Ohio Counseling Association

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The Ohio Counseling Association is the professional organization representing all licensed counselors, and those in graduate training to be counselors. OCA offers counselors an opportunity for professional networking, advocacy, and professional development.

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35th Annual All Ohio Counselors Conference (AOCC)

Join us in Columbus, OH

  • When: November 7-9, 2018
  • Over 150 educational sessions offer essential information to maintain licensures and gain knowledge in trending practice areas from school counselors, mental health practitioners, and educators across Ohio


Session Topics

  • OSCA: mindfulness in schools, school safety, career readiness, PBIS/RTI, suicide prevention, elementary and middle level counseling, working with gifted students, current state initiatives
  • OCA: ethics, supervision, suicide assessment, psychopharmacology, social justice, addictions, diagnosis and treatment, using technology in practice. 
  • Both: social justice, professional advocacy, and trauma-informed care.

Conference Agenda


Keynote Speakers


Dr. Leonard Sax


Dr. Lisa Hinkelman

From the President

Dr. Adrianne Johnson has published a rebuttal to an article in Real Simple magazine misrepresents the Counseling Profession.

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OCA Distance Learning Platform

Earn up to 15 credits towards licensure renewal totally online.

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