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2020 FCA Convention

Join us for the 71st Annual Florida Counseling Association Convention 

2020 Vision: Obtaining Ethical Clarity in Counseling

October 2nd and 3rd, 2020

 

This year's Convention will be held virtually via Zoom.  

Registrants will receive the digital program containing log-in information the week of Convention.

Please review Zoom Etiquette (below) prior to attending. 


Registration:


FCA Members.......$120 (CE's Included)

Students................$75  (CE's included for FCA Members)

Non-Members........$145

CE's........................$25 (added on for non-members)


Payment is due at the time of registration.

No phone in option via Zoom will be available during convention.

Sessions will be recorded.

Links and Meeting ID will be provided to confirmed registrants the week of Convention.


Interested in becoming a Convention Volunteer? Email Dr. Christina McGrath-Fair to sign-up!

Full-Time volunteers receive complimentary registration | Part-Time volunteers receive 50% off registration.


KEYNOTE & PLENARY PANELISTS

Friday, October 2nd | 1:00PM — 2:30PM

PLENARY SESSION — ETHICS PANEL

Panelists: Dr. LaTonya Summers, Dr. Elisa Niles, Dr. Eric Davis, Dr. Homer Brown, and Dr. Antwan Player


Saturday, October 3rd | 12:15 PM — 1:15 PM

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Dr. LaTonya Summers, Ph.D. MAC, NCC, LCAS, LPCS

headshot of keynote Dr. LaTonya Summers

LaTonya Summers, Ph.D., MAC, NCC, LCAS, LPCS

Dr. LaTonya Summers is an award‐winning assistant professor of clinical mental health counseling at Jacksonville University. There, she brings 24 years of clinical mental health and addictions counseling experience, and conducts research on multicultural issues in counseling and supervision. Her work is featured in scholarly journals and at international and national professional conferences. Dr. Summers founded the national annual Black Mental Health Symposium, a conference aimed to equip mental health professionals with culturally‐specific skills to improve mental wellness in Black communities. She serves as the President of the Florida Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (FAMCD). Dr. Summers has been featured in O Magazine.

headshot of keynote Dr. Elisa A. Niles

Elisa A. Niles, Ph.D., LMHC‐S, NCC, CCTP, CCMHC, RPT‐S

Dr. Niles currently serves as the Clinical Director for the Southwest Florida Counseling Center. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Florida, a Board Certified Counselor, and a qualified supervisor for mental health interns and marriage and family therapist interns.

Dr. Niles is a 2016 recipient of the National Board of Certified Counselor‐ Minority Fellowship Program. She completed her education at the University of the Virgin Islands and Argosy University. Dr. Niles completed her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at Walden University. Her dissertation examined the Impact of Trauma on Reoccurring Homelessness in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Dr. Niles served as the Membership Chair of Chi Sigma Iota‐Omega Zeta Chapter, Community Lay Director for the Suncoast Emmaus Community, and Member‐at‐Large for the Florida Associa tion for Multicultural Counseling and Development (FAMCD). She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Florida Mental Health Counselors Association, Chair of the Continuing Education Committee for the Florida Association for Play Therapy, and Coordinator for the Florida Counseling Association Convention Committee. She has presented at local, state, and national conferences. 

headshot of keynote Dr. Homer Brown

Homer Brown, Ph.D., LMHC, NCC, CAP

Dr. Homer Brown is licensed in the state of Florida as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Florida Qualified Supervisor. Additionally, he is a National Board-Certified Counselor (NCC), a Florida certified school guidance counselor, and an adjunct professor for two Christian based universities, Barry University and Palm Beach Atlantic University. Dr. Brown is the founder and owner of Right Mind Counseling and Consultation, an agency that focus on providing mental health services to God’s people using a biblical foundation. Dr. Brown received his PhD. from Barry University and has worked in the mental health field for over 12 years serving various clients with diverse issues. 


