Professional Organizations

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.

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