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Mental health counselors work in a meaningful and stimulating profession with a tremendously diverse knowledge domain.  On one hand, it’s exciting to know that there is no limit to what a counselor can learn.  On the other hand, it’s challenging to keep up with such a complex and expansive profession, especially in a mental healthcare system that is rapidly evolving.

Live Events: Keep calm and register for a webinar!  FMHCA has lined up another qualified panel of experts in a range of relevant topics so that you can keep updated with our rapidly evolving profession.  Attendance is FREE to FMHCA members as a new benefit of membership, and CEUs will be available at a nominal cost of $15 for FMHCA members or $35 for nonmembers.  Not a member?  You can join now Click Here 

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    • 24 Sep 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Online (Gotowebinar)
    • 466
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    DescriptionThere has been an increase in the topic of mental health in the news, in schools and on social media, however it seems there is still a limited understanding of the differences between mental health and mental illness. In schools, students are labeled by their diagnosis if they have one or they are punished for their behavior without determining the cause. Many educators have the belief that counseling or therapy is a “quick fix” for students. Some are reluctant to admit they actually need support themselves. This session will include various scenarios which create a clearer picture of the needs within the schools.

    CE Broker Tracking #: 20-771389

    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. Evaluate the need for mental health education.
    2. Discuss the role of mental health professionals in schools.
    3. Identify opportunities to provide school-based mental health services.

    About the Presenters:

    Erica N. Wortherly is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in working with educators and parents to improve their understanding of mental health. She earned her BA in Communications from the University of North Florida and Masters in Social Work from Florida State University. Erica speaks on topics including self-care practices, mental health awareness, becoming trauma-sensitive, and more. As a former teacher in Duval County Public Schools in Jacksonville, a school-based clinical counselor for Children’s Home Society of North Florida, and a social worker, she will always be an educator. She has written three children’s books addressing anger, grief, and anxiety. “I Scream Because I’m Angry,” “Dear Everybody, Admit There’s Hurt,” and "...But, What If..." are used as tools for engaging in challenging conversations with children. Through her private practice and Teaching with Mental Health in Mind, Erica advocates for shifting mindsets to create more flexible, empathetic and comfortable environments for children and the adults who care for them to thrive.

    • 01 Oct 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Online (Gotowebinar)
    • 369
    Register


    DescriptionDo you have clients who report difficulty in relationships? They may pick fights with friends or family members when vulnerability begins to develop. It is curious to them because they desire intimate relationships but at the same time are frightened. Attachment trauma adversely affects adult relationships. But discovering the power of healing and healthy attachment through education and tools that equip our clients to find safety and calm in themselves and in connection with others is powerful on their way to healing.

    CE Broker Tracking #: 20-769013

    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. Explain the ingredients of secure attachment and attachment trauma.
    2. Define how neglect, rejection, and abuse from attachment trauma interact between the wounded inner child and the adult within.
    3. Identify the importance of a supportive inner resource team. Explain and describe how to set up a supportive inner Resource team with a client. Script provided for developing nurturing, wisdom, and protective figures. (Ann Potter, Ph. D. & Debra Wesselmann, MS, LIMHP)
    4. Help clients complete the fight/flight or freeze responses in a way that creates lasting empowerment and Repair ruptured boundaries to enhance a sense of personal safety. (Bubble of Safety, Diane Poole Heller, PhD, Polyvagal Calming, Deb Dana, LCSW.)

    About the Presenter:

    Sandra B. Stanford, MA works as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor at Charis Counseling Center’s satellite office in Titusville, FL. Sandra earned her Master’s Degree in Psychological Counseling from Palm Beach Atlantic University. Sandra’s therapeutic style is collaborative in nature where her goal is to help clients recognize, define, and achieve growth and healing in their hearts and homes. Sandra and her husband, David, have been married over 30 years and have two adult children, Jonathan and Anna Beth, a son in love, Christopher, grandson Ashton and 2 Airedale grand-dogs Sherlock and Weta. Sandra is certified in EMDR Therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which is a powerful psychotherapy approach that has helped an estimated two million people of all ages relieve many types of psychological distress. She is an approved CEU provider for EMDR Therapy. Additionally, Sandra enjoys working with couples and is certified in the Prepare & Enrich program, she is trained in Emotional Intimacy which teaches couples how to connect on a deeper level and has a specialty focus on those couples who desire healing from an affair. Sandra is the founder of Our Marriage Matters and offers faith-based weekend intensive retreats and groups for couples. She is also a Certified Daring Way ™ Facilitator utilizing the work of Brene’ Brown offering one day workshops and processing groups. Sandra is an active member of the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association and the American Association of Christian Counselors.