Dr. Brown is a member of several professional counseling organization including the National Board for Certified Counselors (NCC), Association of Multicultural Development (AMCD), Florida Counseling Association (FCA), and the Florida Association for Multicultural Development (FAMCD). Dr. Brown is the president-elect for the FAMCD and he serves as a mentor for newly awarded scholars and recipients of the National Board for Certified Counselor Foundation’s Doctoral Fellowship Awards. 

headshot of keynote Dr. Eric S. Davis

Eric S. Davis, Ph.D., NCC, SB‐RPT

Dr. Eric S. Davis is a counselor educator at the University of South Florida. He has worked in a juvenile detention center and special education, elementary, and high schools. He is a Florida certified school counselor, National Certified Counselor, and School-Based Registered Play Therapist. Dr. Davis’ current research areas include chronic illness and school-based issues, employing play therapy to work with language and behavior difficulties, stay-at-home-dads, and creative counselor education pedagogy.

headshot of keynote Dr. Antwan Player

Antwan Player, Ed.D., LMHC, LPCC

Dr. Antwan Player is a full-time core faculty instructor at Adler Graduate School located in Minnetonka, Minnesota. Antwan holds two licenses, one in Minnesota as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and another in Florida as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). Antwan currently is the Ethics Chair for the Minnesota Counseling Association and is a member of various organizations. Antwan’s clinical philosophy focuses on helping individuals reach self-actualization and has worked with several different populations, including high-risk adolescents, parenting enhancement, and individuals of the LGBTQ community.

Dr. Antwan Player is a full-time core faculty instructor at Adler Graduate School located in Minnetonka, Minnesota. He currently holds two licenses, one in Minnesota as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and another in Florida as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC). Dr. Player received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and his master’s in mental health counseling from Webster University. He concluded his educational journey by obtaining his doctoral degree in counselor education and supervision from Argosy University in 2018.

From an educational standpoint, Dr. Player's goal is for every student to walk away understanding the impact they will have on their community and society. Students are more than just pupils, but rather the next wave of intellectuals that will contribute to the profession, and society. From a clinical standpoint, Dr. Player's clinical philosophy focuses on helping individuals reach self-actualization. His clinical experience has afforded him the opportunity to work with a range of diverse populations, including, high-risk adolescents, parenting enhancement, and individuals of the LGBTQ community to name a few.

Dr. Player is currently the Ethics Chair for the Minnesota Counseling Association and is a member of various organizations. Antwan’s clinical philosophy focuses on helping individuals reach self-actualization and has worked with several different populations, including high-risk adolescents, parenting enhancement, and individuals of the LGBTQ community.

Zoom Etiquette for Convention Attendees

Mute your microphone (make sure you know how to do this!). 
  • To help keep background noise to a minimum, make sure you mute your microphone when you are not speaking.

Be mindful of background noise:

  • When your microphone is not muted, avoid activities that could create additional noise, such as shuffling papers.
  • When your microphone is not muted, avoid activities that could create additional noise, such as shuffling papers.
Position your camera properly:
  • If you choose to use a web camera, be sure it is in a stable position and focused at eye level, if possible. Doing so helps create a more direct sense of engagement with other participants. 
  • If you choose to use a web camera, be sure it is in a stable position and focused at eye level, if possible. Doing so helps create a more direct sense of engagement with other participants. 
  • Business professional or business casual attire is strongly recommended. (sessions will be recorded)
Limit distractions:
  • You can make it easier to focus on the meeting by turning off notifications, closing or minimizing running apps, and muting your smartphone.  
  • You can make it easier to focus on the meeting by turning off notifications, closing or minimizing running apps, and muting your smartphone.  
Avoid multi-tasking:
  • You'll retain the discussion better if you refrain from replying to emails or text messages during the meeting and wait to work on that PowerPoint presentation until after the meeting ends. 
  • You'll retain the discussion better if you refrain from replying to emails or text messages during the meeting and wait to work on that PowerPoint presentation until after the meeting ends. 
Prepare materials in advance:
  • If you will be sharing content during the meeting, make sure you have the files and/or links ready to go before the meeting begins.
  • Have pen, notebook ready for notetaking, or enter notes digitally via your preferred program.
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