Proposals for Interest Sessions

Our next ICA Conference will be held January 27th and 28th, 2023 and we are excited to announce it will be fully in-person this year in Boise.  

All students, professional counselors, counselor educators and other mental health professionals are welcome and encouraged to submit proposals for sessions in all topic areas and session formats. 

ICA will begin requesting proposals for pre-conference on August 15th, 2022 and conference proposals September 1st, 2022.   All information will be sent out on the ICA listserv.  If you would like to be included on these emails please consider joining ICA.  All other questions can be directed to the Conference Chair or Proposal and Program Chairs.  

Conference Session Information


Pre-conference sessions are 4 hour blocks of instruction hosted on Thursday, January 26th, 2023.  There will only be one day of pre-conference this year.  ICA is no longer accepting pre-conference proposals for this conference.  Please consider submitting a conference interest session proposal or try again next year. 

Conference Interest Sessions

Breakout sessions are 1.5 hours in length and will be held January 27th and January 28th. ICA is no longer accepting pre-conference proposals for this conference.  Please consider trying again next year or getting involved in the conference as a volunteer!

Student Poster Presentations

Students will present in-person at the conference and will also be recorded and judged virtually.   The top 3 presentations will receive awards, as well as a special People's Choice Award will be determined at the conference. Proposals will be accepted from October 1st to November 15th. 


Division Distinguished Presenters

 If you are a speaker that one of the ICA divisions has requested to speak, you can submit your proposal here.  Distinguished Presenter proposals will be accepted until December 1st. 


Interested in Presenting???

All sessions will be reviewed in accordance with NBCC guidelines in order to provide CE credit for attendees.  

Sessions can be in panel, lecture, debate, demonstration or Q&A format in the following NBCC categories:

  • Counseling Theory/Practice and the Helping Relationship
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Social and Cultural Foundations
  • Group Dynamics and Counseling 
  • Career Development and Counseling
  • Assessment
  • Research and Program Evaluation
  • Counselor Professional Identity and Practice Issues.  
To learn more about content areas and application guidelines for CE credit, please visit NBCC

To apply you will need Presenter Name, Credentials, Degree Field, Contact Information and Biography for all presenters (Up to 4 presenters).  Your will also need to provide program information to include Title of Program, Abstract (Limited to 50 Words), Summary of Program (Limited to 300 Words), Learning Objectives, NBCC category, Method of Presentation and availability for the conference.  

*Biographies must reflect qualifications to present on the subject matter.  

**Presentations will not include advertisements of personal businesses.

***Presenters must agree to the possibility of videotaping and photography of their presentation for ICA Marketing needs.  

****All information from the presentation must be concluded during allotted time.  

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