TCA Journal

Latest Edition: Volume 8, Number 1, June 2019

Call for Manuscripts

The Tennessee Counseling Association Journal is currently accepting manuscript submissions. The TCA Journal is the official publication of the Tennessee Counseling Association. The journal is a peer-reviewed journal published annually. For previous journal editions, visit the Tennessee Counseling Association Journal website here.

The editors will be accepting manuscripts until June 1, 2021, with a scheduled publication for 2021. Articles pertaining to theory, research and/or practice relating to counseling are encouraged.

To submit a manuscript, please submit to [email protected].

For questions about the journal or submission process, please email at [email protected].


Dr. Susan Lahey

About the Editor

Susan Lahey, Editor
Tennessee Counseling Association Journal

Susan Lahey, PhD is the Director of Graduate Counseling Trevecca Nazarene University, where she has served as full-time faculty since 2007.  In her various roles at Trevecca, Susan has provided leadership in her role as the Doctoral Program Coordinator since 2009 as well as CACREP liaison during the accreditation process.   She is also the current faculty sponsor for the Chi Sigma Iota.  Susan previously served as secretary and Middle TN representative within the TN Marriage and Family Therapy Association for 6 years.  She is a licensed marital and family therapist with a private practice.   Dr. Lahey is committed to the mentoring and development of counselors, supervisors, and educators.  In her work as dissertation chair over the last 12 years, her desire to serve her students’ pursuit of counselor identity has only deepened.  Susan has also trained supervisors for many years through the TLPCA and AAMFT organizations. 



Manuscripts should be original works, not previously published nor concurrently submitted for publication to other journals. Manuscripts should be written clearly and concisely for a diverse audience, especially counseling professionals. The target audience of the Tennessee Counseling Association Journal is counselors in all specialty areas, and we invite articles of interest for professionals in all areas of counseling. Topics appropriate for the TCAJ include articles that: (a) integrate theory and practice; (b) discuss current issues; (c) provide research of interest to counselors in all areas; and (d) present examples of creative techniques, innovations, and exemplary practices.

Research reports describe original studies that have practical applications. Group designs, single-subject designs, quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods and other appropriate strategies are welcome. Research review articles provide qualitative and/or quantitative syntheses of published and unpublished research and other information that yields important perspectives about at-risk populations. Such articles should stress applied implications.



Manuscripts are to follow the guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Ed.). Manuscript length should be approximately 25 typed, double-space pages, consecutively numbered including all cited references. Submitted manuscripts which do not follow APA format will be returned to the author without editorial review. Illustrative materials, including charts, tables, figures, etc. are to be in APA format and clearly labeled.



Submit electronically in Microsoft Word, including an abstract. Please provide two (2) cover pages.

First cover page must include the following:
• full manuscript title
• author’s full name
• title
• department, institution or professional affiliation
• return mailing address
• email address and telephone numbers
• full names of coauthors with their titles, departments, institutions, or professional affiliations, mailing address and email addresses.

Second cover page must include the following:
• title page that only notes the manuscript’s title (for blind review purposes)

Note: Do not include any identifying information in the text pages.

All appropriate manuscripts will be submitted to a blind review by two peer reviewers. Manuscripts may be submitted at any time for review. If accepted, authors will be notified of publication. There is no publication fee.

Submit manuscript to: [email protected]


Volume 8, Number 1, June 2019  ** New **

Volume 7, November 2015

Volume 6, Number 1, August 2014

Volume 5, 2012

Volume 4, November 2010

Volume 3, November 2009

Volume 2, November 2008

Volume 1, November 2007