Call for Proposals

The 2020 call for proposals is now open and will close at 11:59 PM on April 5.

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In order to complete your submission, you will need the following:

  • In order to complete your submission, you will need the following:

    Presenter CVs (to upload)
  • Current (within last 10 years) Peer Reviewed Citations in APA format (to upload)
  • School sizes of co-presenters (if applicable)
  • Session proposal (200 word max)
  • 1 learning objective (75 word max) per Educational HourLearning objectives should clearly describe what participants are expected to learn; and
  • How participants can apply this knowledge in practice or other professional contexts.
  • Please review the Guidance for Writing Behavioral Learning Objectives prior to submitting your proposal.
    • Verbs to avoid when writing learning objectives: know, understand, learn, appreciate, become aware of / familiar with
  • Please remember to be as descriptive and accurate as possible in the title of your presentation. Many members use CEs for specific requirements, such as ethics.

Thank you for your interest/involvement in presenting to members of AUCCCD at our annual conference. Here is important information about AUCCCD's commitment to inclusive excellence, the promotion of social justice, civility, and collegiality. We hope it helps you shape your presentation in a way that best fits with AUCCCD values.

AUCCCD is an organization of highly diverse members on all characteristics of identity (e.g. race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual identity, religion, and other characteristics of identity) and professional affiliation (e.g. social workers, psychiatrists, licensed professional counselors, psychologists, and other professions).  As professionals, we serve university and college students who represent every facet of cultural identity.  As such, we do not use disrespectful or derogatory images or language about any particular groups, or engage in actions that would minimize or invalidate people because of who they are.

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With our theme of Wellness in a New Key: Harmony, Balance, Perspective, we seek programs that promote a sense of connectedness, inclusivity of diverse voices and perspectives, and holistic wellness to the lives of students, our staff and ourselves (self-care).  Furthermore, given the co-occurrence of the conference with national elections and the current political landscape, we strongly encourage programs aimed at proactively addressing divisive political actions and climates, and their potential impact on campus communities with special concern, consideration and care for marginalized individuals and communities.

Areas of focus:

  • Leadership/Management
  • Staff retention and development
  • Self-care
  • Inclusive excellence
  • Strategies for Addressing Divisive Political Actions/Climates
  • Social Justice advocacy (woven throughout all facets of the work we do)
  • Counseling/Clinical work
  • Outreach/Programming/Prevention
  • Ethics/Law (Impact of changes in legislation on student mental health)

Please note: Only current AUCCCD Members and Emeriti members may submit and present breakout sessions. Presenters must be physically in attendance at the conference and must also register for the conference. 

Exceptions may be made only for preconference workshops, which will occur on November 7, 2020. Exceptions will be reviewed by the conference program committee and are not guaranteed.


Number of Presenters 
We restrict breakout sessions to a “primary presenter” and up to three additional presenters, for a total of four. Only the primary presenter needs to submit a program proposal. Often the “primary” is simply the organizer or “first among equals” who serves as a contact person for the conference program committee. The exception to this rule is with pre-conference workshops, which sometimes have more than four presenters in their half- or full-day programs.

Presentation Formats
Proposals will be evaluated based on specific criteria, including relevancy to theme, timeliness and expertise of presenters.

Preconference Session Presentations | Saturday, November 7
Preconference sessions are submitted either as half-day (3 hours) or full-day (6 hours). Preconference sessions will all be scheduled on Saturday, November 7. Full day sessions will be scheduled from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM with a 1.5 hour break occurring from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM. Half-day sessions will run from either 8:30 - 11:30 AM or 1:00 - 4:00 PM.

Breakout Session Presentations | Sunday, November 8 – Wednesday, November 11
Breakout sessions are 90 minute presentations given by a maximum of four AUCCCD members that provide integrated perspectives on a single topic, or several elements of a research project. Varied methods of presentations are encouraged, including lecture, presentation, facilitated discussion or group activity. Your proposal summary may be no more than 200 words maximum and at least one learning objective is required. Should you have handouts, it is the presenters responsibility to bring those to the conference. Please note that we will be requesting copies of handouts and slides one month in advance to provide ample time to produce alternative forms in advance for participants with special needs.



  • Brown, K. W., & Ryan, R. M. (2013). The benefits of being present: Mindfulness and its role in psychological well-being. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84(4), 822-848.
  • Neff, K. D., Hsieh, Y., & Dejitterat, K. (2015). Self-compassion, achievement goals, and coping with academic failure. Self and Identity, 4(3), 263-287.

Continuing Education Guidelines

AUCCCD has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6312. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. AUCCCD is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

AUCCCD will be seeking approval by the National Association of Social Workers for Social Work continuing education contact hours.

AUCCCD is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. AUCCCD maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

AUCCCD prints the following statement from APA to have the ability to grant APA approved continuing education credits. 

  • All presenters must comply with the Ethical Principles of Psychologists
  • All presenters must include statements in their program that describe the accuracy and utility of the material(s) they are presenting, the basis of such statements, the limitations of the content being taught, along with the most severe and most common risks, if relevant.
  • Presenters must disclose any relationship that could be construed as a conflict of interest in relation to the content they are presenting.
  • Presenters agree to submit programs that:
    • will build upon the foundation of a completed doctoral program in psychology
    • are relevant to psychological practice, education, or science
    • enable psychologists to keep pace with emerging issues and technologies
    • allow psychologists to maintain, develop, and increase the competencies in order to improve services to those being treated
    • enhance contributions to the profession
    • respect cultural, individual and role differences including those that are based on age, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, language and socioeconomic status.
  • Ethics, legal concerns

If you have questions about the 2020 conference, please contact the AUCCCD Office.