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  • September 07, 2021 11:03 AM | Alexander Fields (Administrator)

    The SACES Executive Committee and the SACES Webinar Committee are collaborating to provide a new set of learning experiences through the SACES Virtual Professional Development Series. Save the date for the following webinar topics for the Fall:

    • September 30th 12-1pm ET: Racial Battle Fatigue: Attending to the Mental Health Needs of Teachers of Color in Schools with Self-Compassion Practices
    • October 21st 12-1pm ET: Promoting Culturally-Informed Eating Disorder Training: Recommendations for Pedagogy, Social Justice, and Advocacy in Counselor Education
    • November 18th 12-1pm ET: The Climate Crisis: Social Justice, Advocacy, and Mental Health Implications for the Counseling Profession
    • December Webinar TBA
  • August 23, 2021 10:55 AM | Alexander Fields (Administrator)


    2021 Fall Webinar Series

    The SACES Webinar Committee is now soliciting submissions for our 2021 Fall Webinar Series! We are seeking dynamic and engaging presentations from SACES members for our four monthly webinars. The dates of the upcoming webinars are:

    Thursday, September 23, 2021

    Thursday, October 21, 2021

    Thursday, November 18, 2021 and

    Thursday, December 9, 2021

    All webinars will take place from 12pm - 1pm EST using Zoom.

    We are seeking presenters with expertise in their topic areas, which must fall under at least one of NBCC's content areas and which highlight practical applications of strategies, interventions, and techniques that can be used in counseling, counselor education, supervision, and/or research. Priority will be given to webinar submissions congruent with SACES' mission of anti-racist counseling practice, and additionally those which explore intersectional issues which impact our field.

    Submissions are open until midnight on August 30th, 2021. Selected presenters will be contacted during the first week of September to confirm acceptance. 

    Submissions can be completed using this link: https://forms.gle/ioFBH6u7uAEiFH5t5

    Potential webinar presenters will need to upload a copy of a CV, a short bio, and a headshot, in addition to questions related to the proposed webinar.

    Questions related to submissions may be sent to the SACES Webinar Committee at webinars@saces.org

    We look forward to the 2021 Fall SACES Webinar Series!


    Mickey and Nancy - Webinar Committee Co-Chairs

     -  Saces Webinar Team (webinars@saces.org)

  • August 23, 2021 7:00 AM | Alexander Fields (Administrator)

    Summer 2021 Newsletter

    The Summer 2021 Newsletter is now available! In this edition: 

    • President’s Message 
    • 2020-2021 SACES Leadership         
    • Importance of Inclusive Pedagogy within Counselor Education and Supervision
    • Racial Trauma: Definition, Impact, and Emerging Strategies
    • Recognizing Adverse Childhood Experiences and Early Life Stressors as a Public Health Threat
    • Academia, Social Justice, and A Call for Action      

    You may review past copies of newsletters here on the SACES website.  

    We are looking for submissions for consideration in our Fall 2021 issue of the SACES Newsletter. This issue will be an edition about Advocacy - advocate for the profession and inspire a commitment to social justice

    Submissions must be between 500 and 800 words (not counting references) and sent electronically as a Word document to newsletter@saces.org. Please include the author’s name(s), credentials, affiliation(s), and photo(s) in .jpg, .tif or .gif format. 

    Students are encouraged to contribute with the support of a faculty member.  For questions or more information, please contact the editors at newsletter@saces.org.  You can also check out previous newsletter issues available from the SACES website.  Contributions are needed by Sunday, October 3rd.

