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    • Friday, October 22, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Zoom Online
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    The Psychology of School Shooters

    Friday, October 22, 2021

    1pm-4pm

    3 General Hours

    Description

    Parents are worried more than ever about the safety of sending their children to school because of the epidemic of community and school shootings post pandemic. What makes some students 'snap' like a ticking time bomb with horrendous acts of violence? Do you know the underlying psychological patterns that could identify how to intervene? This intensive workshop will equip you with new skills working through a comprehensive guide on how to manage a community shooting for students, teachers and metal health professionals to stabilize after the crisis.


    Learning Objectives

    This workshop will explore the basics of domestic abuse and what we can do to help in the therapeutic and church settings. We will also learn what we might do that hinders healing. Some of the topics and objectives to be addressed are: 

    • Evaluate the underlying psychological patterns of shooters from a comprehensive analysis of every major school shooting over the last 50 years.
    • Implement tested crisis management counseling strategies to use during and after a school shooting for rapid psychological stabilization of survivors.
    • Intervene with potentially dangerous situations in a way that protects the safety of practitioners in keeping their school, or their children’s school safe.


    Cost

    $10 for PBA Students. 

    $15 for SFACC Clinical Members. $15 NBFE Members.

    $30 for non‑SFACC members.  
    Free for attendance please verify your SFACC membership and email Valentino@sfacc.net for your registration code.


    About the Presenter

    Dwight Bain, LMHC, NCC, CLC

    Dwight Bain is a Nationally Certified Counselor in practice since 1984. His primary focus is on solving crisis events. Bain is a trusted media resource who has been interviewed on over 500 radio and television stations; as well as quoted in over 100 newspapers/websites including: New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Atlanta Journal, Orlando Sentinel, Miami Herald, Newsday, FoxBusiness.com & MSNBC.com

    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 # 20-874430 (CE Broker Provider BAP #820).  

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


    • Friday, October 29, 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Zoom Online

        

    Friday, October 29 from 8am-5pm EST.

    To complete your registration please visit https://www.nbfe.net/event-4431109

    In partnership with the South Florida Association of Christian Counselors (SFACC), the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, Inc. (NBFE) announces our exclusive forensic mental health evaluator certification training event on Friday, 10/29/21 online via Zoom, enabling mental health professionals across the country to attend remotely.  NBFE is the only forensic certification organization officially endorsed by the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA).

        

    Forensic mental health evaluation is an impactful and lucrative area of specialization for licensed mental health professionals,  yet few counselors, social workers, and marriage and family therapists are exposed to this unique specialty in their graduate training.  Whether you plan on working full time in forensics or just wish to supplement your practice with an additional funding stream, this credential can help you establish yourself as a forensic expert.  If you already work in the forensic field, this credential can boost your resume, sharpen your evaluation skills, and enhance your reputation as an expert.

    In partnership with SFACC, NBFE is offering an 8-hour forensic mental health certification training workshop for licensed mental health professionals.  Participants can attend online via Zoom.

    Join Our Elite Group of Certified Clinicians!


    Attendees who complete the entire certification process and are awarded the Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator (CFMHE) credential can use the credential to better establish themselves as experts in the forensic arena.

     

    NBFE’s all-inclusive certification fee includes:

    ·         The 8-hour workshop on the fundamentals of forensic mental health evaluation online via Zoom.

    ·         Free 24/7 access to several webinar recordings and study materials designed to help candidates prepare for the written and oral examinations for certification

    ·         One-on-one mentoring (via email, phone, or webcam) with an expert CFMHE who provides feedback on written evaluation reports

    ·         Written examination and oral examination fees

    ·         Complimentary participation in select NBFE webinars

    ·         Complimentary access to NBFE’s member portal, including use of our online forum for questions and answers about forensic mental health evaluation.


    Get Certified at a Reduced Rate!

