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TMHCA: Puppies, Peacocks, and Tarantulas: Oh, My! Client Requests for Emotional Support.

, TX

Program Summary: Emotional Support Animals (ESAs) are increasingly popular. Counselors are sometimes asked to write ESA letters, but few have been trained to do so, and some have been disciplined by licensure boards for writing them. Assessment of the need for ESAs requires knowledge of disabil...


Houston Counseling Association Presents: Expressive Art Interventions in Counseling

, TX

Program Summary: This in-person session will focus on facilitating counselors' creative abilities so they may help their clients achieve insight and healing where necessary through art. Participants are encouraged to engage in the art activities presented.

Presenter: Marisol...


19th Annual Professional School Counselor Conference

San Antonio, TX

The 19th Annual Professional School Counselor Conference offers three days of virtual comprehensive CE programming and regularly draws more than 2,000 attendees. Intended for school counselors across the education spectrum, this conference is an extraordinary opportunity to learn innovative and prov...


2024 TACES Mid-Winter Conference

Georgetown, TX

2024 TACES Mid-Winter Conference- Nurturing Counselor Education And Supervision: Fostering Advocacy And Multicultural Humility In Contemporary Counseling  What to Expect: the TACES conference will offer workshops focused on:  teaching and supervising using advocacy practices....

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TCA welcomes new CEO Elke Gonzalez. Join us for a meet and greet at the 67th Annual TCA Professional Growth Conference in Nov. 

Pre-registration is open for the 67th Annual TCA Professional Growth Conference. The conference will be held at the Marriott Marquis Houston, Nov. 1-3. The hotel group rate is $122. Rooms fill up fast, so book your room now. 

The 19th Annual Professional School Counselor Conference will be held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center on Feb. 4-6 in San Antonio. Early bird registration is now open and closes Sept. 30. Take advantage of the savings now and register now! 

Save the date! TACES Mid-Winter Conference will be held at the Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center on February 22-23, 2024.

Save the date! The 2nd Annual TMHCA Spring Conference will be held at the University Center in the Texas Hill Country (Fredericksburg) on Saturday, April 27, 2024. Details to come!

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Industry News

The Mental Health Professionals Loan Repayment Program - newly funded with $14 M per year - is open for applications and will stay open.

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Eligible applicants may receive loan repayment amounts up to $16,000, depending on the type of mental health profession.

More than 100 chaplains oppose new school chaplain law (SB763)

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More than 100 chaplains oppose new school chaplain law (SB763) set to start on Sept. 1. School board members will need to approve the move with a vote by March 2024.
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