COLLEAGUE COLLABORATION TAKES PLACE PRIOR TO TRAINING: Remember to bring your lunch and join us at Colleague Collaboration with David Swindall, LMFT, M. Div., from 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm! 

Interested in presenting at a SMHCA meeting?  Fill out this presenter submission form.

    • Friday, April 17, 2020
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Webinar Training
    • 300

    Substance use disorders (SUDs) are common, affecting at least 1 of 3 adult Americans at some point in their lives.  One of the many characteristics of SUDs that makes them unique is that the nature of the addictive process is such that denial, minimization, and lack of insight are a natural component of the development of the disorder.  Accordingly, clients often deny, minimize, rationalize, and under-report, both intentionally and unintentionally, making clinical and forensic evaluations very challenging.  Additionally, there are many incentives for clients to avoid full disclosure, because the stakes are often so high (e.g., child custody evaluations, employment evaluations, etc.).  In spite of these challenges, there are many strategies and techniques that evaluators can use to differentiate fact from fiction, arriving at a solid and defensible conclusion that the clinician can feel confident with.  This training was designed to provide you with those strategies.

    Learning Objectives:

    1.  Identify the diagnostic criteria for substance use disorders, and apply the criteria in a case scenario. 
    2. Learn several questions that can be asked to determine if a client meets diagnostic criteria.
    3. Identify tests that identify subtle attributes of SUDs and have built-in validity scales to detect defensiveness, denial, and inconsistencies.
    4. Learn to use collateral sources for additional information, and identify what to look for when reviewing those sources to help determine diagnoses and treatment needs.
    5. Explore the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) treatment criteria, and learn how to apply the criteria to the data obtained from the biopsychosocial assessment to determine a client's specific treatment needs.

    The Presenter/Moderator: 

    Aaron Norton is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy serving as Executive Director of the National Board of Forensic Evaluators, Adjunct Instructor at the University of South Florida, Southern Regional Director for the American Mental Health Counselors Association, and President of the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association. He has nearly 20 years of clinical experience at Integrity Counseling, Inc., was awarded Mental Health Counselor of the Year by the American Mental Health Counselors Association and Counselor Educator of the Year by the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association in 2016, Research of the Year by Florida Mental Health Counselors Association in 2020, and has been published in several social science journals and professional magazines in clinical mental health counseling.


    • Friday, May 15, 2020
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Troy University, Tampa Campus, 5201 W Kennedy Blvd # 110, Tampa, FL 33609
    • 30

    Medical Errors

    3.0 Medical Errors CEUs

    Presented by Dr. Walter Griffith

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    Training Fees

    Registered & Paid in Advance Guarantees Seat:

    $10 Member

    $25 Nonmember

    $0 Student

    (members need to be logged in to be able to register at the member rate)

    Not Registered / Walk-ins - Seat Not Guaranteed; Assigned First-Come:

    $15 Member 

    $30 Nonmember 

    $5 Student 

    Troy University, Tampa Campus, 5201 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 110, Tampa, FL 33609

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Saturday, April 04, 2020 IN THE INTEREST OF PUBLIC SAFETY, THE 2020 Spring Symposium IS CANCELED ... click to read more:
Friday, April 03, 2020 Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Stages of Change
Friday, March 27, 2020 WEBINAR: COVID-19 Related Resources and Strategies
Thursday, March 26, 2020 WEBINAR: COVID-19 Related Resources and Strategies
Friday, February 21, 2020 Integrate Scientifically Informed Therapies: CBT, EMDR, Brainspotting, Internal Family Systems, and more
Friday, January 17, 2020 Cultural Competencies Series Presents, "Counseling Across Generations"
Friday, November 15, 2019 Intimate Partner Violence and Veterans
Friday, October 18, 2019 Qualified Supervisor Training
Friday, September 20, 2019 Tough Cases and Tough Questions!
Monday, July 01, 2019 Join Us Now!
Friday, June 21, 2019 The Changing Climate of Private Practice & Managed Care: Legal and Professional Requirements & Effective Use of Managed Care – PART 1
Saturday, June 01, 2019 2019-2020 Elections Results!
Friday, May 17, 2019 EQ, IQ and No Clue: Creating Emotionally Intelligent Relationships
Thursday, May 09, 2019 Message for Members from Outgoing and Incoming Presidents!
Thursday, May 09, 2019 Meet the Board Candidates
Friday, May 03, 2019 2019-2020 Board Election Ballot!
Friday, April 19, 2019 Therapeutic Role-Playing Games
Saturday, April 06, 2019 Qualified Supervisor / Agency Exhibitor Tables for 2019 Spring Symposium
Saturday, April 06, 2019 2019 SMHCA Annual Spring Symposium
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 SMHCA Board Calls for 2019 Nominations
Friday, March 15, 2019 Techniques from Strategic Family Therapy for engaging families, adults and children in treatment
Friday, February 15, 2019 Marital Counseling in Culturally Diverse America
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Mental Health Access Improvement Act Reintroduced in Congress. MORE INFO >
Friday, January 18, 2019 Emotional Support Puppies, Peacocks, and Tarantulas: Oh, My! A Counselor's Clinical, Ethical, and Legal Guide to Addressing Emotional Support Animal Letter Requests
Friday, November 16, 2018 Science of Happiness: Positive Psychology’s theory of wellbeing - PERMA
Friday, October 19, 2018 Unlocking The Power of Collaboration!
Friday, September 21, 2018 Military and Veteran Culture for Mental Health Professionals
Wednesday, August 01, 2018 AMHCA 2018 Conference with special SMHCA event!
Friday, June 15, 2018 Private Practice Symposium: Ethics in a Digital Age ~ SMHCA Going Green with electronic handout
Friday, June 15, 2018 2018-2019 Elections Results!
Friday, May 18, 2018 2018-2019 Board Elections Open May 18th!
Friday, May 18, 2018 Suicide Risk Factors and Prevention
Saturday, April 21, 2018 Qualified Supervisor and Agency Exhibitor Tables for Spring Symposium
Saturday, April 21, 2018 2018 SMHCA Annual Spring Symposium
Friday, April 20, 2018 The Art of Ethical and Effective Mediation
Friday, April 06, 2018 The Psychology of School Shooters
Friday, March 16, 2018 Using Exposure and Response Prevention for the Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Tuesday, March 06, 2018 Leadership Clock: Is Now Your Time to Lead?
Friday, February 16, 2018 Batterers' Intervention Program: A Process of Accountability for Batterer's
Friday, January 19, 2018 Treating Psychological Conditions with Cannabinoid Medications THC and CBD
Friday, November 17, 2017 Working with Complicated Grief
Friday, October 20, 2017 Confidentiality & Duty to Warn: Ethical and Legal Implications
Friday, September 22, 2017 Mental Health Treatment with Muslim Patients
Thursday, June 22, 2017 4-Day Externship in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples
Friday, June 16, 2017 Private Practice Symposium
Friday, May 19, 2017 Humor and Healing
Saturday, May 13, 2017 Qualified Supervisor and Agency Exhibitor Tables for 2017 Spring Symposium
Friday, April 21, 2017 Florida's Marchman Act
Friday, March 17, 2017 Mindfulness:Training for Wellbeing
Friday, February 17, 2017 Ethics Update: How to Chat, Post, Follow, Like...
Friday, January 20, 2017 Medication Errors

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