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FMHCA is a chapter of the American Mental Health Counselors Association, and is the only organization working exclusively for LMHCs in the State of Florida.

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    • 05 Jun 2024
    • 8:00 AM
    • 06 Jun 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • In-Person & Online
    • 23
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    DescriptionThe Therapeutic Martial Arts is program that is designed to combine several evidence-based clinical approaches and therapeutic interventions using group structure and Martial Arts.  The Therapeutic Martial Arts Program Level 1 Certification training familiarizes participants with a uniquely innovative program.  Participants are introduced to research and practical application of Therapeutic Martial Arts.  Techniques of stress management, anger control, improvement of self-esteem, goal attainment, as well as deeper traumatic issues. Participants will learn and be able to apply the Threat-Aggression Modulation Response (TAMR) Model, meditation, and clinical interventions utilizing Martial Arts techniques.  Additionally, this course will assist participants to set up the Therapeutic Martial Arts environment or apply these skills in their own practice.  All participants will be given a discount to join the International Therapeutic Martial Arts Association (ITMAA.org).

    Level 1 Certification Provided by: International Therapeutic Martial Arts Association

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Participants will advance their knowledge in the research of alternative therapies.
    2. Participants will be able to understand philosophical and practical approach of the Therapeutic Martial Arts.
    3. Participants will be able understand to apply the Threat-Aggression Modulation Response (TAMR) Model.
    4. Participants will be able to set up their environment or apply techniques of the Therapeutic Martial Arts within their practice.

    CE Broker Tracking #: 20-1126742

    General Credits: 16

    (2-day Certification Course)

    Physical Location: 110 N. Federal Hwy. Suite 304. Hallandale Beach, Florida 33009

    Online Location: Via Zoom

    This event is sponsored by FMHCA, an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider. FMHCA NBCC Provider# 2058. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  FMHCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This course is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, LMHC, LMFT, LCSW – FMHCA CE Broker #: 50-748

      About the Presenter:

      Dr. Eric Yuri Reznik is a clinical psychologist. He has a successful practice for over 35 years and he is recognized nationally and internationally for his innovative and comprehensive clinical approach. Currently, Dr. Reznik maintains a full-time clinical practice at BeWell Rehabilitation and Counseling Group, Inc., in Hallandale, Florida. He has taught in many colleges and universities, and currently, he is an adjunct faculty member at Barry University. Dr. Reznik has published books titled Saminchilu, The Way of Life; Love, Pain, Deceit, and Other Human Mysteries; as well as Therapeutic Martial Arts. Dr. Reznik has also studied and taught Martial Arts since 1983 and he has designed Therapeutic Martial Arts as a form of therapy combining psychological therapy and Martial Arts.

      We value your participation in FMHCA’s Regional Event Series and strive to provide a positive experience for all attendees. Please carefully review our cancellation and refund policy outlined below:


      Cancellation Requests:

      All cancellation requests must be made in writing and confirmed via the email account used during registration. Only the original applicant can request a cancellation.


      Please be advised that FMHCA reserves the right to cancel any scheduled event up to 7 days before its occurrence if there is an insufficient number of registrants required to conduct the event. In the event a workshop is canceled or rescheduled by FMHCA, the attendee has the right to a full refund.


      Refund Process:

      Refunds will be issued through the original payment method to the original payee.


      No Show and Partial Attendance:

      Any participant not checked in by the training start time will be considered a "No Show," resulting in the cancellation of the seat, registration, and credits without a refund.

      No refunds will be provided for "No Shows," partial attendance, late arrivals, early departures, or incomplete training.


      Professional Conduct:

      Participants are expected to conduct themselves professionally and ethically throughout the training.

      FMHCA reserves the right to request a participant to leave the training if their behavior is deemed unprofessional or unethical, leading to the cancellation of their registration without refunds.


      Recording Policy:

      Participants are strictly prohibited from recording training sessions through electronic devices (audio/video) or distributing any recorded content.


      Cancellation Policy:

      More than 60 days prior to the start of the conference: 50% refund.

      30-59 days prior to the start of the conference: 25% refund.

      Less than 30 days prior to the start of the conference: No refunds will be issued.

      We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

      • 22 Aug 2024
      • 8:00 AM
      • 23 Aug 2024
      • 5:00 PM
      • Online Via. Zoom
      • 29
      Register


      DescriptionHave you ever left a session wondering, "What was that?" Most likely, it was a person with a personality disorder. The temptation is to run from this type of client, but if you want to run, how are you going to counsel those married to someone with a personality disorder? Running is not always an option. Learn what are some options and how to manage a person with a personality disorder as well as how to best help those in relationships with them.

      Guest Speaker: Deborah Day, Psy.D., LMHC

      Learning Objectives:

      1. Breaking down the basics of a personality disorder
      2. Defining and understanding the specific of each disorder
      3. Learning how to manage and help others manage
      4. Practice what you preach: good self-care

      CE Broker Tracking #: 20-1196058

      General Credits: 16

      This event is sponsored by FMHCA, an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider. FMHCA NBCC Provider# 2058. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  FMHCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This course is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, LMHC, LMFT, LCSW – FMHCA CE Broker #: 50-748

        About the Presenter:

        Christine Hammond is a leading mental health influencer, author, and guest speaker. As an author of “Abuse Exposed: Identifying Family Secrets the Breed Dysfunction”, “The Exhausted Woman’s Handbook,” and more than 500 articles, Christine has more than one million people downloading her podcast “Understanding Today’s Narcissist,” and more than 400,000 views on YouTube.

