Mark your calendar:

50th Annual PCA Conference: November 9-11, 2018
Professional Counseling Identity: Working in the Present, Defining Our Future
Sheraton Station Square,Pittsburgh, PA

The agenda for the conference will be available shortly.  Program information questions may be directed to the Conference Chairs at

PALGBTIC will sponsor a pre-conference institute:

A Multidimensional Understanding of Gender Identity, Affectional Orientation, and Intersections with Other Identities

 Each day, we encounter people with invisible identities. These include various LGBTQ+ identities, racial, ethnic, religious, and disability identities to name a few. Learn how to recognize bias, prejudice, and discrimination that many people with some identities encounter, about best practices to work with various clientele, and about different tools and resources, you can use to help your clients feel affirmed and empowered. Pricing is under Registration below.  An additional 3 contact hours of continuing education is offered for this event.

Conference Registration:

Any questions about registration may be directed to or by calling the Membership Office at 918-994-4413.

Early Bird Registration (Payment must be received before September 26, 2018):

PCA Members: $229.00
PCA Student Members: $129.00
Non-Members: $299.00
Non-Member Students: $159.00

After September 26th, pricing increases $30. 

Institute Registration:

PCA Members: $55.00
PCA Student Members: $25.00
Non-Members: $75.00
Non-Member Students: $35.00

Daily rates are also available.

Register Online Today: Register Now

Or use the printable form for checks: PCA Printable Registration Form

Group Discounts are Available:  Reservations for 5 or more attendees from the same institution/organization may register and a 25% discount will be applied.  Reservations must be made at the same time with only one form of payment is required to receive the discount.  Use the form below:

 PCA Group Registration Form



Hotel Reservations:

The PCA Conference will be held at the Sheraton Station Square Hotel in Pittsburgh.  Reservations can be made online via PCA Hotel Reservations or calling 214-261-2000. The conference discounted rate is $129.00/night.

 PCA 50th Annual conference





View last year's 2017 Conference Program Guide


Continuing Education:

The PCA Conference offers 10 contact hours of NBCC-Approved continuing education including 3 hours dedicated to ethics.  NBCC, CRCC, and Social Work hours are available.  Please indicate which credits you need when you register.  Certificates will be select electronically after the conference. For questions about continuing education, contact

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.