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64th Annual TCA Professional Growth Conference

Dallas, TX

This conference is for all professional counselors, from private practice to school settings. The complete four-day event draws approximately 2,000 people and features 100+ educational (CE) programs as well as networking opportunities.

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Legislative News

Texas 86th Legislative Session Wrap-Ups

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Mental health and school counselors were on the forefront of the 86th Legislative Session. Advocacy by TCA and hundreds of TCA members resulted in passage of several significant bills.
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Action Alerts

Submit Comments on BHEC Rules

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The Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council (BHEC) established in HB 1501 (86R) will become fully operational on September 1, 2020. All behavioral health licensing boards – including the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors – will be housed at BHEC.
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TCA Updates

TCA Office Working Remotely

As of March 24, the TCA office is working remotely. We are still functioning during this time, however all staff members are working from home. Phone messages will be checked, but email is currently the fastest way to get in touch with us. 

TCA's Statement on Racial Injustice

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TCA must speak out as Texas and our nation struggle with the violent pandemic of racial injustice. Too many people are dying. We cannot stand on the s...

Call for Committee Volunteers Open

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Apply to be a committee volunteer and get more involved with TCA. Appointments are for 1 year starting July 1st.

COVID-19 & Telehealth Resources

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See our compiled list of resources for you and your clients.

Statement on Professional Counselors and COVID-19

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TCA's position statement on professional counselors during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Industry News

Information from TEA regarding Advanced Academics

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Advanced Academics includes courses, programs, assessments, services and supports that provide opportunities for students to demonstrate college and career readiness and earn postsecondary credit.
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