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    • 26 Apr 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Online (Gotowebinar)
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    Description: This course serves as an introduction to and a brief history of Sex Therapy; an overview of sexual anatomy & physiology as a template for understanding sexual response and phase-related dysfunction as first described by Masters & Johnson. The major bio-psycho-social forces that shape sexual functioning are introduced, as are DSM-5 Categories of Sexual Dysfunctions and Disorders. Primary focus of the course is on assessment and psychosexual evaluation of dysfunctions and disorders affecting men and women, learning to differentiate between physical and psychological causes of sex dysfunctions.

    CE Broker Tracking #: 20-640139

    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.  NBFE 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; CE Broker Course Tracking # 20-640139. Exp. 3/31/20

      

    Learning Objectives:

    1.      Explain the practice of sex therapy as an integrative, biopsychosocial, cognitive behavioral modality with a psychodynamic underpinning, which often benefits from combined medical treatment.
    2.      List all of the DSM-5 male and female sexual dysfunctions, and explain the diagnostic criteria for each.
    3.      Explain the prevalence and presumed etiologies of male and female sexual dysfunction
    4.      Describe some treatment interventions for each of the DSM-5 sexual dysfunctions and disorders, including the role of combining psychological and pharmacological treatment for many sexual dysfunctions.

    About the Presenter:Richard M. Siegel, PhD, LMHC, CST-S 

    Richard M. Siegel, PhD, LMHC, CST, is the Director of Modern Sex Therapy Institutes, a postgraduate continuing education institute that trains sex therapists and sexual medicine specialists at multiple sites throughout the country. Dr. Siegel is a Florida- licensed mental health counselor and Board-certified sex therapist, and is certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) as a sex therapist and supervisor. He has a rich experiential background, including over 25 years working in sexuality education and addiction treatment, teaching on college campuses and maintaining a private sex therapy practice. He enjoys a reputation as a seasoned and in-demand workshop and conference presenter, in addition to his work in training and supervising sex therapists.   Dr. Siegel completed his Doctoral dissertation at the American Academy of Clinical Sexologists in Orlando, FL, with research on Sexuality Issues in Addiction, Treatment & Recovery. He has worked enthusiastically to integrate traditional sex therapy into the emergent specialty of sexual medicine, as well as the addiction treatment field. Having written several chapters and journal articles over the years, Dr. Siegel had his first title published as co-editor of "The Art of Sex Therapy Supervision" (2018, Routledge), the first-ever textbook on the subject.


    • 24 May 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Online (Gotowebinar)
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    Description: Children are rapidly becoming a population with myriad of mental health needs related to issues such as trauma, anxiety, and grief. Serving this very unique population requires culturally and developmentally appropriate interventions. Play therapy has proven to be an effective and efficient means for providing counseling to children by entering their worlds through the familiar experience of toys, creativity, and play. The presenter will discuss a variety of materials, skills, and strategies that can be incorporated into a counselor’s repertoire to serve children.

    CE Broker Tracking #: 20-640143

    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.  NBFE 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; CE Broker Course Tracking # 20-640143. Exp. 3/31/20


      

    Learning Objectives:

    1.      Attendees will learn about selecting appropriate materials that can be utilized in a play therapy setting.
    2.      Attendees will learn various play therapy skills for verbal and nonverbal communication.
    3.      Attendees will learn a variety of strategies (e.g. limit setting) for conducting a play therapy session.
    4.      Attendees will learn the process for gaining valid play therapy training and credentials for play therapy certification.

    About the PresenterEric S. Davis, PhD, NCC, SB-RPT

    Eric S. Davis, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida. Dr. Davis is a Florida Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and School-Based Registered Play Therapist. His school-based experience includes work in a high school, juvenile detention facility, and special education school. His research interests include play therapy practice and pedagogy, school counseling practice and pedagogy, chronic illness in schools, and creative techniques in counselor education and supervision.



    • 14 Jun 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Online (Gotowebinar)
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    Description: This webinar, Using Yoga to Treat Complex Trauma, offers a clinician's guide to understanding neurological functioning compromised by experiences of trauma and understanding how elements of yoga can help clients heal.

    CE Broker Tracking #: 20-640145

    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.  NBFE 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; CE Broker Course Tracking # 20-640145. Exp. 3/31/20

      

    Learning Objectives:

    1.      Understand etiology of trauma
    2.      Understand neurological effects of trauma
    3.      Understand history and components of yoga
    4.      Understand how the components of yoga help to heal neurological effects of trauma

    About the Presenter: Heather A Champion, MA, LMHC, RYT-200 

    Heather is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). She obtained a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Adelphi University in Garden City NY in 2013. She has worked in a variety of settings helping individuals with a variety of needs but finds her niche working with those working though life transitions such as finding sobriety. Her expertise is in diagnostics and insight-oriented interventions that help clients develop interoceptive awareness, or mindfulness. Heather is a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200) and has received additional training in Trauma Sensitive Yoga (TSY) and Principle-Based Partner Yoga (PBPY). She is an expert in somatic processing and uses this methodology to assist her clients in resolving anxiety related to complex trauma. Heather has been developing a variety of group and individual interventions that combine the elements of a yoga practice with psychotherapy to help survivors of trauma process the unspeakable through movement and meditation.  Prior to her career in Mental Health, Heather received a Master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Hofstra University in 2003 and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Stony Brook University in 1998. She worked for many years as an efficiencies expert in corporate America before transitioning to her current role.