    All the best,

    Isabel Farrell and Andrea Kirk- Jenkins

    Co-Editors SACES Newsletter

  • July 29, 2021 5:09 PM | Esther McCartney (Administrator)

    Announcing the new Associate Editor for Teaching and Supervision in Counseling: Dr. Christian Chan

    Christian D. Chan (he, him, his), PhD, NCC is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Development at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Past-President of the Association for Adult Development and Aging (AADA), and a proud Queer Person of Color. As a scholar-activist, his interests revolve around intersectionality; multiculturalism in counseling practice, supervision, and counselor education; social justice and activism; career development; critical research methodologies; and couple, family, and group modalities with socialization/communication of cultural factors. Dedicated to mentorship for leaders and scholars, he has actively contributed to over 54 peer-reviewed publications in journals, books, and edited volumes and has conducted over 120 refereed presentations at the national, regional, and state levels. As of July 1, 2021, he currently serves as Associate Editor for Teaching and Supervision in Counseling, which is a three year term.

    Teaching and Supervision in Counseling (TSC) is the official journal of the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES), a region of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES). The mission of SACES is to empower and support diverse counselor educators and supervisors in scholarship, advocacy, community, education, and supervision. The aim of TSC is to publish high quality scholarship that informs teaching, supervision, and mentoring in educational and clinical settings. Articles may be empirical, conceptual or theoretical, or based on current issues; with an emphasis on empirical research. Articles must be scholarly, grounded in existing literature, and have implications for the counseling profession including, but not limited to, counselor education, supervisory practice, clinical training, pedagogy, mentoring, or advocacy and public policy. Additionally, a goal of TSC is to provide mentoring to graduate students in the area of peer review and writing. To learn more, visit https://trace.tennessee.edu/tsc/

  • July 23, 2021 3:21 PM | Esther McCartney (Administrator)
    We are incredibly grateful and enthusiastic to announce the publication of the special theme issue in Teaching and Supervision in Counseling (TSC): Anti-Racist Counselor Education.  This timely contribution was co-edited by Dr. Paul C. Harris from Penn State University,  Dr. Erik Hines from Florida State University and Dr. Renae D. Mayes from University of Arizona.  The editors and contributors of this special theme issue present 10 theoretical and qualitative articles focusing on anti-racism in teaching and supervision in counseling.

    Check it out here!

    Sejal Barden, PhD

    SACES President (2021-2022)

  • July 03, 2021 9:42 AM | Esther McCartney (Administrator)

    SACES Call for Awards

    Hello all:

    Please consider nominating your peers, colleagues, and students for a SACES award.

    Our awards program is one way we take time to recognize each other for outstanding work in counselor education and supervision. 

    The 2021 SACES Awards open for nominees are:












    Eligibility criteria and nomination details can be found at the following link: 


    Please send nomination packets, and any inquiries about nominations or the 2021 SACES awards, to the awards committee co-chair Lacey Ricks at awards@saces.org. Nomination packets are due by July 30, 2021.


    Viki Kelchner, Ph.D. and Lacey Ricks, Ph.D., NCC, NCSC

  • July 01, 2021 8:04 AM | Esther McCartney (Administrator)

    Call for SACES President-Elect-Elect and Secretary Nominations

    The SACES Executive Board is seeking nominations for the SACES President-Elect-Elect (2022-2025) and Secretary (2022-2023). 

    The board accepts nominations and self-nominations. If you are interested in running or nominating someone for one of these positions, please contact Dodie Limberg at past-president@saces.org. We also encourage you to review the operations manual that includes an extensive list of each position's roles and responsibilities.

    For self-nominations, please include:

    • A one-paragraph statement of interest in serving the SACES membership; SACES members will see this paragraph during the voting process.
    • A copy of your CV

    If nominating someone, please include their contact information so that I may be in touch with them to determine their interest in the nomination.

    Nominations for these positions are due on August 15, 2021.

