The 68th Annual TCA Professional Growth Conference | October 30 - November 1  | DALLAS, TX (Dallas Sheraton)

This conference is hosted annually by the Texas Counseling Association and is one of the largest conferences for professional counselors in the state. 

With a full schedule of robust CE programming, exciting exhibitors, and 1500+ counseling professionals in attendance, TCA's Professional Growth Conference is the place to be. This year's theme is "Amplify Professional Counseling." Join us this October as we continue to grow relationships, collaborate, and amplify our collective voice. 

Programs are designed for professional counselors who work in various settings including private practice, primary and higher education, criminal justice, community mental health centers, hospitals, nursing homes, managed care facilities, and more.

What to Expect

  • Earn CE hours in person. Programs are peer-reviewed and carefully selected. Program schedules will be released this summer.
  • Exhibit Area where you can meet face-to-face with our exhibitors to learn about new products, services, and programs.
  • Rejuvenate your practice with wisdom and inspiration from amazing keynote speakers
  • Network and connect with professional counselors from a variety of backgrounds and locations
All conference programs are eligible for LPC, NBCC, SBEC, LMFT, LCDC, SW, LSSP, and Psychologist continuing education hours.

Want to Become an Exhibitor or Sponsor of the Conference?

With 1,500+ counselors in attendance, TCA's annual conference is a great opportunity to gain awareness and attention to your products, services, and programs for the counselor community and the people they serve. Please email for more information or view the exhibitor/sponsor opportunities here

TCA Award Nominations - Nominations are OPEN!

The TCA Awards were created in 2004 to honor the outstanding work of professional counselors and graduate students. Nominations will open in April 2024. Click here to view the various awards and instructions for nomination. Award winners are recognized annually during the TCA Professional Growth Conference. 

Hotel Accommodations - Book Your Hotel Early!

Hotel: Dallas Sheraton  

Address: 400 Olive St, Dallas, TX 75201 

Block Rate: $169.00 per night* 

* Hotel block closes when sold out or by 10/7/2024. The hotel block link will be contained within the registration confirmation email to attendees after they register for the conference. 

Parking/ Transportation: $15 self-parking for all attendees in the garages. There are two parking garages closest to the hotel. When those are full, conference attendees can park in the Dallas Sheraton surface lot. The pricing for the surface lot is located on that link. 

Attendees can also use DART. This is an extremely affordable light rail that travels through Dallas.

 Pre Registration is OPEN
7/1/2024 - 10/7/2024


Download registration form  

  • Registration forms must be sent with a check/money order
  • If payments are received without the registration forms, payment will be sent back and individuals will not be registered
  • TCA does not accept POs as payment. If an invoice is needed to get a check, please email

TCA Member-Only Pre-Reg Rates:

Professional Members$240
New Professional, Student, or Retired Members$175
Learning Institute (6.5 CE Hours)$150
Single Day$175

TCA Non-Member Pre-Reg Rates:

All Rates Below Include TCA Membership
Professional Non-Members$465
New Professional Non-Members


Student or Retired Non-Members$290

TCA Membership is required to attend the Professional Growth Conference:

Become a TCA Member 

This year's beneficiary of Empty Plate donations is the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians. For info on this organization, visit