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National Cross-Cultural Counseling and Education Conference for Research, Action, and Change

Registration is now open for #NCCEC23!


We are excited to announce #NCCEC23 will be held in-person at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Savannah Historic District and the Fairfield Inn & Suites Savannah Downtown/Historic District. 

605 West Oglethorpe Avenue
Savannah, GA 31401

Submit your proposal today before the final deadline on November 16, 2022!


Please check out the Accommodations Page for additional information on the venue and link to reserve a hotel room.


Since 2002, the National Cross-Cultural Counseling and Education Conference has served as a professional diversity platform for critical interactions and community building around topics of oppression, identity, society, and social action. Together, we consider how counseling and education can address diversity, equity, and inclusion; systemic racism and oppression; trauma; marginalized communities; and networking with community-based organizations, corporations, local governments, and healthcare facilities. 

The NCCEC continues to be a source of restoration and a call for strategic practices for social justice advocacy, cross-cultural awareness, and change. This year’s conference theme is 

We Are Many: Building Community and Promoting Strategic Social Justice, Advocacy, and Change

Major Topics Include:

  • Identity Development: Racial, Ethnic, Gender, Sexual Orientation, Spiritual/Religious, and Ability
  • Majority Privilege and Social Group Impact
  • Cultural and Ethical Competencies in Counseling, Supervision, and Education
  • Anti-Oppression/Anti-Racism
  • Social Justice, Social Advocacy, and Social Action
  • Racial and Cultural Issues in Community, School, and Higher Education Settings

Planning Committee

Jennifer Perry, Ph.D., LCMHCA, NCC, Conference Chair
Assistant Professor of Counselor Education, Georgia Southern University

Leon Spencer, Ed.D., LPC, NCC, CPCS, MAC, Honorary Chair
Retired Professor Emeritus of Counselor Education, Georgia Southern University

Lyndon Abrams, Ph.D., NCC
Associate Professor of Counseling, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Kristen Dickens, Ph.D., LPC, ACS, NCC
Associate Professor of Counselor Education, Georgia Southern University

David Julius Ford Jr. Ph.D., LCMHC, LPC, NCC, ACS
Associate Professor, Monmouth University

Alexander Hines, M.Ed.
Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & President’s Emerging Scholars Programs, University of MinnesotaCollege of Liberal Arts

Amy D. Jenkins, M.Ed. 

Graduation Coach, New Hampstead High School

Patricia M. Stewart, Ph.D., LPCC, PYCH OH
Retired Psychologist and Educator, Savannah, GA

Alison Wallace, M.Ed., LPC, NCC

Deborah A. Wilcox, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer Confluency Consultants and Associates Multicultural Organizational Development/Health and Wellness Coaching Services 

#NCCEC23  |  2023

Last updated: 10/27/2022