TCA Public Policy

85th Legislative Session – January 10, 2017 thru May 29, 2017

Support the counseling profession and TCA’s public policy agenda!

  • Mark your calendar and plan to attend TCA’s Advocacy Days at the State Capitol

  • Check out the TCA 2017 Advocacy Resource Manual
  • Watch TCA's Advocacy Training Video
  • Watch your email for TCA Action Alerts (See past Alerts below.)
  • Stay up to date on State issues affecting the counseling profession including bill updates, committee hearings and public comment requests.

TCA 2017 Public Policy Agenda


Position Statements

Sunset Commission Staff Report: Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists; Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners

Comments from TCA on the Sunset Committee staff report

HHSC Comments – Medicaid (Coming soon!)
SBEC – S.C. Certification (Coming soon!)


Advocacy Action Alerts

April 21, 2017 CORRECTED Call to Action and Weekly Update
April 14, 2017 CORRECTED Call to Action and Weekly Update
April 7, 2017
Call to Action and Weekly Update
March 31, 2017 Call to Action and Weekly Update
March 28, 2017
Action Alert!
March 24, 2017 Call to Action and Weekly Update
March 17, 2017 Call to Action and Weekly Update
March 10, 2017 Breaking News and Weekly Update
March 3, 2017 Call to Action and Weekly Update
February 24, 2017 SB 1022 and Texas Supreme Court Ruling
December 6, 2016
Contact all Sunset Commission members regarding the staff report. Contact information and talking points.

2016 TCA Advocacy in Action

August 23, 2016 TCA member Valerie Martinez from Northside Independent School District in San Antonio provided testimony before the Texas Senate Committee on Criminal Justice regarding cyber bullying. Watch Valerie starting at 1:05:34.
April 27, 2016 TCA member Sharon Cunningham delivered invited testimony before the Texas Legislature's Special House Committee on Mental Health to address initiatives on increasing access to mental health services in Texas. Watch Sharon starting at 1:43:00.