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
Description: This webinar will provide attendees with an overview of Solution Focused Therapy and different strategies to implement. This webinar will go over the tools used to reduce negative symptoms fast and increase positive symptoms.
CE Broker Tracking #: 20-680495
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
1. Learn the tools of solution-focused therapy
2. Understand how solution-focused therapy can decrease negative symptoms
3. Learn how solutions-focused therapy can increase positive symptoms
4. How to use solution-focused therapy in your sessions
About the Presenter: Scott Jones, LMHC, CAP
Scott Jones owns a private practice clinic in Dr. Phillips, just outside of Orlando FL and specializes in supervision and test preperation for the LMHC and test retake. He uses solution-focused therapy for most clients that he meets with for over 5 years and has trained others on this therapy.
Description: This webinar is experiential and can be utilized by mental health professionals to not only balance themselves but then also guide clients to deeper levels of self-discovery, authenticity, confidence and self-love. As a professional who always practices what I teach, I believe that when we immerse ourselves into healing practices based on changing our narratives, mindfulness and love, we are stronger clinicians to those we serve, and also build our confidence in our ability to guide others on their journey.
CE Broker Tracking #:20-680547
1.Learn about the power of personal narratives and the tools to change mindset
2. Practice tools and experience first hand shifts in confidence and view of self
3. Learn about core causes of limiting beliefs and how to challenge them
4. Leave with concrete practices you can use with clients right away to help managing anxiety,
depression and poor self esteem
About the Presenter: Joy R. Berkheimer, LMFT, NCC, CCMHC
I’ve earned a Masters’ degree from Barry University, with dual specialties in marriage, family and couples therapy and mental health counseling. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, registered with the Florida Board of Marriage and Family Therapy, a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC). I am also an Intuitive Joy Life Coach, trained with the Coaching and Positive Psychology Institute (CaPP Institute) as well as received individual intensive intuitive healing training. My time with individuals and couples is focused on a humanistic and strength-based foundation to allow for clients, connection, self-discovery and healing. It is through not only my professional experience that I engage in our work together, but I show up with my own real life experience in loss, shifts in points of view, walking through a battlefield of change and finding ways to shed an old skin to come to the other side of things more empowered and full of joy than imagined that inspires a belief that there is always more for you and a faith that you are 100% the author of your own story.
Description: Integrated Care allows providers from multiple disciplines to provide collaborative care to individuals and families leading to early symptom detection and treatment. People with common physical health conditions have higher rates of mental health concerns and those with serious mental illnesses and substance use disorders have higher rates of mortality. The bidirectional implication of mental and physical illness on the individual is well documented by the research literature. Consequently, treating the whole person and addressing both physical and behavioral health concerns leads to positive health outcomes and cost-effective quality care.
CE Broker Tracking #:20-680549
1. Review the epidemiology of eating disorders (typical age of onset, risk factors, co-morbid
2. Summarize the behavioral and pharmacologic treatment options for eating disorders.
3. Identify the medical complications of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.
4. Review evidenced based approaches to managing eating disorders in primary care
About the Presenter: Tania Diaz, Psy.D.
Description: An overview of the complexities and uniqueness of working with Senior Adult Clients with Mental Health and/or Substance Use Disorders. Get a chance to do some hands-on clinical problem solving and treatment planning for a variety of Seniors and their caregivers with complex disorders common in geriatric populations.
CE Broker Tracking #:20-680551
1.After attending this webinar the attendee will gain and an awareness and knowledge and the needs of seniors and the skills needed in addressing their various needs
2. After attending this webinar the attendees will have a better working definition of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia and the effective interventions used to assist seniors who have these conditions.
3. After working in the various case studies presented in this workshop, participants will be better able to identify acceptable interventions with Seniors, Caregivers. Health Care Professionals and human services agencies to better serve their senior citizen clientele.
4. Attendees will learn about: such as: 1). Clinical Assessment and Treatment Planning; 2). Evidence Based Practices for treating Seniors with Mental Health Disorders; 3). Motivational Interviewing with Seniors; 4). Treating Seniors affected by the Opioid Heroin and Fentynal Epidemic; 5). Treating Seniors with Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders; 6). Preventing and intervening in Senior’s suicides; 7). Collaborative Integrated Behavioral Health Services for Seniors; 8). Neuroscience behind working with Seniors; 9). Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction use with Seniors; 10 Assisting Seniors dealing with handling loss, grief and death and 11. Addressing the Spiritual Needs of Elderly.
About the Presenter: Jim Messina, Ph.D., CCMHC, NCC, DCMHS-T
Jim Messina, Ph.D., CCMHC, NCC, DCMHS-T, Licensed Psychologist PY2443. Since 2010, Instructor Troy University CMHC Program. Behavioral Medicine provider since 1980: 20 years at Tampa UCP; 5 years at St Joseph’s Hospital and 7 years in geriatric rehabilitation and nursing facilities. Authored books and training resources on www.coping.us. 1976 Co-founder and second President of AMHCA. 2017 FMHCA Counselor Educator of the year.
Description: Transactional Analysis (TA) is an elegant, but simple way to set up an infrastructure for almost any form of psychotherapy. It is a one-session psychoeducational way to jumpstart therapy by teaching a simple, foundational tool that the therapist can then utilize to streamline and, focus and accelerat34 there healing process. By teaching this simple tool at the beginning of therapy, we create a common conceptual model, language and method that allows us to provide quick and understandable interventions, making u many times more efficient as therapeutic relational coaches.
