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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! Registration opens at 1:45 PM ~ Training runs from 2:00 - 5:00 PM (Break at 4:00 PM).

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

    • Monday, July 01, 2019
    • Wednesday, July 31, 2019
    • New Member Campaign


    JOIN THE MOST VALUABLE PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION!

    The Suncoast Mental Health Counselors Association (SMHCA) represents mental health professionals in Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas and Sumter counties. Only $40 for an entire year and free for students!


    A SMHCA membership entitles you to:

    • Excellent monthly professional development trainings for $10 for 3 CEUs.  Students attend free!  Trainings are held on the 3rd Friday of each month, September through June (skipping December).
    • Colleague Collaboration – Bring challenging cases you would like to discuss and get input and feedback from other colleagues.  The group meets before the monthly training and is facilitated by a knowledgeable and experienced therapist. Bring your lunch if you wish.
    • Monthly networking opportunities at the training events. Come and meet fellow colleagues in a relaxed, no pressure environment.
    • Updated information about issues related to the 491 Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family therapy, and Mental Health Counseling.  SMHCA works closely with the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association (FMHCA), especially in legislative areas.  FMHCA leads the efforts in legislative affairs and your SMHCA membership financially supports those efforts in Florida. 
    • CE Broker services offered at a discounted rate for members.  SMHCA submits your CEUs earned at our meetings.
    • Free attendance at the annual Spring Symposium for Students, Interns, and new professionals in the area.  A valuable resource for learning how to study and take the licensing exam, networking with old and new counselors, and establishing your practice.
    • Listing in the SMHCA Clinical Directory – a directory of clinical services provided by our members and available on-line as a resource for therapists and clients looking for counselors.
    • Listing in the Qualified Supervisors Directory

    JOIN SMHCA TODAY!  Click here to Join Us Now! 

    • Saturday, August 10, 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Sunday, August 11, 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • Turning Points, 6227 Sheldon Road, Tampa, FL 33615
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    Qualified Supervisor Training

    Instructor: Stephen A. Guinta, LMHC, NCC CCMHC


    TWO-DAY WORKSHOP - 12.0 CEUs

    Saturday, August 10th from 9 - 5 pm

    and Sunday, August 11th from 9 -1 pm 

    This is an approved continuing education course for supervisory training in the State of Florida pursuant to Section 491.005, F.S., and 64B4 F.A.C.

    The course provides 12 hours of in-person didactic and interactional instruction. 


    Workshop Learning Objectives

    As a result of attending this workshop, the attendees will:

    1. Become familiar with the major models of supervision for clinical social work, marriage and family therapy or mental health counseling
    2. Gain skills to develop a personal model of supervision, drawn from existing models of supervision and from preferred styles of therapy
    3. Understand the co-evolving dynamics of therapist-client and supervisor-therapist-client relationships
    4. Explore distinctive issues that arise in supervision
    5. Address the contextual variables in practice such as culture, gender, ethnicity, power and economics
    6. Become familiar with the ethical, legal and regulatory issues of supervision
    7. Review the Florida laws and the board rules governing interns and supervision
    8. Understand the role of evaluation in supervision.

    Turning Point of Tampa, 6227 Sheldon Road, Tampa, FL 33615


Past events

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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