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Submit a Proposal to Present at the Annual Conference

2019 LPCANC Conference Presenters Needed

Moving Toward 2020- New Guidelines, New Challenges,

New Roles, New Strategies

October 24 - 26, 2019

Concord, NC

Proposal Submission Deadline extended to June 1st, 2019!

Open to LPCANC members and non-members


If you are looking for ideas for your submission, suggested presentation categories are as follows:

·         Advancements in Clinical Counseling Practice

·         Couples/Marriage/Family Counseling

·         Collaboration With Other Clinical Disciplines

·         Innovations in Substance Abuse Counseling

·         Clinical Supervision

·         Complementary Health Approaches

·         Innovative Evidence Based Practices

·         Treatment Team Planning

·         Brain Function and Neuroscience

·         Special Populations i.e. Elderly, LGBTQ, Veterans

·         Integrative Expressive and Creative therapies

·         Private Practice/Small Business/NPO Development

·         Ethical Concerns

·         Student/New Professional Topics

·         Needs of Retiring Counselors


Presenter Requirements:

·         The primary presenter is the contact person and is responsible for notifying all other presenters of acceptance, scheduling, and any other information provided by LPCANC 

·         A presenter (primary or co-presenter) may be listed on no more than two accepted Conference sessions

·         Presenters must be available to present any time during the conference (October 24 - 26, 2019)

·         Presenters, once accepted, must submit all documentation by stated deadlines

·         All presenters must register for conference by August 01, 2019


Presentation Frequently Asked Questions

How many times will I present my presentation?

Each Session is presented one time during the Conference.


How much time will I have to present?

Thursday 10/24- Pre-conference sessions are 3 hours each.

Friday 10/25 and Saturday 10/26- Sessions are 1.5 hours each.

*We may allow well-developed trainings to utilize two concurrent sessions


Will I be able to choose the day/time that I present?

No, presenters must be available to present any time during the conference. Presentations are scheduled based on several factors including length and subject.



·         Attendees have many programs to select from and often choose those that have well written descriptions

·         Attendees desire brief reviews of research that support the concepts presented

·         Prepare your proposal in a word document, and use the grammar/spell check before copying and pasting into the online form.

·         Upon submission, adhere to the word count, incomplete submissions will not be reviewed. Maximum field limits are as follows; Title: 70 character limit, Abstract: 1000 character limit, Bio: 1000 character limit

·         LPCANC is seeking advanced presentations that provide in-depth knowledge or skills beyond the introductory level

·         Save and print a copy of your submission for your reference and records


How will my proposal be reviewed?

·         Proposals are blind reviewed

·         A committee of professional counselors will review proposals

·         Proposals will be rated using the following rubric and criteria


Scoring Rubric:

1 = Poor, 2 = Average, 3 = Strong


Proposal Review Criteria

  1. Relevance to needs and goals of the counseling profession
  2. Relevance to conference theme: Counseling & Integrative Medicine: Enhancing Outcomes Through Collaborative Care
  3. Innovative and cutting edge or proven and effective evidence-based practices
  4. Organization and clarity
  5. Clearly stated and appropriate learning objectives
  6. Well-developed presentation to assure accomplishment of learning objectives
  7. Consideration of  Diversity and Ethics
  8. Substantive content to be covered in presentation
  9. Qualification and expertise of the presenter(s) in relationship to the topic

Your submission will go to the PDC and Conference Chairs, who will review your proposal to assure it meets the NBCC guidelines for content and presenter qualifications.

Review NBCC Guidelines for Content & Topics and Presenter Qualifications. To submit your proposal, please complete the form below. 

If you are NOT the presenter, please enter your name and contact info here.

If you are submitting a proposal for the Annual Conference, only Thursday offers continuous 3-hour sessions. On Friday and Saturday, sessions are scheduled in 1.5 hour time blocks. If your session is 3-hours, parts 1 and 2 will have a 30-minute break separating them, and attendees may choose both sessions, or only one part. If you do not want your session split, request to present on Thursday only, or submit your proposal for a Regional Conference, which offers 3-hour sessions in the morning and afternoon.

Suggestion: Type your info into a word document, so you can use the "Review" feature to get your character count. If you paste your title, bio or abstract and it is too long, it will either cut off your info OR cause an error when you try to submit. Please check your character count BEFORE pasting!
1000 of 1000 characters remaining

Before proceeding, please review the NBCC guidelines for content areas/topics and for presenter categories. These are found in the explanation text, above this form.

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