CE Broker Tracking #:20-680557
1. Attendees will learn the basic foundation and conceptual structure of Transactional Analysis
2. Attendees will be able to immediately implement the tool in the same way a client would.
3. Attendees will be able to replicate the lesson immediately.
4. Attendees will be able to understand how to utilize the tool with clients.
About the Presenter: Michael G. Holler, MA, NCC, CFMHE, CCCE, CCMHC, LMHC
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, a Distance Credentialed Counselor and a Certified 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). Michael has developed a 12-hour High Conflict Resolution Parent Education Course, which was approved by the Chief Judge of Monroe County, Florida and the Department of Children and Families (DCF) of the State of Florida. Michael conducted his own research and evaluation on the Direct/Inferential Model of Communication in both his senior project (bachelor’s level) and his Masters Thesis. For his senior project on this subject, Michael was awarded Second Prize in the Undergraduate Research Competition of the Missouri Psychological Association. In cooperation with the Deputy Clerk of Monroe County Court, Michael developed a Social Investigation Program for the Monroe County Court.
Description: This presentation will examine the topic of video game usage on mental health in transition-aged youth. Information presented will include a working definition of video gaming, gaming effects on physical, developmental, and social processes in youth who play video games, and both positive and negative implications of video game use. The presenter will also discuss promotion of healthy behaviors involving video game play and provide recommendations for mental health professionals to assist youth and their families to promote wellness and balance when engaging in video game play.
CE Broker Tracking #:20-680559
1. Gain knowledge on the impact of youth video game play and the positive and negative
influences of video games on youth mental health
2. Gain an understanding on what it means to engage in healthy gaming behaviors and to promote
these healthy behaviors to youth
3. Use evidence-based recommendations to promote wellness and balance for youth engaged in
video game play
About the Presenter: Amanda Weston, MA
Amanda is a second year PhD student in the Behavioral and Community Sciences program at the University of South Florida. Her research interests include technology addiction with a concentration in video games and how technology affects developmental, social, and behavioral processes for youth and young adults. She is a Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern (RMHCI) working at Rogers Behavioral Health with youth and adults affected by mood disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and autism spectrum disorder. She is also a graduate research assistant at USF working on two federal grants aimed at implementing services to assist individuals with disabilities gain competitive employment.
Description: Are you struggling with a client who has a personality disorder? Don't fire them, find solutions that work. This webinar is an open forum designed to meet your individual situation. Bring your questions, problems, and thinking cap. Christine specializes in working with personality disorders and will help you trouble shoot these clients.
CE Broker Tracking #:20-680561
1. Develop therapeutic strategies that work when dealing with personality disorders
2. Learn how to quickly identify a personality disorder
3. Explore ways to addressing a personality disorder without alienating a client
About the Presenter: Christine Hammond, LMHC, NCC
Description: Participants will explore leadership theory and its relation to counseling skills, highlighting mental health’s unique perspectives. Facilitator will contest common experienced challenges, capitalizing on attendees’ unique qualifications. Counselors of all levels will explore their expertise, embracing their unique leadership abilities. Attendees will build confidence to embrace their skills while broadening their influence.
CE Broker Tracking #:20-680565
1. List four of the most common leadership theories
2. Define leadership and its relationship to counseling
3. Describe four counseling skills with direct leadership application
4. Detail three struggles counselors experience in administrative positions and the corresponding solutions using established counseling skills
About the Presenter: Sara "Stevie" Pena, LMHC, CAP
Ms. Stevie Peña is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, business psychologist, and Certified Addictions Professional, with robust experience serving clients within health care organizations. The pinnacle of her skillset is delivering clarity on the development and application of professional counseling best practices within the broad context of services and client situations. Talented at communicating skill acquisition to diverse sets of providers, she proudly focuses on the outcomes that impact care and organizational resiliency within her practice. Stevie’s unique background as a counseling military officer distinguishes her as an expert in relational skills development within the utmost of high stress, high need and skill environments. Her personal and direct approach to build others, focusing on developing tenacity, intentionality, and enjoyment in personnel career outcomes, mitigates employee burnout and turnover for organizations. Ms. Peña holds a Master of Counseling Psychology and a Master of Management and has recently completed course work for a PhD in Business Psychology.
Description: To increase professional counselors’ awareness and understanding of the Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) approach and integrating the principles of TIC into counseling and supervision practice.
CE Broker Tracking #:20-680569
1.Participants will be able to describe the impact of trauma within the context of counseling and supervision
2. Participants will demonstrate how to integrate the six principles of trauma-informed care into counseling sessions and supervision.
3. Participants will be able to describe ethical and multicultural issues when using trauma-informed care approaches in their work.
About the Presenter: Dr. Elisa Niles, LMHC, NCC, CCTP, CCMHC, RPT-S
Description: Learn a brief, effective evidence-based intervention for PTSD, anxiety and negative emotions that clients can use themselves between sessions.
CE Broker Tracking #20-680575
1. Participants will learn a brief history of ‘tapping’ therapies.
2. Participants will learn the theoretical basis of EFT in acupressure and neurobiology.
3. Participants will learn the full, 'classic' EFT procedure.
4. Participants will learn a brief, simplified EFT intervention.
About the Presenter: Matthew Fox, LMHC, CAP, CCTP
Matthew Fox is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Qualified Supervisor, Certified Addictions Professional and Internationally Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor. He has over twenty years of experience in the field of adult and adolescent mental health and substance abuse counseling and has conducted trainings on trauma and substance abuse in Europe, Australia, and the US. He has been a practitioner, advocate and trainer for innovative psychotherapies throughout his career.