2018 CALPCC Conference 
San Francisco State University
April 20 & 21, 2018 

Social Justice Starts with Us: Building a Responsive Behavioral Health Workforce

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Date & Location

Friday April 20th & Saturday April 21st
San Francisco State University
Seven Hills and Towers Conference Center
800 Font Blvd, Mary Ward Hall
San Francisco, CA 94132

Map of SFSU Campus

Please join us for a long weekend in beautiful Northern California for CALPCC’s 2018 Annual 2-day Conference at San Francisco State University. We invite all counseling and allied disciplines with diverse interests and specialty areas to come together to reaffirm our field’s commitment, passion and energy toward improving the lives of those we serve. We aim to strengthen our professional and interprofessional ties to stand up for a socially conscious, inclusive and just society through advancing our counseling and advocacy competencies. Conference participants will learn new and/or strengthen existing competencies related to: a) counseling members of historically marginalized communities through a social justice-oriented lens; b) professional issues related to supervision, ethics, and state and national laws and policies; and c) model systems of care including the mental health recovery model, trauma-informed care, interprofessional collaboration and integrated behavioral health.  Book your hotel now!

Conference Theme

Social Justice Starts with Us: Building a Responsive Behavioral Health Workforce

Keynote Speaker Stephen Brady, PhD, has been a Counselor Educator for over 20 years. He is currently the Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Sciences, Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, and Director of the CACREP accredited Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine Program at Boston University. Dr. Brady’s clinical, teaching and research interests over 30 years have focused on the psychosocial and sexual needs of marginalized groups including men who have sex with men, persons with serious mental illness, homeless individuals, and people at risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. Dr. Brady is a frequent guest lecturer and teacher in the area of Human Sexuality and was the Principal Investigator on a NIMH study examining Motivational Approaches for HIV prevention for persons with serious mental illness and homeless adults. Dr. Brady received his PhD in counseling psychology from University of California, Santa Barbara.

Plenary Session Kim Madsen was appointed the Executive Officer of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) in January 2010. Ms. Madsen previously served as the Board’s Assistant Executive Officer, and she has held various positions in her career focusing on serving and protecting consumers. Within the Department of Consumer Affairs, Ms. Madsen has served as an Investigative Analyst, Consumer and Outreach Coordinator for the Board of Pharmacy; Enforcement Manager for the Board of Barbering and Cosmetology; and Program Manager for the Board of Behavioral Sciences. Prior to returning to the Board of Behavioral Sciences and the Department of Consumer Affairs, Ms. Madsen served as the Criminal Background Manager for the Department of Public Health’s Licensing and Certification Program.

Additional Conference Highlights

  • Education, Roundtable and Poster sessions
  • CE Credit Opportunities*
  • Counselor Educator Consortium
  • Student and Intern focused Sessions
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Exhibitors

*The CALPCC conference meets the qualifications for CE credits for LPCCs, MFTs, LEPs and/or LCSWs, as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The conference offers the opportunity to earn 12 contact hours if all sessions are attended. The $60 CE documentation fee is fully refundable if the participant is unable to attend the conference.

Call for Proposals

We are currently seeking proposals for education, roundtable and poster sessions that align with the conference theme and promote social justice and advocacy oriented counseling in the following tracks:

  • Historically marginalized communities (e.g., LGBTQ, Communities of Color)
  • Disability & Disability Competency
  • Interprofessional collaboration and Integrated Behavioral Healthcare
  • Trauma-Informed Care
  • Culturally Competent Supervision
  • Professional issues related to law and ethics

Proposals will be evaluated based on their alignment with the conference theme, the tracks listed above, and clarity of learning objectives. Conference Proposals must be submitted by January 26, 2018.

Submit your Proposal

Registration Fees

Conference registration is now open!.  Registration closes on Friday April 13th or at capacity. 

CALPCC members receive discounted rates. Join CALPCC before or as you register! (Student membership $30, Intern membership $55, Professional membership $110)

Both Days

One Day Only

Friday AND Saturday

Friday OR Saturday

Registration Fees

Early Bird
ends 2/23/18

after 2/23/18

Early Bird
ends 2/23/18

after 2/23/18

Pre-license Member





Professional Member





Pre-license Non-Member





Professional Non-Member





Continuing Education Fees (optional)

12 CE Credits - $60

6 CE Credits - $30

6 CE Credits - $30


Please consider sponsoring the 2018 Annual CALPCC conference by underwriting specific conference events (e.g., meals, parking, student scholarships, invited speakers, etc.). Sponsors will be identified in the conference program. Please contact sponsors@calpcc.org for more information.


The CALPCC conference is a perfect venue for companies and businesses to display their products and services. Exhibitors will have a table at the conference and will be identified in the conference program. Please contact ads@calpcc.org.

Risk Management Discount

Attendees who carry an individual HPSO professional liability insurance policy can receive a 10% risk management discount to apply towards renewal for three years. To receive this benefit, conference participants must attend at least four 90-minute conference sessions, earning six contact hours, and fax a completed HPSO form (available at the conference) to HPSO.

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