        Christine is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Family Law Mediator, and Qualified Supervisor by the State of Florida, a National Certified Counselor, and a Certified Family Trauma Professional, with extensive training in crisis intervention and peaceful resolution. Her practice at Psychological Affiliates in Winter Park, Florida specializes in treating high-conflict families.

        Expertise: She specializes in psychotherapy with families in transition, trauma, personality disorders, and addictions. She provides family and individual therapy using evidence-based psychotherapy methodology. She provides Parenting Coordination, family mediation, elder mediation, guardian ad litem, reunification, and functions as a collaborative mental health neutral.

        We value your participation in FMHCA’s Regional Event Series and strive to provide a positive experience for all attendees. Please carefully review our cancellation and refund policy outlined below:


        Cancellation Requests:

        All cancellation requests must be made in writing and confirmed via the email account used during registration. Only the original applicant can request a cancellation.


        Please be advised that FMHCA reserves the right to cancel any scheduled event up to 7 days before its occurrence if there is an insufficient number of registrants required to conduct the event. In the event a workshop is canceled or rescheduled by FMHCA, the attendee has the right to a full refund.


        Refund Process:

        Refunds will be issued through the original payment method to the original payee.


        No Show and Partial Attendance:

        Any participant not checked in by the training start time will be considered a "No Show," resulting in the cancellation of the seat, registration, and credits without a refund.

        No refunds will be provided for "No Shows," partial attendance, late arrivals, early departures, or incomplete training.


        Professional Conduct:

        Participants are expected to conduct themselves professionally and ethically throughout the training.

        FMHCA reserves the right to request a participant to leave the training if their behavior is deemed unprofessional or unethical, leading to the cancellation of their registration without refunds.


        Recording Policy:

        Participants are strictly prohibited from recording training sessions through electronic devices (audio/video) or distributing any recorded content.


        Cancellation Policy:

        More than 60 days prior to the start of the conference: 50% refund.

        30-59 days prior to the start of the conference: 25% refund.

        Less than 30 days prior to the start of the conference: No refunds will be issued.

        We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

        • 10 Oct 2024
        • 9:00 AM
        • 11 Oct 2024
        • 5:00 PM
        • LifeQuest Church 3998 SW Leighton Farm Ave Palm City, FL 34990
        • 34
        Register


        DescriptionAre some of your clients struggling in relationships? Early childhood attachment ruptures can lead to out of proportion relational responses. Attachment trauma adversely affects adult relationships. Using lecture, video presentation, and practicum, Sandra B Stanford, LMHC will teach the tenets of wounded attachment and healthy attachment. She will enable therapists to discover the power of healing by utilizing the 8 phases of EMDR Therapy which equips clients to find safety in themselves and in connection with others. Sandra will demonstrate intake questions that begin with womb work which can be essential in the healing process. Her dynamic teaching style is engaging which enables a productive and supportive learning environment.

        *EMDR Basic Training is required to attend this workshop.

        CE Broker Tracking #: 20-1200354

        General Credits: 13

        This event is sponsored by FMHCA, an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider. FMHCA NBCC Provider# 2058. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  FMHCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This course is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, LMHC, LMFT, LCSW – FMHCA CE Broker #: 50-748

        EC Program Approval Number: #19011-10

        EMDRIA Credits: 13

        Learning Objectives:

        1. Review 8 Phases of EMDR Therapy, the Adaptive Information Processing (AIP) model and the Three Prong Approach
        2. Describe intake questions to include in Phase 1 History taking to gather pertinent attachment trauma information to determine potential targets.
        3. Explain the components of secure attachment and attachment trauma.
        4. Define how neglect, rejection, and abuse from attachment trauma interact between the wounded inner child and the adult within to support the conceptualization process in Phase 1 History taking.
        5. Demonstrate how to help clients complete the fight/flight or freeze responses in a way that creates lasting empowerment to support Phase 2 preparation to help the client manage affect.
        6. Explain and demonstrate inner child guided imagery to help heal the child within to support Phase 2 preparation through recorded demonstration and in practicum.
        7. Explain and define the 4 types of attachment styles.
        8. Explain and describe how to set up a supportive inner Resource team with a client. Script provided for developing nurturing, wisdom, and protective figures to support Phase 2 preparation through recorded demonstration and in practicum.
        9. Demonstrate how to identify potential targets and resources utilizing expressive arts technique for Phase 1 history taking.
        10. Explain and observe elements that comprise Phase 1 history taking through an attachment lens exploring questions that highlight attachment styles through recorded demonstrations.
        11. Explain and observe the mechanics of Phases 3-4 Assessment and Desensitization through an AIP and an attachment lens through recorded demonstrations highlighting typical errors that can occur in Phase 3 Assessment.
        12. Explain and observe the mechanics of Phases 5-6 Installation and Body Scan through recorded demonstrations.
        13. Explain and observe the mechanics of Phase 7 Closure through recorded demonstrations.
        14. Explain and observe interventions for healing attachment wounds focusing on pre-verbal body cues through recorded demonstrations and practicum.

