NCACES - North Carolina Association for Counselor Education and Supervision


Chartered in 1973, the North Carolina Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (NCACES) emphasizes the importance for quality education and supervision for all counselors. Membership is open to any member of NCCA who is:

  • a member of the faculty of a college or university who is regularly engaged in the professional preparation of counselors or,
  • a counselor who is regularly engaged in the supervision of counselors, or
  • a doctoral student currently enrolled in a counselor education


  • To maintain and improve the professional standards in the field of counseling in North Carolina
  • To encourage the development of counseling activities throughout North Carolina
  • To stimulate creative and experimental activities in the counseling field
  • To promote research in counseling

Past Events

Spring 2021 Professional Development Webinar
Action and Responses to Social Justice Issues for Counselors in Training
Friday April 23, 2021, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Click HERE for more details

NCACES Business Meeting
Friday, February 26th from 3:45-4:45

NCACES NCCA Conference Presentation Grant
Friday, February 26th from 3:45-4:45

Graduate Student Virtual Conference
Radical Self-Care
Friday April 9, 2021, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Cost: $10 (through 4/2/21); $15 (beginning 4/3/21)

Call for Nominations for 2021-2022

Our NCACES Executive Board has openings for officer positions, beginning July 1, 2021. Any regular member of the Association who has been a member for at least one year prior to their election or appointment shall be eligible to hold office.  The member at large positions are exempt from this and may hold office in their first year of membership.

  1. President-Elect-Elect – In the event a president-elect should resign or be unable to complete the term, or fill the president’s expired term, the president-elect-elect of the Executive Board shall assume the position of president-elect of the Executive Board until the Executive Board, if it chooses, appoints a qualified member to fill the remaining vacancy.  This position is a 4-year commitment, moving into appointments of President-Elect, President, and Past President in subsequent years.
  2. Secretary – The secretary shall keep the record and minutes of all meetings of the Association and shall perform such other duties as are incidental to the office. This position is a 2-year commitment.
  3. Treasurer – The treasurer shall maintain records of any assets, validate bank statements quarterly, submit financial reports at the Executive Board and membership meetings, and shall perform such other duties that are incidental of the office. This position is a 2-year commitment.
  4. Student Member-at-Large – A student member must be engaged in a planned program of counselor education designed to result in a graduate degree or licensure as a counselor. This position is a 1-year commitment.

Please send a statement of interest and your CV or resumé to Dr. Sharon Webb (Past President) at [email protected].  The due date for nominations is May 7, 2021.

2020-2021 Theme

Radical Self-Care and Advocacy During Times of Crises


$10 per Person

2020-2021 Officers

President: Glenda Johnson, email [email protected]

Glenda S. Johnson, Ph.D., LCMHC, NCSC, is an Associate Professor in the Professional School Counseling (PSC) program. She earned her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision in 2012 from Sam Houston State University (Huntsville, TX). In 1997, she earned a Masters of Arts in Counseling from Prairie View A&M University, a historically black college and university (HBCU). In Texas, she worked as a school counselor for 17 years, a teacher of students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing for seven years, and a part-time licensed professional counselor (LPC) for 3.5. Her research interests include the counseling needs of students who are at-risk of dropping out of high school, students living in poverty, students’ college and career readiness, and novice school counselors’ mentoring needs.

President Elect: Rachelle Barnes

Dr. Rachelle Redmond Barnes, an associate professor and chair of the Department of Psychological Sciences at Winston-Salem State University.  She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree, Summa Cum Laude, in Psychology from North Carolina A&T State University.  She earned a Master of Science Degree in Rehabilitation Psychology and Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and she received a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Counseling and Counselor Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. As a lifelong learner, Dr. Barnes furthered her studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and earned a Post-Master’s Certificate in School Counseling.  She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in the state of North Carolina.  Prior to joining WSSU, Dr. Barnes served as an Assistant Director in the Office of Disability Services at UNCG for four years and as an adjunct faculty member in the psychology department at NC A&T SU for nine years.  Her scholarly interests include issues of diversity and inclusion in counseling, especially as they relate to cross-racial and cross-cultural supervision.

