PCA's 56th ANNUAL CONFERENCE

October 25-27, 2024 * Harrisburg, PA


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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Information will be posted shortly.

 

 

 

 


 

AWARDS

Call for Awards Nominations

The Pennsylvania Counseling Association Call for Award Nominations will be released soon.

Selected nominees will be awarded at the Awards Luncheon at the 56th Annual Conference October 25-27, 2024, at the Harrisburg Hilton. Please direct any questions to the Award Chair, Abra Kuniak, pcacommittee.awards@gmail.com

Please consider nominating a colleague or program for one of the following awards:

  • PCA Outstanding Practitioner Award: Awarded to an outstanding professional counselor for service to the profession; nominees must be current PCA members.
  • PCA Lifetime Achievement Award: Awarded to a PCA member who is a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania resident and who has demonstrated outstanding dedication, service, and/or achievement in professional counseling. A PCA member can only receive this award once.
  • PCA Outstanding Counselor Education Program Award: Awarded to an outstanding professional counseling program in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. At least one member of the counselor education program must be a PCA member.
  • PCA Outstanding Graduate Student Award: Awarded to an individual who is currently a graduate student in professional counseling within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and who shows excellent potential and professionalism; preference will be given to a PCA student member who has had some involvement with the association.
  • PCA Outstanding Research/Publication Award: Awarded to a PCA member who has contributed to the professional counseling profession through outstanding effort in the area of research and/or publication.
  • PCA Outstanding Supervisor Award: Awarded to a PCA member who has demonstrated outstanding work as a supervisor in a university, community/mental health counseling, or school setting.
  • PCA Outstanding Professional Teaching Award: Awarded to a PCA member to honor excellence in teaching in a counseling, counselor education, or counseling supervision program in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
  • David W. Hall Advocacy Award: Awarded to a PCA member who has promoted the profession of counseling through advocacy to whom the many professional counselors in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are forever indebted.

We ask that you keep in mind for all nominators and recipients:

  • All recipients receiving individual awards must be current PCA members. An individual can only be nominated for one individual award per year. Membership will be verified by the PCA Awards Committee.
  • In the case that a group is the recipient of an award, only one member of that group must be a current PCA member. A group can only be nominated for one group award per year. Membership will be verified by the PCA Awards Committee.
  • All nominators must be PCA members. Individuals writing letters of support do not need to be PCA members.
  • A nominator can only submit one nomination (individual or group) per year.

 


 

CONFERENCE AGENDA

The 2024 Conference Agenda will be posted shortly.  Below outlines last year's event and the 2024 schedule will be similar.

Friday, November 3, 2023

11:30 am Registration Desk Opens
1:00 - 4:00 pm PCA Board Meeting
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 Advocacy and Servant Leadership (.5 CE)
6:00 - 7:00 pm Poster Sessions (1CE)
7:00 - 9:00 pm Networking Event (no CE)
8:30 - 10:00 pm PS-SAIGE Social with Live Entertainment (no CEs) Open to all conference attendees

Saturday, November 4, 2023

7:30 am Registration Desk Opens
8:00 - 9:00 am Opening Remarks and Keynote Address (1 CE)
9:10 - 10:10 am 60-minute Educational & Roundtable Sessions (1 CE)
10:20 - 11:50 am 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 & Roundtable Sessions (1 CE)
2:10 - 3:10 pm 60-minute Educational & Roundtable Sessions (1 CE)
3:20 - 4:20 pm 60-minute Educational & Roundtable Sessions (1 CE)
4:30 - 5:30 pm 60-minute Educational & Roundtable Sessions (1 CE)
5:40 - 6:40 pm Chapter/Division Meetings (no CE)
6:30 - 8:00 pm  PS-SAIGE Happy Hour (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)

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

The conference program committee is reviewing proposals and notifications should be sent out shortly.  If you have any questions about proposals, please contact Joe Charette or Stephanie Onkst, Conference Programs Co-Chairs at pca.programs@gmail.com

 

PRE-CONFERENCE INSTITUTE

Sponsored by PS-SAIGE

Details to Follow


 

REGISTRATION

The 2024 pricing is subject to change.  

Full Conference Early-Bird (by September 30) Full Conference (October 1 - November 5)
PCA Members - $259.00 PCA Members - $300.00
PCA Students - $159.00 PCA Students - $200.00
Non-Members - $360.00 Non-Members - $400.00
Non-Member Students - $210.00 Non-Member Students - $250.00

 



HOTEL AND AREA INFORMATION

The conference will be held at the Harrisburg Hilton. 

The Hilton Harrisburg is offering a discounted PCA Conference room rate for conference attendees. 

Schedule your reservations today:

1. One click away utilizing this link (to be added shortly)

2. By phone by calling 717-233-6000 option 0 

Self-parking is available at $15/day, and Valet parking is $26.00/day.

For area information, see Visiting Harrisburg and Nearby Hershey.

 


EXHIBIT AND SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES

PCA offers a variety of exhibit and sponsorship opportunities. For more information, contact the PCA Marketing Team at pcamarketingdirector@gmail.com.

 

 


CONTINUING EDUCATION

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.


 

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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.

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