Call for Proposals

CALPCC 2019 Conference

May 31 & June 1, 2019
California State University, Northridge

Counseling in a Divisive Society: Collaboration, Growth, and Change

We are currently seeking proposals for 90-minute education, roundtable, and poster sessions. Please read the proposal submission criteria below carefully and follow the instructions in order to be considered for a presentation.

Proposal Submissions

We are seeking social justice focused proposals that fall into one of the following tracks:

  • Professional issues related to law and ethics

  • Culturally competent counseling and supervision

  • Working with couples and families

  • Crisis and trauma counseling, trauma-informed care

  • School mental health counseling

  • Sociopolitical factors in counseling

  • Transgenerational issues in counseling

  • Serving historically marginalized communities (e.g., LGBTQ,communities of color, persons with disabilities, immigrants, etc.)

  • Interprofessional collaboration and Integrated Behavioral Healthcare

  • The LPCC and professional identity

  • The Mental Health Recovery Model


All proposals should clearly support the theme of the conference with an emphasis on helping attendees build counseling skills and identifying opportunities for utilizing these skills in practice settings.


Conference Learning Objectives

Upon attending this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize professional issues including culturally responsive supervision, ethics, and changes to state and national laws and policies

  • Develop strategies to respond effectively to complex trauma and crisis particularly with marginalized communities in today’s sociocultural climate

  • Enhance social justice and advocacy oriented counseling skills to facilitate collaboration, growth and change amidst a divisive society


Proposals Must:

  • Include Learning Objectives -- Provide statements in specific and measurable terms that describe what attendees will know or be able to do as a result of participating in your workshop. Learning objectives help to guide the presenter in planning and delivery of information, guide attendees in their choice of workshops, and allow for analysis of levels of training and learning offered at the conference. Use Bloom’s taxonomy to create learning objectives.

  • Include Curriculum Vitae or Resume of lead presenters -- To offer CEUs to your attendees, we MUST have a current CV or resume and the lead presenters must meet at least two of the four requirements listed in the proposal form.

  • Be submitted online via the Education, roundtable, and poster session proposal form by March 8, 2019 at 11:59 pm PST.


Proposal Review Process

Complete proposals (submitted with a resume/CV for all presenters) will undergo a double-blind review process. Presenters will be notified of acceptance beginning March 31, 2019. Those whose proposals are not accepted will also be notified.


Proposal Acceptance

All presenters must register as attendees to present at the conference. There are no discounted registration fees for presenters. CALPCC will provide a light breakfast and lunch both days. Any other costs associated with presenting, including transportation, lodging, and meals will not be covered by CALPCC and are the responsibility of each presenter. Bios, Titles, and Abstracts are subject to editing by CALPCC. Any changes or additions will be shared with the presenter(s) for approval.

All presenters and co-presenters must be registered for the conference by May 1, 2019, in order to hold your presentation spot. If the presenters are not registered by this deadline, your presentation will be removed from the program and your spot will be given to a presentation on the waitlist.

Submit Your Proposal

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