2020 International Conference of Asia-Pacific Counseling

Counseling Globalization:
the Central City, Seoul, South Korea

August 6-8th, 2020
Sungshin University & Seoul Cyber University

About 2020 International Conference of Asia-Pacific Counseling(ICAPC)


The ICAPC is an international conference, organized by the Korean Counseling Association and American Counseling Association, held in Seoul, South Korea on August 6-8th 2020. Its mission is to support research and practice in the field of counseling in the Asia-Pacific region and enrich professional networks among counseling researchers and practitioners globally.

#ICAPC 2020 in SEOUL attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Attend key note and discussion sessions with global leader in the counseling field
  • Access the highest quality resources and training spoken in English and Korean (Translation services will be available)
  • Take part in social events and enrich professional networks among international scholars and practitioners
  • Browse poster sessions and learn about the most current counseling topics
  • Enjoy cultural activities and attractions in South Korea

#Website open for the registration : October 1st, 2019

Registration fee

  1. 1) Early Bird Rate by June 30, 2020 : US $80

    Registration fee includes:

    • Mid-morning and afternoon coffe breaks
    • Admission to sessions
    • A printed copy of the conference program
  2. 2) Between July 1, 2020 and August 8, 2020 : US $130

    Registration fee includes:

    • Mid-morning and afternoon coffe breaks
    • Admission to sessions
    • A printed copy of the conference program

CONFERENCE THEME Counseling Globalization: the Central City, Seoul, South Korea

  • Sungshin University, Woonjung Green Campus(01133) 55 Dobong-ro 76 ga-gil, Gangbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Seoul Cyber University(01133) 60 Solmae-ro 49-gil, Gangbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea
* These two universities are located in close proximity to each other.
WHEN August 6-8th, 2020
CONTACT icapc2020@gmail.com

About Korean Counseling Association(KCA)

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The Korean Counseling Association was established on June 3rd, 2000, with 600 members, and has since developed into the representative organization in Korean counseling and mentalhealth. By 2019, KCA has grown to include approximately 26,150 members, 14 sub-divisions, 9 regional departments, 13 standing committees, and 10 special committees. In addition, KCA publishes 3 journals on a regular basis (Korean Journal of Counseling, The Journal of Asia Pacific Counselingm [JAPC], and Counseling Research: Case and Practice).

About South Korea & Seoul

South Korea (the Republic of Korea) is a country visited by approximately 10,000,000 people each year from all over the world. Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is a unique city full of character, where Korea’s rich cultural and historical heritages blend seamlessly with the rapid developments of 21st century life. Also, outside of Seoul, cities of Busan, Gyeongju, Jeonju, Sokcho, and Jeju are a “must-see” region for tourists.

All visitors to South Korea, from approximately 150 countries are granted visa-free entry and allowed to stay in Korea up to 30 days. For more info, please visit the website using the QR code above.

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  • Visa information
  • Tourist information
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About Accomodation & transportation

The 2020 ICAPC conference planning committee will make contracts with the hotels near conference places. Information for hotel reservation and shuttle will be announced with the registration form.

Hotels Direction
  • From Incheon International Airport Incheon Int’l Airport 1 Terminal or 2 Terminal (Airport Railroad Line toward Seoul Station) → Seoul Station (line 4 toward Danggogae) → Dongdaemun History & Culture Park Station → About 10 minutes walk to hotels
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Call for proposal

The ICAPC seeks proposals that address timely topics and current challenges faced by counselors and mental health practitioners. All proposals welcomed including, however are not limited to, exploring the conference theme: Counseling Globalization. Educational sessions are intended to convey specific knowledge or skills, and poster sessions are intended to share research and best practices.

  • Website (http://icapc2020.counselors.or.kr) open for the proposals (educational & poster sessions): April 1st, 2019
  • Due date for Submission: May 15th, 2020
  • Submit a proposal in English
  • E-mail for questions: icapc2020@gmail.com

Welcoming message

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On behalf of Korean Counseling Association, it is a great honor to invite international counseling researchers and practitioners to the 2020 ICAPC to be held in Seoul, South Korea.

The 2020 ICAPC conference will provide high-quality professional development and networking opportunities to international scholars and practitioners in the field of counseling and mental health. I wholeheartedly welcome you in the hope that this conference will be a valuable opportunity to expand the competencies of international counselors and to share their research and best practices.

We are looking forward to meeting you all in Seoul, South Korea in August 2020. Thank you,

Dr. Kim In-gyu 2019-2020 President of Korean Counseling Association 학회장 사인

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The American Counseling Association is honored to join the Korean Counseling Association for the 2020 ICAPC in Seoul, South Korea. This landmark conference brings together the world’s top counseling practitioners and researchers for an opportunity to advance the profession on a truly global scale.

Every time the professional counseling and mental health community convenes to share best practices and insights, we build new bridges that unite individuals, cultures and nations in unique and important ways. It is a privilege to be able to join our colleagues in Seoul to help contribute to the successful counseling outcomes that are making life better for individuals of all backgrounds.

The American Counseling Association appreciates the chance to participate in ICAPC in August 2020?and looks forward to working with you there!

Richard Yep, Chief Executive Officer American Counseling Association학회장 사인


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