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President's Welcome

Rekindling Hope from Spark Change and Hope Without

Howdy and welcome to a much-needed year of pausing, breathing, and tending to our needs (personally, professionally, and as a collective people) so we can reengage with ourselves, each other, and the world. I'm honored and a bit nervous to lead the charge for SCCA this year. I hope my efforts will continue and expand upon the work of my predecessors, Dr. Charlotte Redden Hamilton and Mr. Justin Brewer, so that SCCA can offer members and our communities connection, nourishment, professional development, and support. I look forward to meeting and learning from you at our online CE roundtable and Counselors Care panels, to engaging with our state branches and national organizations, and to celebrating our uniqueness at our annual SCCA conference.

2020 to 2021 has been an exceedingly stressful year-plus fraught with disconnection, depression, anxiety, trauma, discontent, fear, shock, and a lack of hope. Many of us have lost jobs, emotional supports, and a sense of security. We may feel somewhat left out and unappreciated for the efforts we've put in supporting and guiding our clients, students, and supervisees during the past year with the ongoing pandemic and injustices in our world since school counselors, counselors, teachers, and supervisors are often "invisible" despite working on "the front lines". However, we've likely also experienced moments of deep connection (albeit in new forms) and celebrated successes, however seemingly large or small they may have been. We may even have discovered a newfound appreciation for telemental health and online counseling, supervising, and teaching resources.

In considering all of the above, the theme that struck me as being an appropriate focus for the coming year was that of "Rekindling Hope". I have become even more aware of my own limitations, capacities, and human-ness this past year and one realization that struck me deeply was the need each of us has to remember that we are and desire to feel truly human. Thus, my hope for SCCA's coming year is that we can strive to engage in everyday practices that speak to our human-ness so we, the healers, guides, and teachers, can nurture ourselves, reigniting our love for our work, reengaging relationally, and rekindling and instilling hope, for ourselves and each other (much as Yalom would encourage us to do), along the way. I hope you'll join us in these efforts--whether it means you'll pause for an actual lunch break during the day to center and re-group or you'll aim for something that offers nurturance to others (perhaps a book or comedy group for fellow healers?)--and share what you're doing with us throughout the year. Thank you for being willing to go within so we can all spark hope without!

Roxi Tolbert

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is the SCCA involved in the licensure process?
No, we are not involved with the licensure or complaint process. If you have questions regarding licensure or filing a formal complaint, you can contact the SC Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (SC LLR) at If you have specific questions regarding your own licensure, the board can also be reached via email ( or telephone (803 896 4658).

Can the SCCA give me ethical or legal advice?

The SCCA adheres to the American Counseling Association (ACA) Code of Ethics, which can be read in full here: ACA members can access Ethics Consultation Services either online or by calling (800) 347-6647 ext. 321. This is not a hotline, calls are prioritized and it may take up to three business days to get a response. Legal resources can also be obtained through the ACA here:

How do I get involved in SCCA leadership?
Nominations are elicited once a year to occupy SCCA leadership positions. SCCA members vote on these nominations and results are announced at our annual conference. More information on nominations and elections can be found at

Can the SCCA connect me with a practicum or internship site?
The SCCA does not connect students with practicum or internship sites. Our organization does provide the benefit of networking via CE events and regional conferences, but we do not provide these specific connections. Job listings or internship opportunities are sent to members via our email listserv as they become available. If you are a graduate student seeking practicum or internship placement, you should start by contacting your Field Placement Coordinator or Academic Advisor in your counseling program.

How can I give feedback to SCCA leadership?
Feedback from SCCA members is always welcome! Feedback can be sent via email to or through the “Contact Us” portal at

Geraldine Brantley

Geraldine was born on January 17, 1958 and passed away on Friday, September 6, 2019. Visitation will be held 5-6 pm, Sunday, September 9, 2019, John Eli Memorial Chapel of Martin Funeral Home. Funeral service 11:00 am Monday, September 9th, Sandhill Baptist Church, 125 Hill Street, Garnett, SC with burial in the Sandhill Baptist Church Cemetery. Funeral Service at the Sandhill Baptist Church (Sandhill Baptist Church Cemetery) at 11:00 AM on September 9, 2019. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that you make a donation to Sandhill Baptist Church in memory of Geraldine Brantley.
Geraldine was a well respected counselor in South Carolina. She was an Licensed Professional Counselor, an LPC Supervisor, and a National Certified Counselor. She was very involved in her field and served for many years at the executive level with the SC Counseling Association and will be missed by all.





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