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Utilizing Epigenetics & Neuroscience in Counseling

  • 28 Jun 2024
  • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Online (GoToWebinar)


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  • Select this option if you are a FMHCA member who wants attendance to be reported to CE Broker for CEUs.
  • Select this option if you would like to attend this webinar, but you are not a member of FMHCA. If you request CEUs, your attendance will be reported to CE Broker.
  • Use this option if you wish to attend the webinar and you do NOT want CEUs to be reported to CE Broker (this option is available to FMHCA members only)


Description: As scientific advancements in behavioral health continue to be made, the ability to utilize them in counseling can be used to better understand the unique biology of your client which is driving the behaviors they came to you to address.  Epigenetics and neuroscience can be made actionable by counselors to improve client care, increase understanding of the mental health professional, and bring objective tools to the field of counseling. 

CE Broker Tracking #: 20-1130604

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. Attendees will define single nucleotide polymorphism and their role in behavioral health
  2. Attendee will describe how neurotransmitters, hormones, and genetic SNPs impact mental health.
  3. Attendees will learn how the identification, isolation, and measurement of biochemical pathways more objectively informs counselors during sessions.
  4. Attendees will compare the inclusion of objective tools in mental health care to objective tools in physical healthcare 
About the Presenter:

Merging a decade of federal government relations and political affairs experience with the latest scientific research pertaining to mental health and addiction, Jacqueline acts as the principal conduit between Wired BioHealth™ and the entities they serve. Prior to Jacqueline’s transition to the private sector as Wired BioHealth’s Chief Operating Officer, she worked as a congressional staffer on Capitol Hill, went on to become the Operations Director of a Florida based Super PAC, became a federal government affairs specialist for a large Florida university system, and ended her career as a political appointee at the United States Department of Energy in the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs.   Now the Chairman of the board of Florida Justice Center, member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Corrections Committee, the Law Enforcement Against Drugs & Violence Florida Program Advisory Board, the Pinellas Recovery Round Table Delegation Committee, and the International Society of Substance Use Professionals, Jacqueline ensures that stake holders in the criminal justice community, government officials, and behavioral health professionals have access to the services and education provided by Wired BioHealth™ and Wired For Addiction®.   

“Life changes can take us by surprise, and sometimes we find ourselves in need of assistance to regain our footing,” says Melissa, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. As a counselor, her desire is to help you “unravel” the thoughts, feelings, circumstances, or situations that have become road bumps along the path of your life journey.

Her hope is to compassionately come alongside you as you explore new ideas, processes, and skills that will improve your understanding and head you into a direction that brings satisfaction and fulfillment into your life, wherever you stand on your path. In the therapeutic environment, she offers great empathy and compassion in your place of struggle, and can help by exploring different perspectives and options in order to embrace healing and move in a new direction. Melissa considers it a great privilege to share in the hard details of her clients’ lives and looks forward to traveling with you on your journey of freedom.

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