Monthly Virtual Training



Session Title/Topic






2:00 - 3:00 pm CST

3:00 - 4:00 pm EST

Navigating the clinical licensure process in Tennessee


1 CE Available
Free to TCA members, $10 for non-members
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5:00 - 6:00 pm CST

6:00 - 7:00 pm EST

Art and Games to Address Students’ Trauma and Anxiety


1 CE Available
Free to TCA members, $10 for non-members


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TCA Presents:

Navigating the clinical licensure process in Tennessee

Date and Time: Friday, April 1, 2022 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CST/ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Presenters: Jay Tift, LPC-MHSP, CCMHC

1 CE Available

Session Overview:  In this training, we will be exploring the process of becoming a licensed professional counselor in the state of TN. We will explore education, clinical hours, supervision, and required examinations. Participants will gain clarity on what can be a confusing process and direction on how to set them self up well along the way so that they are ready when it is time to submit their application.


  • Understand the educational requirements for clinical licensure
  • Understand the post-graduate process for licensure
  • Understand requirements for a supervisor to be qualified in TN
  • Understand types of placements which qualify as clinical sites
  • Differentiate between LPC, LPC-MHSP(Temp), and LPC-MHSP


Presenter Bio: 

Jay Tift, LPC-MHSP, CCMHC has been in clinical practice for nine years and is a partner with Brentwood Counseling Associates, LLC. He has been an adjunct faculty member at Vanderbilt University since 2017 where he has taught courses in Foundations of CMHC, Counseling Ethics, and Diagnosis. Jay is the chair of the ethics committee for TCA and the current president-elect-elect. He is a National Certified Counselor and a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor through the National Board for Certified Counselors. Finally, Jay is a fourth-year doctoral student in Counselor Education and Supervision at Lindsey Wilson College.


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TnSCA Presents:

Art and Games to Address Students’ Trauma and Anxiety

Date and Time: Monday, April 25, 2022 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm CST/ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST

Presenters: Jennifer Tipton, M.Ed., NCC

1 CE Available

Session Overview:  Research supports the use of creative counseling activities as a means of engaging students while tending to trauma/anxiety. This presentation will provide specific examples of games/art projects that may be used during child counseling sessions while also suggesting adaptations for individualization of content. Participants will explore means of evaluating student progress within the context of the creative interventions presented.


  • 1. Participants will be able to demonstrate the use of play and creative-arts based interventions to address trauma/anxiety. 2. Participants will be able to tailor play interventions for specific work setting. 3. Participants will be able to understand approaches for intervention evaluation.

Presenter Bio: 

Jennifer Tipton, M.Ed., NCC is a professional clinical mental health counselor and a doctoral student of Counselor Education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She has experience as a certified school counselor and in community mental health. In therapy, Jennifer utilizes a person-centered approach, focusing on a person's strengths, accomplishments, and personal growth as a means of self-healing. She also supports her clients’ development with tools from Cognitive/Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. Jennifer is especially comfortable working with individuals on grief and loss tasks. She is passionate about creativity and the arts, which she integrates into her practice as applicable.

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Past Training Events

August 2020 TnSCA - Best Practices for New Counselors
September 2020 SMCA - Self-Care: Practice Now Before You Need It
September 2020 TnSCA - Strategies for Culturally Responsive Advocacy in Schools
October 2020 LCA - Fall Virtual Happy Hour Meet and Greet - Networking
October 2020 TCA - Building Community in Counseling Organizations during Covid-19
November 2020 TCA - Annual Conference
January 2021  SMCA - Creativity as a Bridge:  Counseling with English Language Learners
February 2021  MTCA: Solution-Focused Brief Counseling with Dr. Russell Sabella 
February 2021  TCA Ethics:  Ethics and Wellness Behavior: Counselor Responsibility
March 2021  Smoky Mountain Counseling Association's One-Day Conference
March 2021 SMCA - Working with LGBTQ+ students and clients in crisis
June 2021

9th Annual WTCA Summer Conference - Be Essential: Surviving and Thriving as Counselors through Changing Times

November 2021

TCA Virtual Conference


 The Tennessee Counseling Association has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 2043. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The Tennessee Counseling Association is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.