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OCA 2023 Virtual Spring Conference - Call for Proposals & Reviewers

21 Dec 2022 3:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Submit a Proposal

Volunteer to Review Proposals

OCA is pleased to announce our 2023 virtual Spring Conference, which will be held Friday, April 21-Saturday, April 22 via Zoom. Practitioners and counselor educators are invited to submit proposals. We seek quality, creative proposals that focus on relevant and practical topics related to the mental health counseling professions. We hope you consider sharing your expertise, creative programs, and best practices with colleagues from across the state.

This OCA event will attract professional and future counselors from across Ohio, including academic leaders, private practitioners, and student delegates. All sessions will be online and presented live - no recordings will be available for home study.

If interested in submitting a proposal, please complete the continuing education application and upload your current resume and photo via this Google Form: by the deadline of Sunday, January 29, 2023 at 9:00 pm. You may submit up to two 60-minute presentation proposals.

Selected proposals will be blind reviewed by the proposal committee, certified for CSWMFT CE credit, and listed in the final program. All individuals submitting a proposal will be notified via email of whether or not the proposal has been accepted in early March.

If your proposal is accepted, you must be available to present either Friday, April 21 or Saturday, April 22, 2023. OCA will set the schedule of presentations once the final presentations are approved, and you will be notified in early March of your presentation date and time. All presenters will be required to register for the Conference at a discounted rate. 

Additionally, we are looking for at least 10 people to volunteer to review proposals. This is a great opportunity for professional development, and proposal reviewers play a crucial role in ensuring that the Spring Conference has quality sessions! Those selected as reviewers will be asked to review on average 5-10 proposals within the timeframe of January 30 through February 11, 2023. If you are willing to serve as a reviewer, please complete the following interest survey by Friday, December 30:

Contact Amy Barcelo at or 216-438-1994 with any questions.

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Questions and comments can be directed to Amy Barcelo, Executive Director at: PO Box 470001 | Broadview Heights, OH 44147 | 216.438.1994

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