CALL FOR PAPERS We invite Psychologist, Counselors, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, lecturers, academicians, and post graduate students as participants of the conference and submission of abstract/paper on contemporary issues in psychology, counseling...




We invite Psychologist, Counselors, Psychiatrists, Social Workers, lecturers, academicians, and post graduate students as participants of the conference and submission of abstract/paper on contemporary issues in psychology, counseling and humanities befitting any of the conference tracks mentioned as under topics of interest.


Theme and Topic

Theme of conference: From Research to Practice: Embracing the Diversity.

Based on the theme of the conference, the topics of interest as of the proposal for submission and will be presented in the conference include, but are not limited to:

1.     Intervention, counseling and therapy

2.     Adult development and aging

3.     Assessment and psychological method

4.     Career and employment

5.     Children and adolescence

6.     Education and supervision

7.     Creativity and productivity

8.     Marriage, couple and family

9.     Multiculturalism and diversity

10.  Rehabilitation and disability

11.  Spirituality and religious value

12.  Substance-abuse and addiction

13.  Disaster, trauma, and resilience

14.  Personality and mental disorder

15.  Well-being in workplace


Type of Submissions

AC-PCH 2017 accepts the following types of submissions:

·         Research Papers: Completed research papers in any of the topic areas listed or related areas.

·         Student Papers: Research done by students in any of the topic areas listed, or related areas.

·         Case Studies: Case studies in any of the topic areas listed or related areas.

·         Literature Review: Review of literature related to any of the topic areas listed or related areas.

·         Reports on Issues Related to the conference topics: Reports related to innovative techniques or research related to any of the topic areas listed or related areas.



Abstract Submission

Abstract submissions must be prepared in English only. The text should not exceed 300 words and 3 to 5 words of the keywords.Authors who submit their outline confirm that they have not previously published these data, that they have not previously presented them at a large national annual scientific meeting, and that they are not planning to present or publish them prior to the dates of the AC-PCH 2017.

An author can submit more than one abstracts. The submitted abstract must be presented at the conference by one of the authors contributed to that research. Please note that after your submission further changes cannot be accepted. If the same author wants to present more than one article, extra fee as explained in conference fees will have to be paid. 


Each submission should contain:

1.     Objectives,indicate the purpose of the study or hypothesis that was tested.

2.     Methods,include the setting for the study, the subjects, and the type of statistical analysis; if references are needed, they should be given in the text.

3.     Results,present as clearly as possible the outcome of the study and statistical significance if appropriate.

4.    Conclusion, briefly discuss the data and emphasize the significance of the results.

Content of abstracts for the review papers or case studies can be made in applicable format.


Abstracts are accepted on a rolling admission basis as long as space is available or on July 29, 2017 at latest and are to be submitted by e-mail tothe Secretariat of the conference. Submissions sent by fax or post will not be accepted.  Notification on acceptance is sent within 7 – 14 days after the submissions has been received.


Full Paper Submission

Participants who want to publish the article in the journal or proceeding are requested for full paper submission.  The article does not exceed 10 pages including tables, figures, and references. The article is sent by e-mail to the secretariat by September 2, 2017.

All submissions will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee and the acceptance/rejections are based on their relevance to the conference topics. The Scientific Committee will evaluate the scientific quality of the submission on the basis of the following criteria: uniqueness of the research, significance of the findings, and clarity.


Submissions should be in MS Word format. Format of full paper submission should:

·       A4 size paper

·       Single line space

·       Margins: 3 cm on the left and the right

·       Format: Align left

·       No footers and headers allowed and no numbered pages

·       Fonts:

Title: Times New Roman 14 bold
Subtitles: Times New Roman 12 bold
Text: Times New Roman 12


·       First page:

Title of submission
Name/s of author/s
Affiliation/s of the author/s
E-mail address/es of the author/s


·       Second page:

Abstract of maximum 300 words (or one page)
Keywords (under abstract): 3 to 5 words


·       Third page-:

Full paper (unless only abstract is intended for publication)


·       Last page:

References (APA Style)


The editors will provide feedback toward the papers two weeks after the full paper date of final paper submission. Maybe authors are asked to revise their papers and should be back submitted the paper to the committee within two weeks, at the latest on October 7, 2017. All the authors are asked to submit the final article, to complete the registration form of participation in the conference, and to pay the conference fee by October 7, 2017. Authors who not submitting the final papers is considered not register as a conference participant.


Panel Discussions

All presenters must register to attend the AC-PCH 2017 and presenters will not be given an oral presentation slot until full payment is received for their registration. If an abstract is accepted and the presenter does not register, the abstract may be withdrawn. By submitting an abstract, the submitting author authorizes the abstract to be published by the organizer in the manner it deems fit.

Panel discussions provide an opportunity for public discussion amongst a selected group of panelists. Central to the success of a panel discussion is the choice of a good topic as the focus for discussion and panel lists that bring differing perspectives and are confident in making clear arguments in a live situation. Panels should comprise of three to five scholars who present their arguments; a discussant offers critical comment on the arguments made and the discussion is opened up to the participating audience.

Equipment that will be provided by the conference and setup in all presentation rooms:

  • Laptop
  • LCD projector
  • Microphone an sound system
  • Limited printing facilities


Please, note that all electronic files should be written on USB flash drive. The laptop will be set up for Power Point presentations. Presenters are asked to save their presentations in a compatible format. There is a 20-minutes limit per presentation, include Q & A session.


Journal and Proceedings

Selected papers presented at the conference will be published in the special edition of journal or the official conference proceedings publication (index Thomson/Scopus). Only original articles will be considered for publication in the conference’s proceeding. Authors can specifically request us to NOT include their submission in the conference publication.

In order to have your paper published in the journal or the official conference proceedings, your submission should have been previously approved and the registration arrangements are completed.

Participants who have completed registration arrangements and wish their paper published in the journal or the official conference proceedings publication must submit their final paper by September 16, 2017. Submissions received after this date or/and in a format different than specified will NOT be published. We strongly recommend early submissions to allow enough time for a review and feed back in case there are changes to be made in formatting.


Distribution of Certificate

Presenters will receive a certificate of presentation from the session chair after their presentations or at the end of the session. The certificate of presentation will not be issued, either at or after the conference, to authors whose papers are registered but not presented. Instead, the certificate of attendance will be provided after the conference.