    NBFE’s all-inclusive certification fee is $715, but we are offering a heavily discounted fee of $600 for all candidates who register for this event due to our partnership with SFACC.  Students and interns may attend at a reduced rate of $300 to start learning about forensic mental health evaluation.  However, students and interns cannot obtain the full certification until they have been licensed for a full year, at which time they may pay the remaining $300balance and continue with the certification process, having enjoyed the benefits to free and reduced-cost forensic webinars in the interim.


    Learning Objectives

    Participants will:

    1. Learn about the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, the Certified Forensic Mental Health Evaluator credential, and the certification process
    2. Familiarize themselves with the definition of forensic mental health evaluations, differences between forensic and clinical evaluations, ethical considerations for forensic evaluation, types of forensic mental health evaluations, and qualifications for administering and interpreting psychological tests
    3. Review information that appears in the CFMHE written examination, including Parental Alienation Syndrome and child custody cases, assessment and testing principles, psychopathic traits, domestic violence, competency to stand trial, malingering, civil commitment, laws and standards of forensic mental health evaluation, assessment of violence and suicide potential, interviewing techniques, personal injury cases, juvenile assessment, substance abuse evaluation, sexual abuse, expert witness standards, and resources to learn more
    4. Learn how to write a “bullet-proof” forensic evaluation report
    5. Review tips and strategies for the oral examination and expert witness testimony
    6. Identify tests that can be used for forensic applications.

    Note that attendance at this workshop is not the only step in the certification process.  Attendees must also complete an online application, submit three reference letters, submit proof of licensure for at least one full year (associate, intern, and provisional license status will not meet this requirement unless the applicant is legally permitted to diagnose and treat mental disorders without being under the supervision of another licensed mental health professional), submit proof of malpractice insurance, document 40 hours of forensic-related training and/or experience (e.g., CEs, time spent conducting evaluations, writing reports, court testimony, etc.), pass the written examination (administered at the end of the workshop), submit a sample report, and pass the oral examination (done via webcam online) as depicted in the graphic below and on our website.  Most attendees already have the 40 hours experience (i.e., work-related experience or training experience) prior to attending the workshop, but many do not.  If an attendee does not already have 40 hours of forensic experience, he or she may apply 8 hours from by attending this workshop and then obtain the remaining hours through other means after the workshop by attending training events on forensic mental health-related topics with any approved CE provider (NBFE is not responsible for any additional costs incurred during that process).  



    About the Presenters


    Norman Hoffman, Ph.D., Ed.D., LMHC, LMFT, CFMHE, CCCE

    Dr. Norman Hoffman is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, and Founder and President of the National Board of Forensic Evaluators (NBFE). He is an experienced expert witness, forensic examiner, author, and jazz musician. Dr. Hoffman developed the Hoffman Organicity Test (HOT), which aids clinicians in differentiating between organic brain disorders, non-organic disorders, and psychotic disorders.  Dr. Hoffman began his work with the Devereux Foundation in 1963, specializing as a music therapist for children. In 1969, he then completed a one-year clinical internship at the Menninger Memorial Hospital in Kansas. That experience led to his first book, Hear the Music! A New Approach to Mental Health. His work in the field of organic brain damage led to The Hoffman Organicity Test.



    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.  


    Continuing Education Information


    The National Board of Forensic Evaluators (NBFE) has been approved by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6189.  Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  NBFE is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. 

    This workshop has been approved for 8 hours of continuing education (6 general hours, 1 domestic violence hour, and 1 hour ethics/professional boundaries) with the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, & Mental Health Counseling and the Florida Board of Psychology, CE Broker Tracking # 20-874732 (CE Broker Provider #50-15823).  

    NBFE is recognized and endorsed by the American Mental Health Counselors Association.


    Click here for NBFE Cancellation/Refund Policy.

    • Friday, January 21, 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • To be determined


    Help Me; I Hate You:” The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Perspective of Complex Clients

    Saturday, November 12th, 2021 

    9am-12pm

    3 Domestic Hours

    Description

    Why DBT?

