About PGC

General Information

Choose your Event Experience

We are excited to welcome our attendees back to an in-person conference experience in Galveston, Texas this year! In addition to our face-to-face event, we will also be offering a virtual experience on Thursday and Friday. Wherever you are you can be a part of our amazing conference! When registering, you will have the option to choose either an in-person registration or a virtual registration. In-person attendees will also have access to all virtual programs and recordings!

Registration Confirmations

Confirmations are sent to the email listed on your registration form. Check your confirmation to ensure that there are no errors. Mailed registration forms will receive a confirmation within 20 business days of receipt. Online registrations will receive confirmation after credit card payment is processed. Be sure to mark our domain (txca.org) as a safe sender to ensure timely receipt of our emails.

Refunds & Substitutions

Refund requests MUST be submitted to www.txca.org/refund before the refund deadline of October 20, 2021. Refunds are subject to a $50 administrative fee and will be processed 6-8 weeks after the conference has concluded. Meal function tickets, on-site program books, and t-shirt purchases are non-refundable. Substitutions are permitted and must be submitted to patricio@txca.org by November 29, 2021.

Membership

All attendees must be members of TCA. Membership must be current at the time of the event. If you are not yet a member of TCA, either join first or you must pay the non-member rate (which includes a one-year TCA membership in addition to your conference registration). For information about membership, please visit www.txca.org, or email membership@txca.org.

Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

All conference programs (including Learning Institutes) are eligible to receive LPC, LMFT, LCDC, NBCC, SBEC, Social Worker and Psychologist/LSSP continuing education hours. Ethics are offered on specific programs marked as "Ethics". Supervision hours are offered on specific programs marked as "Counselor Supervision".

ADA Compliance

We make every effort to accommodate all persons. If you need assistance, email cody@txca.org by September 24, 2021, with specific requests.

TCA and Division Elections

You can vote by logging into the TCA website. TCA results will be announced during the Annual Membership Meeting at the General Session on Friday, November 5.

Exhibitors and Sponsors

Exhibitors and sponsors support your work and offer valuable resources. Each vendor has been carefully vetted. Please make time in your schedule to visit with them! 

Advertisements

Any reference to a product, service, exhibitor, activity, or website in any 65th Annual TCA Professional Growth Conference materials does not imply endorsement by the Texas Counseling Association. These are advertisements only.

Photography

Registration and participation in the conference, sessions, meetings, or other conference-related activities constitutes agreement by you for TCA to use and distribute (both now and in the future) your image or voice in photographs, video, electronic reproductions, and audio of such events and activities.

Code of Conduct

TCA is dedicated to having a friendly, safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all participants at our conferences and events.

All attendees, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors, board members, and volunteers are required to adhere to the following Code of Conduct. Event organizers will enforce this Code throughout the event entirety. If you are being harassed, notice someone else being harassed, or have any other concern, contact TCA onsite staff immediately.

We are dedicated to providing a harassment-free environment for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity,  religion, veteran status, or other protected groups  . We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Sexual language, innuendo, and imagery are not appropriate during any aspect of  any TCA sponsored event, including meetings, programs, public chats/forums, social media such as Twitter, or other online media.

Expected behavior:

  • Exercise consideration and respect in your speech and actions.
  • Attempt collaboration before conflict.
  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert onsite TCA staff if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of this Code of Conduct, even if they seem inconsequential.
  • Do not disrupt any meeting (e.g., zoom-bombing) or engage in harm or threats of harm of any kind. Do not create or contribute to a safety threat or unsafe or exclusionary situation.
  • Do not take or distribute pictures, videos, copy, or presentation materials unless explicit permission is granted.

For more information, check out our HELP page.