A branch of the American Counseling Association

72nd Annual FCA Convention 2021

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Registration Open!

Please join your fellow members and leaders in FCA at the Virtual 2021 Annual Convention

Cultivating Nurturing Relationships:

Sustaining Connection Throughout our Lives

Held virtually on:

September 30th - October 2nd

FCA Convention Presenters and Participants:

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2021 Convention Keynote & Plenary Speakers

Introducing our Keynote Speaker:

Thelma Duffey, Ph.D., LPC, LMFT

Saturday, October 2, 2021

"Fostering Connections and Expanding our Creative Capacities Through the Enneagram Personality Typology"

About the Presenter. . .

Thelma Duffey, Ph.D., is an ACA Fellow and Past President of the American Counseling Association. She has held numerous leadership roles within Texas and nationally, and most recently served two terms as ACA Treasurer. Dr. Duffey is the Founding President of the Association for Creativity in Counseling, a division of the American Counseling Association, and Editor for the Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, published by the Taylor and Francis Group. She is the recipient of numerous awards from the American Counseling Association, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Texas Counseling Association, the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (CORE), Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and the Texas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. An award was established in her name by the Association for Creativity in Counseling.

Dr. Duffey is the author of over 60 publications and editor/co-editor of four books. Her research interests include crisis and trauma counseling, relational-cultural theory, creativity in counseling, leadership development, and professional issues in counseling. Dr. Duffey serves as Professor and Chair at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she co-founded the Academy for Crisis and Trauma Counseling and established a departmental Neurofeedback Program. Her latest initiative involves developing leadership talent within UTSA as the Founding Director for the COEHD Leadership Academy within the College of Education and Human Development. Dr. Duffey is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Texas and was introduced to the Enneagram over 30 years ago. Since then, she has viewed the Enneagram as a staple in her work with clients and mentored generations of students on the Enneagram.

Introducing our Plenary Speaker:

Callie Lackey, TBRI Practitioner, M.S., CMHC, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern

Friday, October 1, 2021

"Caregiver Mindfulness: My Amygdala’s on Fire! Understanding our Attachment Strategies and Becoming Earned Secure"

About the Presenter. . .

Callie Lackey, Founder and Executive Director of Hope Street, Inc.

Inspired by the adoption of her son from Uganda and his road to healing, Callie quickly developed a deep passion for trauma informed care and attuned therapeutic caregiving. This resolve stuck, leading her to found Hope Street, a Trauma Informed Consultancy firm whose mission is to develop healthy families and communities.

As Executive Director of Hope Street, Inc., she heads Jacksonville’s most unique trauma informed care service provider. She has recently been appointed to be the Servant Leader of the Building a Trauma Informed Jacksonville Strategic Initiative, an initiative of business and community leaders working to eradicate generational trauma in Jacksonville. In this role she brings industry-leading expertise in trauma and collective impact work, a structured approach that brings together community leaders from across sectors to work on solving challenges in their communities. Hope Street has recently been selected to be the 5th Ambassador Organization Partner of Karyn Purvis Institute for Child Development. This partnership is committed to furthering KPICD’s mission at a systemic level using Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®), an attachment-based, trauma-informed intervention that is designed to meet the complex needs of vulnerable children. While the intervention is based on years of attachment, sensory processing, and neuroscience research, the heartbeat of TBRI® is connection.

She is a licensed TBRI Practitioner, Educator, and Mentor. She also holds a M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from University of North Florida, a M.A. in Theater in Education from New York University, and a B.S. in Speech Communications from Texas Christian University. Her most important roles are bride to her husband, Karl and Momma to Caia and Rhys.

Meet our Sponsors!

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Bronze Sponsor: Headway

Headway is a mental health company dedicated to increasing access to quality mental health care. We make it easier for providers to accept some insurance in their private practice, and in turn, make it easier for patients to find someone great they can actually afford. Thousands of therapists use Headway in their practice.

Billing and Administrative Support:

  • Headway handles all the administrative work, so you can focus on your clients.

Better Rates:

  • Get access to Headway’s enhanced reimbursement rates.

Guaranteed Payment:

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Entirely Free:

  • Headway is paid by insurance companies, so it’s free for you to use.

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