2019 WCA Conference
November 1-2, 2019
Registration is now open. Submit a request for an exhibitor's table or graduate student poster proposal below! Please contact us for group rates.
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Fall Conference Exhibitor, Advertisement, & Sponsorship Form
10 am-12 pm Open WCA executive board meeting
12 pm-12:30 pm Registration
12:30 pm-5:00 pm Workshop: Motivational Interviewing: Targeting Change
5:00 pm-6:30 pm Networking at hotel bar, Exhibitors, dinner on your own
6:30 pm- 8:30 pm Documentary Film & Discussion
Total Friday CEs: 4
8 am-9 am Registration, light breakfast, and student posters
9 am-9:30am Conference opening
9:45 am-10:45 am Session 1
11 am-12 pm Session 2
12:15 pm-1:45 pm Lunch and Keynote: Counselor advocacy: Being an effective agent of change
2 pm-3 pm Session 3
3:15 pm-4:15 pm Session 4
Total Saturday CEs: 5
(Total CE's for both days: 9)
Breakout Session Details
We are also excited to announce our keynote speaker for our conference, Victoria Kress, Ph.D., LPCC-S, NCC, CCMHC!
Victoria E. Kress, Ph.D./LPCC-S, NCC, CCMHC is the director of the clinical mental health and addictions counseling programs at Youngstown State University. She served as a governor appointed member of the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board. She has been the recipient of over 40 professional and community service awards, most of which for her advocacy, leadership, scholarship, community service, and mentorship initiatives. She has also received awards for her work with people who have intellectual disabilities, for empowering girls in her community, for her sexual assault prevention efforts, and for her child abuse advocacy work. She has published over 130 refereed articles and book chapters, and she has co-authored 5 books on counseling youth and adults. She was identified as the top producer/publisher in counseling journals between the years 2000-2017. She previously served as the associate editor of the Theory and Practice Sections of the Journal of Mental Health Counseling, and as an editorial board member for the Journal of Counseling and Development. She is a past president of both Chi Sigma Iota International and the Ohio Counseling Association; she is a past ACA Midwest Region Chair; and she is the President-Elect of the Association for Humanistic Counseling. She has worked in Malawi, Zambia, and Tanzania, promoting mental health awareness and training, and the professionalization of counseling.