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LIVE October 17-21, 2022

A Must Attend Event!

2022 Virtual Conference Experience

Schedule Snapshot

The American Counseling Association 2022 Virtual Conference Experience is the premier professional development and networking event for licensed professional counselors, students, and mental health professionals. This year we are offering a week of live and on demand sessions, October 17-21, 2022, that will be a community building and engaging virtual experience. On demand content will then continue until January 9, 2023.

The VCE is a one-stop-shop to learn, engage and take advantage of continuing education credits on the latest strategies and techniques in professional counseling. For three months, attendees will gain access to the latest tools and resources to support their clients and students.

Live virtual sessions
  • Opening Keynote (Day 1)
  • Education Sessions with Live Presenter Q&A
  • Networking/Discussion Groups
  • Chats with the Expert
  • Closing Keynote (Day 5)

Thanks to our Principal Sponsors

 
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Reasons To Attend

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The VCE is a one-stop-shop to learn, engage and take advantage of continuing education credits on the latest strategies and techniques in professional counseling. For three months, attendees will gain access to the latest tools and resources to support their clients and students.

  • Access to On-demand Education sessions until January 9, 2023
  • Earn over 50 continuing education credits
  • Flexibility to create your own session schedule
  • Network with your peers
  • Opening Keynote session

Benefits to Attending Live

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At this years Virtual Conference Experience, join us during our Live week, October 17-21, 2022 to:

  • Participate in live networking events with your peers
  • Participate in live Q&A’s with featured session presenters
  • Sessions with live chat qualify as live/synchronous learning

VCE Conference Registration 

 

Registration Cost:

ACA-Member

$199

Non-ACA-Member

$249

NewProf.Stu.Retired

$149

StudentNonmember

$179

*Students enrolled at least part-time at college level

Sponsorships and Advertising Available!

Connect with licensed counselors, counselor educators, and students eager to interact with the latest mental health-related products and services. Host a session. Place a banner ad. Support an activity.

Attendees work in all settings including private practices, counseling agencies, schools and universities, government/military, treatment centers and more.

Learn about our sponsorship and advertising opportunities. Contact McCall Mohanna at 214-291-3651 or adsales@counseling.org.

Cancellation and Refunds: Due to the length of the ACA virtual event and the ability to access On Demand content until December 31, 2022, ACA regrets that no refunds will be issued.

Our Conference & Expo is hosted by the American Counseling Association, a not-for-profit, professional and educational organization that is dedicated to the growth and enhancement of the counseling profession. Founded in 1952, ACA is the world's largest association exclusively representing professional counselors in various practice settings. 

Our Featured Sessions

Keynote Speakers

We are thrilled to announce our opening and closing keynote speakers.

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Briana Scurry is one of the world's most talented and influential goalkeepers and she will be kicking off this year's Virtual Conference Experience with an inspiring keynote address on Monday, October 17 at 1 pm. 

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Our closing speaker, Rwenshaun Miller, is an accomplished author, motivational speaker, counselor, consultant and philanthropist who has dedicated his life and career to, not only reshaping the negative connotations often associated with mental health, but also directly impacting the lives of those living with mental health challenges. His inspiring keynote address will be on Friday, October 21 at 1pm ET.

  • Addressing the Crisis in Our Nation's Mental Health-Care System: The Counselor's Role
    Michael J. D'Andrea
  • Can You See Me? Preparing Counselors to Work with Survivors of Sex Trafficking
    John M. Waters, Amelia Liadis
  • Ethical, Legal and Clinical Considerations in Telehealth Counseling and Supervision
    Daniel G. Williamson, Jennifer N. Williamson
  • Youth Suicidality: Identifying Risk/Protective Factors and Coping Skills Post COVID-19
    Heather D. Dahl, Wendy Hoskins, Katherine Angela Shirley
  • Perceptions of Ethical Behavior and The Use of Technology: Pre/Post COVID-19
    Paul J. Bourgeois, Michael Todd Hartley, Brian Clarke
  • The Culture of Gen Z: Best Practices for Counseling Gen Z Clients Through a Cultural Lens
    Cindy Palen and Cyrus R. Williams