Meetings and Seminars

Interns participate in the following meetings and seminars:

  1. Orientation Meetings and Seminars: For approximately the first three weeks of the internship, interns participate in various meetings and seminars to introduce them to the Counseling Center, the internship, and basic theory, techniques, and issues related to the activities in which they will be participating.

    Seminars will address the following topics:
    1. Diversity
    2. Crisis Intervention Theories, Issues, Techniques, Resources, Policies, and Procedures
    3. Career Counseling
    4. Introduction to Clinical Policies and Procedures
    5. Walk-In Clinic
    6. Outreach and Consultation
    7. Group Therapy
    8. Systems
    9. Supervision
  2. Training Seminar: Interns participate in a two-hour per week training seminar during Fall and Spring semesters. About half of the seminars each semester are standard seminars. The remaining seminars will be determined by intern and staff interest and need.

    Standard Fall semester seminars include:
    1. Diversity
    2. Crisis Intervention
    3. Career Counseling
    4. Ethics
    5. Group Therapy
    6. Empirically Supported Treatments
    7. Outreach and Consultation

    Standard Spring semester seminars include:
    1. Diversity
    2. Career Counseling
    3. Outreach and Consultation
    4. Job Hunting
    5. Science in Practice
    6. Group Therapy
    7. Ethical and Legal Issues

    Possible topics for additional seminars include but are not limited to the following:
    1. Dialectical Behavior Therapy
    2. Gender Role Issues in Psychotherapy
    3. PTSD related to Rape Trauma & Sexual Abuse
    4. Women's Issues
    5. Phases of Therapy and Termination
    6. Wellness and Biofeedback
    7. Movement Therapy
    8. Couples Counseling
    9. Sex Therapy
    10. Suicide Assessment and Management
    11. Resistance
    12. Treatment of Depression
    13. Gay and Lesbian Issues
    14. Dream Work
    15. Hypnosis
    16. Solution-Focused Therapy
    17. Grief Therapy
    18. Managed Care
    19. Sexual Feelings in Therapy
    20. Borderline Personality Disorder
    21. Raising Self-Esteem
    22. Men's Issues
    23. Mindfulness
    24. Transgender Issues
    25. Substance Abuse
  3. Assessment Seminar: Interns participate in an assessment seminar weekly during Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. Various topics related to assessment are presented and supervision of assessment activities is provided.
  4. Supervision Seminar: Interns participate in a supervision seminar weekly during Fall and Spring semesters. Various topics related to providing clinical supervision are presented and supervision of supervision is provided.
  5. Training Director Meeting: Interns meet for one hour per week with the Training Director to address on-going training issues, professional development, and to participate in group supervision of their activities. This is generally a group meeting, but at least twice each semester the time is divided for individual meetings with interns.
  6. Peer Supervision: All clinical staff are assigned to a peer supervision group and meet weekly for one hour for a peer supervision meeting. Interns are expected to make a formal presentation of a case in this meeting once per semester. Case consultations are also held for one-half hour per week with the staff's consulting psychiatrist.
  7. Process Meeting: Interns have the option of meeting as a group one hour per week to process personal and professional issues affecting them in the internship.
  8. Staff Meetings: This is a meeting that addresses the administrative business of the Counseling Center. Participation allows an opportunity for the intern to provide input and to learn about the internal workings and systems issues of a university counseling center. The activities of the meeting are to share information from the Vice Chancellor for Student Development Directors Meeting, discuss organizational and administrative matters that relate to the service delivery function and general operation of the Counseling Center, consider new programs that could be provided by the Counseling Center, reflect on various professional issues, discuss counseling cases that have administrative ramifications, and reflect on Counseling Center quality of life concerns. All senior clinical staff, predoctoral interns, and office staff attend this meeting.

Emergency Services

The Counseling Center offers after-hours emergency coverage for urgent mental health concerns such as suicidal thoughts, sexual assault, and other trauma.  Call the Counseling Center at 828-262-3180 and select the option to speak with the counselor on-call.

During operating hours, students in crisis can walk in any time.

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Contact Us


Physical Address: 
1st Floor, Miles Annas Building
614 Howard Street 
Boone, NC 28608-2044

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 32044
Boone, NC 28608

Phone: 828-262-3180
Fax: 828-262-3182

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m-5:00 p.m

Initial Consultation Hours:
Monday - Friday:
8:30-11:00 a.m. & 1:00-4:00 p.m.

 - Please Note -
During Summer Sessions, Initial Consultation Hours at times may vary. Please contact us at (828) 262-3180 for our current schedule and to verify availability.

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