Welcome to the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association


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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.

 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.


 Free Webinar


SESSION  8:

Florida Legislative Policy Discussion: 

Grassroots involvement, interactions between state and federal mental health policy, currently filed bills, and the state of the LMHC scope of practice in Florida


Date: Friday, 9/9/16, 2:00-4:00 pm 

Presenter: Corinne Mixon, DPL

Description: The Florida Legislature is made up of individuals that come from varied professional backgrounds. If these legislators are not educated on the LMHC profession, its professional practice climate may become threatened. Legislative and grassroots lobbying seek to provide this education to Florida's elected officials. Corinne will explain what lobbying is, why it is important and how LMHCs can become their own lobbyists. Additionally, Corinne will discuss the interactions between statewide and federal policy and how Florida’s LMHCs can affect change in Washington. Finally, Corinne will discuss the current state of LMHC practice in Florida, bills that may affect LMHCs and how mental health counselors can work with their State Representatives and Senators to enhance their legislative platform.

Link to Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5402848776569206786        


CE Broker Tracking #: 20-529902; Publishing #: 10-1752038

Learning Objectives

As a result of the course, attendees will understand:

  • Legislative lobbying and Grassroots lobbying
  • The timeline of the legislative process
  • Elections
  • Interactions between state and federal policy
  • Key bills for FMHCA
  • How the practice of LMHCs relates to the practice of psychology, clinical social work and marriage and family therapy and how these professions are perceived to state officials            

About the Presenter


Corinne has been a registered lobbyist in the State of Florida for more than 10 years. It was during her time at the University of Alabama that she recognized her deep interest in affecting statewide policy. Corinne interned in Washington D.C. for U.S. Congressman Richard Shelby, Chairman of Banking and Insurance, before graduating from college. After concluding her internship, Corinne began her professional career as a Public Relations Account Manager at the Zimmerman Agency, the largest hospitality-centered communications group in the nation.

Corinne joined the Mixon and Associates lobbying team because of her skills in client-centered communication and administrative policy. Corinne is now Principal at Mixon and Associates where she lobbies for an array of clients ranging from fortune 500 companies and large statewide associations to tech-based-startups and public school districts. However, Corinne specializes in lobbying for statewide health care associations including: the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association, the Independent Funeral Directors of Florida, the Florida Veterinary Medical Association, the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants and the Florida State Oriental Medical Association. Corinne also served as the Interim Executive Director of the Independent Funeral Directors of Florida where she expanded her expertise into association management.

Corinne’s ability to influence policy makers stems, in part, from her ability to raise money for political candidates. Her success in political connectivity began with managing state senate campaign for Speaker Pro Tempore, Rep. Dennis Baxley. Corinne now manages a multitude of political action committees (PACs) on behalf of Mixon and Associates' clients. As the PAC manager, she oversees the delivery of approximately $160-thousand dollars worth of campaign contributions per election cycle. Corinne handdelivers many of these contributions directly to the candidates; thus, providing a benefit to clients withand-without their own political action committees.

Upcoming events

  

Clinical & Regular Members - 1 Day (Friday or Saturday only) $119.00

Clinical & Regular Members - Full Conference $179.00

Clinical & Regular Non-Member - 1 Day (Friday or Saturday only) $203.00

Clinical & Regular Non-Member - Full Conference $263.00

Retired Member - Full Conference $147.00

Retired Non-Member - 1 Day (Friday or Saturday only) $120.00

Retired Non-Member - Full Conference $180.00

Student Member - 1 Day (Friday or Saturday only) $30.00

Student Member - Full Conference $50.00

Student Non-Member - 1 Day (Friday or Saturday only) $50.00

Student Non-Member - Full Conference $70.00

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