Welcome to the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association


Welcome to the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association

The only organization in the State of Florida dedicated exclusively to meeting the professional needs of Florida's Licensed Mental Health Counselors.

Welcome to Florida Mental Health Counselors Association, the leading organization advocating for mental health counseling professionals. Our objective is to provide education, legislative oversight, and networking. Our Annual Conference provides an opportunity for advanced professional training.

Protecting, sustaining, and advancing the profession of mental health counseling in the State of Florida is our guiding motto. We have served mental health counselors for more than 20 years, in a variety of professional ways. With the collaboration of our local chapters, individual members, and lobbyist, we have accumulated a record that demonstrates our dedication to your success as a mental health professional and the growth of our profession.

Image result for at a glanceCounseling in the Modern Era. Your Direction Your Future FMHCA Annual Conference Feb 2nd—4th, 2017 Earn up to 30 CEUs

Download PDF At A Glance Version By Clicking Here

Track Identifier

NR Traumatic Brain Injury Brain Function & Neuroscience    TR Trauma- Assessment Diagnosis  VT  Military and Veterans Issues  IC Integrated Care, Practice Issues, & Healthcare Reform CH Children, Adolescents and Family DC Disaster and Crisis Mental Health EV Evidence-Based & Emerging Practices- Innovative Treatment, Expressive and Creative Therapies, Skill Building and Practice CSE Clinical Supervision and Ethics  AB Substance Abuse & Co-Occurring Disorders  CD Cultural Diversity GN General/Other

 Free Webinar


What is Mental Health?

Date: Friday, 11/11/16, 2:00-4:00 pm
Presenter: Frank Hannah

Description: Understandably, mental-health professionals focus on the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental and nervous disorders. However, when one understands that “mental health” itself is far more than simply the absence of mental illness, it is possible that a practitioner’s therapeutic interventions may neglect to address the consumer’s mental health absent a diagnosable disorder. This leaves the consumer vulnerable to relapse and/or the emergence of new manifestations of poor mental health. The implication here is that many diagnosable mental and nervous disorders stem from undiagnosed poor mental health that went unrecognized or was ignored until it became problematic. As the wise philosopher Ben Franklin said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This webinar will focus on:

  • How a mental health practitioner can add mental health awareness to his/her current therapeutic protocols;
  • A clear definition of what mental health is;
  • An explanation of the two major components of mental health;
  • An examination of some obstacles to improvement;
  • The role of anxiety in mental health and
  • A three-step process for making changes that lead to improved mental health.

Link to Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9196743335024400386        

CE Broker Tracking #: 20-529906; Publishing #: 10-1752042

Learning Objectives

After completing this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Define mental health in concrete terms;
  • Explain the concept of mental health awareness and (3) Guide a consumer’s improvement in their mental health.

About the Presenter

Frank, a native of Tennessee, holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Nova University and was in private practice as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida for over two decades. After “retiring”, he completed and self-published “Pathways to Mental Health and Anxiety Management”; he set up and manages three related websites and founded the nonprofit corporation, Initiative for Mental Health Awareness Inc. Frank now spends his time promoting mental health awareness through the corporation. He presented an abbreviated version of the webinar you are attending today, “What Is Mental Health?” at the 20th World Congress of the World Federation for Mental Health in Cairo, Egypt in October, 2015. Frank was the proud recipient of a “Lifetime Contribution Award” by FMHCA at their Annual Conference in 2014.


 FMHCA  Annual Conference being held in Lake Mary, FL at the Orlando Marriott from February 2-4, 2017.

                                                                                                      Looking for Sponsors Who are Excited, Ready to Network & Build Relationships. 

Our association needs your support with both your financial contribution to our annual conference and your services for the mental health field. Please take a look below at the sponsorship packages we are offering for this year’s annual conference. Our conference provides a medium in which mental health clinicians come together to exchange innovative ideas about how to better serve our clients. It is important to keep a high level of connectivity in order to exchange new approaches as well as to educate as many people as we can about what services we offer to those in need. Please know that you will be recognized as an active part of this community through your support of our educational conference.

Upcoming events

Florida Mental Health Counselors Association   |   2101 Vista Parkway, Suite 265 West Palm Beach, FL 33411   |   561-575-9519

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software