WCU counseling program to host symposium in Asheville on Oct. 30

Counselors who work in schools and for mental health and substance abuse agencies across Western North Carolina will gather in Asheville on Friday, Oct. 30, as Western Carolina University’s counseling program hosts its annual Counseling Supervision Symposium.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Owen Conference Center on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

WCU offers master’s degrees in school counseling and community counseling through the department of human services in the College of Education and Allied Professions.

“This symposium provides training for our site supervisors in the community – dedicated professional counselors who are kind enough to host our students each year as the students fulfill the clinical requirements of our program,” said Russ Curtis, associate professor and coordinator of field experiences for the WCU program.

The Oct. 30 symposium will include presentations on “Using Intuition in Clinical Supervision” and “Ethics of Clinical Supervision,” a roundtable discussion about clinical supervision challenges, and break-out sessions on structuring successful practicum and internship experiences for students.

For more information about the symposium or WCU’s counseling program, contact Curtis at (828) 227-3283 or by e-mail at curtis@email.wcu.edu.