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In this webinar, Dr. Angela McDonald and Dr. Stephanie Robinson will outline the background and history of the counseling licensure process, introduce participants to the purpose of having a recognized license in counseling, and review the roles of counseling licensure boards. Participants will also learn about state-to-state differences that exist in the counseling licensure process and hear the presenters’ suggestions for a common sense approach for licensure reciprocity.

11/15/2018
When: Thursday, November 15, 2018
2:00-3:00 PM EST
Where: Online
Contact: Webinar Coordinator

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Licensure and Counseling: Understanding the Purpose of Licensure and the Role of Licensure Boards for LPCs from State to State

Angela McDonald, Ph.D., LPCS, NCC
Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling and the Interim Dean for the College of Health Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Stephanie Robinson, Ph.D., LCAS, AADC, NCC
Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke

Thursday, November 15, 2018
2:00-3:00 PM EST

Registration for the live webinar is now closed. If you are unable to attend the live webinar, you may access the recorded webinar for an NBCC-approved clock hour as well; it will be posted on the Recorded Webinars page within 72 hours after the live event.

Learning Objectives:
1. Presenters will outline the background and history of the counseling licensure process.
2. Presenters will introduce participants to the purpose for having a recognized license in counseling.
3. Presenters will review the roles of counseling licensure boards.
4. Presenters will discuss the state-to-state differences that exist in the counseling licensure process.
5. Presenters will provide suggestions for a common sense approach for licensure reciprocity.


Angela McDonald, Ph.D., LPCS, NCC is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling and the Interim Dean for the College of Health Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke.  She is the immediate Past President for the American Association of State Boards of Counseling and a former chair of the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors. Angela earned a PhD in Counselor Education with a cognate in family counseling at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. Prior to joining the faculty at UNCP, she counseled college students and taught as an adjunct instructor at East Carolina University. She has served as a counselor in a women’s health clinic, at a substance abuse community agency, in a family counseling clinic, on a college campus, and in a private practice. Her current research, scholarship, and clinical interests focus on mental health policy, counseling licensure, and accreditation issues. Angela lives in Wagram, NC with her husband and three daughters.


Stephanie Robinson, Ph.D., LCAS, AADC, NCC is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Stephanie earned her doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Holy Cross in New Orleans. She earned her BS in Psychology from Tulane University and her MS in Counseling from Loyola University New Orleans. In addition to being a LCAS in North Carolina, she is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Addiction Counselor in Louisiana. She is also nationally recognized as an AADC and NCC. Dr. Robinson is active in many professional counseling organizations and is the current President of the Louisiana Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors. She has presented on a variety of topics and original research at several local, state, and national conferences with colleagues, students, and independently. Dr. Robinson has worked in addiction treatment centers, college counseling centers, and in private practice. Dr. Robinson’s research interests are in addiction counseling and treatment as well as counseling licensure reciprocity and policy. In her free time, Dr. Robinson enjoys cooking and spending time with her husband and daughter at their home in Wilmington.

CSI Webinars are free to active members and $39 for guests.

If you are unable to attend the live webinar, you may access the recorded webinar for an NBCC-approved clock hour as well; it will be posted on the Recorded Webinars page within 72 hours after the live event.

Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic & Professional Honor Society International (CSI) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2057. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. CSI is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

Views expressed by presenters and participants during the webinars and in webinar PowerPoints and other handouts do not necessarily represent the views of Chi Sigma Iota International.

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