The California Counseling Association (CCA) is a professional association incorporated in 1967 as a state branch of the American Counseling Association (ACA). We serve our members to advance counseling and professional development in the broad areas of mental health, career, and education.
CCA acts as the umbrella organization for a variety of divisions and interest groups within the profession. Our program is carried out at the local level to respond to local needs and situations. We support our members as leaders and innovators in counseling in partnership with schools, government agencies, private and pastoral practice, business, and industry.
Join us for this very exciting conference and a full day of programs for professionals in Schools, Universities, Career Development, Private Practice, Admissions, EOP, Education, and more! Take advantage of Continuing Education Units and get some advice from a career counselor in the Career Corner. Plus, we will have a very special keynote presentation from the American Counseling Association past-president, Dr. Cirecie West-Olatunji!
Cirecie A. West-Olatunji serves as associate professor at Xavier University of Louisiana. She is also a past president of the American Counseling Association (ACA), secretary of Division E: Counseling and Human Development in the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and past president of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD). Nationally, Dr. West-Olatunji has initiated several clinical research projects that focus on culture-centered community collaborations designed to address issues rooted in systemic oppression, such as transgenerational trauma and traumatic stress. Her publications include three co-authored books, numerous book chapters, and over 50 articles in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. West-Olatunji has delivered research papers throughout Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas.
The Center is located in the building at the corner of 11th and Broadway in Oakland. You can only access the Conference Center from a doorway on 11th Street marked "Suite 109", located next to the Colonial Donut Shop. You cannot access the Center through the lobby.
From Contra Costa County
Take Highway 24 to the Caldecott Tunnel. Take Highway 980 exit. Continue south to the 11th Street exit. Turn left onto 11th street. Cross Broadway. See below for parking information.
From Marin County
Take Highway 580 to Interstate 80 West. At the San Francisco/Oakland interchange, take Highway 580 East. Take the Highway 980/Downtown Oakland exit. Continue to the 11th Street exit. Turn left onto 11th Street. Cross Broadway. See below for parking information.
Take Highway 580 into Oakland. Take the Downtown Oakland exit onto Highway 980. Continue to the 11th Street exit. Turn left on 11th Street. Cross Broadway. See below for parking information.
From the San Francisco/Bay Bridge
Take the Highway 580 exit. Take the Downtown Oakland exit onto Highway 980. Continue to the 11th Street exit. Turn left onto 11th Street. Cross Broadway. See below for parking information.
From the Oakland International Airport
Take Highway 880 North to the Broadway exit in Downtown Oakland. Make a right turn onto Broadway at the first light. Make a right turn onto 11th Street. See below for parking information. You may also use BART from the airport. Outside Terminals 1 and 2 proceed to the AirBart bus stop. The AirBart buses run between Oakland Int'l. Airport and the Oakland Coliseum BART station. Take BART north to the 12th Street/City Center station.
Exit the Oakland City Center/12th Street station using the Broadway/11th Street South Exit. Proceed on Broadway to 11th Street and follow the directions under "Location" above. Visit the BART website for more information on routes and schedules.
The Oakland Center is located on the AC Transit 82/82L lines which both drop off on 11th Street at Broadway. Additional lines also drop off on Broadway.
Underground parking is available at the Transpacific Centre on 11th Street, where the Oakland Center is located. The parking garage is open Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and there is a $1.00 charge per 15 minutes for parking ($16 daily maximum). Early Bird special pricing is available at $9.00, if you arrive by 9 a.m. Evening special pricing is available at $6.00, after 3:00 p.m.
You can also reserve your parking and pay online by searching for “Cal State East Bay Oakland Center” on the following websites:
There also are numerous public lots and parking garages in the vicinity of the Oakland Center. View a complete list of nearby parking on Google Maps.