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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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    • December 02, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
    • Virtual
    • 84
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    LET'S TALK!  BIPOC FACULTY, ADVANCING RACIAL EQUITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE IN COUNSELOR EDUCATION

    WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2020
    1:00 P.M. UNTIL 2:30 P.M. (EASTERN TIME)

    HOSTED BY FCA, FAMCD, AND
     THE DEPARTMENT OF COUNSELING AT 
    NORTH CAROLINA A & T STATE UNIVERSITY

    Webinar Overview: This webinar sets context for future BIPOC faculty in counselor education webinars by exploring definitions and examining racism and its historic and present-day impact on mental health and well-being in counselor education. The webinar also identifies ways to recognize how racism operates in our systems, organizations and communities of counselor education and supervision. Finally, solutions and best practices on how to address issues of racism in counselor education will be discussed.

    Learning Objectives: At the end of this interactive presentation attendees will be able to:

    • Identify the multiple levels on which BIPOC faculty experience racism.
    • Describe the physiological impacts of racism and discrimination on mental health of BIPOC faculty.
    • Explore the principles for and barriers to achieving racial equity in counselor education.

    Panelists. . . . 
    Moderator:  Dr. Shon D. Smith
    Panelists include:  Dr. Kim L. Hughes, Dr. LaTonya Summers, Dr. Catharina Chang, Dr. Sam Sanabria, Dr. Cyrus Williams, and Dr. Mark Scholl

    Continuing Education Hours Approved:  This training has been approved by NBCC and CE Broker for 1.5 CE hours.

    • December 03, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual
    • 79
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    COUNSELOR SELF-CARE AND RESILIENCE
    THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2020
    1:00 P.M. UNTIL 2:00 P.M. (EASTERN TIME)

    1.0 CES FOR NBCC AND FLORIDA BOARD

    HOSTED BY FCA AND FACES

    Presented by
    Asha S. Dickerson, Ph.D. (Moderator)
    Raul Machuca, Ph.D.
    Rashida K. Fisher, Ph.D.
    Antwan Player, Ed.D.

    Webinar Overview:  The purpose of this webinar is to discuss strategies for preventative work, the ethics of self-care, boundaries involved in proactive self-care, and the strategies involved in fostering counselor resilience.  Click here for our flyer.

    Learning Objectives:  At the end of this interactive presentation attendees will be able to:

    1.      To discuss what preventative work is for counselors;
    2.      To review the ethics of self-care;
    3.      To identify boundaries necessary for proactive self-care; and
    4.      To recognize strategies for fostering resilience as a Counselor.

    The Moderator and Presenters

    Dr. Asha Dickerson is a National Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Approved Clinical Supervisor.  She is the Owner/Operator of AD Advantage Counseling & Education Services, LLC, and a core faculty member at Adler Graduate School.

    Dr. Raul Machuca is an Associate Professor of Counseling.  He is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Qualified Supervisor in Florida.  His professional and research interests include cognitive behavior therapy, resilience, multicultural issues, LGBTQ issues, and supervision.

    Dr. Rashida Fisher is a full-time core faculty and Program Chair.  She is licensed in Minnesota as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor.  She serves as the Professional Development Co-Chair for the Minnesota Counseling Association.  Her clinical specialization is co-occurring disorders, culturally centered and trauma- informed care.

    Dr. Antwan Player is a full-time core faculty instructor of counseling.  He is licensed in the state of Minnesota and Florida as a licensed counselor.  Also, he is the Ethics Chair for the Minnesota Counseling Association and is a member of various organizations.  His clinical philosophy focuses on helping individuals reach self-actualization through an Adlerian lens.

    1.0 Continuing Education Hours for NBCC and Florida Board
    The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling have approved this course under continuing education provider BAP#50-15249 and the National Board of Certified Counselors Provider #2010 materials prepared for the Florida Counseling Association, 2750 Taylor Avenue, Suite A36, Orlando, FL 32806.

    • December 04, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (EST)
    • Virtual
    • 64
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    EQUALITY?  DISABILITY AND RACIAL HEALTH DISPARITIES

    FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2020
    12:00 P.M. - 1:30 P.M. EASTERN TIME

    1.5 CEs for NBCC, FLORIDA BOARD, AND CRC

    This timely panel discussion hosted by the Florida Counseling Association (FCA) and the American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA) will focus conversation around the ongoing health care disparity crisis experienced by people of color with disabilities.

