About



Our Annual Professional School Counselor Conference is designed specifically for professional counselors providing services in educational settings for elementary and secondary students. Programs focus on ethics, child & adolescent counseling, student development, group work, at-risk youth, LGBT issues, administration & leadership, crisis response, wellness, technology & innovation, multicultural & social justice issues, and many more. 

Programs

Programs for the 15th Annual Professional School Counseling Conference are carefully peer reviewed by professional counselors to ensure relevance and quality. Most conference programs are 1.5 hours, however both 1.5 and 3 hour programs will be available. A special 1.5 hour Plenary Session with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) will be held on Monday (Feb 10) from 4 - 5:30 pm.

Name Badges & Continuing Education Hours (CE)

All badges must be visible to security and conference personnel for admission to all conference programs, ticketed events, and the exhibit hall. Your name badge will also include a QR code used to scan into programs for CE hours. For your safety, no one will be allowed to enter without a proper badge. If you purchased a single day registration, you will only be able to receive CE hours for that day.

Learning Institutes, conference programs, and keynote presentations (general sessions) are eligible to receive LPC, LMFT, NBCC, SBEC, LCDC, Social Worker, Psychologist, and Licensed Specialist in School Psychology continuing education hours. Programs listed as Ethics & Legal Issues or Counselor Supervision qualify for Ethics or Supervision CE hours, as listed. You must scan into each session within 15 minutes of the program start time and remain through the entirety of the program to receive full credit for the session. Partial credit will not be granted. After the conference, an email with a CE certificate for the programs you attended will be sent to the email on file with TCA.

Exhibit Hall

Please make time to visit our exhibitors! Each exhibitor is carefully vetted to ensure that their products and services are valuable to you. Their participation is vital to the success of this conference. Let them know how much we appreciate their support by spending some time with them. Play the conference game and earn points for each exhibitor you visit with! See the app for more details. TCA strictly prohibits solicitation, promoting or transacting business by any individual, presenter or attendee who has NOT purchased conference exhibit space or advertising. Anyone found in violation of this policy will be asked to leave immediately. TCA reserves the right to seek additional relief for violation of this policy.

Photography

TCA has contracted with professional photographers and videographers. Registration and participation at the conference, in sessions, meetings, or other conference-related activities constitutes an agreement by you for TCA to use and distribute (both now and in the future) your image or voice in photographs, video, electronic reproductions, social media, and audio reproductions.

ADA Compliance

TCA makes every effort to accommodate all persons with disabilities. We ask each attendee who needs assistance to email Cody Matkin, cody@txca.org by January 24th. TCA may not be able to accommodate requests that are not received by this deadline. If you have an accommodation, please identify yourself to TCA staff upon arrival.