MHCCF New Year's Breakfast

  • Friday, January 15, 2016
  • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Interlachen Country Club, 2245 Interlachen Court, Winter Park, FL 32792


  • Consider joining MHCCF for a discounted price on our annual breakfast!
  • Student Benefit - Your registration fee includes a 1 year membership to MHCCF!
  • Reserve a table for up to 8 people on behalf of your agency, organization or group.

Registration is closed

Register by Tuesday, January 12, 2016!!!

Members - $35.00
                 Students - $30.00 (includes 1 year membership)
                 Non-Members - $45.00
                 Table Reservation - $280.00 (up to 8 people)


Meeting Agenda:

8 - 8:30 a.m. - Networking & Registration

8:30 a.m. - Breakfast
9 a.m. - Announcements & Awards

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. - Speaker

 Keynote Speaker:
Mark E. Young, Ph.D.

Topic: It's The Relationship!

Learning Objectives:

  •       Be exposed to the current literature on what makes a difference in counseling including the relative unimportance of techniques and theories
  •      Learn what techniques have been discredited
  •      Be exposed to recent studies on deterioration of therapeutic effectiveness with experience
  •      Consider the importance of self-deception and the need to assess clients throughout the process.

Mark E. Young is Professor of Counselor Education at the University of Central Florida. For more than 20 years, he worked as a therapist in community mental health, college counseling centers, private practice and corrections. He is the author or co-author of five textbooks including the widely used, Learning the Art of Helping, I as well as Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Counseling Today. His research and writing has focused on integration, wellness counseling, couples, meditation, spirituality and emotional wellness. He has been the principal investigator or Co-PI on nearly 16 million dollars in federal grants in support of the Marriage and Family Research Institute which he co-founded with Dr. Andrew Daire.

Dr. Young has been a state and national leader in mental health. He was President of Florida Mental Health Counselors, was national research chair for AMHCA and founded MHCCF. He is Past President of the Association for Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling, a division of the American Counseling Association (ACA). In He has been honored with a number of national, state and regional awards for his work in counseling including the David Brooks Distinguished Mentor Award, ACES Distinguished Mentor and in 2012 was named ACA Fellow.

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