Directors of Guidance Track

The Directors of Guidance Track is offered each year at the Professional Growth Conference and is sponsored by TACES (Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision) - a division of TCA. The unique CE programming is designed specifically for Directors of Guidance and School Counselor Supervisors, and features an in-depth Learning Institute on 11/4 as well as select conference courses.

Directors of Guidance Track - 2015

The Directors of Guidance Conference, sponsored by TACES, was redesigned into special tracks at the Professional Growth Conference in November 2015 and the School Counselor Conference in February 2016. Attendees may choose to register for the Learning Institute, or the Conference or both! **Learning Institutes cost $100.  Click here to register.

Learning Institute F.
"Support from Directors of Guidance: Fostering School Counseling Competence through Supervision"
Supervision fosters meaningful dialogue between supervisors and supervisees and provides an effective mean of assisting supervisees’ growth. Supervision for school counselors involves a set of skills that differs significantly from the supervision provided in other clinical settings. The targeted audience for this workshop is Directors of Guidance who are instrumental in this effort. This workshop will cover the different dimensions and strategies of clinical, developmental, and administrative supervision as they relate to school counseling. Targeted areas will center on 1) assessing school counselors’ level of professionalism using established performance, ethical, and professional standards; 2) using developmentally‐based supervisor interventions; and 3) providing means to enhance counselors’ professional development. The goal of this session is to enhance counselor self‐efficacy, skill level, competence, commitment, and professional identity. Attendees will leave this learning institute with intervention strategies to implement with their school counseling teams. This workshop will be delivered by a panel of individuals who will share their experience and expertise on the subject. Participants will be engaged in didactic and experiential activities.