    • 26 Jul 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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    Description: Mentally ill or addicted patients that are also facing legal troubles need a multi-dimensional support system in order to have the best chance of success both inside and outside the courtroom. In my experience I’ve noticed that there is usually a lack of partnership and communication between attorney and mental health counselor/therapist that is often detrimental to both the patient and the court system. This presentation is focused on giving you an in-depth overview of how the criminal justice system works for defendants. It will focus on:

    ·         The arrest process
    ·         Getting a person into mental health/drug court
    ·         Mental health/drug court process
    ·         Additional/different requirements for this population that regular defendants don’t face
    ·         Complying with mental health/drug court
    ·         Pitfalls of these specialized courts
    ·         The discrepancy between what may be best for the patient vs. what is best for the judge, and how more education can help remedy that.

      CE Broker Tracking #: 20-690502

      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; CE Broker Course Tracking # 20-690502 Exp. 3/31/20

        

      Learning Objectives:

      1. Identify how to establish an effective partnership with your client’s attorney that will help his/her case.

      2. Learn how to navigate the criminal justice system and develop an understanding of what your client is going through.

      3. Explore pitfalls of the justice system/mental health court, and how serious misunderstandings/lack of education hurt your client’s case.

      About the Presenter: Adam Rossen, Licensed Attorney

      An award-winning attorney and former prosecutor with over 10 years of experience in both criminal and DUI law, Adam is a skilled lawyer who takes a multi-dimensional approach to get his clients the best results possible. Adam believes attorneys are named “counselors” for a reason: because their impact needs to go beyond the law. A high school basketball coach for over 10 years, Adam is a mentor and motivator who keeps his clients involved and on track all the way through so they'll continue to see long-term success well after their case is over. A life-long South Florida resident, Adam has spent his entire career practicing here. He's successfully conducted over 50 jury trials and has handled hundreds of DUI, criminal and domestic violence cases. A frequent lecturer, Adam regularly speaks on DUI, criminal law, and drugs, drug court and addiction at various institutions including DUI schools, Broward College, FAU, and a number of mental health treatment facilities.


      • 23 Aug 2019
      • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • Online (Gotowebinar)
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      Description: This webinar is designed to assist in mental health professionals work with families of LGBTQ youth who experience adjustment issues related to their youth's coming out process.

      CE Broker Tracking #: 20-690504

      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.  NBFE 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; CE Broker Course Tracking # 20-690504 Exp. 3/31/20

        

      Learning Objectives:

      1.      Learn about LGBTQ youth and the impact of disclosure of their sexual and/or gender identity as well as the consequences on the lack of emotional support from caregivers.
      2.      Explore benefits to providing support and acceptance to LGBTQ youth, including research evidence and how caregivers can assist in the youth’s coming out process.
      3.      Identify treatment approaches and resources to assist LGBTQ youth and their families.

      About the PresenterJulie Basulto, LMFT

       Julie Basulto is a licensed marriage and family therapist licensed in the state of Florida since 2008. Ms. Basulto is qualified supervisor for the state of Florida in supervising Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Interns and Registered Mental Health Counseling Interns since 2010. Ms. Basulto currently supervises graduate students for their practicum and internships from various universities. Ms. Basulto attained her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2005 from St. Thomas University. Ms. Basulto has extensive experience in working with children and adolescents with severe behavioral and emotional problems including LGBTQ youth. Ms. Basulto has provided services in the home, outpatient and in private practice. Ms. Basulto is a former clinical supervisor and is currently a senior therapist at Kristi House which is a child advocacy center providing individual, family and group counseling for child, adolescent and adult survivors of child sexual abuse. Ms. Basulto conducts community and outreach presentations in the community in advocating for the victims of child sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, and the LGBTQ community. Ms. Basulto received her national certification as a Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (TF-CBT) in 2013 and is currently certified in training consultants and other mental health professionals on TF-CBT. Ms. Basulto is a Clinical Fellow for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and holds memberships at the American Counseling Association as well as the American Psychological Association. In addition to Ms. Basulto’s clinical experience, she teaches counseling and psychology courses in colleges and universities in South Florida. Ms. Basulto is in current pursuit of a PhD. In Counseling Education at Barry University where she hopes to continue research and advocacy work with traumatized youth and pursue a career in teaching future counselors.


