Over 40 Participate in 5th Annual ‘Therapeutic Consulting Association’ Training
The Therapeutic Consulting Association (TCA) just wrapped up its 5th in-person training. The event took place on March 29th and 30th, 2022 in Denver, CO and was attended by over 40 therapeutic consultants and referring professionals from all over the country.
The training event brought together both members of the TCA and those interested in learning more about the association. Rachel Gutow-Ellis, CPC, a newer member of the association shared, “it was so wonderful to be together in person to learn and reconnect with the group off of Zoom.”
The event started with a roundtable discussion between the referring professionals and wraparound organizations. The organizations shared updates and changes they have seen in the past year. Talley Webb, MA, CRMC commented that “this portion of the event brought amazing energy and excitement to the kick-off of this training.”
The full-day training included Keynote speaker Zach Mercurio, a local-to-Colorado Ph.D. keynote speaker and researcher, who assisted all of the attendees in refocusing their purpose and passion for doing the important work that they do. The conversations held around understanding the current legislation changes in Oregon and Utah helped all in attendance gain a clearer picture of what these changes mean and how to best support and educate clients around this information.
The association’s favorite round table conversations focus on the “business of the business.” This is a time where those in attendance can discuss their practices, gain the support of fellow referring professionals, and feel a sense of camaraderie in the often intense work the professionals do. As many members are solo practitioners, it is an opportunity to share, and collaborate about the strengths and weaknesses of personal business – honestly and openly.
This event is also when new board members are brought on and board members who have completed their terms rotate off. This year, Joanna Lilley, MA of Lilley Consulting will be taking over as board chair. Jennifer Taylor, JD of JET Consulting will be stepping down and stepping off the board. The organization is grateful for all that Jennifer has done during her term and is excited to welcome Joanna into the chair position. Joanna had this to say “I am honored to be stepping into this position and I have some big shoes to fill.” Additionally, the board welcomed two new members, Tazim Salehani, M.S, and Brittany McKinney, MA.
The mission of the Therapeutic Consulting Association (TCA)
Therapeutic Consulting Association (TCA) is a professional association for therapeutic 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 of behavioral healthThe organization is grateful to the training committee for putting on such an impactful event. To learn more about becoming a member application information can be found on our website www.therapeuticconsulting.org.