2024 Call for Proposals

Annual Conference: October 12 - 16, 2024
Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass


Deadline to Submit: April 30, 2024

Presenters must be AUCCCD Members: Only current members may submit and present sessions, with an exception being for the pre-conference (October 12) only. Only members may attend the conference.

New / Newer Directors: AUCCCD leadership and the conference committee highly encourage newer directors to submit programming. Your colleagues and peers want to hear from you and what you are facing! 

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
    • Use of third party vendors for service provision
  • COVID-19 impacts on student mental health and service delivery
    • Intersection of technology, service provision and ethics guiding the work (even beyond COVID)
    • Impact of COVID on student development
    • Increase in substance abuse / alcohol
    • Qualitative differences and changes in severity of presenting clinical concerns due to COVID
    • How Centers are responding to changes in need and usage patterns caused by the pandemic
    • Effects on staff and sustainability of the work
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusive Excellence
    • Recruiting and retaining diverse staff in a challenging hiring environment
    • Reaching out to minoritized students through relevant programming and services
    • Ensuring equitable access to counseling services
    • Social justice / advocacy work in a counseling center setting
  • Ethics / Law (Impact of changes in legistaltion on student mental health)
    • Open notes / Cures Act
  • Leadership and Management Strategies
    • Self-care: Director and Staff
    • Staff Retention and Development
      • Staff Burnout / Leadership - how do you support your staff
      • Attracting Staff / Ways to make college counseling appealing again
  • Mental Health Trends
    • Shift/Changing of removing the director position on campus
    • Opportunities / Challenges on Threat Assessment and the Directors role on campus
    • Models of Care (Embedded/Integrated/Hybrid)
  • Outreach Programming / Prevention
  • Political Topics
    • What is our role on political issues from either the overall association or campus leve
  • Suicide Prevention
    • Trends on the increase in preparatory behaviors
  • Violence
    • Increases of Sexual Assault / Domestic Violence on Campus
    • Gun violence more rampant
      • Affects all facets of student/community/campus/center
  • Trauma
    • Post-traumatic growth - moving to resiliency
    • Anxiety
    • Grief Therapy and the Stepped Care Model
    • Trans-generational trauma and narcissism
    • OCD/Autism
    • Post-COVID trauma
  • Wellbeing Resources - integrate throughout student life
    • Helping students resource themselves


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 12

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 13 - Wednesday, October 16

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. (2020). 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. (2022). 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 2024 Conference, please contact the AUCCCD Office.