WACES 2016 CONFERENCE
We are excited to host the 2016 Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (WACES) Conference in Vancouver, BC. The conference will be held at the Pinnacle Hotel in downtown Vancouver between Thursday November 10 to Saturday November 12, 2016. There will also be an Emerging Leaders event on Thursday November 10. The conference theme will be “Innovation and Collaboration in Counselor Education and Supervision.” The conference will provide attendees with the potential to earn 15 hours of Continuing Education credit.
Types of General Conference Programs
- 50-minute Education Session
An education session is a 50-minute presentation that may be conceptual, training focused, or dissemination of research findings. Projectors will be available for presenters.
- 50-minute Roundtable Session
A roundtable session is a 50-minute discussion where presenters can share ideas and engage participants in meaningful conversations.
A poster session is a 30-minute session for presenters to display and discuss their topic. Roundtable presentations are particularly desired, as a reflection of the conference theme (collaboration in counselor education and supervision).
The submission portal is now open. The deadline for proposals is April 15, 2016. The link to submit a proposal can be found at the WACES website, http://www.waces.org/conference.html
We are particularly interested in sessions that address the conference theme of innovation and collaboration in counselor education and supervision. Examples of innovative and collaborative topics include:
- Cross-collaborations with faculty from different institutions
- Innovative approaches to clinical supervision
- Innovative approaches to school counseling
- Affordable Care Act and integrated behavioral healthcare
- Preparing counselors to work in primary care settings
- Student learning outcomes and the 2016 CACREP standards
- Neuroscience-informed approaches to counselor education and supervision
- Technology-assisted counselor education and supervision
- Ethical issues pertaining to social media and various forms of technology in counseling
- International counselor education
- Transgender issues in counselor education and supervision
We are also interested in topics that address Thelma Duffey’s presidential agenda as President of the American Counseling Association:
- Professional counselor advocacy
- Prevention of interpersonal violence and anti-bullying
Early bird registration will be available starting in May.
Please make your hotel reservations directly with the hotel:
Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront
1133 W Hastings St
Vancouver, BC V6E 3T3
+1 (604) 689-9211
Rooms will be available from Sunday November 6 to Tuesday November 15, 2016 at a group rate of $159.00 CAD (+~16.5% taxes & fees) per night for both single and double occupancy if reserved before Friday October 19, 2016. This includes complimentary Wi-fi access in all hotel guest and meeting rooms. Please note that rooms are available at the group rate on a “first come” basis, and we recommend that attendees book their rooms as soon as possible.
All reservation requests will require a credit card for guarantee. Deposits will be refunded for rooms cancelled more than 72 hours prior to arrival. Name changes to room reservations may be made up to 3 days prior to arrival at no charge.
The WACES conference will include conference sessions pertinent to counselor education and supervision in the Western region. Sessions will be of interest to counselor educators, supervisors, clinical counselors, marriage and family counselors, and school counselors.
For more information, please visit the WACES website, http://www.waces.org/
For specific questions about the conference proposals and program, contact Margaret Lamar at [email protected]
For general questions about the conference, contact Thom Field at [email protected]
We look forward to your submission!
For more information on the conference, visit the conference website: http://www.waces.org/conference.html.