The Texas Counseling Association hosts several conferences and continuing education workshops throughout the year for professional counselors and mental health professionals of all types. All conference programs and workshops listed below are eligible for LPC, NBCC, SBEC, LMFT, SW, and Psychologist continuing education credits.
The TCA Online Learning platform offers on-demand CE programs to support the professional development needs of professional counselors across a variety of work settings. Courses start at $25 for TCA members; $50 for non-members. The online course catalog contains a variety of program topics and new courses are always being added ensuring that programming is up-to-date and informative.
STATEWIDE CE WORKSHOPS
TCA's 12 Divisions and 32 Chapters offer a variety of CE workshops during our annual conference interims. Use the CE Workshop webpage to learn more about individual continuing education opportunities that are taking place around the state. If you are a TCA Chapter or Division interested in having your workshop listed on the TCA website, please call the TCA office at 800-580-8144 or email Bobbie@txca.org for more information.
PROFESSIONAL GROWTH CONFERENCE
The Professional Growth Conference is TCA's largest annual conference, held each November. The complete four-day event draws well over 2,500 attendees and is designed for professional counselors working in a variety of settings including private practice, primary and higher education, criminal justice, community mental health centers, hospitals, nursing homes and managed care facilities, among others. The conference generally features 150+ sessions including full-day Learning Institutes, Post-Conference workshops, and two General Session keynotes - for the complete four-day event. Conference topics range from mental health, school and college counseling, counselor education and supervision, addiction and offender counseling, community and clinical counseling, marital, couple and family counseling, career development and employment counseling, to diversity, multicultural and social justice issues in counseling. The Professional Growth Conference is hosted by TCA Texas Counseling Association.
SCHOOL COUNSELOR CONFERENCE
The annual School Counselor Conference is a three-day professional development event held in early February. The event offers comprehensive programming, full-day Learning Institutes, and draws more than 1,800 attendees. Intended for school counselors across the education spectrum, the conference is an extraordinary opportunity to learn innovative and proven techniques for effective school counseling practices as well as explore new trends and issues related to student growth and development. The conference is co-hosted by TSCA Texas School Counselors Association and TCA Texas Counseling Association.
COLLEGE COUNSELING & CAREER DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE
The annual College Counseling & Career Development Conference is a two-day event designed specifically to address the unique interests and continuing education needs of professional college and career counselors including those working in college counseling centers, community colleges, private practice, or rehabilitation settings as well as counselor educators and student service personnel. The conference is generally held in early June. The College Counseling and Career Development Conference is co-hosted by the TCCA Texas College Counseling Association, TCDA Texas Career Development Association, and TCA Texas Counseling Association.
DIRECTORS OF GUIDANCE TRACK
The Directors of Guidance Track is offered each year at both the Professional Growth Conference and the School Counselor Conference. Attendees may choose to register for the Directors of Guidance Learning Institute, or the Conference, or both! The track features unique programming designed specifically for Directors of Guidance and School Counselor Supervisors. Complete details are available on the conference websites. The Directors of Guidance Track is co-hosted by TACES Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and TCA Texas Counseling Association.
FUTURE CONFERENCE DATES
Keep up-to-date on TCA's future conferences.