President Elect Elect: Andrea Barbian-Shimberg

Dr. Barbian is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counselor Education and Family Studies at Liberty University and the owner of Life’s Journey Counseling Services. In her clinical practice she specializes in the treatment of eating disorders. Additionally, she is the current president-elect of the NC Association of Child and Adolescent Counseling and president-elect-elect of the NC Association of Counselor Education and Supervision. Personally, she and her husband have 3 kids and 2 dogs. Her family enjoys Clemson football, baseball, and outdoor hobbies.

Secretary: Ki Chae

Ki Chae, PhD, LCMHC, NCC is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Counseling. He completed his doctoral work in Counselor Education and Supervision with a cognate in family counseling at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA.  His research and clinical interests focus on assessment, clinical supervision, multicultural issues in counseling, psychological issues of immigrants and their families, rural counseling, and global perspective in counselor education. He is a member of several state and national associations including the American Counseling Association, the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and the North Carolina Counseling Association. Dr. Chae resides in Fayetteville, NC with his wife and three children.

Treasurer: Regina Gavin Williams

Dr. Regina Gavin Williams is a counselor educator at North Carolina Central University, a national certified counselor (NCC), and licensed clinical mental health counselor (LCMHC-NC). She received her Ph.D. in Counseling and Counselor Education from North Carolina State University. Her research focuses on the career and college readiness and adult self-sufficiency of adolescents aging out of the foster care system, training therapeutic foster caregivers, and assisting adolescents with post-secondary education and career decision-making. Dr. Williams has experience working in educational and clinical mental health settings and is the 2019-2020 recipient of the Chi Sigma Iota Distinguished Alumni Award for the NC State- Nu Sigma Chi Chapter.

Member-at-Large: Helen Lupton-Smith

Dr. Helen Lupton-Smith is an Assistant Teaching Professor and Clinical Coordinator in the Counselor Education program at NC State University. She is also Co-Director of the Community, Counseling, Education, and Research Center (CCERC), NCSU program’s community counseling center where counseling services are provided to underserved populations who can’t afford services as well as training experiences for graduate counseling students on a counseling model based on social justice, multiculturalism, and wellness.  Additionally, Dr. Lupton-Smith coordinates the placement process for the masters students’ clinical experiences and teaches the program’s skills Techniques of Counseling class to on campus and online students.  She provides supervision to masters practicum students as well as doctoral student supervisors.  Dr. Lupton-Smith has been at NC State in this faculty position and clinical coordination role since 2008.  Her research interests are around supervision and providing accessible counseling services to underserved community members.

Student Member-at-Large: Brittany Wake

Brittany M. Wake is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate and PhD student in the Counseling and Counselor Education program at North Carolina State University. As an anti-oppression activist, counselor, and educator-in-training, Brittany integrates her professional roles through an identity founded upon liberation frameworks such as Relational Cultural Theory and Black Feminist Thought. Brittany’s research interests revolve around the historical and current trauma of marginalization, as well as educating and supervising minoritized counselors-in-training.

Past President:  Sharon Webb  

Dr. Sharon Webb, LCMHCS, NCC, is Associate Professor and Coordinator of Clinical Mental Health Programs at the Gardner-Webb University Main Campus and the Charlotte Center. She obtained her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision, with a Specialization in Trauma and Crisis at Walden University. In addition to supervision and oversight for university practicum and internship classes, Dr. Webb provides LCMHCA supervision. Her research interests include trauma and crisis, diversity and inclusion, supervision, and self-care for counselor wellness. Sharon is an active volunteer with the American Red Cross, serving in multiple mental health roles as Blue Ridge Piedmont Chapter Mental Health Lead, Disaster Mental Health Manager, and Service to the Armed Forces Facilitator.


The NCACES recognizes that many of our members are facing multiple crises this year. These crises include, but are not limited to, COVID-19, financial challenges, and racial injustices. We also recognize our members’ positions to provide simultaneous services to others based on their positions of Graduate Student, Counselor Supervisor and/or Counselor Educator. We further acknowledge the full-time new roles many of our members are juggling (e.g., home-school educator, child and elderly adult care provider; technology expert, advocate). The NCACES Board wants to acknowledge and encourage the practice of radical self-care-taking extra measures and precautions regarding your own well-being. While this may look different for each of us, the fact remains that we cannot be all things to all people without first taking care of ourselves. We see you, we support you, and we are here for you!

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