Professional Practice Summit

2023 Professional Practice Summit

What is it all about?

Join us for the ACA Professional Practice Summit, a virtual event taking place October 17-18, 2023 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST), to get tips and tools to enhance your professional practice. Hear from experts on topics including the business of counseling, technology in your practice, career development and more!

Questions? Check our Frequently Asked Questions.

Who should attend?

Live virtual sessions
  • Clinical Practitioners
  • New Professionals
  • Students
  • Counselors working in various settings.


Tuesday, 10/17/2023

Counseling Collage: Crafting Cultural Competence in SupervisionMegan Pickens, PhD, LPC-S
Love.Integrity.Faith.Enrichment Enterprises, LLC
10:00 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. ET
Determining Your Practice IdentityLe’Ann Solmonson, PhD, LPC-S
Solmonson Counseling Associates
11:00 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. ET
LIVE Lunch ‘n Learn: Don’t Become a Case Study! Liability Risks and Recommendations for Counseling PracticeJennifer Flynn, CPHRM
Healthcare Risk Management at AON
Lynn Linde, EdD
American Counseling Association
12:00 p.m. - 12:55 p.m. ET
Build Your Niche. Build Your Impact.Cyndi Doyle, LPC-S
1:00 p.m. - 1:55 p.m. ET
Balancing Innovation and Ethics: AI Regulation and the Counseling FieldRussell Fulmer, PhD, LPC
Husson University
2:00 p.m. - 2:55 p.m. ET
Guardians of Ethical Integrity in a New Artificially Intelligent GalaxyMarcelle Giovannetti, EdD, LPC
Messiah University
3:00 p.m.- 3:55 p.m. ET
Doing Counseling: Developing Your Clinical Skills and StyleJude Austin, PhD, LPC, LMFT
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Julius Austin, PhD, LPC
Grand Canyon University
4:00 p.m. - 4:55 p.m. ET

Wednesday, 10/18/2023

Eyes Wide Open: Ethics, Risk Management, and Legal ConsiderationsAnn Ordway, JD, PhD
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts
10:00 a.m. - 10:55 a.m. ET
Clinical Supervision 4 Kid CounselorsElsa Leggett, PhD, LPC-S, RPT-S, CSC
Truman State University
11:00 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. ET
LIVE Lunch ‘n Learn Digital Marketing for Therapists: Three Easy Changes You Can Make Today to Increase Referrals
Connor McClenahan, PsyD
Here Counseling
12:00 p.m. - 12:55 p.m. ET
Cross-Departmental and Multicultural Ways for Navigating the Licensure ProcessHannah Carter, MS
Erin Mason, PhD
Daniel Dosal-Terminel, MS
Alec Prince, MS
Georgia State University
1:00 p.m. - 1:55 p.m. ET
The Supervision Relationship: From Internship to LicensureAmy Fortney Parks, PhD, LPC, ACS
The Wise Family, Clinical Supervision Directory
1:00 p.m. - 1:55 p.m. ET
The Counseling Compact: Everything You Need to KnowLynn Linde, EdD
American Counseling Association
2:00 p.m. - 2:55 p.m. ET
Building a Resilient Private Practice: Diversification and Burnout Prevention for TherapistsAjita Robinson, PhD, LPC
Dr. Ajita Robinson Consulting, Legacy Wellness Group
3:00 p.m. - 3:55 p.m. ET
988 Suicide and Crisis LifelineMonica Johnson, MA, LPC
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
4:00 p.m. - 4:55 p.m. ET



An active Regular or Professional, New Professional or Retired membership with ACA.



Individuals seeking continuing education in counseling but are not current ACA members.


Student Member

Enrolled at least half time in college / university program and active Student ACA membership.


Nonmember Student

Students enrolled at least half time in college or university program, but not current ACA members.


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Partner with ACA

Showcase your products and services to ACA members and the counseling community at the ACA Professional Practice Summit! This two-day, virtual event will cover clinical practitioner best practices, the business of counseling, the counselor career journey and more! Branding, virtual displays and digital opportunities available. 

Questions about partnering? Contact McCall Mohanna or call 214.291.3651.