TCA Conference 2013

Counselors Making A Difference

TSCA Pre-Conference Sessions

You asked, we listened!

This year TSCA is bringing quality professional development for school counselors at the 2013 Tennessee Counseling Association conference. Check out what all we have to offer!

Technology Round Up!

Saturday, November 23 9am-noon

Danielle Schultz, creator of the School Counselor Blog

Want to integrate technology into your work as a school counselor? Participants will learn tips, tricks, and techniques for utilizing technology tools (Facebook, Twitter, Blogger, Pinterest, Google Drive, and much, much more!) to enhance their professional identity and their school counseling program.

Emergency Response & Crisis Management for schools…Lessons LearnedSchool Safety

Saturday, November 23 1-4pm

Bobby Pennington, Deputy School Resource Officer

In the aftermath of Sandy Hook, a lot of attention has been driven towards school safety. This precon will address various practices used in schools in developing emergency response and crisis management plans. The rational behind the planning will include a brief overview of historical school violence incidence and lessons learned. This is an opportunity for you to send school personnel on your safety and/or crisis team to learn some current trends.

College Admissions 101: A crash course for new high school counselors

Sunday, November 24 1-3pm

Kat Coy, M.S., School Counselor Knoxville Catholic High School

This pre-conference session is built for high school counselors that have three or less years of experience in the high school setting. This session will give a basic overview of important knowledge that is often left up to counselors to learn “on the job”. Counselors will walk through the school year and cover important topics that happen during each “season” of high school. Also, attendees will work on a mock admissions activity that will be moderated by a panel of local college admissions representatives. If you are new to the high school setting, or you merely want to re-energize your college admissions knowledge, we welcome you to attend this session!

TCA Conference 2013 - Embassy Suites

Saturday, Nov. 23rd, 8am to Tuesday, Nov. 26th, 1pm

1200 Conference Center Blvd

Murfreesboro, TN

Conference Schedule

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New to TSCA/TCA? How about a Free Pre-Conference Session!

TSCA is working hard to strengthen our professional organization. School Counselors who join TSCA/TCA as new members will receive a voucher for one free pre-conference session. Click on the link below to fill out your registration form online or bring your information to the conference. We also have exciting new member kits for you!

Time is Running Out to Book your Room!

Embassy Suites is Giving Away One FREE Night

for a lucky guest staying during TCA Conference!

Reserve Your Room Now To Be Entered Into The Drawing!

(Saturday Night - 11/23/13 is currently sold out!)

Tennessee Counselors,

Today, we made arrangements with Embassy Suites to ensure that more of you can stay in the TCA 2013 Conference hotel to receive the special conference rates and amenities. You must call the hotel directly at 615-890-4464 and give the TCA Conference code CNL. By calling the hotel, you will bypass the Internet block on TCA rooms. Embassy Suites has made more rooms available to TCA conference attendees. (We heard that many of you tried unsuccessfully to reserve rooms via the website.)

To make up for this glitch, Embassy Suites will giveaway one free night to a lucky TCA hotel guest. In addition, they have extended reservation deadline through Monday, Nov. 11. This free night will be offered in a drawing for all TCA guests who book reservations to stay at the Embassy Suites for the TCA 2013 conference. So, reserve your rooms now by calling 615-890-4460.

Get special amenities at the Embassy Suites like: two spacious rooms; Free Breakfast to order (including omelets); Free cocktails (5:30-7:00pm); Free Wi-Fi (with free Hilton Honors);Free Parking; Walking Distance to Shopping Mall & Fine Dining; Free access to an on-site fitness center; and, an on-site Starbucks. The TCA 2013 Conference attendees can stay in suite-style rooms for only $134 per night or $67.00 per night if you share. Call the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro at 615-890-4464 to book your conference rooms and enjoy these amenities.

Go to the TCA 2013 Conference website to read details about ten Pre-conference sessions, sixty education content sessions, special interest meetings, social/networking events, and more…much more!

For more conference information, contact Dr. Roosevelt Faulkner at

I look forward to seeing you at the conference!

Michael Bundy, PhD
Tennessee Counseling Association