A branch of the American Counseling Association

Florida Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling


The mission of the Florida Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling (FACAC) is to provide numerous and various services and opportunities for counselors to enhance the effectiveness of their counseling skills and abilities in order to facilitate the healthy academic, social, emotional and career development of the children and adolescents in Florida. The Florida Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling (FACAC) is an organization composed first and foremost of Professional Counselors as recognized by CACREP and ACA, who subscribe to the standards and ethics of those professional organizations.


The Florida Association for Child and Adolescent Counseling (FACAC) supports the mission of professional counseling for those professionals who work with children and adolescents. Using diverse and innovative interventions, counselors encourage child/adolescent development in the area of personal, social/emotional, academic achievement, and career education.

FACAC supports the vision of the Florida Counseling Association (FCA) and serve the needs of its members through providing professional development, relevant information, advocacy, and networking opportunities. ​FACAC promotes forward thinking and encourages efforts to advance the profession of counseling.


    • Meet the diverse and changing needs of child and adolescent counselors within the Florida Counseling Association.
    • Up holds the mission of the Florida Counseling Association in the context of working with children and adolescents in all counseling settings.
    • Collaborate with various organizations to promote professional counseling in all settings.
    • Present important information pertaining to counseling profession.
    • Encourages ethical and legal decision when working with children and adolescents.
    • Support and encourage legislative advancements to enhance the effects of counseling young people.
    • Unites all stakeholders through social and professional networking.
    • Provide opportunities for professional development and continuing education.

       FACAC LEADERSHIP 2022-2024

      President Kimberly L. Allison, MS, LMHC, NCC, ICST, CCTPII

      President-Elect VACANT

      Past President Rebecca Moore, MA, LMHC

      Secretary Elizabeth Pratt

      Graduate Student Representative VACANT

      Treasurer Laura Finnell, LMHC, QS, NCC, CCMHC, Registered Play Therapist

      Newsletter Editor & Social Media Representative VACANT


      FACAC Award for 2017 Best Newsletter Louse Soto with FACAC Award for 2017 Best Newsletter Courtney Martensen with FACAC Award for 2017 Best Newsletter

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      Upcoming events

        • September 29, 2022
        • October 01, 2022
        • Tampa, Florida
        • 183

        UPDATE AS OF

        Monday, September 26, 2022

        Due to the current weather conditions, FCA's Convention will be postponed to later next month to a virtual platform to ensure everyone's safety.  More information will be provided as soon as possible.

        For anyone who booked their stay with Embassy Suites USF, please contact 813-977-7066 to cancel immediately otherwise you will be charged.

        The FCA Convention Committee will be meeting to discuss the various issues involved in postponing this convention.  We will keep you apprised as things are decided.

        Please stay safe. 

        Luisairis "Iris" Soto, LMHC, NCC (She/They)