    Working with a complex client, including those with Borderline Personality Disorder or tendencies, can be both a frustrating and a rewarding experience. As helping professionals, we intimately know the dialectics of this process, the multiple truths of this challenging work. Similarly, we have witnessed the ‘and’ in the lives of our clients. For these individuals, their self-destructive tendencies, characterized by cognitive, emotional, and behavioral extremes, simultaneously demonstrate the resistance to and the seeking of- help. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a dynamic approach that works with these contrasting attitudes by balancing the acceptance with structured behavioral change. As one of the most effective treatments for addressing complex needs, DBT empowers providers and clients alike to walk in the practice of skillful living. 

    Effectively implementing DBT skills in the clinical setting requires understanding its theoretical basis and extensive practice in its application. Further, the benefits of DBT are enhanced when its philosophy is adopted collectively by a clinical team. This workshop will speak to its utility as a model for therapeutic practices. 

    Learning Objectives

    In this immersive workshop, a DBT-Intensively Trained clinician acting as the consultation group leader will teach participants the basics tenants of DBT and explore the implementation of DBT skills. This unique opportunity will also involve the application of the DBT philosophy in addressing current complex cases. At the end of this workshop, attendants will be able to:

    •    Identify the four components of comprehensive DBT treatment

    •    Understand the DBT philosophy to guide case conceptualization

    •    Understand the DBT perspective of clinician self-reflection and self-care

    •    Actively discuss case questions through the DBT lens

    •    Implement and practice the use of DBT skills and worksheets 

    •    Understand the DBT perspective of spirituality


    About the Presenter


    LMFT-QS, CEDS

    Marriage, Family & Child Therapist

    Clinical Director, Jupiter Location 

    Heart Show Founder & Creative Director


    Clara Bossie is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and qualified supervisor currently serving as a co-owner and Clinical Director at Therapeutic Oasis of the Treasure Coast. This vibrant healing center, located in Boca Raton and Jupiter, focuses on the treatment of individuals and families with challenging needs. Clara exercises her passion for complex cases through specializations in neurodiversity, trauma, obsessive-compulsive disorders and personality disorders across the life span. As a clinician. She has advanced education in addictionology, eating disorders, mindfulness self-compassion and non-violent crisis interventions to name a few. 

    Clara’s identity as a helper began in the classroom, where she served as an Exceptional Student Educator (ESE), assisting children and their families using psychoeducation and skill-based learning. Naturally, her inclination towards behavior and developmental theory led her to DBT. In 2012, Clara received DBT Intensive Training which required her to collaboratively develop a DBT program from the ground up. Since this accomplishment, she has created DBT programs for individuals across the lifespan, their families, and special populations. 

    Clara has devoted her career to helping her clients, mentees, and professional peers pursue their life worth living. She believes that the DBT philosophy provides a safe and structured space for clients and has fostered its unique benefits for both established colleagues and those in training. Clara has provided DBT consultation and supervision to aspiring DBT clinicians and is collaboratively advancing her team through the DBT program certification process. As a Ph.D student, Clara is exploring counselor education and DBT as a model for counselor supervision. 


    Cost

    $10 for PBA Students.
    $20 for SFACC Clinical & Affiliate Members.
    $30 for non‑SFACC members.  

    Free for affiliate members/pastors.


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

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

    Partnered with the National Board of Forensic Evaluators (NBFE) and sponsored by the Graduate Counseling Program of Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA).

    This workshop has been approved for 3 (Domestic) 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 # 20-844437 (CE Broker Provider BAP #820).  

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


    • Sunday, January 30, 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • Wednesday, March 30, 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • To apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to alean@maryshome.org

        

    Position: Executive Director                                 

    Pay Status: Full-time

    Reports to: Mary’s Home Board President                           

    Salary Range: $60/k to $70/k

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    Mission: To provide a transitional, caring, educational, spiritual and supportive housing evnironment for pregnant women and their babies offering a pathway to self-sufficiency and a life of dignity and respect.

