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2022 SACES Call for Proposals and Reviewers

January 17, 2022 11:31 AM | Alexander Fields (Administrator)

Call for Proposals & Reviewers
SACES 2022 Conference

The SACES Executive Committee is pleased to announce the call for proposals for the 2022 SACES Conference will be held IN PERSON in November 3-5, 2022, in Baltimore, MD. We invite proposals for the conference that address all areas of counseling, counselor education, and supervision.

Pre-conference sessions and the Emerging Leaders Workshop will occur on Thursday (11/3), with a welcoming reception Thursday evening. The conference educational sessions will run on Friday (11/4) and Saturday (11/5) from 8 am to 5pm. 

Submissions must be received by March 1st by 11:59 pm ET.

New for the 2022 SACES Conference:

  • 25-minute Express Sessions (Empirically-based research, two presenters max)
  • Virtual Roundtables offered to give our members flexibility in attendance options
  • Going green- Conference details will be made available in a PDF program that can be downloaded ahead of the conference and the conference app
Electronic Program Proposal Format
  • Program Title
    Your title should clearly and accurately describe the focus of your presentation (max 100 characters with spaces)
  • Type of Session and Format Flexibility
    • 50-minute Content Sessions
    • 50-minute Roundtable discussion (pre-recorded, virtual format)
    • 50-minute Posters Sessions
    • 25-minute Express Sessions (Empirically based research, two presenters max)
  • Primary Topic Addressed (based primarily on NBCC categories)
    • Assessment
    • Career development and counseling
    • Counseling specialty areas
      (e.g., addictions; clinical mental health; rehabilitation; college counseling & student affairs; marriage, couple, & family; school counseling; CE&S doctoral programs)
    • Counseling theory/practice
    • Teaching and learning
    • Counselor professional identity and practice issues
      (e.g., supervision, ethics, personal career development, leadership & advocacy, gatekeeping, mentoring)
    • Group dynamics and counseling
    • Human growth and development
    • Research and program evaluation
    • Social and cultural foundations
    • Wellness and prevention
    • Other (specify)
  • Presenter Information and Qualifications
    Name, highest degree earned, licensure/certification, institutional affiliation, primary mailing address, email, and phone (for all presenters)
  • Presenter Expertise Provide the collective experience related to the proposed session (max 1500 characters) and Select all from the following :
    • Presented on this topic at regional or national conference
    • Invited speaker or trainer on this topic
    • Authored or co-authored a peer-reviewed article on this topic
    • Published a book or (co)authored a book chapter on this topic
    • Taught or currently teach a course related to this topic
    • Worked or currently work with clients impacted by this topic
  • Conference Program Abstract
    This will appear in the conference PDF program and conference app (max 500 characters).
  • Synopsis of Program
    Include overview of rationale, content, and presentation format (max 1500 characters).
  • Learning Objectives
    Provide three objectives attendees can expect as a result of participating in your program; they must be relevant to the work of professional counselors, supervisors, and counselor educators. They will be available to participants (max 500 characters).
  • Session Level
    • Beginner level (explores introductory concepts and skills),
    • Intermediate level (expands on introductory knowledge, skills, and competencies),
    • Advanced level (requires prerequisite knowledge, preparation, and experience)
  • Presenter Agreement
    You must agree to the following:
    • Individuals' names may only appear on two presentations, whether you are lead presenter or co-presenter.
    • All presenters will be available to present Friday 11/4/22 and Saturday 11/5/22 from 8 AM - 5 PM and must be SACES members through the conference.
    • SACES will provide one LCD projector/screen combo in each content presentation room. Any other A/V needs (e.g., Computer VGA/HDMI adapters, Internet access, DVD/CD players, televisions, etc.) are the responsibility of the presenter.
    • All presenters must register by 8/1/22 to appear in the conference materials, including the conference website, PDF of the conference program, and conference app.
    • Presenters will make your presentation and related handouts available to participants in the conference app within one week of the conference.
    • You have reviewed the SACES registration cancellation policy. Please note, cancellations received after the PDF program and conference app has been released/posted may result in a presenter/proposal disqualification for the next SACES conference.
    • All presenters must be active SACES members by 8/1/22 and remain active through the conference. Proposals with inactive members will be cancelled.

Rating Criteria

Proposals will be blind-reviewed and rated on the following review criteria:

  • Clear rationale for program
  • Clearly stated and appropriate learning objectives
  • Appropriate content and format
  • Overall organization and clarity
  • Relevance of topic to SACES membership
  • Appropriate fit with program tracks
  • Attention to cultural and ethical considerations
  • Relevant presenter credentials

Presenters: when reviews are completed, you may edit your proposal as allowed; all presenters will be notified by 4/15/22 and must register by 8/1/22. Presenters are encouraged to create their presentations with consideration for ADA accommodation.

All conference proposals will undergo a double-blind review. If you have any questions, please contact the Conference Program Chair, Dr. Michael Jones at conference.programs@saces.org



The SACES Executive Committee would like to invite you to become a proposal reviewer. You will have the opportunity to indicate your interest in serving as a reviewer at the end of the proposal submission process or by completing an application here. All conference proposals undergo a double-blind review.  Each reviewer must be available to evaluate submissions between 3/1/22 and 4/1/22 and be willing to complete at least 20 proposals.

You will need to log in with your SACES account to complete and modify the online forms.


  • 1/15/22 – Submission portal open
  • 3/1/22 – Deadline for submissions
  • 5/1/22 – Decision and Scheduling notification
  • 6/1/22- Deadline to make Proposal Changes
  • 8/1/22- Deadline for presenters and co-presenters to register; all presenters must register by this date and attend the conference to be included in the conference program


All Presenters are required to be active SACES members by 8/1/22 and remain active through the conference.  Membership is verified by using your ACA/ACES/SACES email address and password. Your login email address needs to match the same email you use when signing onto the ACA/ACES websites. If you encounter a password error, you can reset your password by following the steps below.  Log in via this link https://saces.secure-platform.com/a/

1. Go to the ACA/ACES go to their login page:  https://www.counseling.org/log-in/log-in

2. Select Forgot Your Username and/or Password?

3. Reset your password and then return: https://saces.secure-platform.com/a/ and log in using your ACA/ACES email and new password.

If you encounter an error that you cannot resolve on your own, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Villares at evillare@fau.edu for assistance.

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