Live Upcoming Webinars

    • Friday, June 25, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Online
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    "Good Reports" vs. "Bad Reports:"

    A Judicial Perspective

    Friday, June 25th, 2021

    1 p.m. through 3 p.m.


    Description

    Probably most counselors dread being called into court as an expert witness or being asked to write a report for a court because our training provides us little or no training for these kinds of situations. However, the quality of our testimony or report can often make a huge difference in how family situations are resolved. Crucial to the outcome is knowing what constitutes a “good report” from a “bad report” from a judge’s perspective.


    Learning Objectives

    1. Articulate the role of the court in the admissibility of reports.

    2. Describe what judges are looking for in forensic reports.

    3. Write a forensic report with the reader in mind.

    Cost

    $10 for PBA Students.
    $20 for SFACC Clinical & Affiliate Members.
    $29 for non‑SFACC members.  
    Free for affiliate members/pastors. 

    Please email valentino@sfacc.net for your registration code.


    About the Presenter


    Ashley Willcott, J.D., CWLS

    Attorney at Law, Judge Pro Tem

    Ms. Willcott is a nationally recognized Child Welfare Law Specialist and Juvenile Court Judge with over 20 years of experience as a trial attorney and legal analyst. Her life’s work revolves around passionately advocating for and striving to improve the lives of children at risk and in the foster care system. She is presently an Attorney at Law and Judge Pro Tem in Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated from Emory Law School with a Juris Doctor degree in 1992. She has additional certifications, including being a Child Welfare Law Specialist with the National Association of Counsel for Children, and is a Georgia Neutral Certified Mediator.

    Affiliate membership is free for Pastors, Church Ministry Leaders, Lay Counselors, Marriage Mentors, Counseling students, non‑licensed counselors, and retired counselors.

    Sponsored by the Graduate Counseling Program of Palm Beach Atlantic University and South Florida Association of Christian Counselors

    This workshop has been approved for 3 (general) hours of continuing education with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling and the Florida Board of Psychology, CE Broker Tracking # 20-815498 (CE Broker Provider BAP #820).  

    Click here to join/learn more about our association today!


    • Friday, July 23, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)
    • Zoom Online
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    “Can I Do That?”  Legal, Ethical, and Clinical Considerations for Counselors and Psychological Testing

    Friday, July 23, 2021

    12 p.m. through 3 p.m.

    Description

    Survey data demonstrates that many clinical mental health counselors are confused about counselors and psychological testing.  Some think we can only administer and interpret certain types of tests, some think we can administer but not interpret tests, and others think we can do anything a psychologist can do.  This training seeks to clarify the issue of CMHCs and psychological testing, as well as introduce CMHCs to a variety of tests that they can use to improve clinical practice.  Attendees will be given an in-depth introduction to free online assessment measures created by the American Psychiatric Association that they can start using immediately with clients, whether they are students, interns, or licensed counselors.  They will also become familiar with sections of the 2020 AMHCA Code of Ethics that pertain to psychological testing.


    Learning Objectives

    • Articulate laws, ethics, and board rules that relate to counselors in testing.

    • Identify several psychological tests that can be used to improve clinical practice.

    • Utilize Level 1, Level 2, severity measures, disability measures, and other free assessment tools published by the American Psychiatric Association.

    Cost

    $10 for PBA Students.
    $40 for SFACC Clinical & Affiliate Members.
    $60 for non‑SFACC members.  
    Free for affiliate members/pastors.

    Please email valentino@sfacc.net for your registration code.


    About the Presenter

    Aaron Norton, Ph.D., LMHC, LMFT, CFMHE, CFBA

    Dr. Aaron Norton is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy serving as Executive Director of the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, Adjunct Instructor at the University of South Florida, Southern Regional Director for the American Mental Health Counselors Association, and Past-President of the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association. He has nearly 20 years of clinical and forensic experience at Integrity Counseling, Inc., was awarded Mental Health Counselor of the Year by the American Mental Health Counselors Association and Counselor Educator of the Year by the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association in 2016, Researcher of the Year by Florida Mental Health Counselors Association in 2020, and has been published in several social science journals and professional magazines in clinical mental health counseling.  

    Affiliate membership is free for Pastors, Church Ministry Leaders, Lay Counselors, Marriage Mentors, Counseling students, non‑licensed counselors, and retired counselors.

    Sponsored by the Graduate Counseling Program of Palm Beach Atlantic University and South Florida Association of Christian Counselors

    This workshop has been approved for 3 (Ethics/Professional Boundaries) hours of continuing education with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling and the Florida Board of Psychology, CE Broker Tracking # 20-847482 (CE Broker Provider BAP #820).  

    Click here to join/learn more about our association today!


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