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Gov. Abbott Signs School Safety Measure into Law

June 10, 2019 

Governor Greg Abbot signed a series of school safety bills into law last week. TCA Executive Director, Jan Friese, was on Spectrum News Austin speaking about the role and importance of professional school counselors as well as an outlook on the recent legislative session.


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TCA Newsline is sent weekly to all TCA members and is a comprehensive collection of timely news from across Texas and around the nation. Articles focus on topics of interest to professional counselors and other mental health professionals.


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PGC is going virtual!

calendar-iconJul 31 2020
TCA leadership has decided to convert our 64th Annual TCA Professional Growth Conference, happening November 11-13, 2020, to a virtual event. If you already registered for this conference, check out the conference FAQ page.

July is Minority Mental Health Month

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Governor Abbott has declared the month of July 2020, Minority Mental Health Month.

TCA's Statement on Racial Injustice

calendar-iconJun 1 2020
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 sidelines...

Legislative News

Texas 86th Legislative Session Wrap-Ups

calendar-iconAug 19 2019
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.

Federal Advocacy!

calendar-iconAug 19 2019
Congress is on vacation until Sept 9. Try and meet with your federal reps while they are back in Texas! Ask them to add LPCs to Medicare. ACA will also be in D.C Sept 17-18 for a Day on the Hill. Learn more.

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