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Ethical Counseling Embracing Diversity


NOVEMBER 2-4, 2017

Thursday 3-5pm, 

Friday 8:30am-7pm, 

Saturday 8:15am-5pm

Registration starts at 7:45am Friday, 7:30am Saturday


Embassy Suites Portland by Hilton

Washington Square

9000 SW Washington Square Rd, 

Tigard, OR 97223


14 Possible CE hours

6 Contact Hours of Ethics

4 Contact Hours of Cultural Competency

More depending on choice of breakout session


Welcome to our Fall 2017 Conference! Located at the Embassy Suites Portland by Hilton at Washington Square, our 2.5 day conference provides Ethics and Cultural Competency CE's, as well as additional workshops, and a chance to connect with other mental health professionals from all over Oregon.


Dr. David Kaplan, ACA's Chief Professional Officer presenting:

Pre-Conference Informed Consent (2 CE hours) on Thursday

Deep Dive Ethics: Critical new concepts in the ACA Code of Ethics (4 CE hours) on Friday

Click here for David's Bio!    Click here for the learning outcomes for David's presentations.

Click here for David's presentation slides.

Summer Brown, LMFT presenting:

Cultural Competence in a Multicultural World (4 CE hours) on Saturday

Click here for Summer's Bio!

Click here for the learning outcomes for Summer's presentations.

ORCA 2017 Registration Cancellation Policy

Cancellations will be accepted by mail or email through Oct 15, 2017, less a $75 cancellation fee ($50 for Students/ New Professional/ Non-Member categories.) No refunds after Oct 15, 2017.

Presentations/Workshops Decided!

Soon we'll be sending out our acceptance agreements for folks who proposed workshops. Stay tuned speakers!

Call for Awards Nominations

Book your room today!

We are offering a ONE WEEK ONLY deal!

Reserve your room @ Embassy Suites for $139 + tax and get the 2nd NIGHT FREE!!

Your reservation includes breakfast buffet and evening reception with free drinks!

We have a limited number of these specials. This deal ends 10/9/17.

ORCA has managed to secure some discounted rooms at the Embassy Suites at a group rate. If you'd like to book a room you can call 503.644.4000 or visit 

Once on the webpage, select the dates, and guests, and then click "Add Special Rate Codes." Under the "Group Code" enter "OCA" (all capitals, no quotation marks). Then you can click the "Check Rooms & Rates" button to book your room.

Make sure that the group name is displayed on the next page with each room type available in the group block. The website will only allow reservations to be made for the dates that were contracted. If you wish to reserve a night pre or post, please call the reservation line. 

The cut-off date for reserving a room or canceling a reservation is 10/9/17.

The Oregon Counseling Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2038. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Oregon Counseling Association is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

The Oregon Counseling Association is a 501(c)(6) tax-exempt trade association.

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Oregon Counseling Association 
(503) 722-7119 
PO Box 2163 Portland, OR 97208

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