Welcome to TCCA!

The Tennessee College Counseling Association is a place where you can find resources to help you deal with the toughest issues we face as college counselors today. From student care to self-care, we want to walk with you on the journey to success. Become a member today to start networking with other college counselors around the state who are facing the same issues.

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The Tennessee College Counseling Association is for those in higher education (including colleges, universities, community and technical college settings) whose professional identity is counseling and whose purpose is fostering students’ development.

TCCA strives to:

– Support and enhance the practice of college counseling

– Promote ethical and responsible professional practice

– Promote communication and exchange among college counselors across service areas and institutional settings

– Encourage cooperation with other organizations related to higher education and college student development

– Provide leadership and advocacy for the profession of counseling in higher education.

TCCA is an affiliate of the Tennessee Counseling Association.



Andrea Mills LPC/MHSP-S

President of TCCA

Assistant Director of the University Counseling Center
Program Director for SAMHSA’s GLS Campus Suicide Prevention grant
Adjunct Professor, Lipscomb University

Alice Sanderlin LPC/MHSP

Vice President of TCCA

Instructor and Counselor at Lipscomb University
PhD student in Supervision and Counselor Education at Trevecca


In July we will be hosting a free Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk training for all current TCCA members! This training alone typically costs over $150. AMSR is based on the latest research in suicide prevention and is a product of the EDC and Suicide Prevention Resource Center. See below for more details. CEU’s will be offered. Check back soon to find out the date. Email [email protected]for more information.

Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk (AMSR)

Core Competencies for Behavioral Health Professionals

AMSR is a one-day training workshop for behavioral health professionals. The 6.5-hour training program is based on the latest research and designed to help participants provide safer suicide care.

About the Workshop

Health care providers face many challenges when working with patients and clients at risk for suicide. For example, calm and compassion are needed the most and the hardest to maintain when working with someone at risk for suicide. Some patients may not disclose thoughts of suicide, and even when they do, the health care provider must make judgment calls about unpredictable outcomes, often with insufficient or contradictory information.

AMSR presents five of the most common dilemmas faced by providers and the best practices for addressing them. Teaching and skill-building methods include:

  • Video demonstrations
  • Group discussion
  • Paired practice
  • Documentation practice
  • Reflection
  • Expert teaching


AMSR is designed for health care providers who have a master’s or doctoral degree in a behavioral health field, including:

  • Social workers
  • Professional counselors
  • Marriage and family therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychiatric nurses


TCCA Google Shared Folder

Full of our collective ideas and resources

Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention Resource Center:

The Jed Foundation:

Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

Crisis Text Line:

Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network:

Gatekeeper Trainings


Campus Connect:


Substance Abuse

Eating Disorders

The Body Positive:

National Eating Disorders Association:

Student Organizations

Active Minds:




The Trevor Project:


The Resilience Lab:

The Resilience Consortium:

Collegiate Mental Health


Synchronus Health:


Who Joins TCCA?

  • Any professional who has an interest in the field of counseling and student development in post secondary institutions is encouraged to join TCCA.
  • Students engaged in graduate counseling and student development programs are also welcome.
  • TCCA members are employed by universities, community colleges, vocational-technical schools, and other post secondary institutions.
  • In addition, TCCA members are engaged in college counseling in a variety of ways including, but not limited to, counseling center positions.

Benefits of Membership


Putting you on the path to success

Resiliency, Suicide Prevention, Wellness Programming, Mental Health Events: TCCA wants to be a place where you can meet others working in higher ed so that ideas can be shared. Collaboration is key to our success!


Expert guidance along the way

Looking for more information on a certain higher ed topic? Wondering what is going on in college counseling centers nationwide? We want to be a place where you can find interesting articles, CEU opportunities, and information on how to make your counseling center thrive!


Student care starts with self-care

TCCA cares about you. Wellness is not just for the students! Come here for information about how to stay healthy physically and emotionally in the midst of a hectic schedule.


Decisions that matter

As a division of TCA, TCCA is part of an organization that is actively involved in protecting the livelihood of its members. By joining TCC