November 3 - 5, 2023 * Harrisburg, PA

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This is the call for nominations to honor the hard work, commitment, and dedication of Pennsylvania counselors, students, and programs.  Please consider nominating a colleague, program, or graduate student for an award.  The award categories are listed below. Winners will be announced during the 2023 PCA Conference November 3-5, 2023, in Harrisburg, PA. Nominations are now being accepted!  The deadline for nominations is July 14th.  Click on the instructions below:

Awards Nominations Instructions



Keynote 2023


SPA 2023


Friday, November 3, 2023

11:30 am Registration Desk Opens
1:00 - 4:00 pm PS-SAIGE Pre-Conference Institute (separate registration; 3 CE)
4:30 - 5:00 pm First Time Conference Orientation (no CE)
5:15 - 5:45 pm Servant Leadership (.5 CE)
6:00 - 7:00 pm Poster Sessions (1CE)
7:00 - 9:00 pm Networking Event (no CE)

Saturday, November 4, 2023

7:30 am Registration Desk Opens
8:00 - 9:00 am Opening Remarks and Keynote Address (1 CE)
9:15 - 10:15 am 60-minute Educational Breakout Sessions (1 CE)
10:30 - 12:00 pm 90-minute Educational Breakout Sessions (1.5 CE)
12:00 - 1:00 pm Awards Luncheon (no CE)
1:00 - 2:00 pm 60-minute Educational Breakout Sessions (1 CE)
2:15 - 3:15 pm 60-minute Educational Breakout Sessions (1 CE)
3:30 - 4:30 pm 60-minute Educational Breakout Sessions (1 CE)
5:00 - 6:00 pm Chapter/Division Meetings (no CE)


Sunday, November 5, 2023

7:30 am Registration Desk Opens
8:00 - 9:00 am Suicide Prevention and Awareness/General Session (1 CE - License Requirement)
9:00 - 12:00 pm  Ethics by ACA/General Session (3 CE - License Requirement)



The Pennsylvania Counseling Association’s 55th Annual Conference will be held at the Hilton Harrisburg - November 3-5, 2023.   This year’s theme is Advocacy in Counseling: Elevating our Clients and Advancing the Profession. Proposals should be geared toward counselors, supervisors, graduate students, and educators. The deadline to submit proposals is Thursday, June 1, 2023, by 11:59 PM ET.

All proposals should address this year’s theme as one of four (4) presentation types: 

  • 90-minute Education Session
  • 1 hour Education Session 
  • 1 hour Roundtable Session 
  • 1 hour Poster Presentation (Friday evening) 

Proposals must include a program description, three (3) learning objectives, references used to inform the proposal, and qualifications of the presenters. As a reminder, all lead presenters must have a Master’s degree and be PCA members. Please be prepared to upload a PDF copy of the lead presenter’s CV/Resume at the time of submission. Please review the 2023 Proposal Rubric to inform your submission process.

All proposals will be accepted via Qualtrix, which is compatible with all major browsers on the computer and mobile.

Click here to submit your proposal for the 55th Annual PCA Conference

If you have any questions about proposals, please contact Joe Charette or Derek Parker, Conference Programs Co-Chairs, at pca.programs@gmail.com. We look forward to your submissions!



Sponsored by PS-SAIGE

Details TBA



2023 Conference Registration will open in the summer.  Rates are subject to change and will be announced shortly.


The conference will be held at the Harrisburg Hilton.  Details will follow.

For area information, see Visiting Harrisburg and Nearby Hershey.



The PCA Conference is a total of 12 CEs included in the registration fee.  An additional 3 hours may be earned by attending the PS-SAIGE Preconference Institute as an additional cost.

The Pennsylvania Counseling Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider ACEP No. 2039. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Pennsylvania Counseling Association is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.



Registration and attendance at, or participation in, the Pennsylvania Counseling Association (PCA) conferences, meetings, and events constitutes an agreement by the registrant to PCA for use and distribution, now and in the future, of the registrant or attendees’ image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audio of such events and activities to illustrate and promote the PCA experience and products.