Member Benefits

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LegalCare - FREE Unlimited Telephone Consultations with an Attorney

LegalCare offers FREE unlimited telephone consultations for TCA members with an attorney for both professional and personal issues. All phone discussions are strictly confidential. Members may call as often as desired for advice and consultation on any area of the law including licensing issues, collection problems, contract questions, government violations, criminal cases, divorce and more.


Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory, & Research

The Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory, & Research is the official journal of the Texas Counseling Association. Published bi-annually, the Journal of Professional Counseling is primarily technical and includes lengthy, researched articles of interest to counseling professionals. TCA members receive a FREE subscription to this award winning publication. Subscriptions are available to non-members for a fee.


Industry News and Updates

Membership eUpdate

A monthly membership email that includes grant announcements, request for proposals (RFP), alerts and announcements from agencies and licensure boards.
TCA Newsline
A weekly news service with hand picked industry news articles delivered right to your email! See archives.
Legislative Updates & Action Alerts
On odd numbered years, during the legislative session, TCA also offers weekly legislative updates to get you the most accurate and timely information about public policy. Any time there is an issue that needs your attention we will send you an action alert.

Online Directories

"Find a Therapist" Public Directory

Our public, online search makes it easy for clients to find you. Our electronic database is searchable by a number of variables including location and practice specialty. 

Members who wish to be excluded from the database may simply opt-out from this feature.

Presenters Database

Our Presenters database helps connect individuals, associations, and businesses looking for a counseling professional for their next speaking engagement or event.

TCA members who present a workshop or program at a TCA conference will automatically have that session information added to their profile in the electronic database. 


Insurance

HPSO Liability Insurance (opportunity to purchase)

TCA members have the opportunity to purchase liability insurance through Healthcare Providers Service Organization (HPSO). TCA is proud to endorse HPSO and has selected it as the association's professional liability insurance administrator because of HPSO's benefits, features, affordable rates, and commitment to superior service.
TCA master-level student members can purchase HPSO liability insurance for just $18 a year. 

American Income Life

  • FREE - Members receive a $4,000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) from American Income Life. 
  • TCA members are also eligible for a no-cost Health Services Discount Card which can save your family 20%-60% on vision care, hearing care and prescriptions, as well as Child Safe Kits for children or grandchildren.

 

Continuing Education & Professional Development

Conferences

TCA holds two large conference every year, our annual Professional Growth Conference and our co-hosted conference the Professional School Counselor Conference. TCA members receive heavily discounted conference registration rates!
Online Learning

TCA members receive access to professional development webinars via our Online Learning Series. These on-demand webinars and modules focus on a variety of in demand topics. Expand your professional counselor toolkit without the added expense of travel. Each online program is $25 for members. 

Educational Endowment Fund Grants

TCA members may apply for Educational Endowment Fund grants of up to $500 for 1) academic coursework toward completion of a graduate degree in counseling or human development, 2) original research, conference attendance or specialized study, or 3) other professional development and continuing education activities. You must be a TCA member for at least 12-months to qualify. 


Career Center

TCA members have unlimited access to professional listings on the TCA Career Center. TCA actively encourages mental health and educational employers to post available counseling positions to the Job Bank - free of charge; this helps ensure our members have access to more employment opportunities state wide.

TCA goes above and beyond.

State and Federal Advocacy

TCA works diligently to ensure that all professional counseling issues are a priority for legislators in Texas and Washington DC.

TCA speaks on-behalf-of and alongside our members as the governmental bodies that regulate the counseling profession consider legislation and policy changes that impact your work.

TCA hosts three Legislative Advocacy Days at the State Capitol during each Texas Legislative Session and also sends a coalition of TCA leaders to Capitol Hill each July.

Additionally, TCA contracts the services of lobbyists to more effectively draft legislation and influence public policy decisions. 

TCA also offers a variety of brochures to help educate individuals, lawmakers, and the public.

  • Licensed Professional Counselor brochure
  • Professional School Counselor brochure
  • Professional College Counselor brochure
  • Assessment in Texas Schools

TCA members may request up to 50 free copies of printed brochures at no cost.

Liaisons for State Licensure Boards

TCA appoints a number of volunteers to serve as liaisons to state licensure boards in Texas, including the State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors, the State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists, the State Board for Educator Certification, and the Texas Education Agency.

TCA works in conjunction with our liaisons to ensure that proposed rule changes and agency announcements are vetted by the association and that input from TCA membership is solicited and submitted when appropriate.

Learn more about our legislative and regulatory engagement as well as our accomplishments on our Public Policy Page.

Find your people.

Divisions

Join one of TCA's 12 professional interest divisions.

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Chapters

Join one of TCA's local chapters you will have direct access to other colleges in your area.

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