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Friday, October 22 2021

12th Annual Counseling Symposium

Event Location: Virtual via Zoom Event Time: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

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Sponsored by

Gardner-Webb School of Psychological Science and Counselor Education & Gamma Alpha Omega Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota

This year’s symposium features a keynote presentation on “Building Blocks of Ethical Telemental Health Practice” with the goal of enhancing the competence of counselors dealing with counseling in an online environment. Scroll down for more details about this timely presentation and our presenter, Dr. Dominique Hammonds.

The afternoon will feature presentations by graduate students enrolled in one of Gardner-Webb’s Graduate Counseling Programs.

There is no cost for attendees, but you must register in order to receive log in instructions for the event. Please register no later than noon on Wednesday, October 20. Registration includes continuing education credit for the keynote presentation (2.5 hours) for counseling professionals in school and mental health settings.

Register Today


Friday, October 22, 2021

The webinar link will open at 8:30. Plan to sign in at least 10 minutes before 9:00 to ensure that you will not miss any of the session.

  • 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. Keynote Presentation
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Lunch Break
  • 12:00 – 4:30 p.m. Graduate Student Presentations on a Variety of Topics

Keynote Presentation

About the presenter

Dominique S. Hammonds, Ph.D., LCMHC, NCC, BC-TMH

Dominique HammondsDr. Dominique Hammonds is an Associate Professor and Director of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program in the Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling at Appalachian State University. She earned her Ph.D. in Counseling from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte and her Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Clinical Supervisor, National Certified Counselor, and Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider. Dr. Hammonds is President of the North Carolina Counseling Association. She is the recipient of the 2017 Creativity/ Innovation in Counseling Award and the 2018 ACES Supervision Award. She is passionate about increasing mental health awareness among communities of Color and increasing access to quality, culturally responsive mental health care in a global society. Her scholarship and professional service activities center around a variety of subjects including: a) culturally responsive teaching, counseling and clinical supervision, b) creative teaching and supervision methods, and c) technology in counseling. Dr. Hammonds’ goals of cultural competence, inclusion, and wellness are evident in her work both within and outside of the university setting. In addition to her work in education and research, she collaborates with community partners, engages in clinical work, and participates in community outreach. Dr. Hammonds has authored numerous scholarly publications. She has been featured on WRAL News, NPR’s All Things Considered, The Shade Room, Counseling Today, and The Thoughtful Counselor Podcast – in addition to giving nearly 70 statewide, regional, national, and international presentations.

Need Assistance?

For additional assistance with registration or questions about the symposium, contact Dr. Linda Greene at [email protected]

Auxiliary aids will be made available to persons with disabilities upon request 48 hours prior to the event. Please call (704) 406-4270or email [email protected] to make a request.


Gardner-Webb University is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP™) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for programs that meet NBCC requirements. Sessions for which NBCC-approved clock hours will be awarded are identified in the program bulletin. The ACEP is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. NBCC ACEP #4514.

Gamma Alpha Omega Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota focuses on promoting excellence in the profession of counseling and hope to get members more involved in professional development, community engagement, wellness, and more.

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