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 exemplar 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,
Gina Frieden, Ph.D.
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).
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.
Gina Frieden, Ph.D.
Program Director, Human Development Counseling
Deborah Buchanan, Ph.D.
School Counseling Program Coordinator
Austin Peay State University
Melissa Fickling, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Clinical Mental Health Counseling
The University of Memphis
MRC, CRC, NCC
The University of Memphis
Ph.D., NCC, LPC-MHSP
Program Coordinator, Clinical Mental Health Program
Ginny Dansby, Ed.D., NCC
Coordinator, School Counseling Concentration
Middle Tennessee State University
Awards Committee | Dr. Sandy Terneus (Chair), Dr. Rebekah Byrd, and Dr. Ginny Dansby
Bylaws Committee | Dr. Rebekah Byrd (Chair), Dr. Mike Bundy, Dr. Ginny Dansby, and Stephanie Gotay
Graduate Student Poster Committee | Stephanie Gotay (Chair), Dr. Rebekah Byrd, Dr. Jeri Lee, and Dr. Cassandra Pusateri
Membership Committee | Dr. Deborah Buchanan (Chair)
Nomination Committee | Dr. Eva Gibson and Stephanie Gotay
Social Media Chair | Dr. Claire W. Dempsey
Past Presidents of TACES
1993 – 1994 | Dr. Ginny Dansby, 1995 – 1996 | Bill Poppin, 1996 – 1997 | Dr. Ellen Slicker, 1997 – 1998 | Dr. Nancy Nishimura, 1998 – 2000 | Dr. Gina Frieden, 2000 – 2003 | Dr. Jennifer Adams, 2003 – 2005 | Dr. Robin Lee, 2005 – 2006 | Dr. Jan Turner, 2006 – 2007 | Dr. Jeannine Studer, 2007 – 2008 | Dr. Kristi Gibbs, 2008 – 2009 | Dr. Teah Moore, 2009 – 2010 | Dr. LuAnnette Butler, 2010 – 2011 | Dr. Jeffrey Freiden, 2011 – 2012 | Dr. Carolyn Brewer, 2012 – 2013 | Dr. Michelle Stevens, 2013 – 2014 | Christina Mick, 2014 – 2015 | Rebekah Byrd, 2015 – 2016 | Stephanie Gotay
Dr. Keith Carlson, Dr. Marla Peterson, Dr. Chuck Thompson, Dr. Larry DeRidder
2004 – 2005 | Dr. Brenda Rambo, 2005 – 2006 | Dr. Kristi Gibbs, 2006 – 2007 | Dr. Joel Diambra, 2007 – 2009 | Dr. Melinda Gibbons, 2009 – 2011 | Dr. Shawn Spurgeon, 2011 – 2013 | Dr. Eva Gibson, M.S., 2013 – 2015 | Dr. Sandy Terneus
2004 – 2005 | Dr. Brian Griffin, 2005 – 2016 | Dr. Robin Lee
Past Journal Editors/Co-Editors
Dr. Robin Lee, Dr. Nancy Nishimura, Dr. Ronnie Priest, Dr. Joel Diambra, Dr. Jeannine Studer
TACES Board Meeting
All TACES members are invited to attend!
2017 TCA Conference
(see conference program for details)
2017 TACES Essay Competition
Submit by August 1st, 11:59p.m.
Calling ALL Counseling graduate students in Tennessee! We want to hear your voice.
As future professional counselors and counselor educators, your thoughts on the needs, roles, and functions of your profession matter. This year, you have an opportunity to develop your counselor identity through the first ever TACES Essay Competition. The top three master’s and doctoral essays will be considered for publication in the Tennessee Counseling Association Journal. In addition, winning essays will receive the following awards AND a free student registration to the Tennessee Counseling Association conference in November 2017:
1st place – $250 award | 2nd place – $150 award | 3rd place – $50 award
Objectives of this initiative include:
- To develop ethical awareness and competence in graduate students.
- To support advocacy of the profession through scholarly work.
- To engage current and future TCA and TACES members in the organizations.
- To recognize excellence in future counselors and counselor educators of Tennessee.
Essay prompt and rules HERE!
- Each completed essay should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org in .doc or .docx format. In the body of the email, students must include the following information: author/student full name, name of university, level (masters or doc), TCA membership number, name and email of faculty advisor, and author’s preferred email address.
- No identifying information should be included in the essay (e.g., name of program, professor, student) to ensure a blind scoring process
- Each submitted essay must be the author’s original work, not previously submitted elsewhere (e.g., another publication, class assignment).
- Students may consult with mentors, supervisors, and/or faculty members while drafting their essays, but all writing must be the students’ own work.
- Each essay can have only one author.
- All submissions should adhere to APA Style, and should be no more than 7 pages in length (including references). Essays do not need an abstract or title page.
- All submissions should include reference to relevant sections of counseling codes of ethics.
To download Essay Competition RULES AND ESSAY PROMPT, click Here!
2017 Annual Graduate Student Poster Presentations
Friday, November 10th at the Nashville Airport Marriott, Nashville TN
This forum offers graduate students an opportunity to share their work with other professionals and developing professionals. Poster content focuses on counseling related issues and may include research, literature reviews, and counseling intervention techniques. Cash prize awards are presented!!!
Don’t miss this fun and educational event.
1st Place Doc Level
Teri Murphy, Trevecca Nazarene University
Compassion and Help-seeking Attitudes Concerning Campus Sexual Assault
2nd Place Doc Level
Amanda Hinds, University of Tennessee Knoxville
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as Treatment for Sex Offenders
1st Place Master Level
Angelica Galvan & Leslie D. Bohn
Tennessee Technological University
Effective Narrative Therapy Techniques with Latino College-Aged Clients
2nd Place Master Level
Caroline Bravo, Tennessee Technological University
Losing a Loved One: Treatment of Grief through Buddhist-Derived Interventions
Social Media Award
Carrie Koehler, Carson-Newman University
The Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy on Music Performance Anxiety
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.
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.
TACES recognizes the achievements of outstanding members in five 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, and 5) the TACES Outstanding Doctoral Student award.
Learn how to make a NOMINATION for one of these awards.
Graduate Student Posters
TACES is the sponsor of the annual Graduate Student Poster Presentations held during the TCA conference. This forum offers students an opportunity to share their work with other professionals and developing professions. Poster content focuses on counseling related issues and may include research, literature reviews, and counseling intervention techniques.
To learn how to make a NOMINATION for one of these awards, click here