2021 Conference Call for Proposals

2021 NCCA Annual Conference
February 24-27, 2021

Call for Proposals is Now Closed

Stronger Together: Building for the Future of Professional Counseling

NCCA is excited to announce that our 2021 Annual Conference will be virtual!

The conference will be held February 24-27, 2021, and the theme is Stronger Together: Building for the Future of Professional Counseling.

As always we plan to have innovative educational sessions, engaging speakers, networking opportunities and more.  NCCA will once again use the popular Whova conference app, which was a huge success at last year’s conference, to make this conference interactive, productive and fun.  The app has been re-imagined for virtual events, allowing for integrated livestreams and videos on laptop,  desktop or mobile device.  

To make this conference a success, we want your proposals for breakout sessions. Whether you are a private practitioner, school counselor, counselor educator, rehabilitation counselor, counselor-in-training, or member of any other counseling field, share your expertise to strengthen professional counseling in North Carolina.

We also invite graduate student proposals for poster presentations!  The conference app will provide an interactive platform to share your poster via video and/or uploaded documents.

To submit a proposal for a breakout session or poster presentation, simply complete the 2021 NCCA Program Proposals Submission Form and submit prior to the deadline for submissions, October 16, 2020.

To assist you in submitting your proposal, here is a checklist of what is required:

  1. Program Title
  2. Program Abstract (50 words or less)
  3. Program Description (250 word limit, include program learning goals, type of presentation (e.g. experiential, discussion, lecture), and how the presentation fits within the conference theme)
  4. Content Area
    1. Counseling theory
    2. Human growth and development
    3. Social and cultural foundations
    4. Helping relationship
    5. Group dynamics
    6. Lifestyle and career development
    7. Appraisal of individuals
    8. Diagnosis and treatment planning
    9. Research and evaluation
    10. Professional orientation
    11. Ethics
    12. Supervision
    13. Advocacy and Social Justice
    14. Telemental Health
  5. For each primary presenter and co-presenters:
    1. Name
    2. Degree(s) and credentials
    3. Contact information (phone, address and email)
    4. Current Position
    5. Bio (50 word limit)

Please remember that the Annual Conference is monitored for CE compliance and presentations are reviewed and accepted according to their scholarly merit and evidence-based contribution to practice.

If you have any questions about this historic counseling event, contact Dominique Hammonds, President-Elect via email at: hammondsds@appstate.edu or Conference Corrdinator, Mecca Waller, at mwallerncca@gmail.com.


The North Carolina Counseling Association (NCCA) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2034.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  The North Carolina Counseling Association (NCCA) is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.