      • 27 Sep 2019
      • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • Online (Gotowebinar)
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      Description: This webinar will address the potential impact of diagnosing a client with post-traumatic stress (PTS) vs. post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

      CE Broker Tracking #: 20-690506 

      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.  NBFE 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; CE Broker Course Tracking # 20-690506. Exp. 3/31/20

        

      Learning Objectives:

      1. Learn about the differences between post- traumatic stress (PTS) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to help mental health professionals to recognize the differences in the conditions.

      2. Explore a frame of reference on who can suffer from post-traumatic stress (PTS) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for mental professionals to appraise how PTS and PTSD may develop.

      3. Identify new approaches of addressing post- traumatic stress (PTS) to minimize the chances of the PTS becoming a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by providing mental health professionals with tools to help their clients to neutralize their post-traumatic stress from becoming a disorder.

      About the PresenterDavid San Filippo, Ph.D., LMHC, CDMS, ADR

      Dr. San Filippo is the Chair of the Graduate programs in Health Services Administration for the College of Professional Studies & Advancement at National Louis University. He teaches courses in health care administration & management, consciousness studies, death, dying, bereavement, & near-death experiences.  Dr. San Filippo earned his Ph.D. in Human Science from Saybrook University. He is a licensed mental health counselor, certified disability management specialist, and serves as the Clinical Director of BlueLine Support, a service of the Wounded Officers Initiative.


      • 25 Oct 2019
      • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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      Description: Mindful Strategies In Counseling will touch on the brief History and Science of Mindfulness, what it is and isn’t and how it can help individuals emotionally, spiritually and mentally. Stress behaviors and thoughts and feelings, followed by Mindful Body, Breathing and Listening, as well as the art of Heartfulness – sending kind thoughts and, Gratitude – looking for the good, will also be explored. Hand- on activities include lessons, games and simple ways to practice daily Mindfulness in your personal practice and classroom. There will also be several opportunities to practice mindful breathing which will start you on your way to developing your own mindful practice! If you’ve wondered what all the excitement is about, consider this your introduction!

      CE Broker Tracking #: 20-690508

      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.  NBFE 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; CE Broker Course Tracking # 20-690508 Exp. 3/31/20

        

      Learning Objectives:

      1.      Understand the basic fundamentals - history and scientific research
      2.      Identify at least three benefits to mindfulness practice
      3.      Become aware of the advantages of mindfulness in counseling and therapy
      4.      Learn and acquire at least 3 mindful awareness strategies

      About the Presenter:

      Jackie Small Darville is a Certified School Counselor, Mindfulness Instructor and Life Coach who is passionate about empowering young minds and specializes in the Mindful Schools curriculum. Active in the educational arena since 1987, she installs knowledge of empathy, compassion and other core social & emotional skills to students. Currently she teaches character education mindfulness and self-regulation interventions and facilitates therapeutic groups at Saturn Elementary School in Brevard County, FL. Jackie is passionate about sharing mindfulness and hopes that it may help all find greater peace and happiness.  Constantly reinventing herself, she is a lifelong learner who loves people and would love to see mindfulness integrated into all scenarios, but especially in education. She firmly believes that educating youth in the utilization of a healthy self-alleviating approach, will greatly enhance our education system.  Jackie is a Charter Member and current Acting President of Brevard School Counselors’ Association (BSCA) and was a 2017 Florida School Counselor Association (FSCA) Nominee for School Counselor of the Year. She is currently enrolled in Mindful Schools Year Long Certified Instructor Training Program and is slated for completion in Summer 2018.



      • 08 Nov 2019
      • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      • Online (Gotowebinar)
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      Description: PTSD is commonly associated with military, domestic violence and assault. This webinar explores the "underrepresented family traumas"

      CE Broker Tracking #: 20-696510

      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.  NBFE 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; CE Broker Course Tracking # 20-640147 Exp. 3/31/20

        

      Learning Objectives:

      1. Recognize underrepresented traumas within the family

      2. Administer appropriate assessment option

      3. Develop approaches to treat direct and indirect trauma

      4. Integrate supportive resources

      About the PresenterKathie T Erwin, Ed.D., LMHC, NCC, NCGC, AMHCA Diplomate 

      Kathie T. Erwin, Ed.D., LMHC, NCC, NCGC is Associate Professor in School of Psychology and Counseling at Regent University and Director of Global Trauma Education Center in Tampa Bay Area. As a Certified Field Traumatologist, Dr Erwin has led international trauma teams with Green Cross Academy of Traumatology and in the Ukraine Project. Dr Erwin is the author of six academic books. She serves as Secretary of Florida Mental Health Counselors Association. Dr Erwin was awarded a Fulbright Specialist Grant to work at University of Iceland in Fall 2018.


