Leadership Development Institute (LDI)

An annual tradition for TCA is to host a Leadership Development Institute (LDI) for all leadership members and anyone interested in getting involved in TCA but doesn't know how. 

This year, there are two parts to our LDI - a CE training event and the Leadership Workshop and Governing Council Meeting.  Both events are open to everyone!  You do not have to be a leader to attend the Leadership Workshop or Governing Council.  


Thursday (7/27/23)

  • 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST: Foundations in Clinical Supervision, by Dr. Kevin Doyle and Dr. Elizabeth O'Brien
  • 5:30 pm **Governing Council Dinner in Brentwood, TN - For Governing Council Members Only

Friday (7/28/23)

  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CST - Leadership & Advocacy for Maximum Impact, Dr. Casey A. Barrio Minton
  • 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm CST - Leadership Workshop and Governing Council Meeting 


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Thursday, July 27th, 2023 - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST at Belmont University

Title: Foundations in Clinical Supervision


Supervision is the “signature pedagogy “of the helping professions, and is vital in the development of effective and ethical counselors.  The relationship that a supervisor develops with their supervisees is a subtle and powerful, and is tied to several developmental outcomes for the supervisee.  In this interactive presentation, we will outline why the supervisory relationship matters, identify factors that affect the strength of the relationship, and provide strategies to cultivate strong relationships with their supervisees.  In addition, the presenters will provide a brief overview of multiple models of supervision, and ethical considerations each supervisor should be aware of.  


Kevin Doyle Ph.D., LPC(VA), NCC
Assistant Professor
Program Coordinator, Mental Health Counseling
University of TN - Chattanooga

Elizabeth O'Brien, Ph.D., LPC-MHSP
UC Foundation Professor
Director, School of Professional Studies
University of TN - Chattanooga


Dr. Doyle is an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education and the Coordinator of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Track at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.  Dr. Doyle is a licensed professional counselor and a nationally certified counselor.  His clinical background is in emergency and crisis services, home-based counseling, and collegiate wellness.  His research is focused on wellness, sense of belonging, and individual resilience.


Elizabeth O’Brien, Ph. D., LPC-MHSP is a UC Foundation Professor at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Dr. O’Brien also the Director of the School of Professional Studies in the College of Health, Education, and Professional Studies. She is a past-president for the Association of Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling, a division of the American Counseling Association and served as a member of the American Counseling Association’s Governing Council. Elizabeth has presented both internationally and nationally on issues related to wellness and beginning counselors, marriage and couples counseling, spirituality, and supervision. Dr. O’Brien maintains a small private practice in the Chattanooga area


Friday, July 28th, 2023 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm CST at Belmont University 

Title: Leadership & Advocacy for Maximum Impact


Leaders in professional counseling associations face no shortage of challenges as they work to rebuild community and reimagine their purpose in a “post-COVID” world. This interactive workshop will include an opportunity to explore current issues impacting counselors in Tennessee, develop a strategic vision for their work, and consider leadership and advocacy best practices. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of their what and why and a roadmap for maximizing their impact in the year to come.

Presenter: Casey A. Barrio Minton, Ph.D., NCC (she/her)

Professor of Counselor Education
Interim Head, Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville



Casey Barrio Minton, PhD, NCC, is Professor of Counselor Education and Interim Head of the Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Her scholarly work focuses on crisis intervention, clinical mental health issues, and professionalization through teaching and leadership. Dr. Barrio Minton is author or editor of five books including Professional Counseling Excellence through Leadership and Advocacy (now in 2nd edition). Founding editor of the Journal of Counselor Leadership and Advocacy, Dr. Barrio Minton is a Past-President of Chi Sigma Iota International, the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling, the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Dr. Barrio Minton received ACA’s Hitchcock Distinguished Professional Service award in 2017 and Distinguished Mentor Award in 2020. She is a Fellow of the American Counseling Association.






Clinical Supervision Training


Leadership & Advocacy Training

TCA Members $50 $50
TCA Students/Retired $25 $25
Non-Members $75 $75
TCA Governing Council Members (23-24) $50 Free
Belmont Counseling Students Free Free



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