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2022 AUCCCD Conference Call for Proposals Open
Friday, April 01, 2022, 8:00 AM to Sunday, May 01, 2022, 11:59 PM EDT
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2022 Call for Proposals

Annual Conference: October 8 - 12, 2022
Marriott Philadelphia Downtown Hotel

The 2022 Call for Proposals is now open! With our theme of We the People: United through Connection, we seek programs that promote a sense of connectedness, drive attention to weaving diversity and inclusivity within every facet of the work that we do, and help our students and staff manage the stress, trauma, and challenges that they face.

Deadline to Submit: May 1, 2022

Submit a Proposal

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

  • Session Title
  • Session Description (200 word max) 
  • 1 Learning Objective per Instruction Hour
    • Learning 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
  • Presenter CVs (PDF or Word upload)
  • Current (within last 10 years) Peer Reviewed Citations in APA format (to upload)
  • Presenter Institution information (size)
  • Brief bio for each presenter
  • Headshot for each presenter 

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.

 Quick Links:

Areas of focus:

  • Counseling/Clinical Work
    • Differing service delivery models
    • Useful Technology / Innovations in service delivery
  • COVID-19 impacts on service delivery
    • Effects on students / isolation / atypical development 
    • Effects on staff
    • Hybrid Models
    • What have we learned? 
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusive Excellence
  • Ethics / Law (Impact of changes in legistaltion on student mental health)
  • Leadership and Management Strategies
  • Mental Health Trends
  • Outreach Programming / Prevention
  • Self-care: Director and Staff
  • Social Justice / Advocacy
  • Staff Retention and Development
    • The effect of the "great resignation" on counseling centers
    • Outsourced counseling
  • Trauma
    • Post-traumatic growth
    • Trauma during the COVID era


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.

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. 

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

Preconference Session Presentations | Saturday, October 8

Preconference sessions are submitted either as half-day (3 hours) or full-day (6 hours).

  • Full day sessions will be scheduled from 8:30AM - 4:00PM with a 1.5 hour break occurring from 11:30AM - 1:00PM.
  • Half-day sessions will run from either 8:30 - 11:30 AM or 1:00 - 4:00 PM.

Pre-conference workshops are the only exception where nonmembers and non-directors may present. 

Breakout Session Presentations | Sunday, October 9 - Wednesday, October 12

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 per instructional hour.

Should you have handouts, it is the presenters responsibility to submit those in advance. 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 2022 conference, please contact the AUCCCD Office.

Contact: [email protected]