TCA 2020 Conference Goes Virtual

We may not be able to be physically together, but that won't keep TCA from connecting counselors, providing counseling-centered training, and a bit of fun along the way.  Check out the awesome schedule we have planned for you!

We know... we know... you aren't alone if the sound of a virtual event seems boring, but we promise we have designed a schedule that is built to inspire, educate, and innovate our counselor communities.

So, settle in with your computer in a comfy location and get ready for an engaging virtual event.  

Register Here

Conference Pricing

TCA Pre Conference: Free to TCA Members, $20 for non-members.    Space is limited to 50 registrants.

TCA Conference: $70 for TCA Members, $100 for non-members.  

Conference Schedule

Pre-Conference - Thursday – November 5th, 2020 
Central Time Zone Title Eastern Time Zone CEs Available
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm (CST) TCA in partnership with Belmont University presents:
Historical Trauma, Microaggressions, and Social Justice:  Implications for Practice with  Practical Applications
Presented by Dr. Layla Bonner, Dr. Gerald Pennie, and Dr. Gimel Rogers 
6:30 pm – 8:30 (EST) 1.5 CE
Friday – November 6th, 2020
Central Time Zone Title Eastern Time Zone CEs Available
2:30 pm – 3:45 pm (CST) Virtual Graduate Student Poster Session 1 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm (EST) X
4:00 pm – 5:15 pm (CST)

Conference Welcome:
Dr. Janet Hicks,TCA President

Keynote Speaker: Leigh Bagwell
Surviving and Thriving as Counselors

5:00 pm – 6:15 pm (EST) 1.0 CE
5:15 pm – 6:15 pm (CST) Network with TCA Divisions and Chapters 6:15 pm – 7:15 pm (EST) X
Saturday – November 7th, 2020
Central Time Zone Title Eastern Time Zone CEs Available


Pick One:


9:30 am – 10:45 am (CST)

Breakout Session 1:
Understanding Suicide: Developing a plan to work with clients experiencing suicidal ideation.
Presented by: Kris Loft




10:30 am – 11:45 am (EST)




1.15 CE

Breakout Session 2:
Cultural competency: A catch phrase or an embedded practice?
Presented by Eva M. Gibson, Ed.D., Jessica A. Fripp, Ph.D., Cecily R. Moore, M.S., Derrick L. Shepard, M.A., Sierah M. Campbell, M.S  
11:30 am – 12:45 pm (CST) Virtual Graduate Student Poster Session 2 12:30 pm – 1:45 pm (EST) X


Pick One:


1:00 pm – 2:15 pm (CST)

Breakout Session 3:
How to Thrive and Not Just Survive as a Virtual School Counselor
Presented by Dr. Kelby Garner and Adrienne McNew




2:00 pm – 3:15 pm (EST)




1.15 CE

Breakout Session 4:
Ethics Workshop: Allyship vs. Accompliceship -  Our Ethical Duty as Counselors.
Presented by Dr. David Ford
2:45 pm – 4:45 pm (CST) TCA Governing Council Meeting –
Board Members
3:45 pm – 5:45 pm (EST) X


 Register Here

See detailed information about our Conference Speakers Here


This is a Tennessee Counseling Association Foundation event with all proceeds going toward charitable, educational, and/or scientific endeavors.