    • 08 Oct 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Online (Gotowebinar)
    • 477
    Register

    DescriptionAs mental health practitioners, we all have a role to play in promoting positive childhood experiences and resilience in our clients. This presentation will support you work with your clients more effectively by understanding the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). Toxic stress is a result of chronic activation of a physiologic response to stressors when there is no buffering protection or support. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) affect psychological functioning based on early learning of coping strategies. The ACE studies and subsequent related research have been groundbreaking and have quantified the physiological effects of stress and suffering. The impact of toxic stress on child development, brain responses to stress, and individual and family functioning results in maladaptive psychological and physical functioning. Resilience is the ability to thrive, adapt and cope despite tough and stressful times and is a natural counter-balance to ACEs. The more resilient children and adults can become, the more likely they are able to manage negative situations in healthy and adaptive ways that won’t result in prolonged and unfavorable outcomes. As mental health practitioners, we all have a role to play in promoting the resilience of our clients. Learn how to do so more effectively in this presentation.

    CE Broker Tracking #: 20-771449

    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 learn how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) affect child development and adult functioning, and the scientific research behind the findings.
    2. Attendees will learn how to assess for ACEs.
    3. Attendees will learn how to work with clients to foster the resilience that can mitigate the impact of ACEs resulting in better mental health outcomes.
    4. Attendees will learn how mental health professionals can support current efforts in Florida to create a resilient community.
    About the Presenter:


    Alicia M. Homrich is a Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and National Certified Counselor. She has specialized in family strengths and resiliency throughout her professional career. She is a professor emeritus of counseling at Rollins College where she taught human development, family and relationship therapy, and clinical skills in the Graduate Studies in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program for 22 years. She has been recognized locally and nationally for her service contributions to the fields of group work, family and relationship therapy as well as ethics and professional standards. Dr. Homrich has co-edited a book published by The American Counseling Association on best practices in gatekeeping for clinical mental health professionals.

    • 22 Oct 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Online (Gotowebinar)
    • 492
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    DescriptionAdler believed that human behavior is goal-oriented and that humans can best be understood in relations to how they go about trying to attain their goals. Adler believed that a person's lifestyle was set early in life as a result of early familial influences. Emotional and psychological problems occur because of mistaken lifestyle beliefs about how to achieve life goals, and these interfere with a their ability to function and successfully achieve his goals. During this webinar, participants will become familiar with Adlerian concepts and clinical strategies that can be utilized within the clinical setting to explore how memories of their childhood influence approaches life as well as task that could assist the clients in gaining a new perspective.

    CE Broker Tracking #: 20-820548

    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. Develop an understanding of Adlerian Counseling and the Stages of Adlerian Therapy
    2. Gain insight into Adlerian Early Recollections and how to explore childhood memories.
    3. Identify at least three (3) Adlerian Therapy Task Assignments that can be utilized with counseling clients within the clinical setting.
    About the Presenter:

    Dr. Karla L. Sapp is currently Licensed by the Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapist as a Licensed Professional Counselor and the Florida Department of Health as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She also holds the following certifications: National Certified Counselor, Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor, and Approved Clinical Supervisor. Dr. Sapp is currently a member of the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCA-GA) and the former Coastal District Representative which consist of 21 counties. Dr. Sapp is a member for the Florida Counseling Association and currently the Public Awareness Committee Chair, Public Policy/Legislative Committee Chair, and Member-At-Large for FACES. Dr. Sapp is currently a member of the National Board of Certified Counselors Minority Fellowship Program Addictions Advisory Council as well as a member of NAADAC Critical Issues in the Black Community Committee. Dr. Sapp has been practicing for 12 years, specializing in general mental health and addictions counseling, among the adult and criminal offender populations. Dr. Sapp also works with Adolescent Student-Athletes and Athletic Professionals. Dr. Sapp has experience working in the following settings, In-Patient Acute Hospitalization, Outpatient, Correctional setting, and currently the Owner of U Matter Consulting and Counseling, LLC, located in South East Georgia. Dr. Sapp was previously an Adjunct Faculty at South University-Savannah Campus in the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, where she taught the following courses: Counseling Theories, Psychopathology, Diagnosis and Treatment of Addictive Disorders, Professional Ethics and Orientation, and Group Psychotherapy; as well as a previous Adjunct Psychology Professor at Georgia Southern University- Armstrong/Liberty Campus, where she has taught and/or currently teaching the following courses: Introduction to Psychology, Fundamentals of Developmental Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Personality Theories, Child Development and Research In Psychology which includes conducting research. A scholarly practitioner, Dr. Sapp, has a research interest in lifestyle choices and wellness, offender treatment and rehabilitation, developmental counseling, trauma, and disaster mental health and have been featured as a workshop presenter and speaker on the Global, National, Regional, and Local level.

