All Kinds of News for July 15, 2020
The Therapeutic Consulting Association (TCA) Board has met regularly throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to discuss the needs of their over 50 members. Though gathering as a board in-person, at a major conference, has always been a highlight of the organization, they have decided to not hold an in-person conference in 2020. Mike Balotti, Board Member based out of Philadelphia said, "The lack of clarity around what this coming year will look like for travel, and need for a vaccine to really feel comfortable coming together in ways we have in the past, means that it is in all of our best interest to put resources elsewhere for 2020."
In lieu of a conference for 2020, the TCA board and the training committee led by Joanna Lilley, MA, and Meg Lahey, MA, have been working to put together weekly "business of the business" trainings. These upcoming trainings will be held through the summer and into the fall, complementing the Association's continued 'virtual tour' and twice-weekly membership consultant check-in Zoom calls to collaborate on COVID-19's effects on the industry.
Board Chair Jennifer Taylor shared, "while we are disappointed to not be gathering in person, we feel that this is the best possible decision we can make at this time." TCA is continuing to have Virtual Tours with the members to continue to educate the membership on changes to treatment programs around the country. Reach out to Board Secretary Shayna Abraham, if your treatment program, Gap Year option or therapeutic school is interested in scheduling a tour. It is important that TCA continues to focus on the values on which it was founded, always being client-focused, children and families come first. Therefore, keeping up to date on trends and changes is a key part of what a TCA Consultant and Interventionist offer.
About Therapeutic Consulting Association (TCA)
Therapeutic Consulting Association (TCA) is a non-profit association founded in 2015 by interventionists and educational consultants. A professional association for therapeutic placement consultants and other referring professionals, dedicated to advancing the field of therapeutic consulting through collaboration, training and education, outcome-based research, support of ethical standards, and an ongoing review of best practices.