Conference Information


2023 Annual Conference

February 7-9, 2023 (hotel block Feb. 6-8, 2023)

New Orleans, Louisiana


The 2023 Call for Proposals is now open. Please review the Call for Proposal 2023 AASCB Conference Call for Proposals and contact Virginia Shapland at with any questions. Proposals must be submitted using the proposal form found here

Call for Proposals for the 2023 AASCB Annual Conference

The American Association of State Counseling Boards is seeking regulatory-oriented presentations for the 2023 AASCB Annual Conference, February 7-9, 2023 in New Orleans, Louisiana. AASCB expects 80+ counseling licensing professionals and regulators to attend. Presentations that incorporate and promote interaction in the form of live surveys, polling questions, etc., are preferred. Proposals will be accepted through September 30, 2022, and submitters will be notified of their session's status by October 31, 2022.

Please review the information below and submit your proposal via the 2023 Call for Proposals Form. Contact Virginia Shapland at with any questions.

AASCB welcomes session proposals on all topics relevant to state counseling boards and their members but will give special consideration to proposals that speak to the following topics:

  • Regulating foreign licenses and degrees
  • Professional protection versus public protection - How do states handle a patient in your state bringing a complaint against a counselor in another state?
  • How states are dealing with specialized areas of counseling (e.g. art/music therapy, addiction counseling, Christian counseling, life coaches, equine)
  • Lobbying dos and don'ts for state regulatory bodies
  • Best practice for board member training, guideline development, board member responsibilities, etc.
  • Building relationships between boards and administrators
  • Developing and maintaining stakeholder relationships
  • DEI on regulatory boards/board accountability
  • Supervisions for independent pre-licensed counselors – what are the requirements, can non-counselors supervise counselors [panel]
  • Best practices in the regulation of supervisors (fees, onsite versus off-site, remediation, etc.)
  • Comparative look at information collected on applications
  • Application data collection, use, and efficiency
  • Regulatory implications of DEI initiatives
  • Similarities and differences between state boards regarding licensure requirements
  • Equity in entry to practice requirements
  • AASCB welcomes single or multiple presenters, panel discussions, and roundtable/workshop-style sessions.

The conference agenda will be posted in late 2022.

Information forthcoming.

Information forthcoming.