    • 05 Nov 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Online (Gotowebinar)
    • 495
    Register


    DescriptionDr. Jackson’s presentation is based on the research findings from her qualitative multiple-case study, discussed in a practical manner in this presentation and in her book I AM MORE THAN ENOUGH: Lessons of Transformation from Adult Children of Alcoholics. The presentation contains inspiring accounts from adult children of alcoholics, with and without personal addictions, after their long-term involvement in recovery. Jackson depicts the actual process of transformation for these ACOAs in her study, and the following themes emerged from her research: understanding alcoholism, self-transformation, interpersonal transformation, and psycho-spiritual transformation. Dr. Jackson provides a message of hope for mental health professionals treating ACOAs and other individuals in a recovery journey. Given the qualitative nature of her research, Jackson effectively captured the voices of ACOAs, with and without personal addictions, in her study.

    CE Broker Tracking #: 20-839936

    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. To learn about the process of transformation from adult children of individuals who had or have alcohol problems
    2. To discuss the recovery components that assisted adult children to live healthy and wholesome lives
    3. To understand how adult children, who were impacted by their parents' alcohol problem, underwent personal, interpersonal, and psycho-spiritual transformation after long-term recovery
    About the Presenter:

    Dr. Daniella Jackson is the founder, owner, and chief executive officer (CEO) of Jackson’s ALL WELLness Services, LLC. Dr. Jackson’s passion lies in inspiring and promoting a health and wellness consciousness. As a result, she has devoted her life for the past 20 years to working with adolescents and adults with mental health, substance abuse, and dual disorders. For the past 16 years, Dr. Jackson worked directly with adults who struggled with such problems. Currently, Dr. Jackson is a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Florida, and she holds a Ph.D. in Psychology with specialization in General Psychology. Additionally, Dr. Jackson is a certified health coach, and as a coach, she works with couples, parents, grandparents, teachers, caregivers, university students, doctoral students, professional women, and women above the age 40. Dr. Jackson also serves as a pillar of hope for women in their mid-30’s and above who are trying to conceive and who are pregnant to help them in achieving and maintaining wellness in a holistic manner. She is the author of I AM MORE THAN ENOUGH: Lessons of Transformation from Adult Children of Alcoholics and the children’s book Della The Dragonfly’s Tales. Dr. Jackson has carefully crafted her books to inspire, uplift, and instill hope in both child and adult readers. Her undisputable creativity, eloquence, tenacity, and enthusiasm yielded Dr. Jackson undeniable success in working with people, which in turn, fuels her passion to continue helping individuals within a health spectrum, from the hopelessness of active addictions to the inspiring and encouraging ways for wholeness and wellness.

    • 12 Nov 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Online (Gotowebinar)
    • 497
    Register


    DescriptionThe Mental Health Community’s efforts to address domestic and intimate partner violence (DIPV) have often neglected members of the kink, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (KLGBT) populations and men. Heterosexual women are primarily targeted for DIPV screening, community support and intervention despite the similar or greater prevalence of DIPV in KLGBT individuals and its detrimental mental and physical health affects. In this course we will highlight the burden of DIPV in KLGBT relationships, discuss how KLGBT and traditional heterosexual relationships, discuss how KLGBT and traditional heterosexual DIPV differ, and outline steps clinicians can take to address DIPV in their special population patients

    CE Broker Tracking #: 20-839940

    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. Understand the burden of intimate partner violence in special populations
    2. Understand the differences in traditional IPV and Special population IPV
    3. Learn Steps the mental health professional can take to address IPV with special populations

    About the Presenters:
    Dr. Harmony is a Florida Licensed Acupuncture Physician, License Mental Health Counselor, Clinical Sexologist and Supreme Court Certified Family Court Mediator (retired). She brings her unique blend of skills and education specializing in Kink Culture and Sexuality, Relationship Counseling, Sex Positive Therapy, Traumatology, and Holistic Psychotherapy. Her Private Practice is located in Tampa, Florida however, she works and presents all over the globe. Through her own personal experiences, clinical research, and her unique insights, she has forged an extraordinarily successful methodology designed to conquer overwhelming emotions which may be interfering with your daily life, relationships, work and health. Dr. Harmony is a professor, public speaker, researcher, mentor, and advocate for the alternative sexual and relationship community, abused men, trauma survivors, and domestic violence. She is a respected and known internationally for her expertise in and Kink/ Poly/ Lifestyle relationships and Traumatology.

