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Register by September 28 to Receive Early Discounts

Building Alliances: Working Together for Change

Pennsylvania Counseling Association 49th Annual Fall Conference

November 3-5, 2017

Radisson Hotel-Valley Forge, King of Prussia, PA

Building alliances is the foundation of the counseling profession. Without the therapeutic alliance between client and therapist true client-driven change cannot occur. The alliance with families and natural supports is also critical to behavioral change. Beyond the relationships within the counseling session, there is a calling in today’s social climate to build alliances in our communities, schools, and legislatures to break through stigmas, prejudices, discrimination, and barriers in accessing quality mental health care. Today, more than any other time in history, mental health professionals from all disciplines need to build alliances to strengthen our ability to protect and serve our most vulnerable citizens. Together, LPCs, school counselors, LCSWs, Psychologists, Creative Art Therapies, LMFTs and physicians can have a lasting impact on the issues of greatest importance to our communities. Join the PCA in Philadelphia this fall to explore evidence based practices, new and innovative ways to heal, teach, supervise, advocate and build alliances.

This years’ conference will feature a pre-learning conference on November 3 on LGBT issues, and a special conference track for multicultural competencies. Ethics Sunday will feature 3 hours of ethics for professionals to meet their annual requirements. 

Register Today!

Full Conference Early Discounts if registering by September 28, 2017
$229 for PCA Members ($299 for non-members)
$129 for PCA Student Members ($159 for student non-members)
Fees increase by $30 on September 29, 2017

Pre-Conference Institute on Friday, November 3, 2017 (sponsored by PALGBTIC)
$55 for PCA Members ($75 for non-members)
$25 for PCA Student Members ($35 for student non-members)

One Day Options:
$200 Saturday Events Only
$50 Saturday Luncheon Only
$200 Sunday Events Only

Continuing Education Available:
All PCA members will receive NBCC and CRCC credits at no charge.  Please indicate which credits you want during the registration process.  Non-members will be charged $10 for NBCC and CRCC credits.  Social Work Certificates are also available to all at a cost of $20.