ACAC Conference Information

2024 ACAC Virtual Conference

The Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling is pleased to share that we will be holding our
second annual virtual conference on Friday, February 23, 2024.

The sessions will be presented live, as well as recorded for participants who are unavailable for the live session.
See the list of conference presentations below. 

Continuing Education credits are available.  

STUDENTS: email with proof of enrollment to receive a discount code for $25 off registration!



Welcome to our 2nd annual virtual ACAC conference! We are excited to be able to gather in this way again to help connect child and adolescent counselors from across the country and offer diverse learning opportunities. We are proud to be covering topics from working with young children in play therapy through helping adolescents’ mental health. There are sessions for school counseling and community mental health. You will be sure to find something for everyone! We can’t wait to see you there! – Dr. Hayley Stulmaker, ACAC President


Conference Keynote Speaker: Dr. Yi-Ju Cheng

Dr. Yi-Ju Cheng is an associate professor at Rider University. Her clinical and research interests center on play therapy and multicultural issues in counseling. She is a trainer for the Child-Centered Play Therapy and Child-Parent Relationship Therapy certificate programs. Currently, she serves as the chair of the Association for Play Therapy (APT) Research Committee and the president-elect of the New Jersey Association for Play Therapy (NJAPT)

2024 Conference Presentations

Accomplishing Success: Involving Parents in Treatment

Mindful Media: How to Apply Mindfulness to Adolescent Social Media Use

The Preparedness of School Counselors in Dealing with Suicidal Ideation

Taking Adlerian Play Therapy to School

Embracing Diversity: A Panel Exploration of Multicultural Considerations

Supporting Parents/Families of Trans and Gender-Expansive Children

Attuning to Grief & Loss: Concepts, Interventions, & Cultural Considerations

The State of School Counseling Induction Programs: A Call to Action

Play Matters: Neurobiology & the Healing Power of Play

Healing a School Community in the Aftermath of a Suicide

Intersectional Strategies & Advocacy for Queer Refugee Youth in the US

School Counselors’ Use of Gardening: A Phenomenological Inquiry

Supporting Neurodiverse Children and Adolescents Through Bereavement

Using Trauma-Informed Movie Metaphors with School Counseling Groups

Counseling Children with Social Class Related Trauma


STUDENTS: email with proof of enrollment to receive a discount code for $25 off registration!