    Values:  Mary’s Home respects life in all stages of growth, and nurtures, protects and improves the lives of both mother and child.  We foster Judeo-Christian spirituality.  We create an environment of respect, appreciation and teamwork for our employees and volunteers.  Mary’s Home is a prudent steward of its resources and strives to be a responsible member of the community. 

    Description:  

    Gives direction and leadership toward the achievement of the organization's philosophy, mission, strategy, and its goals and objectives. Serves as the organization’s chief executive officer. Consults regularly with the board president and reports directly to the board through him/her. Responsible for the operation of all programs, management of fiscal resources, hiring and staff supervision. Provides and maintains a high level of quality services and a strong, positive image to clients, donors, partners and volunteers.


    Responsibilities in the following areas: including but not limited to:

    Board Support 

    • Supports the mission, vision and values, of Mary’s Home with board direction and guidance.
    • Evaluates programs and maintains policies and procedures for the day-to-day operations of the facility and recommends improvements and changes to the board as needed.
    • Executes sound financial practices, provides key input for and operates within the annual budget approved by the board.
    • Assures that Mary’s Home complies with all federal, state and local statutes and regulations. The Executive Director is encouraged to use the resources available from the board as she/he deems necessary.
    • Responsible for communicating effectively with the board and provides all information necessary for the board to function properly and to make informed decisions in a timely and accurate manner.
    • Serves on board committees as a member or advisory role and performs other duties as directed by the board president.

    Resident Program/Operations

    • Responsible for the day-to-day operations of Mary’s home, a residential group home while ensuring a safe working and living environment at all times for residents, their babies, staff and volunteers.
    • Plans, develops, and supervises Mary’s Home’s operations, and has final approval on new resident intakes as well as residents being asked to exit the program before completion.
    • Collaborates with Resident Program Director on clinical needs of residents, as needed.
    • Responsible for overseeing our Women-In-Transition (WIT) program.
    • Leads a team of 9 staff members. 
    • Manages all HR actions for the staff, including but not limited to: hiring, job descriptions, performance reviews, salary and terminations in consultation with the board president and appropriate board members.

    Fundraising/Public Relations

    • Leads in fundraising plans and implementation, particularly grants, special events and capital campaigns. Oversees management of fundraising records and documentation.
    • Responsible for building key relationships to maintain current donor pool and cultivating relationships with the next generation of donors.
    • Responsible for the enhancement of Mary’s Home’s image by being active and visible in the community by working closely with other professional, civic and private organizations.
    • Serves as chief spokesperson and coordinates all public relations via media events and resource networking and utilizing staff in the process.
    • Exhibits a professional attitude, communication skills and personal interaction towards residents, staff and volunteers.

    Professional Development

    • Attends at least one professional fundraising development course annually.
    • Utilize resources and training provided by membership in Heartbeat International.

    Education

    • Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s preferred) in an appropriate social services field (i.e. psychology, human services, or social work) OR,
    • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in business management and a minimum of 5 years of related experience in a social service environment working directly with an at-risk population preferably in a group setting OR,
    • Master’s in educational leadership and a minimum of five years of related experience in a social service environment working directly with an at-risk population preferably in a group setting.

    Qualifications

    • Ability to lead others and establish a culture of trust, teamwork, empowerment and strong work ethic.
    • Demonstrated skills in fiscal, operational, personnel and general management. 
    • Fluency in technology and systems to support an effective and efficient business operation, (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
    • Positive attitude and commitment to change the lives of pregnant women and their infants through empowerment and mentoring.
    • Demonstrated capability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
    • Ability to work well with a diverse group of residents, staff, donors and volunteers.
    • Ability to effectively manage a wide array of tasks, projects and responsibilities.
    • Ability to work productively in an unstructured environment with frequent interruptions.

    To apply: Please send your resume and cover letter to alean@maryshome.org


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