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Welcome to our 59th Annual Conference!

Unity in Community

We hope you'll join us for our 59th Annual Conference!

Date: February 23rd - 25th, 2023 

Where:  Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

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You have until February 8th to book within our room block! More info here!
Thursday Evening Pre-Conference Session
Trauma-Informed Care Anywhere!: Implementing
Trauma-Informed Practices Across School & Clinical Settings

Presented by
Chandler Cox, M.Ed, LPC, NCC, SCCA President 2022-2023
Dr. Guy Ilagan, Ph.D, LPCS, NCC, SCCA President Elect 2023-2024, SCCA Board Member 2021-2023

Cost: $30 for all in attendance

Luncheon Keynote Session - Happy Trails: The Mental Health Effects of Outdoor Experience
Presented by Dr. Guy Ilagan, Ph.D, LPCS, NCC, SCCA President Elect 2023-2024, SCCA Board Member 2021-2023

Guy will discuss findings from his three recent studies on the effects of three-day backpacking trips on college women and student veterans. Many people are surprised to hear of the mental health and wellness effects of outdoor experience. Student backpackers in Guy's studies showed gains in happiness, stress-coping, self-efficacy, and sense of belonging. Other studies have shown increased feelings of autonomy, improved self-perception, a positive attitude towards life, an overall sense of improved well-being, fitness motivation, and improved sleep. So, what is it about backpacking that makes these dramatic findings possible and reproducible? Guy will endeavor to answer that question and others during this lively discussion. Hopefully, you will find yourselves motivated to play outside. 
Thank you to our Sponsors!

Silver Sponsor - The Citadel

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Conference Rates
(does not include fees/taxes)
Membership Type
Non-Member Student
Early Bird
Pre-Conference Rates (per session)
Breakfast & Lunch Tickets
First tickets included in your registration fees
Additional Breakfast or Lunch Tickets are $25.00 per ticket
Please let us know if you will be attending the breakfast or lunch by selecting this option in your registration.  You can have this adjusted or changed later if your plans change.
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Saturday Afternoon Session
Let's Play Outside!
Presented by Dr. Guy Ilagan, Ph.D, LPCS, NCC, SCCA President Elect 2023-2024, SCCA Board Member 2021-2023
1pm - 4pm
3 CEUs
Cost: $30 for all in attendance

South Carolina Counseling Association (SCCA) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2041.

Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. SCCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.



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