2023 CCA Student Conference
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Event Date: 4/29/2023 - 4/29/2023

Event Overview

In partnership with 


The Colorado Counseling Association Presents 

The Colorado Counseling Association is pleased to host a conference exclusively for counselors-in-training and counselor educators. This conference is significantly discounted for CCA student members and counselor educators.

The event will include masters and doctorate level student presenters chosen from among the student community in Colorado through an academic proposal process. All speaker and presenter topics will focus on current students and upcoming new professionals.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certificates will be made available for those in attendance which are good for state licensure requirements.

Date: Saturday, April 29th, 2023

Conference begins at 8:30am, but you may check in as early as 7:30am.

See the Abbreviated Schedule

Location:Colorado Christian University, Leprino Hall, 8787 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood, CO 80226. Click here for a campus map.

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CCA strives to create inclusive, affirming collaboration spaces for all counseling professionals at conferences, meetings, and advocacy efforts throughout Colorado. We value diversity and equity and are proud to support and pursue mental health and wellness for all. CCA expects all event attendees to engage in respectful, affirming ways, and will not tolerate hateful or discriminatory behavior. Please bring any concerning instances to the attention of CCA leadership immediately so they can be addressed appropriately.

If you have questions about the conference in general, please reference the email that has been sent to all registrants. If you did not receive that email, you may access it here.
Call for Proposals

Call for Proposals


The 2023 Colorado Counseling Association

Foundations Student Conference

Call for Proposals

The Colorado Counseling Association is proud to host the 2023 Foundations Conference. Included in this conference experience will be comprehensive educational opportunities presented by or for the mental health professional student. Only counselors-in-training and counselor educators may attend this conference.

Please read the information below thoroughly.


You are not required to be a member of the CCA to submit a proposal. However, each presenter must have a profile within the CCA's system. Prior to submitting your proposal, please have each presenter complete a profile by clicking here.

Once you have completed a profile, access the proposal portal below.

Proposal Portal

Click here to access the proposal portal.

Proposal Timeline

January 9th, 2023 - Call for Proposals
January 9th - February 28th, 2023 - Window for Submissions
March 3rd, 2023– Presentation offers will be emailed
March 10th, 2023- Presenters must confirm intent to present

Submission Specifics

  • Note: The Foundations Conference focuses fundamental and empowering aspects of counseling, supporting current students and new professional counselors. Strong presentations will demonstrate this emphasis. 
  • Each session will be for 50 minutes.
  • Ideally, students partner with a professor at their institution who mentors them through the proposal process.



Foundations Keynote Speaker

Dr. Jose Tapia-Fuselier Jr., PhD, CRC, LPC, NCC

Dr. Jose Luis Tapia-Fuselier Jr. (he, him, his) is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. He graduated with his PhD in counseling at the University of North Texas. His research is focused on disability-responsive care across the lifespan. Dr. Tapia-Fuselier is currently President of the Rocky Mountain Association for Counselor Education and Education. He has served as the graduate student representative for the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, the national Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), and the National Council for Rehabilitation Education. Dr. Tapia-Fuselier has been highlighted for her service by the American Counseling Association with the Arthur A. Hitchcock Distinguished Professional Service Award, the Outstanding Graduate Student Leadership Award by ACES, and Doctoral Student of the Year from the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association.

He has served in various committees in ACES and ACA to promote the profession of counselor education and advance equity and inclusion for graduate student and new professional members. He has a clear passion to serve the fields of counseling, rehabilitation counseling, counselor education in advancing the voices of others and promoting equitable and inclusive practices. Lastly, Dr. Tapia-Fuselier has served the community in public and private rehabilitation settings as well as, in private and community practice for 7 years. He has provided individual, relationship, play, and family therapy with a special focus in serving people with disabilities in three languages (English, Spanish, and American Sign Language). He is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, and National Certified Counselor. Additionally, he is a Certified Child-Centered Play Therapist-Supervisor, and Certified Child-Parent Relationship Therapy-Supervisor and has advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy.



To view the abbreviated schedule, click here.

To view the full schedule, click here.