Ohio Counseling Association

All Ohio Counselor's Conference


Over 1,500 counseling professionals will gather October 27-29, 2021 to participate in sessions covering a variety of relevant and  timely topics. The conference is sponsored by the Ohio School Counselor Association and the Ohio Counseling Association.

Watch this page for the CFP, Registration, and more info!

Featured Speaker

Kent Butler is the 70th President of the ACA and  holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, with a concentration in Counseling Psychology, from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Butler is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and Nationally Certified School Counselor (NCSC). He currently serves as the faculty advisor to CHI SIGMA IOTA International Honor Society. Dr. Butler also serves as the Principal Investigator, for The High-Risk Delinquent and Dependent Child Educational Research Project: Situational Environmental Circumstances Mentoring Program (SEC), which is a partnership between the University of Central Florida and several Florida universities. On the national level, Dr. Butler has served the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD) as the 2011 – 2012 President and American Counseling Association (ACA) Governing Council Representative (2015 – 2018). He is honored to be a member of AMCD’s Multicultural Counseling Competencies Revisions Committee (2014 – 2015) which produced the newly endorsed Multicultural Social Justice Counseling Competencies (MSJCC). Dr. Butler was bestowed with an ACA Fellow Award in April of 2016. His research and academic interests lie in the areas of Multicultural Counseling, Social Justice, Mentoring, Counseling work as it relates specifically to African American males, Group Counseling, School Counseling, and Multicultural Supervision.

Past AOCC Programs

Are you interested in seeing what the AOCC conference is all about? Refer to information from past conferences.

Programs: 2020 Program | 2019 Program2018 Program2017 Program | 2016 Program | 2015 Program | 2014 Program
Photos from past conferences (Facebook)

A Continuing Education opportunity

The Ohio Counseling Association is also a Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (CSWMFT)
certified provider of Counselor and Social Worker CE credits (Provider No RCS031407). The OCA is certified to offer both
Supervision and Ethics continuing professional education credits.


This year's conference will be held October 27-29

(in person) at the Hyatt Regency Columbus

CLICK HERE to view our 2020 program (last year)

CLICK HERE for a Save the Date Flyer!

CLICK HERE to reserve your room at the Hyatt Hotel

Questions? Problems? Contact Dwight at (614) 898-9361 of info@aocc.site

Grad Student can submit a poster presentation via this link:

https://ysucspel.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_emrNxieZOd4P0sS

Call for Posters                Poster Guidelines


Hyatt Regency Columbus

350 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215

(614) 463-1234




Facebook Event Page


Preliminary Schedule:

 Wednesday, October 27

 9:00 am - 7:00 pmRegistration Hours 
 10:00 am - 5:00 pm All Day Pre-conference Workshops (extra fee)
 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Leadership Development Institute
 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Welcome Reception, PAC Fundraiser

 Thursday, October 28

 7:00 am - 6:00 pmRegistration Hours 
 7:00 am - 5:00 pmSponsor Exhibits Open 
 8:00 am - 12:00 pmMorning Sessions 
 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLunch Break
 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFeatured Speaker, ACA President S. Kent Butler 
 2:00 pm - 5:15 pmAfternoon Sessions 
 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

 Awards Reception, Doctoral Program Showcase

and Grad Student Poster Sessions

 Friday, October 29

 7:00 am - 3:00 pmRegistration Hours 
 7:00 am - 4:00 pmSponsor Exhibits Open
7:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday Sessions 
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmLunch Break 
 1:00 pm - 4:00pmAfternoon Sessions 
 4:00 pmConference Closes 

Registration Fees for 2021 (registration will open in early June):      AOCC W-9

Wednesday Pre-Con Only

$150 Early Bird Rate/OCA Professional Member (prior to October 8)

$175 Regular Rate/OCA Member

$200 Early Bird Rate, Non-Member (prior to October 8)

$75 Student Rate/OCA Member (prior to October 8)

$100 Student Rate/OCA Member\

Thursday + Friday Events

$175 Early Bird Rate/OCA Professional Member (prior to October 8)

$225 Regular Rate/OCA Professional Member

$255 Early Bird Non-Member Rate (prior to October 8)

$300 Regular Rate, Non-Member

$115 Early Bird Rate, OCA Student Member (prior to October 8)

$150 Regular Rate, OCA Student Member

$50  Volunteer Rate (Volunteer 4 hours, pay this rate, attend a full day of content)

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