Live Upcoming Webinars

    • Saturday, May 29, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Zoom Online
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    Emotional Archeology: Going Down to Go Up

    Saturday, May 29th, 2021

    9 a.m. through 11 a.m.


    Description

    For most of us our emotional history is buried under layer upon layer of stuff. These layers include  experiences--good, bad, traumatic or ugly, sensory sensations and years of emotional flow that comprise the ups and downs of our daily lives.

    Clients have a history about which they are often aware but not conscious of how it effects the present. These histories are written in the code of our brains, wired as emotions that are then triggered by current events. There is a growth component to them that moves toward survival and connection.

    Helping clients understand and effectively use their emotions can help fight addiction, anxiety, and depression and move us toward our goals and God-given purpose.

    This presentation will explore Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, (AEDP) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), spiritual insights and what science is teaching us about the brain and emotions in life.


    Learning Objectives

    At the end of the training the health care professional will be able to:

    • Describe the basic core emotions and how they develop,
    • Describe the overt and covert role of emotions,
    • Identify skills which would be useful in support of the mapping and exploration of emotions and emotional artifacts, and
    • Understand the role of the therapist in supporting and assisting the emotional digging involved in therapy.


    Cost

    $10 for PBA Students. 
    $15 for SFACC Clinical & Affiliate Members.
    $25 for non‑SFACC members.  
    Free for affiliate members/pastors. 
                Please email valentino@sfacc.net for your registration code.


      About the Presenter


      Philip Henry

      Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist

      Phil Henry, PhD, has presented across the nation to a variety of professional organizations and churches on topics including Christian counseling, addiction and recovery, motivational interviewing, and meaning-centered therapy. He is the author of The Christian Therapists' Notebook and co-editor (with Dr. Julie Hamilton) of The Handbook of Therapy for Unwanted Homosexual Attractions. He serves as Coordinator of the Counseling Program at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach.

      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 2 (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 # 20-843952 (CE Broker Provider BAP #820).  

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


      • 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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