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
Florida Legislative Policy Discussion
Grassroots involvement, upcoming legislative topics and the state of the LMHC profession in Florida
Description: The Florida Legislature is made up of individuals that come from varied personal and professional backgrounds. If these legislators are not educated on the LMHC profession, its professional practice climate may become threatened. Through this session on advocacy, we will uncover how to provide much-needed education to Florida's elected officials. Corinne will explain what lobbying is, why it is important and how LMHCs can become their own lobbyists. The session will cover passage of recent bills and forthcoming legislation. Finally, Corinne will discuss how mental health counselors can work with their State Representatives and Senators to enhance their legislative platform.
CE Broker Tracking #: 20-796790
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
As a result of the course, attendees will understand:
Corinne is a registered professional lobbyist with fourteen years of experience representing clients’ state governmental interests. At Rutledge Ecenia, Corinne represents a broad client base with a particular emphasis on health care practitioners, education and regulated industries and professions. She has been instrumental in passing myriad legislation and killing or containing bills which would have negatively impacted her clients. While earning her BA from the University of Alabama’s School of Communications and Information Sciences, Corinne garnered an internship in the D.C. office of U.S. Senator Richard Shelby, thus igniting her interest in professional lobbying and politics. Corinne began her professional career as a Public Relations Account Coordinator at the Zimmerman Agency where she managed the public relations efforts for a range of major hotels stretching from the Cayman Islands to New York City. Prior to joining Rutledge Ecenia, Corinne was principal shareholder of Mixon & Associates, a lobbying firm operating since 1992 which brought its lobbying business to Rutledge Ecenia PA in early 2017.