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71st Annual FCA Convention

Oct 2nd & 3rd | Now Virtual!

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Florida Counseling association

Mission

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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Upcoming events

    • September 22, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Webinar
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    Florida's Future:  Insights into Florida's Economy
    with Dr. Jerry Parrish, Chief Economist and Director of Research for the Florida Chamber Foundation

    Tuesday, September 22, 2020

    1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

    Description:
    Dr. Parrish will be presenting information on Florida's economy and sharing insights important to counselors, educators, business leaders, and job seekers.  Dr. Parrish is a highly regarded expert in his field and an engaging presenter.  Here is a link and excerpts from a recent article  "We should invest in our people" written for Evolve magazine discussing the need for skills, creating entrepreneurs, breaking the cycle of generational poverty and more in order to remain economically sustainable.

    https://www.flchamber.com/dr-jerry-parrish-the-road-ahead/

    According to our recent Less Poverty, Through More Prosperity report, Florida is home to nearly 870,000 kids under age 18 who live in poverty.  Nearly 1 in 5 Florida high school students will not graduate from high school this year. 

    "If you could only give me two data points to predict the future of any county in Florida, I would pick the high school graduation rate and the under-18 poverty rate. The reason I chose those two data points is that improvements in these two numbers will predict improvements in many other numbers including, but not limited to, education levels, poverty levels, disability numbers and future workforce readiness."    

    The Florida Chamber Foundation has dedicated the past two years to research known as Florida 2030. This project, led by Florida’s business community, is a once-in-a-decade strategic plan for Florida that goes beyond our state’s immediate needs and instead asks, what does Florida need to do between now and 2030 to remain competitive, to continue to grow and succeed, and to protect our state’s unique quality of life?  

    Please note, no continuing education hours are offered.

    Presenter:
    J
    erry D. Parrish, Ph.D., Chief Economist and Director of Research for the Florida Chamber Foundation

    Dr. Parrish previously was the Chief Economist and Director of the Center for Competitive Florida at Florida TaxWatch. Prior to that position, he served as the Associate Director of the Center for Economic Forecasting & Analysis (CEFA) at Florida State University and has many years of experience in the private sector in management roles at international manufacturing companies.  

    Dr. Parrish is currently an Adjunct Instructor in the Masters in Applied Economics Program at Florida State University.  He earned a B.S. in Agricultural Business and Economics from Auburn University, an M.B.A. from Bellarmine University, an M.S. in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a Ph.D. in Economics from Auburn University. He regularly publishes research reports and articles on the Florida economy and Florida’s competitiveness.  

    • September 29, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (EDT)
    • Webinar
    • 77
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    “Supporting Graduate Students in Social Justice Efforts:  A Panel Perspective”

    Tuesday, September 29, 2020

    6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time

    Webinar Overview:  Hosted by FCA and FACES -- this diverse panel of counselor educators, clinicians, and graduate students offers perspectives and support for those seeking to encourage graduate students in social justice efforts.  This webinar has been approved for 1.5 hours of CEs for NBCC and the Florida Board.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Attendees will learn ways to support graduate students in social justice efforts.
    • Presenters will discuss ways they have mentored and supported graduate students through their own personal journey towards social justice efforts.
    • Attendees will understand how graduate students’ development in social justice efforts is contingent upon mentoring and support of faculty.

    Continuing Education Hours Offered ~ 1.5 hours
    *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, 2750 Taylor Avenue, A36, Orlando, FL 32806.

    • October 02, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • October 03, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Virtual Platform via ZOOM
    • 231
    Register

    REGISTER TODAY!

    Please note, payment is due at the time of registration.  Upon completion of your registration, you will receive a confirmation email.  

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    CHECK OUT OUR SCHEDULE-AT-A-GLANCE*

    2020 Schedule-at-a-Glance.pdf

    Click here TO MEET OUR PLENARY PANEL ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2020 

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    NBCC AND FLORIDA BOARD CEs OFFERED

    Upwards of 13 CE Hours Possible!

    *Schedule is tentative and subject to change.  This will be updated as changes are made - so visit our website for the latest information on this virtual convention!

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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