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Leadership Development Institute


72nd Annual

FCA Convention


Upcoming events

    • May 19, 2021
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • May 20, 2021
    • 12:30 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
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    4th Annual Florida Career Development Association
    Virtual Summit


    Wednesday, May 19, 2021*
    1:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. EST

    Thursday, May 20, 2021*
    9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. EST

    Up to a total of 6 hours of CEs for Florida Board and NBCC Available
    "This event can be claimed as continuing education contact hours for individuals holding a credential through NCDA"

    FCDA is pleased to host this year's virtual Summit of six great presentations:

    Wednesday Afternoon, May 19, 2021

    • "Meeting Students Where They Are - Online Communities and the Collection of Qualitative Data" 
    • "Building on the Foundation of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, and Social Justice in Advising"
    • "Hindsight in 2020:  What we Learned About the Job Search Process in 2020" (Panel Discussion)

    Thursday Morning, May 20, 2021

    • "How to Help Clients Navigate and Adapt Through Global Crisis"
    • "Interviewing and Job Search Strategies for the New Virtual World"
    • "Career Wars:  The Rise of On-Campus Experiences"

    *Please note the dates of May 25-26 were erroneously published.  We apologize for any confusion. 

    Six (6) hours of CEs Approved: 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 Florida Counseling Association (FCA)"  Each day provides 3 hours of CEs for Florida Board and NBCC.

    • May 29, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)
    • Virtual
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    Saturday, May 29, 2021
    10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

    Hosted by

    Florida Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling (FACAC)

    This event will review the basics of Sandtray therapy, including information on adapting Sandtray therapy to telehealth counseling.

    We are offering this webinar for FREE to FCA Members and for non-members the registration fee is just $10.00.  We hope you will join us!

    • June 04, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • June 05, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Virtual
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    Florida Counseling Association's

    Leadership Development Institute

    Friday, June 4, 2021 and

    Saturday, June 5, 2021

    The FCA Leadership Development Institute (LDI) is held in June of each year just before the new leaders come into office.  This Institute focuses on the fostering of leadership and the training of emerging leaders in the Association and its divisions.  The plans for this event are found in the FCA Governance Manual.

    Therefore, all current and incoming leaders within FCA, including FCA Committee Chairs, Region Representatives, and all Division leaders are required to attend.*  However, this event is also open to all FCA members interested in leadership or to learn more about how FCA functions.   

    *Please note, if you are unable to attend, please contact Letitia Browne-James, FCA President, and your Division President (if applicable).

    More information will be forthcoming to help you prepare for this important leadership event.  Click here for our two-day agenda.^

    We look forward to your participation!

    Courtney N. Martensen, MS, LMHC, NCC
    FCA President-Elect

    ^Please note, the schedule previously linked was for our upcoming FCA Convention (which we hope you will attend as well).  We have now linked the correct LDI schedule and apologize for any confusion this may have caused.

    • June 04, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Virtual
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    Friday, June 4, 2021
    12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (EDT)

    Presented by:
    Glacia Ethridge, Ph.D., LCMHCA, LCAS-A, C.R.C., N.C.C.

    Hosted by 
    The American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA), the Florida Association for Multi-Cultural Counseling and Development (FAMCD), a Division of the Florida Counseling Association, and the National Association of Multicultural Rehabilitation Concerns (NAMRC), a Division of the National Rehabilitation Association (NRA)

    1.0 Hour of CEs Approved for CRC, NBCC and Florida Board

    Webinar Overview: The Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) credential showcases in-depth knowledge of persons with disabilities and the provision of counseling services to these populations. The CRC Examination (CRCE) serves as the examination to obtain the CRC credential, and highlights various areas of knowledge within the rehabilitation counseling profession. As such, this webinar will provide an overview of the CRC Examination, and will review areas of competencies on the CRCE, study strategies, and resources that examinees can use to better prepare for the examination.

    Training Objectives:

    • To provide a brief overview of the CRC Examination and areas of competencies.
    • To review brief study strategies and examination preparation considerations prior to registering and taking the examination.
    • To identify select CRC Examination study related resources and tools to better prepare examinees.  

    Glacia Ethridge, Ph.D., LCMHCA, LCAS-A, C.R.C., N.C.C. an Associate Professor in the M.S. Rehabilitation Counseling program and the Program Coordinator for the Mental Health-Rehabilitation Counselor Program and the Rehabilitation Counseling and Behavioral Addictions certificate program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in the Department of Counseling. She has worked in state, private, and non-profit sectors assisting persons with disabilities. She is a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Dr. Ethridge is the founder and sole proprietor of S.T. Phelps & Associates, LLC offering a range in services in private rehabilitation counseling and mental health services.

    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 & National Board of Certified Counselors Provider #2010 materials prepared for FCA, 2750 Taylor Avenue, A36, Orlando, FL 32806.  The American Rehabilitation Counseling Association (ARCA) has approved this course for 1.0 hours of CRCC CEs.


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.


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

President 2019-2021


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