        President, Florida Counseling Association 2022-2023

      Past events

      August 18, 2022 Grieving While Healing: Addressing Grief and Loss in Clinical Supervision
      July 27, 2022 The Negative Effects of Discrimination
      July 15, 2022 Building a Ballot Habit
      June 24, 2022 Telehealth for Children
      June 15, 2022 Licensure for Aspiring Counseling Professionals
      June 10, 2022 Leadership Development Institute (LDI) 2022
      June 08, 2022 FALGBTIC Advocacy Chats
      May 21, 2022 FACAC's "Coffee Talk"
      May 12, 2022 FALGBTIC's Legislative Advocacy Chat
      April 23, 2022 Qualified Clinical Supervisor's Training
      April 05, 2022 Ageism, Intersectionality, and Social Justice
      April 01, 2022 Schema Therapy: Introduction to the Model
      March 21, 2022 Cultivating Self-Care through Yoga & Meditation
      March 11, 2022 Eating Disorders and the LGBTQ+ Community: Moving Towards an Intersectional, Inclusive, and Socially Just Treatment Approach
      March 08, 2022 Using the Enneagram in Private Practice ~ A Two-Part Series on March 1 and March 8, 2022
      February 25, 2022 FCA 2021 Convention Replacement Session for Convention Registrants ~ 1.5 CEs ~ "My Amygdala’s On Fire! Understanding and Healing Our Attachment-Based Triggers In Hard Times"
      February 21, 2022 Marchman Act 101
      January 29, 2022 FCA's Strategic Planning Meeting for 2022
      January 15, 2022 FACAC's "Coffee Talk"
      January 14, 2022 Improvisational Techniques for Leaders
      December 10, 2021 Therapy with LGBTQ+ Survivors of Sexual Violence: A Holistic and Empowerment Based Approach
      September 30, 2021 FCA's 2021 Virtual Convention
      June 04, 2021 CRC Examination Preparation: What Examinees Need To Know
      June 04, 2021 Leadership Development Institute (LDI)
      May 29, 2021 The Basics of Sandtray Therapy
      May 19, 2021 4th Annual FCDA Summit on "Career Resilience During a World Crisis"
      May 07, 2021 Advancing the Field of Rehabilitation Counseling
      April 05, 2021 Interfaith & Interdisciplinary Discussion Panel on Grief & Loss
      March 30, 2021 A Town Hall Presentation on Implicit Bias
      March 25, 2021 Credentialing 101: FCDA Session on Credentialing
      March 08, 2021 American Red Cross Virtual Open House
      February 10, 2021 Crossroads: A Conversation on the Intersections of Race, Sexuality and Gender
      January 30, 2021 FCA 2021 Executive Board Strategic Planning Meeting
      January 23, 2021 Coffee Talk: Moving Past 2020 and Headstrong Into 2021
      December 08, 2020 Human Trafficking
      December 04, 2020 Equality? Disability and Racial Health Disparities
      December 03, 2020 Counselor Self-Care and Resilience
      December 02, 2020 Let's Talk! BIPOC Faculty, Advancing Racial Equity and Social Justice in Counselor Education
      November 18, 2020 Healing Ambiguous Loss in Transgender Families: Re-storying Lost Identities
      November 17, 2020 Virtual Career Chat with Steve Dalton, Author of "The 2-Hour Job Search"
      October 21, 2020 Resolving Bias in the Workplace: Mental Health and Career Counseling Perspectives
      October 02, 2020 2020 FCA Virtual Convention
      September 29, 2020 Supporting Graduate Students in Social Justice Efforts
      September 22, 2020 Florida's Future: Insights into Florida's Economy with Dr. Jerry Parrish
      September 19, 2020 Coffee Talk: School in the Time of COVID-19
      August 26, 2020 From Ally to Accomplice: A Counseling Perspective
      July 30, 2020 "Online Live Supervision of Telemental Health Counseling"
      July 30, 2020 "I'm Tired: Defining, Assessing, and Addressing Racial Battle Fatigue"
      July 27, 2020 Discussing Racism and Racial Trauma in Clinical Supervision
      June 11, 2020 FCDA's Virtual Third Annual Career Summit
      June 05, 2020 FCA Leadership Development Institute (LDI)
      May 23, 2020 FACAC's Virtual 4th Annual Art Event
      May 20, 2020 Creating a Resilience-Based Group for Gender Expansive Adolescents
      May 13, 2020 Self-Advocacy Strategies Amongst Transition Age Youth
      May 07, 2020 FCDA's Informational Interview 2.0
      May 01, 2020 Broaching Race and Culture in Counseling and Supervision: A Tool of Multicultural Competence
      April 30, 2020 Queering Disability: Exploring the Resiliency of Sexual and Gender Minority Persons Living with Chronic Illnesses / Disabilities (SGMPWDs)
      March 26, 2020 An Introduction to Tele-Mental Health Counseling in the era of COVID-19
      March 25, 2020 Private Practice Tips & Techniques to Improve Your Business & Better Serve Your Clients
      March 20, 2020 Empowering Students and Families in a Virtual World: School Counselor Style
      February 19, 2020 College and Career Strategies School Counselors can Promote for ALL Students in ALL Grade Levels
      February 16, 2020 2020 FCA Day at the Capital Meeting - Webinar
      January 28, 2020 2020 FCA Day at the Capital Info Session - Webinar
      January 22, 2020 Make 2020 Your Year to Earn a NCDA Credential
      January 11, 2020 FCA Strategic Planning January 2020
      November 22, 2019 FCA/FACES Qualified Clinical Supervisor's Training
      October 03, 2019 2019 Florida Counseling Association Convention
      September 10, 2019 FCDA Coffee Talk
      August 22, 2019 Marginality, Privilege, and Bias among African-American Women Counselor Leaders
      July 15, 2019 FACAC Presents: Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Working with the Children & Adolescent Population
      June 19, 2019 FAMCD & FALGBTIC Webinar: Fostering Resilience in Gender and Sexual Diverse Youth: Strategies for Counselors
      June 07, 2019 2019 FCA Leadership Development
      May 24, 2019 FAMCD Webinar: "Culturally Responsive Calculations: Considerations when Administering Assessments"
      May 17, 2019 2019 Traumatology Symposium
      May 02, 2019 FACES Presents: Online Supervision
      April 26, 2019 FAMCD & FACES Webinar: Multicultural Development: Considerations in Counselor Education and Supervision
      April 20, 2019 FACAC 3rd Annual Art Event
      April 12, 2019 FCDA 2nd Annual Career Summit Event
      April 11, 2019 Intimate Partner Violence within the LGBTQ+ Population
      March 25, 2019 CREATING VISION BOARDS
      March 21, 2019 Ambiguous Loss and Migrant Families
      March 09, 2019 Qualified Clinical Supervisor's Training
      February 28, 2019 Autism And The Black Family
      February 19, 2019 FCA Day at the Capital
      January 23, 2019 Working Effectively with LGBTQ+ Clients
      January 09, 2019 Earning an NCDA Credential to Support Your Professional Brand (FCDA)
      December 07, 2018 Webinar! Come Join Dr. Courtland C. Lee to explore racism as a mental health challenge
      November 30, 2018 Combating Conflicts of Diversity In Our Schools
      November 29, 2018 How to effectively apply Cognitive Behavioral Model in Tele-Mental Health Supervision
      October 05, 2018 69th Annual Florida Counseling Association Convention
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