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Call for Proposals

Arkansas Counseling Association Fall Conference 2023

The Arkansas Counseling Association is making a preliminary call for proposals for our Fall 2023 Conference.  The theme of the conference will be Homecoming. 

The idea of homecoming is to bring all sides of counseling together. This years conference theme is to unify, share and celebrate our counseling field. To this end, the Arkansas Counseling Association is pleased to invite you to participate in our 2023 Conference held November 8-10 in Little Rock, AR at the Wyndham Riverfront.

This year I am pleased to share that we have two keynote speakers that will share their experiences.

Dr Christopher Townsend LPC, LCMHC, LCAS, AADC, CCS, NCC serves as a professor and the Director of Clinical Counseling and Mental Health Department's Mental Health Clinic at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Townsend has serves as the Treasurer for the Board of Trustees of the National Board for Certified Counselors Foundation. He has also been a pioneer in collaborating with law enforcement surrounding mental health training for officers. Dr. Townsend has spoke nationally and internationally on many topics surrounding providing mental health services to underserved and rural communities.

Dr. Michael Jones LPC-S, NCC, BC-TMH serves as Associate Professor of Counseling At the University of the Cumberlands. Dr. Jones also serves as the current President of the Southern Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors. He has served multiple roles inside of the Arkansas Counseling Association and its divisions. Dr. Jones has been founding advocate for training in Telemental health services and education. Dr. Jones has also spoke national and international on multiple topics including but not limited to ethics, supervision, and advocacy.

We are looking for proposals that embrace all the unique experiences of the counseling field.

Graduate Student Poster Proposals are highly encouraged.

If interested, please use the button below to send in your proposal. Proposals should be 50 minutes in length.


All submissions must be received no later than Friday, September, 29th 2023.

Sponsor and Registration information coming soon!!!!!


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