TACES Mid-Winter Conference

Conference Location/Date
Highland Hotel
February 28-March 1, 2019
Dallas, TX

Important Information

Conference Theme
This year’s conference theme is Embracing Change in Counselor Education and Supervision. As counselor educators and supervisors, we experience changes almost every day in our society as well as our profession. In fact, change is part of the law of life and is inevitable. Embracing change is the process to help ourselves and our students and supervisees to become more mature and competent counselors.

Our keynote speaker will be Tom Hartsell, J.D. Dr. Hartsell has been a practicing attorney in the Dallas, Texas area since 1980 and has been Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas State Board of Legal Certification since 1985. He will speak on the topic of Changes in the Counseling Profession from the Professional, Ethical and Legal Perspectives.

We will continue with our traditions such as great sessional workshops, poster displays, roundtable discussions, and an update session from the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Our conference objectives focus on three major areas: 1.) Counselor education and supervision, 2.) Research methodologies and practice, and 3.) School guidance and counseling. In addition, all TACES conference participants will have the opportunity to attend a panel discussion on Constant and Inevitable Change in the Counseling Profession in the State of Texas.

Conference Proposals
We will solicit proposals that focus on the idea of embracing change in counselor educators, supervisors, counselors, supervisees, and students (i.e. proposal that will help us to [a] identify and understand changes in counselor education and supervision, [b] acknowledge our professional, ethical and legal responsibilities, [c] integrate the idea of embracing change into our training and practice, [d] and other related topics.) Sessions on topics such as these will help us continue to build upon our understanding in accepting and embracing change in the counseling field.

Additionally, we will solicit program topics focused on advanced supervision concepts and practices, and legal and ethical issues both nationally and in Texas. Presentation formats include content, roundtable, and poster presentations. Please use the attached conference proposal form and email the form and all applicable documents to tacesmidwinterconference@gmail.com. A completed conference presentation proposal is required. Any proposals that are incomplete will be ineligible for review and acceptance. The deadline for proposal submissions is Monday, December 31st at 11:59pm.


Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (TACES) is the professional organization where counselor educators, directors of guidance, counseling supervisors an graduate students come together to support, collaborate and enrich their respective specialties, each other, and the counseling profession.  TACES members advocate for the profession, engage in research, and provide opportunities for professional development.


The mission of the Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (TACES) is to enhance the practice of professional counseling through the promotion of effective counselor education, supervision, and leadership.