Journal Editorship
Legacy League
Graduate Student Poster Session
TACES Awards
Grad  Ethics Competition



Welcome to TACES!

I am glad you stopped by to take a look at our webpage. Here you can meet our officers, committee members, and some of Tennessee’s most outstanding counselor educators and supervisors. While you are browsing our website, ask yourself this question: How can I positively influence counselor education, supervision, and counseling service in the state of Tennessee?

The Tennessee Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (TACES) was established as a state branch of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) which is a division of the American Counseling Association (ACA). ACES is divided into five regions, and Tennessee is one of 14 states that comprise the largest of these regions — the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (SACES). We are also a division of the Tennessee Counseling Association (TCA). These divisions offer many opportunities to network and exchange ideas.

TACES membership is open to those who are interested in improving the counseling profession and enhancing the skills of developing counselors. Certainly, if you are a Tennessee counselor educator of counseling supervisor, your engagement with TACES will create a network for shared ideas, collaborative work, and ongoing professional growth. For students who are considering a profession in counselor education or who plan to supervise others in the future, TACES is the place for you! This is where you will meet Tennessee’s exemplary professionals, establish a state-wide professional network, and have access to ongoing professional mentorship. Retired professionals, we still need you! You are the seasoned gurus who remind us of the progress this profession has made, encourage us to continue to move forward, and contribute the priceless knowledge that only a lifetime of professional experience can acquire. TACES wants and needs your wisdom.

So, how can you positively influence this profession? Get involved! Contributing to the advancement of the counselor education, supervision, and counseling profession can take many forms. You can contribute by:

  • Maintaining your membership
  • Mentoring others through professional affiliation with TACES
  • Becoming a leader through board or committee participation
  • Promoting/Supporting research by being a judge for the annual Graduate Student Poster Presentation event
  • Presenting/Coordinating the TACES annual pre-conference training session
  • Offering expert editorial review skills for the TCA journal

Regardless of how you choose to make a difference, you can have a positive influence right here in Tennessee — right here in TACES. Get involved today!

Best wishes to you always,

Steve Zanskas, Ph.D., University of Memphis

TACES President




The Tennessee Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (TACES) is the division of the Tennessee Counseling Association that represents counselor educators and supervisors in the state of Tennessee and is the state chapter of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES).

Our Purpose

The purpose of TACES is to foster the development and improvement of counselor education and supervision in the state of Tennessee; and to provide an organization through which those engaged in these services can exchange ideas, seek solutions to common problems, stimulate their professional growth, and establish and improve standards of professional services.


Nominations for Officers

Call for TACES Officer Nominations

Nominations for leadership positions in TACES are due Sept. 25.  The President-Elect and President Elect-Elect were left vacant when officers moved out of state. The Treasurer position will also need to be filled and is for a three-year term. For more information please contact  [email protected].    

The PRESIDENT-ELECT shall assume office beginning November, 2018, serving in said capacity until July 1 and assume the presidency July 1, 2019.  The President-Elect will be willing to perform the duties of the president if the president is unable to do so. The president-elect shall also serve as Membership Committee Chair during the year of preparation for president. The President-elect will serve as a member of the TACES Executive Board and remain on the board until their term as Past President expires.

The PRESIDENT-ELECT-ELECT shall assume office immediately upon November’s election serving in said capacity until July 1 and the assumption of office of President-Elect. Nominations for the office of president will rotate annually among regions: East Tennessee, Middle Tennessee, and West Tennessee unless a nominee from the designated region cannot be found, then any TACES member may be nominated regardless of the state region. Duties.  The president-elect-elect shall also serve on the Membership Committee during the year of preparation for president-elect.

The TREASURER shall be responsible for the funds of the association. The treasurer shall, in making disbursements from the fund of the association, have the endorsement of the president before paying any bills. The treasurer shall keep an accurate account of all funds received and disbursed.


Journal Editorship

Sponsored by TACES.  The journal is a peer-reviewed journal published online biennially. The purpose of the TCA Journal remains constant: to promote professional growth and creativity of TCA members, Tennessee counselors, counselors nation-wide, and other helping professionals.

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Legacy League

Initiated in 2015, the TACES Legacy League is an elite recognition of TACES members, past and present, who have made a significant and lasting impression on TACES or on the counselor education and supervision profession. Members honored through the Legacy League are recognized not for their personal achievements but rather the impact, influence, and contributions they have made to other professionals and to the profession.

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TACES recognizes the achievements of outstanding members in six categories: 1) the TACES Legacy League, 2) the Dr. Charles Thompson Counselor Educator award, 3) the Dr. Beryl West Advocate/Humanitarian award, 4) the TACES Emerging Leader award 5) the TACES Outstanding Doctoral Student, and 6) the TACES Outstanding Field Supervisor award. 

More information about the awards and nomination procedures here.