Southern California Conference


Call for Proposals
CALPCC Southern California Conference
Building a Community of Healers:
Professional Clinical Counselors Strengthening California’s Mental Health Resources
April 12, 2014
Pepperdine University West LA Graduate Campus

CALPCC Save the Date

We are excited to announce the Call for Proposals for the inaugural CALPCC 2014 Southern California Conference. Please note that there will be a second conference in Northern California this fall.

Types of Conference Program Sessions

  • Education Session:  provides the opportunity to conduct a presentation on a specific research study or clinical topic for 75minutes. Audiovisual equipment, such as a screen or LCD projector, will be provided.
  • Roundtable Session:  allows maximum interaction among presenters and with attendees for 75 minutes. Because of the physical configuration of this type of session, no additional audiovisual equipment, such as a screen or LCD projector, is provided.
  • Poster Session:  combines graphic display of materials with the opportunity for individualized, informal discussion of the research throughout a 75-minute session. Individual presenters set up displays representing their papers in a large area with other presenters. Because of the physical configuration of this type of session, no additional audiovisual equipment, such as a screen or LCD projector, is provided.

Program Proposal Submissions
We are particularly interested in submissions focused on the expansion of the professional counseling profession into California. Examples of appropriate topics may include: professional advocacy, self-care, professional law and ethics in California, professional identity and development and clinical practice in California. All proposals should clearly support the theme of the conference.

In completing the proposal form, please remember that a learning objective is a statement in specific and measurable terms that describes what the attendee will know or be able to do as a result of participating in your workshop. By knowing where you intend to go, you increase the chances of you and the attendees ending up there, as well. Learning objectives also guide the presenter, planning of instruction, delivery of instruction, and evaluation of participant achievement.They also guide the attendee; these descriptions help attendees choose workshops to attend and set priorities in the session. Finally, learning objectives allow for analysis in terms of the levels of training and learning.

Along with the completed Program Session Proposal Form (see below), please submit a resume or curriculum vitae. We MUST have this document in order for us to offer CEUs to your attendees. Also, for CEU sessions, lead presenters must meet two of the four requirements listed in the proposal form to be eligible.

Submission Deadline
All proposals must be submitted by February 3, 2014, at 11:59pm PST.

Proposal Review Process
Only complete proposal forms (submitted with a resume or CV for all presenters) will be considered. Proposals will be reviewed by a peer panel without identifying information. This blind review will allow us to select the most relevant sessions that we feel will be most beneficial to our members. The panel will complete their reviews by February 14, 2014, and presenters will be notified beginning February 17, 2014. If your proposal is not accepted, you will be notified, as well.

Proposal Acceptance
If your proposal is accepted for presentation at the CALPCC Conference, you must register as an attendee and present as scheduled. There are no discounted registration fees for presenters. Any other costs associated with presenting, including transportation, lodging, and meals (outside of coffee in the morning and lunch provided on site), 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.

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