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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 

Professional Development

    • 27 Apr 2021
    • 31 May 2024
    • On Demand (GoToWebinar)

    Description: Counselors can encounter clients involved in the family court system through various roles. Whether counseling children, conducting evaluations, or providing coparenting counseling, counselors need to understand the intricacies of family law and court proceedings. As clients entangled in the family court system can present with a range of challenges, counselors must learn to clearly define their roles, communicate with attorneys, navigate no-contact orders, understand parenting plans, and establish firm boundaries with all parties. This presentation will detail the ways that counselors can encounter clients involved in the family court system, and outline best practices for working with these clients.

    CE Broker Tracking #: 20-849476

    This is an event sponsored by FMHCA. 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.    Participants will be able to identify and describe the numerous roles counselors can play in family court cases.

    2.    Participants will be able to define roles, boundaries, and rules when working with family court cases.

    3.    Participants will be able to explain the legal and ethical limitations associated with parenting plans, no-contact orders, and marital settlement agreements.

    About the Presenter:

    Vassilia Binensztok, PhD, LMHC, NCC is a counselor in private practice and an adjunct professor of counseling at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Binensztok is a Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator and Parenting Coordinator with extensive experience working in the child welfare system and the family court system.

    • 03 Jul 2021
    • 12 Jun 2024
    • On Demand (GoToWebinar)

    Description: This webinar will introduce you to a new approach in treating trauma and addressing other issues clients want to address, such as Performance Enhancement or processing grief. Thousands of mental health practitioners have been trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and have found this method of treating Post Traumatic Stress, and other mental health disorders to be brief and effective. It not only eliminates symptoms of PTS quickly but also reduces the risk of compassion fatigue. Many have called ART a “paradigm shift” because of its change in focus from looking at cognitions to aiding the client in eliminating negative images, which the Developer feels are the triggers for negative emotions. If you want to enjoy trauma work, resolve issues more quickly, and reduce secondary trauma, please join us to learn more.

    CE Broker Tracking #: 20-869376

    This is an event sponsored by FMHCA. 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. Participants will be able to describe Accelerated Resolution Therapy.

    2. Participants will be able to list 4 components of effective trauma focused psychotherapy.

    3. Participants will be able to identify 2 components of ART that facilitate change.

    4. Participants will be able to identify 1 difference between ART and EMDR.

    About the Presenter: Kathy Long, LMHC

    Kathy Long, MA, LMHC graduated from the University of South Florida and works with civilians, veterans and families in her private practice. She has been a valuable team member of the USF efficacy studies evaluating Accelerated Resolution Therapy since their inception. Kathy is an IS-ART.org Clinical ART Specialist and trains for the Rosenzweig Center for Rapid Recovery as well as ART International Training and Research. She has assisted with and/or led multiple trainings on numerous Army bases as well as civilian ART trainings. She serves on the RCRR travel team teaching Basic, Advanced, and Enhanced Protocols to clinicians across the US. Additionally, she is a Christian counselor . She can be reached kathy@truelightonline.com.

    • 01 Mar 2022
    • 01 Mar 2024
    • On Demand (GoToWebinar)

    Description: Balancing clinical and billing considerations can be challenging for behavioral health providers. This session will explore a documentation framework that supports the integration of clinical processes and claimable activities. The presentation will include an overview of Medicaid and commercial insurance standards along with documentation training techniques for improved insurance compliance, and decreased paybacks at audits. We will cover document timelines, consents, assessments, progress notes, and treatment planning.

    CE Broker Tracking #: 20-903921

    This is an event sponsored by FMHCA. 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.      Participants will demonstrate knowledge of Medicaid and commercial insurance compliance standards.

    2.      Participants will evaluate their own internal practice guidelines for promoting compliance.

    3.      Participants will identify immediate changes they can make to generate clinically compliant documentation.

    About the Presenters:

    Ryan Fontaine roles, she has developed trainings for agencies and groups to improve compliance as well as providing documentation review and management support.ne, LMHC has 14 years of clinical experience in a variety of settings, from residential programs to in-home counseling. Ryan received a MA in Clinical Psychology from UCF and has been a part of program development, staff training, and quality assurance teams while working in a management capacity since 2014. 

    Since 2000, Melissa Norris has held management roles enhancing and designing programs in the fields of mental health, behavior analysis, case management, residential facilities and community behavioral health. In 2016, Ms. Norris founded Credentialing Consultants of FL, dba TherAssist Practice Concierge, to support behavioral health providers with their practice needs. TherAssist provides consultation and training in all aspects of practice administration, with a focus on FL Medicaid compliance.

    • 10 May 2022
    • 24 Sep 2024
    • On Demand (GoToWebinar)

    DescriptionWorking with clients who are experiencing chronic illnesses and chronic pain is a complex and often misunderstood population. In this training, Gabrielle will explain the common issues this population faces, the connection between physical health and mental health and trauma, and best tools to utilize with these clients.

    CE Broker Tracking #: 20-912164

    This is an event sponsored by FMHCA. 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. Summarize the intersection and prevalence between mental health and chronic health issues.
    2. Have multiple interventions to apply when working with this population.
    3. Utilize screening tools/interventions to assess and manage chronic conditions

    About the Presenter:

    Gabrielle Juliano-Villani is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, owner, and founder of Colorado In-Home Counseling, a thriving group practice of 13 therapists, serving adults of all ages who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, chronic health conditions, trauma, life transitions, and stress management. Gabrielle has 15 years of experience working in the field of mental health, helping clients find better work/life balance and creating space for clients to reach their highest potential. Gabrielle is also a contributor and content creator to the Goodheart Collaborative, an app focused on burnout prevention for women in helping professions. Gabrielle will be published later this month on thriveglobal.com for an in-depth interview on burnout prevention, and has also contributed to psychwire.com. Gabrielle is passionate about bridging gaps and making mental health accessible to everyone. When she’s not working, Gabrielle is teaching Zumba or reading a psychological thriller at the beach!

    • 01 Oct 2022
    • 01 Oct 2023
    • On Demand (GoToWebinar)

    Description: Do 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 #: 20-858385

    This is an event sponsored by FMHCA. 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.

    • 10 Oct 2022
    • 11 Oct 2023
    • On Demand (Gotowebinar)
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