The Houston Counseling Association records include meeting notes, member directories, budget notes, newsletters, workshop materials, bylaws, photographs, and conference materials beginning with the group’s founding in 1952 by University of Houston professor Richard O. Jonas. The collection is arranged chronologically from 1952 through 2017. The collection also includes a series of materials related to the group’s 50-year anniversary in 2002.
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The Houston Counseling Association (HCA) was officially formed in 1952 as the Houston Branch of the
American Personnel and Guidance Association by University of Houston professor Richard O. Jonas.
Prior to this, Jonas and other counselors had been meeting in Houston since 1946. The name changed to
Houston Association for Counseling and Development in 1984 and finally changed to Houston
Counseling Association in 1992. HCA provides networking, professional development, and community
service-based activities and works to improve the quality and accessibility to mental health services in
Houston and Texas. The HCA is also a chapter of the Texas Counseling Association. The HCA covers
Harris, Austin, and Waller counties in Texas.
Info from: https://hca.txca.org/ and 50-year history notes in collection
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