    Wendi "Nicki" Line aka Therapist Nicki is a pioneer in her brand of holistic mental health treatment. After spending over a decade looking at cookie cutter plans of treatment she looks at the whole person and the system they are living in and finds a plan to create balance and harmony. She is also know as the Healing Unicorn using creative methods to clean out old wounds so they can heal and allow for them to thrive. Therapist Nicki is a clinical sexologist specializing in kink and alternative relationships such as polyamory, relationship specialist. She is also a traumatologist addictologist and geek therapist. She works with eating disorders, law enforcement, and military personnel. Therapist Nicki works with individuals, children, adolescents, relationships, and families.

    • 03 Dec 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Online (Gotowebinar)
    • 495
    Register

    DescriptionTraditional social work practice uneasy relationship with both spirituality and energy healing may limit social workers who would consider using them to enhance their work. Following a brief discussion of how Transpersonal Theory offers compelling rationale for their integration, three energy healing techniques will be demonstrated. Spirituality can unite people of various cultures together. Through Transpersonal Theory and its inclusion of spiritual practices social workers can offer clients effective tools to assist them in making sense of traumatic and challenging events.

    CE Broker Tracking #: 20-840196

    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. Understand Transpersonal Theory perspective on the use of Energy Therapies and spiritual interventions in social work practice.
    2. Experience and discuss how to integrate three spiritual energy healing techniques used for mind and body stress release
    3. Identify case studies and experiences in which spiritual situations in sessions overruled mental health conditions

    About the Presenter:

    Paty 'Mariposa' Hernandez is a Stress Release Expert who empowers compassionate professionals who are overwhelmed and stressed to transform and achieve holistic wellness in their lives so they can feel happier and healthier using complementary therapies. She is an international speaker and offers self-care workshops and presentations focused on incorporating Eastern and Western therapies in English and Spanish. Paty is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida with a dual Master's degree in Social Work and Public Health, plus numerous certifications in Usui Reiki Master/Teacher, Mindfulness Techniques, ThetaHealing, and Wellness Coach. She specializes in working with people who struggle with issues dealing with trauma, stress, anxiety, and depression related to relationships and career.

Past events

10 Sep 2021 Complete Mental Status Evaluation - Overview
20 Aug 2021 Counseling with the Multigenerational Family
13 Aug 2021 Treating Trauma and Eating Disorders (In Person and Via Telementalhealth)
06 Aug 2021 Understanding the Psychological Dangers of Complicated COVID Loneliness and Social Isolation
30 Jul 2021 Ethics & Rules: A User Friendly Integrative Approach: Am I doing This Right?
16 Jul 2021 They Help When Humans Can’t: Understanding Animal-Assisted Crisis Response
09 Jul 2021 Ethics Update: How to Chat, Post, Follow, Like, Tweet, and Still Sleep Soundly in a Digital Age
18 Jun 2021 Adapting to Change: Online Grief Support During a Pandemic
11 Jun 2021 An Introduction to Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)
04 Jun 2021 Using Popular Culture in Therapy
21 May 2021 Substance Use Disorder Treatment for for Mental health Professionals (Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Dummies)
14 May 2021 Fundamentals of Kink : Introduction to Working with Alternative Relationships
07 May 2021 Therapeutic Writing for Grief: Tools Everyone Can Use
30 Apr 2021 Should I become an in-network provider for insurance and how do I get paid??
23 Apr 2021 Working with Families in the Florida Family Court System: Roles, Boundaries, and Limitations
16 Apr 2021 Sex, Lies and Damn Lies: Working in the Infidelity and Betrayal Domains
09 Apr 2021 Adult Children of Immigrant Parents & Mental Health
26 Mar 2021 COVID-19: Learning to Socially Navigate During Unprecedented Times
12 Mar 2021 COVID After One year. Understanding the 10 trends that will shape the work of successful mental health professionals in 2021 and beyond.
22 Jan 2021 “Why not become a Behavioral Health Consultant Supporting Suboxone for Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)?”






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