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2020 FCA Convention Call for Proposals

Deadline: April 30, 2020, 11:59p.m. EST

Join us for the 71st Annual Florida Counseling Association Convention 


“2020 Vision: Obtaining Ethical Clarity in Counseling” 

October 2nd and 3rd, 2020 

USF Embassy Suites

3705 Spectrum Blvd, Tampa, Florida 33612


Call Opens: February 28th -- Submission Deadline: April 30th, 2020, 11:59 pm ET


Education Sessions make up the core of the convention presentations

Three Tracks:

  • Clinical Session: a 90- minute presentation that may include conceptual discussion, experiential component, and/or research symposia surrounding various topics directly related to the counselor (i.e. the clinician, the therapeutic relationship, the counseling session, etc.).
  • Professional Skill Building Session: 90-minute presentation that primarily focuses on advance training and information on a topic related to counseling field, which should include an experiential instructional component.
  • Research Session: 90-minute presentation that primarily focuses on more in-depth exploration of a counseling topic or dissemination of research findings directly related to the advancement of the counseling profession.

Choose from Two different formats:

      • 90-Minute Educational Session
      • 60-Minute  Poster Session

      Submissions will also be considered for Research Poster Sessions


Presentation Title

Program Synopsis: A brief description of the presentation content that applies to the convention theme, best practices for counselors and mental health practitioners and relevant and timely to the convention topic areas. Limit description to 50 words.  (Will be included in the Convention Program).

Program Description: Well-articulated presentation of program content.  Include presentation learning outcomes: summary of information, best practice(s), research to be presented; presentation method (panel, lecture, large/small group discussion, demonstration, media); relevance to the convention theme; targeted audience. Limit description to 150 words.  Learning Objectives: Include 3 learning objectives. [Example: After having ________, participants will be able to ________.]

Research Based References: Provide only 3 references supporting your presentation in APA format - ex: Jones, A (2007). Emotional Abuse. Journal of Counseling and Development. Keep submissions in stated format. Proposals will not be considered unless they are research/evidence-based topics that have corresponding references.

Resume/Vita Required for 90 Minute Educational Sessions: In order for your proposal to be reviewed, you must submit your resume/vita to conventionFCA@gmail.com. This must be received for your proposal to be reviewed/accepted. (This is required for Continuing Education approval.)


Technical support with electronic submissions is available by contacting the FCA office at fcaoffice@flacounseling.org

For general questions regarding the proposal, please contact the 2020 FCA Convention Committee Chairs, conventionFCA@gmail.com

All proposals must be submitted using the online form on the FCA website http://www.flacounseling.org

Contact fcaoffice@flacounseling.org with any questions, problems or suggestions for this website.

Mailing Address:

Florida Counseling Association

2750 Taylor Avenue

Suite A-36

Orlando, Florida 32806

Florida Counseling Association is a non-profit organization, branch of the American Counseling Association.

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