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Friday 9:45AM-11:45AM 2 Clock Hours

SALON A Topic: Challenges and Contributors of Adjustment to Divorce Among Older Hispanic Adults  PowerPoint 

Handout: FMHCA - Conf. 2017 - Handouts.pdf

Presenter & Author: Dr. Josefina E. Oramas Ed.D., LMHC

SALON B Topic: Dancing with Addiction: A Trauma Informed Approach to Understanding and Treatment   

Presenter: Louise Sutherland-Hoyt LMHC, CCMHC, NCC

SALON D Topic: Mass Media Crisis Intervention – How Counselors can partner with Media to stabilize people after community shootings 

Presenter & Author: C. Dwight Bain, LMHC, NCC 

SALON E Topic: Addressing the Transition of Care for Patients with Schizophrenia PowerPoint

Presenter & Author: Brian Sellers LCSW Co-Presenter: Dr. Carlos Ruiz MD

SALON F Topic: Power of Therapeutic Journaling in Counseling

Presenter & Author: Dr. Kathie T. Erwin, Ed.D., LMHC, NCC, NCGC Certified Field Traumatologist. 

11:45AM-1:15PM 2 Clock Hours


Topic: Update on FMHCA'S Legislative Advocacy and a Review of H.R. 5161 and S. 2771

Handout: Final Final Round Table.pdf

Presenter: Moderator: E. Kay Nowak, MA


Topic: Overcoming Challenges After Graduation

Presenter: Moderator: Laura Giraldo  


Topic:  Lessons from the Pulse Massacre Response: Guidelines for Proactive Mental Health Emergency Preparedness and Mobilization

Presenter: Moderator: Jackie MacKay, MA, NCC, LMHC, CSAT, New Leaf Center; MHCCF Immediate Past President


Topic: Women Veterans and Mental Health

Handout: Women Veterans and Mental Health panelists.pptx

Presenter: Moderator: Ellsworth Williams Jr and Dr. Lynne Santiago PhD, LMHC

1:15PM-3:15PM 2 Clock Hours

SALON A Topic: The Challenge in the Next Decade for the Profession of Clinical Mental Health Counselors 

Presenter & Author: Dr. Jim Messina Ph.D., CCMHC, NCC, DCMHS

SALON B Topic: The Marchman Act - A Powerful Tool for Families of Substance Abusers

Presenter: Joe Considine Esq.

SALON D Topic: Defining, Identifying and Treating Process Addictions Power Point 

Presenter: Dr. Denny Cecil-Van Den Heuvel PhD, LMHC, LMFT, NCC

SALON E Topic: The Ultimate Domestic Violence Training - Inside the Minds of Men Who Batter and the Women Who Love Them 

HandoutsDAIP - Equality Wheel.pdfDAIP power and control wheel.pdf /Hanout - Does your child exhibit the following - Effects of DV on Children.pdf 

Statistics on DV.pdf /WHY WOMEN STAY.pdf

Recourse: C:\Users\OfficeAdmin\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\INetCache\Content.Outlook\IG6WJ6S0\Cycle of Violence Chart.mht

Presenter: Susan McMillan LMHC, CAP Co-Presenter: Matt McMillan, JD, CCJAS, Former County Judge 

SALON F Topic: An Exploration of HIV/AIDS

Handouts: Session Outline HIV.AIDS.pdf

Presenter: Cortina D. Peters, LMHC, CLC, CSE

3:30PM-6:30PM 3 Clock Hours

ORCHID 1 Topic: Implications of Child Maltreatment on Development

Presenter: Meghan Dahlin LMHC, LPC, LAC

ORCHID II Topic: Treating Causation Resolving Mental Disorders Through the Revolutionary Toolbox of Integrated Behavioral Health Care & Construct Resolution Therapy

Presenter & Author: Dr. Gray Otis PhD, LMHC, DCMHS

ORCHID III Topic: Ethics and Boundaries: Navigating the 50 Shades of Gray PowerPoint

Presenter & Author: Katie Lemieux LMFT Co-Presenter: Dr. Kate Campbell PhD, LMFT

SALON A Topic: The Emerging Sexual Renaissance: Working with Kinky Clients

Link to Power Point and Handouts:  https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B1WHuHTYR6SFR3ZwQ2w0dlo0X1U?usp=sharing

Presenter & Author: Patsy Evans L.M.H.C., D.O.M., Ph.D. Candidate

SALON F Topic: Self-Compassion: A therapeutic approach to help clients find freedom from negative thoughts and emotions.

Presenter: Coralis Solomon LMHC, Doctoral Candidate 


7:00PM-8:30PM 1.5 Clock Hours

GRAND BALLROOM Topic: Florida Mental Health Practitioner Policy and Politics

Keynote: Corrine Mixon, DPL


Saturday 9:45AM-11:45AM 2 Clock Hours

SALON A Topic: Bridging The Gap- Helping Parents Build a Strong Foundation to Raise Healthy Resilient Teenagers. 

Presenter & Author: Dr. Stem (Sithembile Mahlatini), EdD, LCSW Co-Presenter: Andrele Jean Charles MFT    Power Point

Handouts:==Parenting Styles Handout.pdf ==handout_34_Stages_of_adolescence1.pdf ==Handout The Seven C's for developing resiliency.pdf

SALON B Topic: Just Leave Already: Domestic Violence Basics, Barriers & Implications. 

Presenter: Ce Anderson MS, ALC

SALON F Topic: Adventure Therapy: More Than Just A Game 

Presenter: Ricardo Santiago LMHC 

SALON G Topic: Implementing Techniques for Counseling Response in Community Crisis. 

Presenter & Author: Dr. Kathie T. Erwin, Ed.D., LMHC, NCC, NCGC Certified Field Traumatologist    

Co-Presenter: Dr Benjamin Keyes Ph.D., Ed.D. LMHC, LPC

SALON H Topic: The Significance of the Therapeutic Support Group for Eating Disorders. 

Presenter & Author:  Dr. Joann Hendelman, PhD, FAED, CEDS, CEDRN 

11:40AM-1:15PM 1.5 Clock Hours


GRAND BALLROOM Topic: From The Counseling  Chair to Impacting the World

Keynote: Dr. Benjamin B. Keyes


1:15PM-3:15PM 2 Clock Hours

SALON A Topic: Social Media and Suicide Prevention: Outreach and Support Using Contemporary Technology. 

Presenter & Author: Dr. Lynne Santiago PhD, LMHC Co-Presenter: Master  Sergeant (MSG) Tom Cruz, Active Duty Army   

 SALON B Topic: Understanding The Transgender Process. Power Point

Presenter & Author: Dr. Odalys J. Waugh Ph.D, LMHC, MFT, CCS 

SALON F Topic: May the Odds Be Ever in Your Favor: Generation Z and a New Era in Counseling Teenagers. 

Presenter & Author: Nichole K. DeMoya M.A., LMHC, CLC 

SALON G Topic: Motivational Interviewing 101: Working with Ambivalent and Resistant Clients. 

Presenter: Aaron Norton LMHC, LMFT, MCAP, CRC, CFMHE 

SALON H Topic: Getting Past Go: Helping Young Men Transition from Addiction to Adulthood. 

Presenter: Justin McLendon MA Co-Presenter: Dan Perzanoski, BS, CSAC 



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