2022 CCA Conference

Due Date

  • No Expiration

The CCA is proud to host the 2022 Fall Conference and Expo on September 16th and 17th, 2022, with pre-conference workshops being held on September 15th. This conference experience will be Colorado's most comprehensive educational opportunity for the more than 350 mental health professionals in attendance. The Conference will be hosted at the beautiful Copper Mountain Ski Resort Conference Center.

The following represents the guideline for submission including timeline of events and submission criteria.

Proposal Submission


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 and reviewed the information below, click "Submit Proposal" at the top of this page.

Members of the CCA

Review the CCA's guidelines and criteria below, then click "Submit a Proposal" at the top of this page. 

Extended Proposal Timeline

  • April 4th, 2022: Announce Call for Proposals;
  • April 4th - July 8th, 2022 (Extended): Window for Submissions. Papers will not be accepted earlier than April 4th or after July 8th, 2022;
  • July 15th, 2022: Speakers Selected;
  • July 31st, 2022: Full Program Released.

Submission Options

For the Fall 2022 Conference, only 60 Minute Education Sessions are available.

Suggested Presentation Topics

  • Child and Adolescent Counseling
  • Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Trauma, Crisis, Suicide, Grief and Loss
  • Couples, Marriage, and Family Counseling
  • Ethics and Legal Issues
  • Military Issues and Veterans
  • Multicultural Diversity, Social Justice and LGBTQ+ issues
  • Private/Clinical Practice (assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, etc.)
  • Substance Use Disorders Treatment
  • Telemental Health and Related Issues
  • Wellness and Self-Care

Presentation Information Requested in the Proposal

Please note: you are not able to "Save Your Progress" in the proposal process.

  • Session Presenter(s) Name
  • Title of Session (Max of 100 characters);
  • File Upload: Option to upload a document, such as a Word document, with all requested proposal information;
  • Level of highest relevant degree currently held;
  • License(s);
  • Primary Session Presenter Qualifications (Max of 500 characters);
  • Program Summary: Used in Conference Mobile Program (Max of 400 characters);
  • Educational Content: A brief academic summary of the content you intend to present on. (Max of 2000 characters);
  • Learning Objectives of Session: Strong objectives answer the question, "Participants in this educational session will be able to..." You are asked to submit a minimum of three objectives, but no more than five;
  • Session Topic: See Suggested Presentation Topics listed above;
  • References: A preliminary list of academic/scholarly sources you expect will inform your session.
Saving your Proposal

The CCA strongly recommends retaining a copy of your proposal for future reference. If selected to present, reviewing your proposal will be beneficial.

Rubric and Scoring Process

Submitted proposals are blind-reviewed and scored by a minimum of three professional counselors. Presenter names are withheld from the reviewer, while all other information is made available to the reviewers, including any file uploads.

Proposals are scored using a standardized rubric. Each rubric row is scored on a scale of 1 to 5, with a score of 5 being the highest score one can earn in each row. The score for each row is totaled and submitted as a single score to the Conference Committee for consideration.

Rubric Rows
  • The proposal is written in a clear, professional style;
  • The rationale for why this topic/presentation is needed is strong and persuasive;
  • Proposal objectives show clear expectations for the participants' learning;
  • The topic/presentation would attract mental health professionals and attendees;
  • The presentation would actively engage those attending the session;
  • The presentation would present sound, useful, new information.