2014 School Counselor Conference

Event Date & Time

2/9/2014 - 2/11/2014


Westin Galleria
5060 West Alabama, Houston, Texas 77056


Click here for handouts/powerpoints.

Onsite Registration Rates

Conference Registration Only $155
Pre-Conference Session and Conference $205

The on‐site registration fee is $155. Fees may be paid by check, payable to Texas Counseling Association, or by Visa, Discover, Amex or MasterCard only. Please bring payment to the Registration Desk in the Woodway Foyer on the 4th floor of the Westin Galleria Hotel and complete an onsite registration form.


Double Tree Suites by Hilton - Galleria
5353 Westheimer Road
Houston, Texas 77056
Reservation Cut-Off Date: February 3, 2014

The Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel Houston by the Galleria is a 100% non-smoking hotel, within walking distance to the Westin Galleria and just 30 to 45 minutes from Hobby and George Bush Intercontinental airports. Guests will enjoy the in-room work stations, a fully equipped 24-hour business center and the proximity of the Central Business District, home to numerous Fortune 500 companies. Relax at the outdoor pool, utilize the fitness center, and enjoy a meal at McKinley’s Bar and Grille. Please call Hawani at (713) 585-2718 to make a reservation; be sure to reference “Texas Counseling Association” to receive the discounted rate of $159/night single or double. To make a reservation online, click here.

Westin Galleria (Headquarters Hotel)
5060 West Alabama
Houston, TX  77056

Westin Oaks
5011 Westheimer at Post Oak
Houston, TX  77056

Hotel Indigo
5160 Hildago Street
Houston, Texas 77056
Please call (866) 246-3446 to make a reservation; be sure to reference the “Texas Counseling Association” or “TCA” block to receive the discounted rate of $159/night single or double.

Sheraton Houston Brookhollow
3000 North Loop West
Houston, Texas 77092

Please call (888) 627-8196 to make a reservation; be sure to reference “Texas Counseling Association” to receive the discounted rate of $118/night single or double.



Click here for the Program Book

Click here for Pre-Conference Session description – Option A: AchieveTexas.
Click here for Pre-Conference Session description – Option B: Gifted and Talented.

Click here for a “Conference Programs Take-Away Worksheet” to organize and outline all that you learn
Click here for a “Professional Contacts Worksheet” to catalogue everyone you meet for easy follow-up
Click here for a “Template Reasons to Attend Letter” to send to your school principal, superintendent or supervisor


Click here for the printable exhibitor prospectus.

Parking & Transportation

Click here for information on the Airport Shuttle

Click here to access a map of the local parking garages.



Q: Where will the conference be held?
A: The Westin Galleria is the conference host hotel, and all conference workshops and events will be held here.

Q: Internet access in the Westin Galleria?
A: Internet access will NOT be available in any of the conference meeting rooms at the Westin Galleria. Hotel guests my purchase wireless internet access for their guest room only at a cost of $9.95 per day.

Q: What are some attractions around the Houston area?
A: Click here for more information.


Q: When is registration open?
A: Pre-registration is available from Friday, November 15, 2013 to Friday, January 24, 2014. Onsite registration will be available at the Westin Galleria.

Q. I've missed the registration deadline, now what?
A. Register onsite.

Q: Where will onsite registration be held?
A:Pick-up your pre-conference registration materials or register onsite in the Woodway Foyer on the 4th Floor (accessible by stairs from the Galleria Foyer or by elevator from the Plaza Foyer):
-Pre-Conference Workshops ONLY:  7:30am to 9:30am on Sunday, 2/9
-School Counselor Conference ONLY:  Noon to 6pm on Sunday, 2/9; 7am to 4pm on Monday, 2/10; and 7 to 10:30am on Tuesday, 2/11

Q. What type of payment is accepted?
A. You can pay for your conference registration by check or by using a MC, Visa, Amex, or Discover credit card. We do not accept Purchase Orders as a form of payment.

Q. How do I cancel my registration?
A. The cancellation deadline is January 24, 2014. Complete the online form at www.txca.org/refund

Conference Programs

Q: How do I access handouts?
A: Because there will be NO internet access available in the conference meeting rooms, we ask all attendees to download the program handouts (as submitted by conference presenters) before the conference. Handouts will be available until March 31, 2013. You can access presenter handouts at www.txca.org/handouts; handouts will be posted the first week of February.

Q: Will the handouts be available after conference is over?
A: Attendees can access handouts online thru March 31, 2013.

Q: What is a pre-conference workshop?
A: This year, we are offering a selection of in-depth, 6 hour pre-conference workshops which are available for an additional fee. Individuals do not have to attend the conference to be able to register for a pre-conference workshop. Pre-conference workshops will be held on Sunday, February 9 from 8:45am to 4:45pm.

Q: How much CE credit can I earn at the conference?
A: One (1.0) continuing education contact clock hour is given per session hour. An attendee can earn up to 13.5 CE hours during the three-day conference. Individuals who also register for and attend a pre-conference workshop can earn up to 16.5 CE hours.

Q: What type of CEU credit can I earn at your conference?
A: All conference programs are eligible for LPC, NBCC, SBEC, LCDC, LMFT, SW, and Psychologist continuing education credits.

Q: Where can I submit a survey about my experience at the conference?
A: TCA will email all conference attendees a link to the conference survey, shortly after the conclusion of the event.


Q: What is the deadline for booth move-in?
A: 2pm on Sunday, February 9. Exhibitors may start moving-in at noon.

Q: I'm registered as an Exhibitor can I attend conference sessions?
A: No, you must register for the conference to attend sessions. Exhibitors that are presenting are not required to register as a conference attendee. Certain sponsorship levels receive a complimentary conference registration.

Q: What are the event demographics?
A: There will be approximately 1,500+ School Counselors, LPCs, LMFTs, Counselor Educators, and other mental health professionals in attendance.

Online registration is not available at this time. Please register onsite.