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.

2018 TACES Mid-Winter Call for Proposals

The Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision is pleased to announce the 2018 Mid-Winter Conference. We invite counselor educators, supervisors, students, counselors, counselor interns, and other professionals to participate in our two-day conference. We aim to foster engagement and professional development among scholars, professionals, and students in the counseling field.

Conference Theme:

This year’s conference theme is Creativity in Counselor Education and Supervision: Trends and Best Practices in Training and Treatment. As counselor educators and supervisors we strive to develop and use creative and innovative strategies to help students and supervisees become competent counselors. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Jeffrey Kottler. Dr. Kottler will speak on the topic of creative storytelling. We will continue with traditions such as great sessional workshops, poster displays, and an update session from the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors. Also planned on Thursday, March 1, 2018, is our newest tradition, the second annual day-long “Grad Day.” We would also like to announce that professionals seeking additional training on research methodologies are welcome to attend the Thursday event. Costs for Thursday attendance and CEUs will be announced soon. The Thursday event will consist of breakout sessions on topics pertinent to issues relating to research and graduate students. Following this event, all TACES members will have the opportunity to attend a panel discussion, Creativity in Counselor Education and Supervision: Promoting Trends and Best Practices.

Conference Proposals

We will solicit proposals that will foster creativity and innovation in counselor educators, supervisors, counselors, supervisees, and students (i.e. proposals that will help us [a] learn about the benefits of creativity in counselor education and supervision, [b] integrate creative teaching and training activities into our work, [c] understand the ethical use of creative interventions, [d] and others). Sessions on topics such as these will help us continue to build upon our understanding and use of creative teaching and training strategies in the counseling field. Additionally, we 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 Tuesday, October 31st at 11:59pm.

Click here to download the fillable Submission form.