TCA Journal Mission Statement

The purpose of the journal is to promote professional growth and creativity of TCA members, Tennessee counselors, counselors nation-wide, and other helping professionals. The empirical research and expository ideas shared in the TCA journal are designed to expand the knowledge of counselors, share innovative counseling strategies, and promote best practices when working with clients. The information in the journal is intended to encourage counseling professionals to expand their capacity for creative visions that will enhance them both professionally and personally.

The Tennessee Counseling Association Journal is sponsored by the Tennessee Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.

 

TCA Journal Guidelines for Authors

Focus

Manuscripts should be original works, not previously published nor concurrently submitted for publication to other journals. Manuscripts should be written clearly and concisely for a diverse audience, especially counseling professionals. The target audience of the Tennessee Counseling Association Journal is counselors in all specialty areas, and we invite articles of interest for professionals in all areas of counseling. Topics appropriate for the TCAJ include articles that: (a) integrate theory and practice; (b) discuss current issues; (c) provide research of interest to counselors in all areas; and (d) present examples of creative techniques, innovations, and exemplary practices.

Research reports describe original studies that have practical applications. Group designs, single-subject designs, quantitative, qualitative, mixed methods and other appropriate strategies are welcome. Research review articles provide qualitative and/or quantitative syntheses of published and unpublished research and other information that yields important perspectives about at-risk populations. Such articles should stress applied implications.

 

Format

Manuscripts are to follow the guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th Ed.). Manuscript length should be approximately 25 typed, double-space pages, consecutively numbered including all cited references. Submitted manuscripts which do not follow APA format will be returned to the author without editorial review. Illustrative materials, including charts, tables, figures, etc. are to be in APA format and clearly labeled.

Submission

Submit electronically in Microsoft Word, including an abstract. Please provide two (2) cover pages.

First cover page must include the following:
• full manuscript title
• author’s full name
• title
• department, institution or professional affiliation
• return mailing address
• email address and telephone numbers
• full names of coauthors with their titles, departments, institutions, or professional affiliations, mailing address and email addresses.

Second cover page must include the following:
• title page that only notes the manuscript’s title (for blind review purposes)

Note: Do not include any identifying information in the text pages.

All appropriate manuscripts will be submitted to a blind review by two peer reviewers. Manuscripts may be submitted at any time for review. If accepted, authors will be notified of publication. There is no publication fee.

Submit manuscript to: submit.tcajournal@gmail.com

TCA Journal Call for Manuscripts

The Tennessee Counseling Association Journal is currently accepting manuscript submissions. The TCA Journal is the official publication of the Tennessee Counseling Association. The journal is a peer-reviewed journal published annually. For previous journal editions, visit the Tennessee Counseling Association Journal website here.

The editors will be accepting manuscripts until March 1, 2015, with a scheduled publication for November 2015. Articles pertaining to theory, research and/or practice relating to counseling are encouraged.

To submit a manuscript, please submit to submit.tcajournal@gmail.com.

For questions about the journal or submission process, please email at info.tcajournal@gmail.com.

Sincerely,

Dr. Robin Lee
Co-Editor

About the Editor

Robin Wilbourn Lee, Editor
Tennessee Counseling Association Journal

Robin Wilbourn Lee earned a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Mississippi State University, a M.Ed. in Community Counseling and a BA in Psychology from Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi. Dr. Lee teaches in the Professional Counseling Program of the Womack Educational Leadership Department at Middle Tennessee State University, specializing in mental health counseling. Dr. Lee is a Licensed Professional Counselor with Mental Health Service Provider status in Tennessee. Dr. Lee serves as the treasurer for the Tennessee Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (TACES).