As a service to mental health professionals, SMHCA is providing a FREE 1-hour webinar for all mental health professionals in the Tampa Bay Area who are interested in collaborating to share COVID-19-related resources and strategies.
The COVID-9 pandemic has raised multiple issues and concerns for clinical mental health counselors (CMHCs) and other mental health professionals, such as:
1. Should I keep seeing clients in my office?
2. What precautions can I take to reduce exposure?
3. How do I get set up for telehealth?
4. Do telehealth sessions count towards therapy hours for registered interns?
5. Can qualified supervisors conduct supervision sessions through webcam?
6. How do I treat clients with OCD and anxiety during a pandemic?
7. How do I balance reasonable precautions on one hand and encourage a sense of hope and security on the other?
This webinar will be collaborative, casual, and hopeful, with time for attendees to ask questions and interact.
- Articulate reasonable precautions to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Review current changes in board rules and laws affecting counselors, interns, and telehealth.
- List several resources for continued COVID-19 updates for mental health professionals. ___________________________
Attendees can choose between two possible slots for attendance: Thursday, 3/26 at 7pm EST or Friday, 3/27 at 12 pm EST.
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.