Healing & Recovery

Providing support and advocacy services for those psychologists and psychological examiners referred for assistance

Rehabilitation

We help to ensure appropriate evaluation and rehabilitation of impaired psychologists and psychological examiners

Education

We provide education for psychologists and psychological examiners on impairment and how to avoid it

Referral Program

TCAF accepts referrals from various sources for acceptance to our program

Tennessee Colleague Assistance Foundation

Welcome to TCAF

The Tennessee Colleague Assistance Foundation (TCAF) is an independent, non-profit Tennessee corporation developed by psychologists for the purpose of providing rehabilitation and monitoring services for impaired mental healthcare providers, specifically psychology professionals.

The Tennessee Colleague Assistance Foundation (TCAF) is supported in large part by a grant from the state of Tennessee Board of Examiners (BOE) in Psychology, in addition to support from the Tennessee Psychological Association (TPA) and private donors.  Because of the generosity of those who support the Foundation financially, in addition to the many who give of their professional time and talents, TCAF’s services are able to be provided free of charge.

Please Note:  Any charges incurred for services provided in the areas of evaluation and/or treatment recommended by TCAF are the responsibility of the TCAF client.

Privacy Matters

Review TCAF’s “Limits of Confidentiality” document

Referral Sources

Learn the three ways that TCAF can accept Referral’s

The ‘RAMP’ Pathway

View TCAF’s ‘Rehabilitation & Aftercare Monitoring Pathway’

Psychologists helping Psychologists

Committed to Excellence

Our Core Services

Evaluation

We ensure appropriate evaluation and rehabilitation of impaired psychologists and psychological examiners.

Education

We educate psychologists with respect to impairment and managing occupational stress that may lead to impairment.

Intervention

We intervene on impaired psychologists and psychological examiners when necessary.

Monitoring

We engage in ongoing monitoring of psychologists and psychological examiners as they resume their profession role.

Advocating

We provide support and advocacy services for those psychologists and psychological examiners referred for assistance.

Supporting

We offer continuing support for the full healing and recovery of imparied psychologists and psychological examiners.

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Helping you Succeed

Our Referral Program

TCAF Referral's

TCAF is designed to accept referrals from three main sources:

Self-Referral

Board of Examiners in Psychology

Other

Self-Referral

Colleagues who feel they are in need of assistance may provide a self-referral.

The BOE

The Tennessee Board of Examiners (BOE) in Psychology may refer a Colleague.

Other People

Others such as peers, employers, and organizations may also refer Colleagues..

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Maintaining Professional Awareness

Tennessee Colleague Assistance FoundationMaintaining Professional AwarenessThe field of psychology is widely known to have multiple unique occupational vulnerabilities, many of which place a psychologist at increased risk of professional “impairment”. Stress, burnout,...

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TPA Newsletter Article – Aug 8, 2015

Tennessee Colleague Assistance FoundationTPA Newsletter Article - Aug 8, 2015The Tennessee Colleague Assistance Foundation (TCAF) was developed by psychologists, for psychologists. TCAF is an independent, non-profit Tennessee corporation developed specifically to...

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Addiction Recovery Pioneer Dodd Mourned

Tennessee Colleague Assistance FoundationAddiction Recovery Pioneer Dodd Mourned David T. Dodd, M.D., who worked with impaired Physicians across Tennessee, died December 18, 2010 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.  He was 83. Vanderbilt’s Center for Professional Health,...

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