    By the end of this panel discussion, attendees will:

    1. Learn about racial and disability-related health disparities;
    2. Learn about ways to advocate for health equity as it relates to working with clients of color and clients with disabilities; and
    3. Obtain resources to help address racial and disability-related health disparities.

    Our Panelists:

    Valerie E. D. Russell, Ph.D., CRC, LMHC, NCC
    Rehabilitation Counseling, Program Coordinator; Principal Investigator and Project Director of Department of Education RSA Grants: Projects Training Beyond Possible and Project A.B.L.E. Rehabilitation Counselors at Florida International University.

    Michelle Bradham-Cousar, Ph.D., CRC
    Disability Consultant; ACA Southern Region Chair; Past President Florida Counseling Association; Past President American Rehabilitation Counseling Association.

    Daniel Balva, M.S., NCC, CRC
    Doctoral Candidate, University of Georgia; M.S. Counselor Education (Clinical Mental Health Counseling and; Rehabilitation Counseling), Florida International University, 2017; FAMCD Past-President (2018-2019); ARCA Student Representative (2019-Present).

    Moderated by:

    Christine Sacco-Bene, Ph.D., LMHC, NCC, CRC
    Associate Clinical Professor, School of Medicine, University of South Carolina; ARCA Public Relations and Awareness Director; FCA Secretary (2018-2020).

    *The Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling have approved this course under continuing education provider BAP#50-15249 and National Board of Certified Counselors Provider #2010 materials prepared for FCA. The American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA) has approved this course for CRCC (Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification) continuing education clock hours (CEs).

    • December 08, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual
    • 53
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    "HUMAN TRAFFICKING"

    Presented by
    Michele Sanz, Crime Victim Practitioner with CILO

    Tuesday, December 8, 2020
    1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)

    During this Human Trafficking presentation, we will be covering the different types of human trafficking that exist here in the US, the signs that someone might be a victim of trafficking, the barriers that victims face after escaping trafficking, including finding employment, and more.

    There will be a short anonymous online survey at the end of the presentation for participants to complete.

    Presenter:

    Michele Sanz is a Crime Victim Practitioner specializing in victims with disabilities with the Coalition for Independent Living Options, Inc. in Port Saint Lucie, Florida.  She received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from the University of North Florida, where she volunteered with numerous charities, such as the Special Olympics and fundraisers for Breast Cancer.  Michele interned with the State Attorney's office as a Victim Advocate with the Domestic Violence unit.  In her current role, she facilitates outreach, educational trainings and presentations in the community with various groups and agencies.

    The Coalition for Independent Living Options (CILO) is a nonprofit organization that works with people with disabilities to assist them in finding the resources they need within the community to stay independent.  We provide services to people with disabilities related to trauma, anxiety, PTSD, mental/emotional health, physical/medical health, sensory disabilities, learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, cognitive disabilities, and developmental disabilities such as Down Syndrome, autism, and intellectual disabilities. CILO also offers a variety of free services from victim advocacy, educational advocacy, summer camps, independent living skills and more.

mESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT

FCA President Dr. Letitia Browne-JamesLetitia Browne-James, Current FCA President

Dear FCA Members,

It is with great pride and humility that I introduce myself as your current President of the Florida Counseling Association (FCA). I am grateful to have opportunities to know and learn from many professional counselors within the (FCA) family and am looking forward to getting to know and working with you. The goals that I have for my presidency are (a) supporting and further developing FCA by increasing membership and membership involvement to serve the counselors and people in Florida, (b) supporting and mentoring new and seasoned leaders, (c) engaging in advocacy efforts within our profession and for those we serve, and (d) strengthening multicultural and ethical competencies in our work.

Florida Counseling Association is ran by skilled counseling professionals and students who volunteer their time to serve on the executive board and in other capacities within the organization. Therefore, we are always looking for individuals who would like to get involved in FCA. If that is you, please feel free to contact me at drlbjfca@gmail.com to discuss how you may get connected and serve. It is definitely a team effort to keep FCA running smoothly, and we are stronger together. I look forward to seeing and hearing from you soon and seeing you at an upcoming professional event.

Humbly,

Letitia Browne-James, Ph.D., LMHC-S, NCC

President 2019-2021

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