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To promote the value of professional counseling as well as supporting and unifying professional counselors in all settings resulting in high quality practices in Florida.

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72nd Annual

FCA Convention


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    • January 29, 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 76


    SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 2022

    9:00 A.M. TO 3:00 P.M. EST

    The FCA Leadership meets once a year to review the Strategic Plan and we invite the FCA membership to join us. The Strategic Plan is the document that identifies the priorities of the association and operationalizes the mission and purpose of the organization. In short, it serves as a concrete guide to what is important to FCA and to the chapter or division. 

    Each year this plan is reviewed, modified, and updated to reflect the current concerns and goals of the organization. We discuss what we would like to accomplish and brainstorm activities that are beneficial and are of interest to our members. Furthermore, we ensure that our goals are realistic and overall consistent with the Strategic Plan.

    Registration for FCA Members is FREE.  

    • February 17, 2022
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 75

    FCA is pleased to host. . . .

    "Cultivating Self-Care through Yoga and Meditation"

    Thursday, February 17, 2022

    4:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. EST

    Presented by

    Sandi Logan-McKibben, PhD, NCC, NCSC, BC-TMH, ACS, RYT-200 

    Counselor Educator, Author, Yoga & Meditation Teacher, 
    Wellness Educator

    1.5 Hours of CEs approved by NBCC and 
    the Florida Board of CSW, MFT, and MHC

    Working in a helping profession, counselors know all too well the importance of self-care, both for their clients as well as themselves. Yet, far too often, counselors experience compassion fatigue and burnout, due to not adequately attending to their own self-care needs. While activities such as a getting a massage or taking a vacation can be a part of your self-care practice, these may not always be realistic or feasible at any given time. On the other hand, learning self-care strategies that you can implement at anytime, anywhere, will serve you well. Whether you are experienced or brand new to yoga and meditation, our hope is that you are able to understand the foundational aspects, while learning how implementation can benefit your overall well-being. Join Dr. Logan-McKibben for the experiential session intended to bring awareness, self-reflection, and motivation towards cultivating intentional self-care efforts focused on meditation and yoga.


    • Attendees will be able to identify two strategies to cultivate their self-care.
    • Attendees will learn about the practice of yoga and its five limbs.
    • Attendees will learn about Restorative Yoga & Yin Yoga.
    • Attendees will participate in a guided meditation experience.

    Registration Fees:

    FCA Members:  FREE (CEs included if requested)

    Non-FCA Members:  $10.00 (No CEs included) or $20.00 (includes CEs as requested)

    About the Presenter:

    Sandi Logan-McKibben has been a counselor educator for nearly 10 years, serving students in Florida, Alabama, and Texas. Currently, she is a Clinical Assistant Professor & Program Director for the online School Counseling degree program at Sacred Heart University. Her professional interests include school counseling supervision, leadership, and technology in counselor education. Recently, she co-authored her first book, The Ultimate School Counselor’s Guide to Assessment & Data Collection. She serves on the editorial board of numerous journals, including the Journal of Specialists in Group Work and Teaching & Supervision in Counseling. Additionally, she has served in multiple leadership roles with various state and national counseling associations, including California Association of School Counselors, Florida School Counselor Association, Florida School Counselor Association, and Chi Sigma Iota International. Notably, she was recipient of the 2014 FCA Member of the Year award, 2018 recipient of the School Counselor Advocate Aware: Family, School Community from Florida School Counselor Association, and recently was acknowledged as a Professional Advocacy Agent by Chi Sigma Iota International.

    Dr. Logan-McKibben is also the founder of Oceanic Yoga & Wellness, which focuses on bring yoga, mediation, and wellness accountability groups, specifically to counselors. She is a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance, and has completed numerous specialty trainings in Yin & Restorative Yoga.

    Continuing Education (CE) Approval of 1.5 hours:  The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family and Mental Health Counseling has approved this course under continuing education provider BAP#5015249 & National Board of Certified Counselors Provider #2010 materials prepared for FCA, 2750 Taylor Avenue, A36, Orlando, FL 32806. 

    • February 21, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual
    • 37


    FCA is pleased to host the following webinar. . . .