    Dodie Limberg  
    SACES Past-President

  • June 11, 2021 8:30 AM | Esther McCartney (Administrator)
    • Spring 2021 Newsletter

      The Spring 2021 Newsletter is now available! In this edition we focused on the theme “Advancing Theory and Practice of Counselor Supervision.” In this issue:

    • President’s Message              
    • A Message from the EC                                  
    • 2019-2020 SACES Leadership                     
    • Ethics and Professional Development Interest Network                               
    • Infusing Creativity in Online   Counseling Supervision                   
    • An Ecologically Informed Model of Counseling Supervision                      
    • Mindfully Coping with COVID-19: Mindfulness in Supervision                 
    • How Supervisors Can Prepare School Counselors-in-Training to Implement Trauma-Informed Practices
    • Trauma integration in the supervisory experience of novice counselors      
    • Sitting in the Trenches: Supervising the Trauma Counselor                         
    • Applying Clinical Supervision Models during COVID-19                           
    • The Women Interest Network           
    • School Counseling Supervision from a RCT Lens                                       
    • Anti-Racism in Clinical Supervision: Considerations for Supervisors of Counselors-in-Training  
    • Flattening the Curve of Supervisee Anxiety in a Pandemic World              
    • Disability Informed Supervision

     You may review past copies of newsletters here on the SACES website.  

    We are looking for submissions for consideration in our Summer 2021 issue of the SACES Newsletter. This issue will be an edition about Scholarship - encourage, support, and recognize a diverse range of scholarship and research

    Submissions must be between 500 and 800 words (not including references) and sent electronically as a Word document to newsletter@saces.org. Please include the author name(s), credentials, affiliation(s), and photo(s) in .jpg, .tif or .gif format. 

    Students are encouraged to contribute with the support of a faculty member.   You can also check out previous newsletter issues available from the SACES website.  Contributions are needed by Sunday, June 20th

    For questions or more information, please contact the editors at newsletter@saces.org.

    All the best,

    Andrea Kirk- Jenkins and Isabel Farrell

    Co-Editors SACES Newsletter

  • March 25, 2021 3:20 PM | Esther McCartney (Administrator)
    • Call for ACES Leadership Nominations

      SACES is seeking qualified members to nominate for three national leadership positions. If interested in being SACES’ nominee for ACES President-elect-elect, ACES Treasurer-elect-elect, or ACES Representative to ACA Governing Council, please review the ACES position descriptions and eligibility criteria HERE. Candidates may only apply for one position.

      You must use a Gmail address to submit your application. Completed online applications must be received at https://bit.ly/2PtQgkU by 6 PM EST on Thursday, May 6, 2021. Your ACES application packet must be uploaded as a single PDF file and include the following:

      • 1.    A 500-word statement of interest detailing how you meet eligibility criteria,
      • 2.    A 500-word Inclusion and equity statement noting your experience in inclusion and equity and how they have contributed to that as a professional,
      • 3.    Current curriculum vita,
      • 4.    A letter of support from your institution (dean or direct supervisor) indicating they understand the commitment involved in being ACES President, Treasurer, ACA Governing Council Representative and indicating they would support you financially in this role (e.g., course release, Graduate Assistant, Research Assistant, work-study student, stipend), and
      • 5.    A professional photo to be shared on the ACES website along with your candidate statements.

    SACES will share nomination selections with the nominees by Thursday, May 27, 2021. Please direct all inquiries to Elizabeth Villares at past-president@saces.org

  • March 25, 2021 1:02 PM | Esther McCartney (Administrator)

    SACES Research and Practice Grants

    Call for Proposals for Funding Year 2021-2022

    SACES is now accepting applications to fund innovative best practices and research studies related to counselor education and supervision. SACES will fund proposals for up to $500 each and the grant competition is open to all SACES members. Because of their need and limited funding available for graduate students, student researchers are especially encouraged to apply.

    If interested in submitting a proposal (either individually or as part of a research team) please review the call for funding eligibility and requirements here. The deadline to complete the application form is midnight EST on May 1, 2021. Notifications on grant awards will be issued by July 10, 2021. 

    Call for Proposals for Reviewers

    We are also seeking SACES members to review the SACES Research and Practice Grant 2021-2022 applications. If you are a SACES member interested in serving on the SACES Research and Practice Grants Committee, please submit your application here by 6:00 EST/5 PM CT on April 1st.  

    No additional funding calls or requests for reviewers will be issued for the 2021-2022 academic year. Please send all inquiries to Elizabeth Villares at past-president@saces.org 

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