NARACES 2020 Conference

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2020 NARACES Regional Conference

 November 5th to 8th 2020

Pittsburgh, PA

Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown


NARACES has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 1103. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. NARACES is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

2020-2021 Election Winners!


I am very happy to announce the winners of our recent election for NARACES officers:

2020-2021 NARACES President – Michelle Hinkle, William Patterson University

2020-2021 NARACES Secretary – Heather Paessler-Chesterton, Concordia University @ Irvine

2020-2021 NARACES Graduate Student Representative – Shanta Pamphile, Montclair State University

Please join me in congratulating all three of them.

Steve Flynn

President: NARACES

Dr. Danica Hays’s Keynote Address

Greetings NARACES Members:

It was wonderful to see all of you in Burlington Vermont. We had over 200 conference presentations and 336 conference attendees.  Excellent presentations, beautiful weather, a great conference committee, and excellent hotel staff greatly contributed to the success of NARACES 2018.

A big “thank you” goes out to the following individuals: Meredith Drew, Michele Hinkle, Dawn Horton, Ryan Aquilina, Mike Mariska, Ashley Luedke, Michele Rivas, Vaibhavee Agaskar, Kara Ieva, Amanda Minor, Derek Seward, Kevin Duquette, Peitao Zhu, Sherritta Hughes, Eric Perry, Megan Krell, Jennifer Beebe, Kristine Augustyniak, Jelane Kennedy, Danica Hays, and Holly Branthoover.

One amazing aspect of our event this year was a highly engaging keynote address delivered by Dr. Danica Hays. Dr. Hays’s presentation was entitled: Climate Change: Transforming Counselor Education Program Faculty Culture. Please consider viewing the presentation in its entirety by clicking the below link.

Thank you to everyone who helped out and/or attended NARACES 2018.



NARACES President and Conference Coordinator

2019-2020 Election Winners!

Hello everyone!

I’m very happy to announce the winners of our most recent election for NARACES officers:

2019-2020 NARACES President – Tracy Stinchfield, Immaculata University

2019-2020 NARACES Secretary – Amanda Minor, Salve Regina University

2018-2020 NARACES Graduate Student Representative – Peitao Zhu, Syracuse University

Please join me in congratulating all three of them!

Mike Mariska – NARACES President

Welcome to our new website!

Welcome to the brand new website for the North Atlantic Region Association for Counselor Education and Supervision!

Please be patient as we work to migrate the information, documents, and links from our old website to this one.  During the transition, some website pages may be blank or contain just bare-bones information.  Rest assured, we’re working hard to update and include information on every part of NARACES as quickly as we can!

If you have any suggestions, comments, or questions about this website, please feel free to contact either myself ( or Eric Perry (  We’ll look forward to hearing from you!

Mike Mariska – NARACES President