    "Marchman Act 101"

    Presented by

    Fernando Castro, MA, LMHC
    Mental Health Therapist, Orlando Health Cancer Institute, Integrative Medicine Department

    Monday, February 21, 2022

    12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. EST

    1.0 Hours of CEs approved by NBCC and the Florida Board

    This webinar will provide a general overview of the initiation and completion of the Marchman Act.

    Learning Objectives. . . 

    • Describe the Marchman Act.
    • Identify various ways the Marchman Act is initiated.
    • Learn the various length of stays under each Marchman Act.
    • Understand when the Marchman Act is “completed.”

    About the Presenter. . . .

    Fernando Castro, MA, LMHC is a mental health therapist with the Orlando Health Cancer Institute in the Integrative Medicine Department. Fernando earned his master’s degree in clinical psychology with a specialization in counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago, Illinois. He has experience working with adults in outpatient and inpatient settings. His clinical experience includes working with mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, psychotic disorders, and addictions, specializing in crisis intervention and risk assessment.

    Continuing Education (CE) Approval of 1.0 hours:  The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family and Mental Health Counseling has approved this course under continuing education provider BAP#5015249 & National Board of Certified Counselors Provider #2010 materials prepared for FCA, 2750 Taylor Avenue, A36, Orlando, FL 32806.  

    FREE for FCA Members (CEs included if requested)
    $10 for Non-FCA Members (CEs included if requested)

    • March 11, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    FALGBTIC is pleased to present. . . .

    "Eating Disorders and the LGBTQ+ Community: Moving Towards an Intersectional, Inclusive, and Socially Just Treatment Approach"

    Friday, March 11, 2022

    12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. EST

    1.0 CE Hours Approved by the Florida Board of CSW, MFT and MHC and NBCC

    Research has shown that LGBTQ+ individuals experience eating disorders (EDs) at alarming rates. However, samples in ED studies have historically and predominantly consisted of white, cisgender women in clinical settings, posing concerns regarding the state of culturally informed treatment. Treatment frameworks that center multicultural issues are needed to conceptualize EDs in underrepresented groups, including the LGBTQ+ community. This presentation will challenge common misconceptions and myths of EDs and explore the application of social justice theories to enhance treatment and advocate for systemic change within the ED field.

    Learning Objectives. . . .

      • Attendees will learn about current research on eating disorders (EDs) and body image concerns in the LGBTQ+ community and challenge common misconceptions of EDs that maintain disparities in diagnosis, assessment, and treatment.
      • Attendees will understand risk and protective factors to consider when working with LGBTQ+ clients with eating and/or body image concerns.
      • Attendees will engage in reflective dialogue and apply multicultural and social justice theories into practice to promote more inclusive treatment.

      About the Presenter. . . .

      Adriana Labarta (she/her) is a licensed mental health counselor in Florida and doctoral candidate at Florida Atlantic University’s Counselor Education program. She earned her Master of Education in Counselor Education and Education Specialist in Mental Health Counseling degrees from the University of Florida. Adriana has experience treating diverse clients with various mental health concerns in residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and university counseling center settings. Her primary clinical and research interests include eating disorders, body image concerns, and multicultural/social justice issues in counseling. Currently, Adriana is in the process of completing her dissertation research, which focuses on the development and validation of a multidimensional eating and body image screening tool for LGBTGEQIAP+ clients. She is particularly passionate about addressing disparities impacting marginalized groups and promoting equity in research and higher education.

      Registration Fees. . . .

      FREE for FCA Members & Students ($5 for 1 CE Credit)
      $10 for Non-Members (CEs included)

      Continuing Education (CE) Approval of 1.0 hours:  The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family and Mental Health Counseling has approved this course under continuing education provider BAP#50‐15249 and National Board of Certified Counselors Provider #2010 materials prepared for FCA, 2750 Taylor Avenue, A36, Orlando, FL 32806.


    Welcome Message from our new FCA President for 2021-2022!

    Courtney N. Martensen, MS, LMHC, NCC

    July 1, 2021

    Greetings FCA Members,

    Thank you for allowing me the privilege of serving as your FCA President during the 2021-2022 fiscal year. I am overjoyed to serve in this capacity and continue FCA’s mission. Over the past several years, I have passionately held leadership positions within FCA and have worked closely with other leaders in the state of Florida. During my time as President, the personal values that have guided me thus far will help to foster an environment that encourages openness, integrity, and morality within FCA.

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