Upcoming March Events!

Hi all,

Happy  March! It’s hard to believe that we’re already two whole months into 2017. I wanted to share with you some exciting events that are happening in Western North Carolina this month.

WNCPA March Meeting (3/20, 7:00pm): Ed Hamlin, Ph.D, presents “Neuroscience…for therapists!” Come join us for a night of connecting with other local psychologists and learning! P.s., attendance counts for 1 hour of category B continuing ed credit! Location will be announced soon.

7th Annual Collaborative Conference on Rural Mental Health (3/23-3/24): Plemmons’ Student Union, Appalachian State University. See the attached flyer for the conference agenda. Of particular interest, there is a 3 hour continuing education event being offered on 3/24, called: “Counseling on access to lethal means (CALM) for rural consumers at risk for suicide.”

As always, if you know of any other events happening in the area, let us know! Also, WNCPA now has a Facebook page! Search: Western North Carolina Psychological Association to join today.

Share this information with your friends and colleagues! We look forward to connecting with you soon.

Rebecca Daniel, MA, LPA

Sylva Clinical Associates




October 17 Meeting: Learning Disorders CE Presentation

Download the Flyer!

Join us for a dutch-treat Dinner Meeting on October 17th  at 7 pm at the Gondolier of Asheville at 1360 Tunnel Road.

Jack Clement will present on Changes in Diagnosis and Identification of Learning Disorders. The presentation qualifies for 1 hour Category B Credit.

RSVP if you will attend to dschristy@bellsouth.net

September 19 Meeting – Category B CE

September 2016 Barley Presentation

Our next meeting of the Western North Carolina Psychological Association is September 19 at 7:00 PM at the Gondolier for a dutch treat dinner and presentation. Our own Bill Barley will be presenting on Desensitization of Anxiety via Exposure, which is good for an hour of Category B credit. Note that this is a CE year and CE units for this period should be completed by September 30.

Please see the attached flyer for more information. Please feel free to share this flyer with others who may be interested.

Mark your calendars. Please RSVP only if you are coming—but we need a head count!                                kmarcus@ioa.com

See you then.

Karen Marcus, Psy.D.
WNCPA Past President

NCPA Fall CE Workshops, September 23 & 24

Practice Check Up and Fall CE Workshops – August 9th – September 24th  

2016 Fall Conference Flyer UPDATED 6 7 16

2016 Practice Checkup Flyer Aug Sept

Posted on website www.ncpsychology.org  – Continuing Education section.

Practice Check Up Workshops Around The State (intended to meet the Ethics/Legal requirements for NC psychologists)  3 hour workshops  – Registration Deadline is 1 week prior to workshop

You can register online by clicking on this link http://bit.ly/29Ftz2y or mail, fax or email your registration to carol@ncpsychyology.org

NCPF Fall CE Workshops September 23rd & 24th (2 workshops are intended to meet the Ethics/Legal requirements for NC Psychologists)                        4 (3 hour workshops each day) – Registration Deadline is Thursday, September 15th

You can register online by clicking on this link  Fall Conference Page: http://bit.ly/29N8XtU    Registration Page: http://bit.ly/29BXcTG    or mail, fax or email your registration to carol@ncpsychyology.org

Any questions please contact Carol Kulwicki, NCPA Office Manager, NCPF Office Manager, 1004 Dresser Court, Suite 106, Raleigh, NC 27609

919.872.1005 (o)

919.872.0805 (f)



Suicide and Ethics CE Opportunities September 16

WCU Fall Training Symposium for Mental Health Professionals Friday, September 16, 2016 | 9am – 12 Noon & 1-5pm Health and Human Services Building Room 204

Hosted by the Psychology Dept. at WCU, Trent Codd and others from the CBT Center of WNC will  present on suicide in the morning and ethics in the afternoon.

The cost is very reasonable and lunch is provided. Please see link below and feel free to pass along to anyone you think might be interested.


Western Carolina University – WCU Fall Training Symposium …


WCU Fall Training Symposium for Mental Health Professionals Friday, September 16, 2016 | 9am – 12 Noon & 1-5pm Health and Human Services Building Room 204

May Meeting: Hypnosis CE Credit

“Hypnosis: What’s it good for?”

May 2016 Hill Invitation pdf

Presented by Susan Hill, EdD

Monday, May 16th, 7 pm

  J&S Cafeteria, Airport

30 Airport Park Road, Fletcher NC 28732

Dutch treat dinner in the group dining room

RSVP if coming to dschristy@bellsouth.net

This presentation qualifies for 1 hour Category B Credit


September 21 Meeting: ACEs CEU Activity

Dear Colleagues,

The “drought” is over and well as summer winding down.WNCPA is once again on the move!
And, ACES is coming to WNCPA!
Next WNCPA Meeting: Monday 9/21/15.
PROGRAM: ACES of Buncombe County
PRESENTERS: Melissa Baker, ACE Collaborative Member & Health
Improvement Specialist at MAHEC
Suszanne Fuller, ACE Collaborative Member & Board Member of the NC Infant
Mental Health Association.
PLACE: The 9/21 Meeting/ACES presentation information will be at Gondolier Restaurant, 1360 Tunnel Rd.

CEU’s for licensing: Category B

Please RSVP to Deirdre Christy dschristy@bellsouth.net
ABOUT ACES: Based on decades of neuroscience research on brain development, adversity, toxic stress and resilience, we now understand that a child exposed to abuse, neglect or household dysfunction can develop behavioral and physical health problems later in life. The impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can last a lifetime, but they don’t have to. We can now use evolving knowledge to build healthy, resilient communities. Join use to learn more about how ACEs can influence the mental and physical health of children and adults and learn about resources and what we can do to reduce the long-term impact of ACEs.
Learn more about ACEs http://buncombeaces.org/and the upcoming MAHEC ACEs conference http://mahec.net/aces2015

Please note that we are looking for a “space” for our group.
Criteria: Reasonably priced dinner, drinkings, parking, ease of accessibility
If you have “ideas” for a space, please contact Deirdre Christy, dschristy@bellsouth.net

Mark your calendars for the fall! Our regular meeting time for WNCPA is the 3rd Monday of the month 7:00-8:30.

See you there!
Deirdre Christy, Ph.D.
WNCPA President