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TCA Calendar 2019-2020

June 6

 Transition: Board Meeting
Escalante’s Fine Tex-Mex 
590 Meyerland Plaza, Houston, TX 77096
 

August 6

 Board Meeting #1
5900 Memorial Dr. #218
Houston,TX 77007
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
September 12 Fall Social
AxelRad
1517 Alabama Street
Houston, TX 77004
 
September 26 Profession Development #1
Empowering Communities Mental Health Awareness Workshop
1.5 CEUs for LPC. LMFT, LCSW and Clinical Psychologist
The Hope & Healing Center
717 Sage Rd.
Houston, TX 77056
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm - Meet & Mingle w/ HCA Members
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Professional Development
 
October 8 Board Meeting #2
5900 Memorial Drive, #218
Houston, TX 77007
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
October 12 The Houston Mental Health Awareness Walk
Stude Park
1031 Stude Street
Houston, TX 77007
6:30 AM - Volunteers Arrive
7:00 AM - Walkers Arrive
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Contact Person: Monalisa Bryant
 
October 30 Professional Development #2
Personality Problems in Young People
The Hope & Healing Center
717 Sage Rd.
Houston, TX 77056
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm - Meet & Mingle w/ HCA Members
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Professional Development
 
November 8-9 NAMI Texas Annual Conference
Houston Marriott West Loop Galleria
Houston, Texas 
 
November 13-16 63rd Annual TCA Professional Growth Conference
Fort Worth, Texas
 
December 5 Winter Social and Silent Auction
Lupe Tortilla
1511 Shepherd Drive
Houston, TX 77007
 
January 7 Board Meeting #3
5900 Memorial Dr. #218
Houston, TX 77007
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
February 9-11 15th Annual Professional School Counselor Conference
Co-hosted by the Texas School Counselor Association (TSCA) and the Texas Counseling Association (TCA)
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, Texas
 
March 3 Board Meeting #4
5900 Memorial Dr. #218
Houston, TX 77007
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
April 4 Professional Development #3 & #4 
Scholarship Banquet & Awards
HCA Spring Training Conference
Tentative Location: University of Houston
Location & Time - TBA
 

Our History

The Houston Counseling Association emerged as part of the vocational guidance movement in 1952. Chartered as South Texas Guidance Association, this organization was one of the original branches of the National Vocational Guidance Association. Early membership included those in personnel services primarily from the Veteran's Hospital, South Texas Junior College, and the University of Houston. Then in1958, when the school counselor movement became strong, counselors became active in a group and have been responsible for its direction and growth. In 1963, the Association became affiliated with the American Personnel and Guidance Association, the Houston PGA continued to grow and in 1965, membership went over the 100 mark. In 1984, HPGA changed its name to the Houston Association for Counseling and Development to align with the name changes of The Texas Association for Counseling and Development. Again in 1992, after AACD and TACD (now TCA) revised its names, the HACD became the Houston Counseling Association, or HCA, its current name. The organization by-laws were adopted in 1952, amended in 1984, 1991 and 1992 to facilitate the name changes of our national and state affiliate organizations. Currently the association covers a three-county area that includes Austin, Harris, and Waller counties. 
The significance of the HCA emblem is symbolic in the outer circle of the total educational process while the inner semi-circle denotes HCA. The counselor characteristics of knowledge, flexibility, and accessibility are portrayed by respective sides of the triangle. The significance of this triangle, however, is two-fold in that also delineates the acceptance, confidence, and assistance the client seeks. The flames radiates the warmth of the counseling situation. The reciprocal support by the organization to the counselor and client is characterized by the reversible cord. All inclusive, the complete emblem upholds the uniting bond between counselor and client.
 

On May 1st, 2012 we began our 60th year. With the collective spirit of our membership, we expect to continue our growth and effect on the education of our counselors and the many they serve.