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Audio Tools for Stress Relief after Trauma


FCA Webinar: Guide to Parents: Recognizing, processing, and coping with a traumatic event
This webinar is aimed to help parents understand better the effects of trauma and how they can help their children deal with the aftermath of it. Please find a copy of the recorded webinar


Orlando Tragedy: Community Trauma and What Counselors Can Do

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Healthy Relationships: Teen Dating Violence Awareness
Teen relationships can be hard! How do you know you are in a healthy relationship? What are some of the warning signs that your relationship may be an unhealthy one? Join the FLVS School Counselors and special guest presenter, Joshua Proffitt from the Victims Service Center of Central Florida as we observe Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. We will discuss what dating violence is, warning signs, and ways to have healthy and positive teen relationships. This session may discuss sensitive topics that are not suitable for every student. Join us on Wednesday, February 28th
6pm EST. Click Here to Join:





Upcoming Events and Professional Development Opportunities






PO Box 4474

Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 




We listened and our members said they would be interested in a virtual book club. A poll conducted on Facebook and members are interested in reading/discussing "Becoming Myself" by Irvin Yalom. Anne Flenner will lead the project in the next few months. More information to follow....



Florida Counseling Association: Guidelines Winter 2018


The Winter Issue issue is here!


There's a lot of information in our Winter Guidelines Newsletter including information about our

upcoming events, meet our new FCA Interim Secretary and 2017-2018 Executive Board. 

Articles include Multicultural Values in Counseling, 4 Core Principles to Promote Advocacy

Efforts Through Social Media, Stigma and Self-Regulation and much more for you to enjoy.


Spring: Servicing LGBTQ Population (Due April 15) Please send all your Newsletter topic submissions to


Summer: Career Development (Due June 15) Please send all your Newsletter topic submissions to



FCA Foundation & Orlando Solar Bears Fundraiser! Bring your family and join us for a fun night of hockey! The FCA Foundation will be selling "Chuck a Pucks" as a fundraiser during the game. All proceeds go to developing and supporting counselors in Florida! Tickets are only $14! Buy your tickets at Thursday, March 29 at 7 PM Amway Center 400 W Church St, Orlando, Florida 32801 Questions or want to help? Email Anne Flenner at




First Annual FCDA Conference

April 13, 2018

9:00 am-12:30 pm

University of Central Florida (UCF) Career Center

Orlando, Florida


The Florida Career Development Association (FCDA) invites you to join and network with career development and counseling professionals on Friday, April 13, 2018, at the University of Central Florida (UCF) Career Center, located in Orlando, FL.


Online registration is available until: 4/12/2018


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Week of Service

May 7-13

*more information to follow...




Leadership Development Institue (LDI)

June 1-2, 2018

Nova Southeastern University

3632 Queen Palm Drive

Tampa FL 33619


Come Join New, Emerging and Seasoned FCA Leadership for the 2018-2019 Leadership Development Institute!  


During this two day event, we will focus on our individual leadership strengths and how the collective leaders of the Florida Counseling Association can work together to advance the counseling profession in our state, country and world!

More details to come soon!






2018 Traumatology Symposium

June 8-9, 2018 8-5 pm both days

Orlando, Florida

“Resiliency, Leadership, Culturally Responsive Intervention and Social Justice Actions”


This event is a unique summit that provides intensive, discipline-specific trauma training, exposure to innovative multicultural responsive practice models addressing intersectionality of people, and opportunities for cross-sector, interprofessional case discussion and treatment planning to grow and strengthen the State of Florida and the greater Orlando region’s trauma-informed workforce and ultimately to improve health and educational outcomes for children, adolescents, adults and families


Early-Bird Registration available until April 30, 2018

Online registration is available until: 6/7/2018


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2018 Traumatology Symposium: Exhibitor, Sponsor and Advertiser Brochure


Participation opportunities include an exhibitor's booth, advertising in the symposium program, sponsoring our keynote speaker or promotional items for the symposium tote bags. Any agency, organization or association may participate.  Space for exhibit tables and for advertisement is limited.  Final deadline for submission is April 30, 2018.

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69th Annual Florida Counseling Association Convention

October 5-6, 2018 Tampa, Florida

“Celebrating Diversity: Counselors as Leaders, Advocates and Voices for Marginalized Individuals”


Keynote Speaker: More to follow...stay tuned!


Lodging:  USF Embassy Suites; 3705 Spectrum Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612  *More information to follow...

2018 FCA Convention: Call for Proposals Information


Call Opens: February 5, 2018
Submission Deadline: May 13, 2018, 11:59 pm ET

Convention Education Sessions:  October 5th and 6th

  • Education Sessions make up the core conference
  • Three Tracks
    • Clinical Session
    • Skill Building Session
    • Research Session
  • Two different formats:
    • 90-Minute Session
    • 60-Minute Project/Research Poster Session

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 2018 FCA Convention: Exhibitor, Sponsor and Advertiser Information

 The Florida Counseling Association and its seven divisions invite you to exhibit, advertise and/or be a sponsor at its annual convention.   There will be  several  hundred  counselors,  counselor  educators,  and  supervisors  from  schools,  mental  health  agencies,  private  practice, career settings, post-secondary technical schools, and colleges and universities represented. Counselors, counselor educators, and supervisors from across Florida attend the FCA convention.


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A Message from FCA President, Kristie Knight:


Greetings FCA members and fellow counselors,


               I wanted to take this time to first and foremost extend my gratitude for the successes we have had during the 2016-2017 year. We have hosted Qualified Supervisor Trainings at multiple locations around the state, amazing Webinars, a successful annual Convention in Orlando, region networking events, and a plethora of other behind the scenes work and meetings that, can sometimes, not be known by the general membership but should be acknowledged. Some of those meetings spawned the development of our FCA Foundation that we are very excited to be starting up and this step is one that many leaders currently and in the past of FCA have strived to achieve and, now that it has come to fruition, we are ready to move forward and utilize the benefits of having a Foundation to better our Association as a whole. I wanted to personally thank every single leader that has helped to make this year so successful. We have grown in our membership numbers and have exceeded our own set goals for the year. I especially want to thank our, now Past-President, Anne Flenner, and our Past-Past President, Michelle Bradham-Cousar, for their roles in all of these amazing accomplishments and for their guidance and support in helping me to move into my new role as President.


               In regards to the word LEADERSHIP. I want to keep the momentum we have built for our association and continue to move forward, together, to build and develop the strongest association that we can. My main goal this year, as President, is to tap into our many amazing members and find their strengths and how they can join our leadership team. Whether, they would like to contribute by helping with a committee, editing our newsletter, assisting with social media, organizing networking events, etc. We have the most outstanding counselors around and they have a lot to offer and I am hoping to meet and speak with many of you this year in order to see where you fit into the leadership spectrum within FCA. I also want to support and empower our current leaders stepping into their new roles this year and assist them in keeping that same forward momentum going within their specific division or region. Finally, my last goal is to harness the extreme knowledge that we can find in our past leaders and the legacy they have left for us deserves to be cherished, honored, and their initial goals followed through as a whole team working together…emerging leaders, current leaders, and passed leaders.


              I am truly looking forward to an amazing year, especially with the leaders and members I have by my side. FCA is here to support all counselors in any way that we can and we are here for you and are so privileged to be able to call you colleagues, peers, friends, and even family as we work together to better the counseling profession locally, nationally, and even world-wide.


Thank you again for this extreme honor to act as your President this year,


Kristie Knight, 2017-2018 Florida Counseling Association President 



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