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
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Description: Ethics courses or seminars are often presented in kind of a "Gotcha!" format, where the presenter asks questions, knowing they will get at least partially wrong answers and then trapping the answerer into the humiliating experience of being told that they are unethical in front of everybody. This presentation is designed top review Ethics and Rules in a more friendly, empowering format. And to see if we can have a little fun with it.
CE Broker Tracking #: 20-808682
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
Michael Holler Past President Ethics Committee Chair & Parliamentarian of FMHCA, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, a Certified Clinical Mental Heath Counselor, a Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator, a Certified Child Custody Evaluator, a Qualified Parenting Coordinator, a Qualified Clinical Supervisor and a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family and County Mediator and a Certifies Kink AwareTherapist & Educator. Michael has a private practice in Tavernier in the Florida Keys. Michael has been working with individuals, families, couples and organizations for over 25 years. Michael is also a Neurofeedback provider. Michael has worked in inpatient psychiatric, community mental health and private practice settings; Michael has worked as an adjunct professor in psychology at Florida Keys Community College. Michael was President of the Upper Keys Interagency Council in 1997. Michael was the first Intensive Onsite Services Counselor in the State of Florida. Michael is now the Education Director for the International Academy of Collaborative Counseling, Coaching Education (IACCCE).
Description: Loneliness and social isolation were listed as a behavioral epidemic before the COVID-19 pandemic. The situation has worsened dramatically with lockdowns and governmental restrictions imposed to contain the spread of the disease. Eighty percent of the adult population in the United States report loneliness as a major factor at times in their life. As loneliness builds, it can lead to low self-worth, inadequacies, negative emotions of resentment, bitterness, guilt, shame, interpersonal conflicts, job loss, poverty, weakened health or mental distress. There are three types of loneliness common to humans: developmental loneliness, internal loneliness, and situational loneliness. Each of these types affect people differently based on age, developmental stage, support system, and access to mental health care. All three are negatively affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Loss of traditional gatherings along with working from home leave many people feeling socially disconnected. The loss of time with friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors is creating a new type of mental health challenge – Complicated COVID Loneliness. Consider research from the National Institute of Mental Health, (NIMH), Health Resources and Service Administration, (HRSA) and the U.S. Census Bureau to understand how significantly loneliness has become a challenge to public health. - Loneliness and social isolation can be as damaging to health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day - Social isolation was associated with a 50% percent increased risk of dementia - Two in five Americans report they feel their social relationships are not meaningful, and one in five say they feel lonely or socially isolated - Over 25 % of the U.S. population and 28 % of older adults now live alone - Aging adults who are socially isolated are at a higher risk for depression - $6.7 billion in annual federal spending is attributable to social isolation among older adults - Poor social relationships were associated with a 29% increase in risk of coronary heart disease and a 32% rise in the risk of stroke - Social isolation significantly increases a person’s risk of premature death from all causes. A risk that may rival those of smoking, obesity, and physical inactivity - Loneliness was associated with higher rates of depression, anxiety, and suicide Untreated loneliness can lead to serious physical and psychological health consequences. It is essential for clinicians to identify the challenges associated with social isolation and pandemic related complicated loneliness to prevent mental health or behavioral health problems during the pandemic and post-pandemic years.
CE Broker Tracking #: 20-867002
About the Presenter:
Dwight Bain helps people rewrite their story through strategic change. He is a trusted media source quoted by - the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, MSNBC, and many more. You may have seen him on television or heard him on radio since he has been interviewed on hundreds of stations about finding creative ways to solve stress. Dwight’s skill as a communicator led Toastmasters to select him as the best public speaker in central Florida. He has challenged thousands of audiences toward positive change at organizations like Disney, Toyota, the United States Army, and the United Way. He is a best-selling author about creating positive change through books, blogs, podcasts and has been quoted in over 20 books. Dwight is a lifelong resident of Orlando where he lives with his wife Sheila and an assortment of pets. After 30 years together they always have suitcases packed ready for their next adventure. His purpose is to help you figure out a better way to solve problems, so grab a pen and get ready to map out creative ways to solve complicated situations with our speaker today - Dwight B
Description: Many individuals experience co-morbid Eating Disorders and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Counselors can utilize their understanding of an evidence-based approach to work with clients with this presentation, both in person and via telemental health. This webinar will provide an overview of Cognitive Processing Therapy and information on the application with two actual cases, to increase attendees’ knowledge of how to effectively work with clients with this clinical presentation.
CE Broker Tracking #: 20-808892
Elissa Chakoff is a doctoral candidate in the Counselor Education and Supervision program at Barry University. She is a Board Certified Telemental Health provider and has Cognitive Processing Therapy provider status. She is currently a Clinical Implementation Manager at Recovery Record. She has experience working with clients with eating disorders and trauma in higher levels of care as a primary therapist, clinical director and hiring manager. She has also spent years working with at-risk youth, families involved in the dependency system and with human trafficking victims. Elissa obtained Master's and Specialist degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy, as well as Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Florida. Elissa has a strong desire to inspire future counselors as an educator in a counselor education program upon graduation.
Description: The family system is increasingly being stretched to include older adults, boomerang young adults and grandchildren. This multi-generational family tips the balance of traditional family systems. Discover how to adapt counseling approaches for issues of the multigenerational family including the unique challenges of shared traumas.
CE Broker Tracking #: 20-766397
Dr Kathie Erwin is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor, National Certified Gerontological Counselor, Qualified Supervisor, Associate Professor at Divine Mercy University. Secretary of FMHCA, Dr Erwin is also a Master Field Traumatologist and board member of Green Cross Academy of Traumatology serving as a team leader in Trinidad, India, Romania and Ukraine. Author of seven professional counseling books, Group Work for Aging Adults, 2nd Edition (2013) generated international interest leading to guest faculty invitations for NordMag Gerontology Intensive at University of Iceland and keynote speaker for Mexican Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy.
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 #: 20-769013
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.
Description: This program will review the development and application of the Complete Mental Status Evaluation. Prior research and application will be discussed, as well as new developments from the clinical and neuropsychological perspectives. This program will review current uses of the evaluation and it's efficiency. CMSE is a straightforward, concise, and complete instrument that can be utilized with diverse population, which includes clients not only with neurological damage, but also those with psychiatric and psychological difficulties. CMSE training is a learning approach that will create a standardized approach in assessing Mental Status.
CE Broker Tracking #: 20-771257
Dr. Eric Y. Reznik is a clinical and forensic psychologist. He holds a Master’s Degree and a Doctoral Degree in Clinical and Forensic Psychology. Since 1998, he taught as an adjunct at multiple colleges and universities, and currently teaching at Barry University. Dr. Reznik worked with populations ranging from young children to older adults. He also worked with multicultural clinical and forensic clientele and in public and private practice. Dr. Reznik developed Complete Mental Status Evaluation scale after many years of providing psychological therapy and assessments in various and diverse settings. Additionally, he has developed a Therapeutic Martial Arts program modality and currently is in the publishing a book about the program.
Description: There 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
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.
Description: As 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
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.
Description: Adler 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
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.
Description: Dr. 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
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.
Description: The 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
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.
Description: Traditional 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
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.