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69th Annual Florida Counseling Association Convention

Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens 3705 Spectrum Boulevard Tampa, Florida 33612 (813) 977-7066

 Export to Your Calendar 10/5/2018 to 10/6/2018
When: October 5-6, 2018
Where: Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens
3705 Spectrum Boulevard
Tampa, Florida  33612
United States
Contact: Cecilia Guyton

Online registration is available until: 10/4/2018
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2018 FCA Convention


Join us for the 69th Annual Florida Counseling Association Convention


“Celebrating Diversity:  Counselors As Leaders, Advocates, and Voices for Marginalized Individuals”



October 5-6, 2018

Pre-Convention Session Begins on October 4, 2018


Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa USF Near Busch Gardens

3705 Spectrum Boulevard

Tampa, Florida 33612

(813) 977-7066







Simone Lambert, Ph.D., LPC, NCC is the 67th president of the American Counseling Association.

She is a core counseling faculty member in the School of Counseling and Human Services at Capella University and has been a counselor educator since graduating from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2001. Dr. Lambert is a licensed professional counselor and national certified counselor, serving as a counselor and supervisor over the past two decades. 

Her research interests include addiction prevention, counselor wellness, chronic illness, sensory processing disorder and issues related to children, adolescents and families. She has published numerous book chapters and articles primarily focused on issues related to mental health, addiction, youth and families.

Dr. Lambert is a past president of the International Association of Addictions and Offenders Counselors (IAAOC), a division of the American Counseling Association. Most recently, she served as the IAAOC representative to the American Counseling Association Governing Council. Dr. Lambert received the 2010 International Association of Addictions and Offenders Counselors Addictions/Offender Educator Excellence Award. 

Her term of office as ACA president runs from July 2018 through June 2019.



S. Kent Butler, Jr. holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, with a concentration in Counseling Psychology, from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Butler is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC), and Nationally Certified School Counselor (NCSC). He currently serves as the faculty advisor to CHI SIGMA IOTA International Honor Society. Dr. Butler also serves as the Principal Investigator, for The High-Risk Delinquent and Dependent Child Educational Research Project: Situational Environmental Circumstances Mentoring Program (SEC), which is a partnership between the University of Central Florida and several Florida universities. On the national level, Dr. Butler has served the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD) as the 2011 - 2012 President and American Counseling Association (ACA) Governing Council Representative (2015 – 2018). He is honored to be a member of AMCD’s Multicultural Counseling Competencies Revisions Committee (2014 – 2015) which produced the newly endorsed Multicultural Social Justice Counseling Competencies (MSJCC). Dr. Butler was bestowed with an ACA Fellow Award in April of 2016. His research and academic interests lie in the areas of Multicultural Counseling, Social Justice, Mentoring, Counseling work as it relates specifically to African American males, Group Counseling, School Counseling, and Multicultural Supervision.



For the FCA $135/Night Discounted Room Rate Until 9/4,


Convention Registration:

Registration fee includes choice

of convention educational sessions,

convention materials, TRACK certificates,

two luncheons, and networking.

Early Bird Rates

Until September 4

Regular Rates

September 5-

October 4

Onsite Rates

October 5-6

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FCA Student Member




Retired FCA Member













 Pre Convention Sessions: Thursday, October 4th, 2018


CE Hours will be offered. $20 fee for CE Processing



If you are in need of special services at the convention please email our convention coordinator at with your specific needs no later than September 21st so we accommodate you at the event.

*Cancellation: Full refund will be given until 10 days from convention. Contact for questions or cancellations. No refunds will be given after 10 day deadline.*


*Primary Presenter promo code ($25 off registration)-Please contact the office for your registration code at

Promo codes must be requested before registration. After registration, if requested, the code will not be honored.




  • IF YOU SEND YOUR PAYMENT VIA MAIL IT MUST BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO THIS EVENT AND ALLOW SUFFICIENT TIME FOR THE FUNDS TO CLEAR! (if your payment is not received before the onsite date, you will have to repay at the event and a refund check will be issued once your check clears our account.)

Please make checks/money orders out to: Florida Counseling Association.

Please note on your check the Invoice # associated with this event.

Please send checks/money orders to:

Florida Counseling Association

PO Box 4474

Deerfield Beach  Florida 33442




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