We are glad you have taken the time to stop by our site and find out a little more about us. Memphis is not only the home of the Blues, but home to the largest chapter of the Tennessee Counseling Association. Our organization welcomes counselors of all disciplines including School, Mental Health, Rehabilitation, as well as Counselor Educators and Counseling Students. Our tent is a large and open one that warmly welcomes all those interested in on-going professional development and the advancement of the profession. We meet four times a year in September, November, January, and March. At our meetings we always share a good meal, hear an excellent speaker discussing an important counseling topic or technique, and enjoy the camaraderie of our fellow counselors. In June we present our Annual One-Day Summer Conference in cooperation with The University of Memphis, Counseling, Educational Psychology & Research Department. Please take a moment to check our “Schedule” for our next event. We hope to see you at one of our events soon!
- To unite in one organization all persons engaged or interested in any phase of counseling and developmental work in West Tennessee to include Shelby, Fayette, and Tipton Counties.
- To maintain and improve professional standards in the fields of counseling and development.
- To encourage the development of counseling and developmental activities in the West Tennessee area.
- To serve as an agency for information pertinent to present or contemplated counseling and developmental programs in West Tennessee and the State of Tennessee.
- To disseminate information and focus public attention on legislation in any way affecting counseling or development activities in West Tennessee or the State of Tennessee.
- To champion against discrimination in any form including race, religion, sex, age, or sexual orientation.
Dr. Jonie Oliver
Past President/Conference Chair
Leigh Carrier Pitre
Chi Sig Student Liaison
Dr. Pam Cogdal
Counselor Educator Liaison
Dr. Nancy Johnson
Mental Health Counseling Liaison
Dr. Randy McPherson
Dr. Chloe Lancaster
Media Communications Chair
Human Rights & Ethics Chair
Recognition & Awards Chair
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
The West Tennessee Counseling Association gratefully acknowledges the generous support
of our sponsors in advancing the counseling profession in West Tennessee.