CSI will sponsor two sessions at the North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NARACES) Conference on September 25-28 in Providence, RI! Please check your conference programs for the room numbers. Register for the conference at www.naraces.org.
CSI Chapter Faculty Advisor Networking and Training
Presenters: Melissa Luke, Laura Shannonhouse, Tiffany Gonzales
Saturday, September 27, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This session is designed for CSI Chapter Faculty Advisors to share ideas and techniques for building strong and active chapters. CFAs with many years of experience and CFAs relatively new to this role will share ideas and challenges to being an effective mentor to chapters and student leaders. Participants will learn about new developments in CSI from CSI's Executive Director and share their own successes and challenges in implementing CFA roles.
Promoting Professional Identity and Advocacy: Roles for CSI Chapters and Networks
Presenters: JoLynn Carney, Summer Reiner, Melissa Luke
Saturday, September 27, 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Chi Sigma Iota chapters include both student, faculty, and professional counselors in their membership, and are uniquely situated at the grass-roots level where professional identity is learned and training for professional advocacy begins. The presenters will share strategies for promoting professional identity and advocacy issues through individual CSI chapters and networks of CSI chapters which may operate within individual states as well as regions. Ultimately, these networks of chapters can work together to influence counselor licensure laws within each state and help promote unity in relation to educational standards within the profession.