Call for Proposals

The 2017 call for proposals will open March 1. If you have a question about the 2017 conference, please contact the AUCCCD Office. Bookmark this page for more details.

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Theme to be announced.

Submission Requirements:

  • Presenter CVs (to upload)
  • Peer Reviewed Citations (to upload)
  • School sizes of co-presenters (if applicable)
  • Session proposal (200 word max)
  • At least 1 learning objective (75 word max)
  • Please remember to be as descriptive and accurate as possible in the title of your presentation. Many members use our CEUs for specific requirements, such as ethics.

You will be able to save your progress and return to the submission at any time. Submissions will close midnight on March 30.

All presenters must be physically in attendance in order to present.


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 ruleis 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, October 22
Preconference sessions are submitted either as half-day (3 hours) or full-day (6 hours). Preconference sessions will all be scheduled on Saturday, October 22. 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.

Breakout Session Presentations | Sunday, October 23 – Wednesday, October 26
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. (2003). 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. (2005). 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