The board members of the Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling (ACAC) are proud to present…..

ACAC’s 2nd National Conference

July 25-26, 2019

Omni Austin Southpark

Austin, Texas

Sponsored by: Texas Counseling Association (TCA)

July 25, 2019

7 pm Speaker and Reception

Night of Service and Advocacy for Children

Join colleagues to learn how ACAC counselors can support the needs of children being traumatized by separation from their families. RAICES TEXAS experts, who are the front line helping children and families in this crisis, will give us an update and various ways to advocate. We will also have a fundraiser, raffle, and other fun activities to support and advocate on this urgent issue.


July 26, 2019

Full Day Conference

Counseling Children and Adolescents in the Age of Technology.

Keynote: Jon Lasser, PhD

And multiple, AMAZING conference sessions (see below)!


6 CE’s available Friday

1.5 CE’s available Thursday evening

APT (select sessions, APT Approved Provider #16-471)

and NBCC CE’s


Conference Hotel Information:                       

Join us at the Omni Austin Southpark!


The room block is available to receive reservations:

  1. Call 1-800-THE-OMNI (800-843-6664), Ask for Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling 2019 Conference
  2. Click on the following link and enter the arrivaland departure dates





10:45 – 11:45

Digital Media, Play Therapy, and the Young Child (APT CE)

Mindful Connections: Promoting Health in  Adolescent Social Media Use

“A Seat at the Table”: Promoting Systemic Change for Black Students

Play Therapy in a Bag for Therapists, School Counselors, and In-Home Providers

Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Adolescents


1:00 – 2:30

Building Resilience in Children in the Age of Technology (APT CE)

Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Play for Traumatic Neurodevelopment in Schools (APT CE)

Parenting, Mood, and Food: On Emotional and Cognitive Development

Using CPRT to Strengthen Relationships in Families (APT CE)

Mindfulness-Based Interventions to Increase Creativity in Group Therapy


2:45 – 3:45

Limit Setting in Play Therapy (APT CE)

Teens & Tech: Helping Teens and Parents Thrive in a Tech Saturated World

I Need a Hero: A Superhero Play Group for Elementary Students (APT CE)

Poverty, ACEs and Brain Development: Implications for Child Counselors

Addressing the “Leaking Pipeline” of Girls’s Leadership


4:00 – 5:00

Unmaking of Screenagers: Explaining Screen Time to Parents in Play Therapy (APT CE)

Addressing Social Media Jealousy in Teenagers

Anxious Students: Intervention Strategies for School Counselors

Supervision, Ethical, and Legal Considerations When Counseling Youth (Supervision & Ethics)

Using Expressive Art Therapy: A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words