FMHCA is a chapter of the American Mental Health Counselors Association, and is the only organization working exclusively for LMHCs in Florida.
Florida mental health COUNSELORS association
Burnout and compassion fatigue are problems for counselors and many of our clients, without a pandemic. The World Health Organization has approved a more descriptive definition of Burnout in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) (WHO, 2020). Burnout is organizational and extrinsic resources are not available. While compassion fatigue is personal and intrinsic resources are depleted. Counselors are at risk for both and the combination often leads to competent counselors leaving the field. The pandemic and significant increased need for mental health counseling, in conjunction with surviving the same disaster our clients are is putting compassionate highly competent counselors at great risk. Wellness or well-being facilitated through intentional self-care is an antidote to burnout and compassion fatigue. This experiential session will allow participants to learn, practice, and discuss practical applications of less-typical self-care techniques. The less-typical self-care techniques include tapping techniques, neurofeedback/biofeedback, cranial electro-stimulation, and bi-lateral stimulation through art and audio. Resources for the techniques will be provided so participants will be able to apply the techniques with clients and colleagues. This session is inclusive and appropriate for people with diverse abilities, beliefs, and values.
CE Broker Tracking #: 20-797664
This is an event 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
Sherry M. Todd, PhD, LPC, ATR-BC, CTTS, TFTdx earned a PhD from Old Dominion University and a MS from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Graduate Art Therapy. Currently, she is the Director of the Counselor Education and Supervision PhD Program at the University of the Cumberlands and was formerly tenured faculty at Regent University where she co-directed the Center for Trauma Studies. She is the Clinical Director of New Vita Neurotherapy and the Tidewater Emergency Medical Services Critical Incident Stress Management Team. She has over two decades of crisis intervention, trauma evaluation/treatment, and risk of lethality assessment experience. While employed as a Safe Schools Counselor in Norfolk Schools, her team developed and implemented a suicide prevention/screening program that screened all ninth-grade students and was recognized by the Surgeon General in 2001. As a Certified Clinical Traumatologist, Green Cross has deployed Dr. Todd to numerous natural disasters. Dr. Todd is a Diplomate in the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, a Premier Speaker with the National Center for Crisis Management, an Approved Instructor with the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation and serves on the Green Cross Board of Directors. Her recognitions and awards include the Founder’s Award from Green Cross Academy of Traumatology for “lifelong service dedicated to healing those suffering from severe trauma and leadership in deployment in difficult situations,” the 2014 William Hathaway Outstanding Faculty Award, School of Psychology and Counseling, Regent University, the 2010 Golden Starfish Award and the 2009 Making a Difference Award, Tidewater Emergency Medical Services CISM Team, the 2008 Chi Sigma Iota National Outstanding Practitioner/Supervisor Award, the Outstanding Practitioner/Supervisor Award, 2008 Omega Delta, Chi Sigma Iota and the Paul Fink, MD Outstanding Art Therapist Award, 1994 Eastern Virginia Medical School.