      • 13 Dec 2019
      • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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      Description: This presentation will teach mindfulness-based approaches specifically used with clients seeking help for sex and gambling addictions to help attenuate shame, emotional dysregulation, stress proneness, and impulsivity. Neuroscience models of attention will demonstrate how mindfulness enhances neuro-networks enabling these populations to attend more effectively to emotional states and addictive cravings. 


      CE Broker Tracking #: 20-640149

      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.  NBFE 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; CE Broker Course Tracking # 20-640149 Exp. 3/31/20

        

      Learning Objectives:

      1.      Participants will learn and be able to define mindfulness and discuss how its specific mechanisms of action attenuate stress proneness, impulsivity, addictive cravings, and emotional regulation among clients seeking help for problem gambling and sex addiction.

      2.      Participants will learn specific mindfulness exercises and concepts that can enhance compliance with this intervention among addicted population. Specifically, participants will be given 3 separate mindfulness scripts used in clinical work with problem gamblers and sex addicts. Further, they will be given a website with additional resources they can use in clinical practice.

      3.      Participants will learn current research findings from neuroscience and peer-reviewed studies that support the use of mindfulness as a good fit for behavioral addictions.

      About the PresenterDr. Rory Reid 

      Dr. Rory Reid holds a master’s degree in social work and a doctorate in clinical psychology with a dual emphasis in Neuropsychology and Marriage and Family Therapy. He completed his post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at UCLA and additional post-doctoral training in clinical research through Harvard Medical School. He is currently a Research Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry at UCLA. Dr. Reid was the Principal Investigator for the DSM-5 Field Trial on the proposed criteria for Hypersexual Disorder and has published numerous research articles on problem gambling and hypersexual behavior in scientific journals. Dr. Reid has worked clinically with hundreds of individuals, couples, and families negatively impacted by hypersexual behavior and problem gambling. His work has been featured in press outlets such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, TIME magazine, as well as TV specials on ABC, CBS and Fox News. He serves on the editorial boards for several peer-reviewed journals and has trained and educated mental health professionals, industry specialists, government organizations, and lay audiences around the world. 



    Past events

    08 Feb 2019 Becoming a Military Culturally-Competent Counselor: Effective Rapport Building and Counseling Intervention Techniques when Working with Service Members, Veterans, and Their Families
    25 Jan 2019 Sleeping Soundly and Sedative Free: The Clinical Mental Health Counselor’s Role in Treating Insomnia
    14 Dec 2018 How to Get Licensed as a Mental Health Counselor in Florida
    26 Oct 2018 LMHC Exam Preparation
    28 Sep 2018 Pornography Therapeutic Interventions
    24 Aug 2018 Unsilencing the Voice Within: Expressive Writing as a Therapeutic Tool
    27 Jul 2018 Distance Counseling in Florida
    22 Jun 2018 Increasing Counselor Knowledge of Disabilities: Understanding Global Perceptions, Available Resources, and Engaging in Advocacy
    25 May 2018 Creativity in Cross-Cultural Supervision
    27 Apr 2018 LGBTQI2-S Then Now, and Cultural Linguistic Context in Today’s Therapy Setting
    23 Mar 2018 Gottman Method Couples Therapy: What We Know About What Works and Doesn’t Work in Relationships
    23 Feb 2018 Exposure and Response Prevention and the Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
    05 Jan 2018 Introduction to Forensic Mental Health Evaluation for Counselors
    08 Dec 2017 Addressing Tobacco Use in Behavioral Health
    10 Nov 2017 How to Have the Difficult Conversation You’ve Been Avoiding with Family, Coworkers, Parents, Partners or Children
    27 Oct 2017 Integrative Psychotherapies- New Paradigms in Psychotherapy
    22 Sep 2017 Navigating Professional Practice Boundaries: From Telehealth to Portability
    25 Aug 2017 Multicultural Counseling: A Mosaic, Not a Melting Pot
    28 Jul 2017 Working with Kinky Clients
    23 Jun 2017 Maternal Mental Health: What Therapists Need to Know
    26 May 2017 Use of Motivational Interviewing to Broaden Your Skills with Your Clients
    28 Apr 2017 Ethics and Social Media in the Digital Age
    24 Mar 2017 Facilitating Emergence: A Model for Launching Young Adults with Cognitive and Emotional Challenges
    24 Feb 2017 Neuropsychological Evaluations: An Under - Used Tool in Mental Health Counseling Practice
    27 Jan 2017 Transitioning to ICD-10-CM: What It Means for the Diagnosis of Mental Disorders
    06 Jan 2017 Developing your Inner Project Manager: Fostering an Environment of Productivity
    08 Jan 2016 FMHCA 2016 Webinar Series EMERGING ISSUES IN MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING

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