Live Upcoming Webinars

    • Saturday, January 16, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom Online
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    Risk Assessment, Suicide Prevention, and Telehealth: Considerations and Practices


    Saturday, January 16th, 2021

    9 a.m. through 12 noon


    Description

    The American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) recently polled 650 counselors, finding that in 2019 35% of counselors who provide direct client care offered telehealth, whereas 95% now provide telehealth. This massive transition to telehealth was undoubtedly ushered in by the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for clinicians to provide therapy while social distancing. Given recent revisions to Florida law related to mandatory reporting of imminent risk of harm to self or others, clinicians who are relatively new to telehealth have been pondering important questions, such as:

    • What if an emergency happens, and I’m not sure where my client is?

    • How do I conduct risk assessments when I’m not even in the same building as the client?

    • How can I give my high-risk clients a more “personal touch” that fosters therapeutic alliance when we’re sitting behind screens?

    In this 3-hour webinar, we’ll explore these questions and collaborate on strategies, practices, and resources aimed at equipping attendees to provide care with high-risk clients via telehealth.

    Learning Objectives

    1. Articulate an understanding of Florida law and mandated reporting.

    2. Identify risk assessment tools that can be used in telehealth.

    3. Expand your clinical toolkit for fostering a therapeutic relationship with high-risk clients in a telehealth environment.

    Cost

    • $10 for PBA Students.
    • $29 for SFACC Clinical & Affiliate Members.
    • $39 for non‑SFACC members.  
    • Free for affiliate members/pastors. 

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


    About the Presenter


    Aaron Norton

    LMHC, LMFT, NCC, CCMHC, CFMHE, CFBA

    Aaron Norton is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with certifications in addictions, alcohol and drug counseling, rehabilitation counseling, clinical mental health counseling, trauma treatment, forensic mental health evaluation, and forensic behavioral analysis.  He serves as Executive Director of the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, a national not-for-profit board officially endorsed by the American Mental Health Counselors Association that provides training, certification and professional advocacy for licensed mental health professionals specializing in forensic mental health evaluation.  He serves as Southeastern Regional Director and Ethics Committee Liaison for the American Mental Health Counselors Association and President and Chair of Education, Training Standards, and Continuing Education for the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association.


    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 # 20-800334 (CE Broker Provider BAP #820).  


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


    • Saturday, February 20, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Zoom Online
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    To Be Released from Debt: An Experiential Model of Forgiveness and Healing For Couple Infidelity


    Saturday, February 20th, 2021

    9 a.m. through 12 noon


    Description

    Helping couples heal from an infidelity is complex and challenging for therapist.

    For the offended the infidelity is traumatic with deep emotional wounds.  For the offender there seems to be no end to their guilt and shame.  This intervention addresses both experiences leading the way for forgiveness, reconciliation and healing.

         Couples who have experienced an infidelity come to counseling in considerable brokenness and assisting them in the healing process is complex and challenging.  For the offended the infidelity is traumatic with deep visceral and emotional wounds.  For the offender who is remorseful there seems to be no remedy or end to their guilt and shame.  This innovative intervention addresses both experiences leading the way for forgiveness, reconciliation and healing.

         Forgiveness is most often viewed as a spiritual or justice-oriented practice that places the responsibility of the forgiveness on the victim.  However, forgiveness, as a financial term, means to be released from debt.  As a financial construct it would include itemizing the debt and determining how recompense is to be structured or a declaration of bankruptcy leading to the debt being forgiven with no further payment required.  


    Learning Objectives

    1.Attendees will be able to utilize this method of helping couples recover from infidelity.

    2.Attendees will be able to engage in both cognitive and experiential interventions leading to couple healing.

    3.Attendees will be able to provide couples with an experience of deep forgiveness and reconnection.


    Cost

    • $10 for PBA Students.
    • $29 for SFACC Clinical & Affiliate Members.
    • $39 for non‑SFACC members.  
    • Free for affiliate members/pastors. 

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


    About the Presenter


    Dr. Steven Vensel

    Clinical Social Work/Therapist,  PhD,  LCSW

    Dr. Vensel has worked in the Christian counseling field for more than 25 years, has a Ph.D. in Counseling from FAU, and has served as the Department Chair in PBA's counseling program.  Dr. Vensel is the Associate Editor and Co-Author of “Mental Health and Mental Disorders: An Encyclopedia of Conditions, Treatments, and Well-Being.” He has used this method with many couples who have experienced infidelity.


    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 # 20-759979 (CE Broker Provider BAP #820).  


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


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