attainment in the pursuit of academic and clinical excellence in the field of counseling.” The Alpha Tau Omega Chapter at North Carolina A&T State University meets throughout the year under the leadership of elected students. As well as initiating various projects, the chapter disseminates a newsletter. Students interested in joining Chi Sigma Iota must have a 3.5 or better GPA and at least 18 hours of graduate course credit. For additional information, contact Dr. Bethea-Whitfield, the chapter's advisor.
Rehabilitation Counseling Association (RCA)
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kacie Blalock
Formed in 2005, the Rehabilitation Counseling Association (RCA) was created for students to learn more about the profession and to network with local rehabilitation counselors and people with disabilities within their career paths. The mission of the Rehabilitation Counseling Association is to offer opportunities where students may gain increased public understanding of professional interests by fostering an open forum, promoting and encouraging the development of professional training opportunities for all persons engaged in the counseling of persons with disabilities, contributing to an interdisciplinary approach to the solution of problems in rehabilitation, fostering research to advance knowledge and skills in rehabilitation counseling, and developing relationships that will be beneficial to enhance professional identity.