        15. Explain and observe the mechanics of Phase 8 Reevaluation of the former target through recorded demonstrations.

        About the Presenter:

        Sandra B. Stanford has a heart for people who find themselves in hard situations. Because of this passion, she earned her master’s degree in Psychological Counseling. Her work with clients is collaborative working alongside the client to help in the healing process.

        Sandra is an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Advanced Trainer and is certified in EMDR Therapy.

        Sandra has training in attachment theory and in somatic healing. She offers a 2-day workshop for therapists pairing attachment theory and EMDR Therapy.

        Find more information at www.sandrabstanfordcounseling.com and www.centralfloridaemdrtraining.com.

        We value your participation in FMHCA’s Regional Event Series and strive to provide a positive experience for all attendees. Please carefully review our cancellation and refund policy outlined below:

        Cancellation Requests:

        All cancellation requests must be made in writing and confirmed via the email account used during registration. Only the original applicant can request a cancellation.

        Please be advised that FMHCA reserves the right to cancel any scheduled event up to 7 days before its occurrence if there is an insufficient number of registrants required to conduct the event. In the event a workshop is canceled or rescheduled by FMHCA, the attendee has the right to a full refund.

        Refund Process:

        Refunds will be issued through the original payment method to the original payee.

        No Show and Partial Attendance:

        Any participant not checked in by the training start time will be considered a "No Show," resulting in the cancellation of the seat, registration, and credits without a refund.

        No refunds will be provided for "No Shows," partial attendance, late arrivals, early departures, or incomplete training.

        Professional Conduct:

        Participants are expected to conduct themselves professionally and ethically throughout the training.

        FMHCA reserves the right to request a participant to leave the training if their behavior is deemed unprofessional or unethical, leading to the cancellation of their registration without refunds.

        Recording Policy:

        Participants are strictly prohibited from recording training sessions through electronic devices (audio/video) or distributing any recorded content.

        Cancellation Policy:

        More than 60 days prior to the start of the conference: 50% refund.

        30-59 days prior to the start of the conference: 25% refund.

        Less than 30 days prior to the start of the conference: No refunds will be issued.

        We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

        • 07 Nov 2024
        • 8:00 AM
        • 08 Nov 2024
        • 12:00 PM
        • 9801 Belvedere Road, Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
        • 30
        Register

        Description: QST is the 12-hour required course for LMHC, LCSW, LMFT to become a qualified supervisor in their perspective field of licensure.

        CE Broker Tracking #: 20-1195798

        This event is sponsored by FMHCA, an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider. FMHCA NBCC Provider# 2058. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  FMHCA is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. This course is approved by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, LMHC, LMFT, LCSW – FMHCA CE Broker #: 50-748

        Learning Objectives:

        1. Become familiar with the definition of supervision & the major models of supervision.
        2. Gain skills to develop a personal model of supervision, drawn from existing models of supervision and from preferred styles of counseling/therapy.
        3. Become familiar with the ethical, legal and regulatory issues of supervision.
        4. Understand the role of evaluation in supervision.
        About the Presenter:

        Scott has been a QS since 2018. He just recently completed the 2nd year teaching this course at the FMHCA annual conference. He started in private practice in Orlando in 2015 as a solo practitioner and loves that along with qualified supervision.


        We value your participation in FMHCA’s Regional Event Series and strive to provide a positive experience for all attendees. Please carefully review our cancellation and refund policy outlined below:

        Cancellation Requests:

        All cancellation requests must be made in writing and confirmed via the email account used during registration. Only the original applicant can request a cancellation.

        Please be advised that FMHCA reserves the right to cancel any scheduled event up to 7 days before its occurrence if there is an insufficient number of registrants required to conduct the event. In the event a workshop is canceled or rescheduled by FMHCA, the attendee has the right to a full refund.

        Refund Process:

        Refunds will be issued through the original payment method to the original payee.

        No Show and Partial Attendance:

        Any participant not checked in by the training start time will be considered a "No Show," resulting in the cancellation of the seat, registration, and credits without a refund.

        No refunds will be provided for "No Shows," partial attendance, late arrivals, early departures, or incomplete training.

        Professional Conduct:

        Participants are expected to conduct themselves professionally and ethically throughout the training.

        FMHCA reserves the right to request a participant to leave the training if their behavior is deemed unprofessional or unethical, leading to the cancellation of their registration without refunds.

        Recording Policy:

        Participants are strictly prohibited from recording training sessions through electronic devices (audio/video) or distributing any recorded content.

        Cancellation Policy:

        More than 60 days prior to the start of the conference: 50% refund.

        30-59 days prior to the start of the conference: 25% refund.

        Less than 30 days prior to the start of the conference: No refunds will be issued.

        We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.



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