The BC Association of Clinical Counsellors presents

in a Changing World


Dynamic and
Interactive Sessions



Call for abstracts
now open

BCACC is excited to bring together counsellors from around the world to discuss the many aspects of counselling in a rapidly changing world and globally connected communities.

Call for Abstracts Now Open!


Bring your passion, experience, and expertise to this one of a kind event.

Here’s what you’ll be asked for when you submit your abstract:

Which stream you are applying for 

Optional samples of previous speaking engagements

Your comfort level with presenting in a virtual conference format

Experience as a speaker: novice, intermediate or experienced

Outline of your presentation

DR. Dixon Chibanda

Keynote speaker


keynote speaker

DR. Bruce Perry

Pre-conference workshop

The Impact of Trauma on the Developing Child: Implications for Working with Indigenous Populations

Registration opens Spring 2021.

More than ever counsellors are needed to bring compassion, hope and resilience forward and to hold space for the challenges and grief we are all experiencing.

Counselling in a Changing World will unite counsellors from around the globe in relevant discussions on advancements and innovation in mental health.

Three conference streams link overarching themes:


Current and emerging psychotherapies with an international lens


The changing nature of our relationships with others and self


Global response to an increase of collective crisis and trauma

Conference Streams


Current and Emerging Psychotherapies
  • International and cultural perspectives of counselling, mental health, and wellness.
  • New approaches, tried and true practices, and what’s on the horizon
  • How can cultural practice inform clinical practice


Changing Nature of Relationships with Others and Self

  • Caring for others while caring for ourselves
  • Therapeutic alliances
  • The connection to work, technology, environment and spiritual well-being

Global response to an increase of collective crisis and trauma

  • What are we learning from the pandemic and other world crises about our resilience?
  • COVID-19 as a spotlight on other pandemics: loneliness, trauma, substance abuse
  • Ethical considerations in relation to the use of technology and e-counselling



Questions about the Counselling in a Changing World conference?

Contact us:

Marci Zoretich, BCACC Director Member Services   |