Register by January 10th!
Clinical Mental Health Counselors: Who We Are, What We Do, Where We’ve Been, and Where We’re Going.
The American Counseling Association declares that “a counselor is a counselor is a counselor.” However, within the boarder counseling profession there are multiple counseling specialties, such as rehabilitation counselors, vocational/career counselors, school counselors, and clinical mental health counselors (CMHCs). This training focuses on the unique professional identity of CMHCs. It exposes several myths about our profession, celebrates our long and fruitful journey towards excellence, and conveys a passionate vision for our professional future and a road-map to professional advocacy.
1. Define clinical mental health counseling.
2. Review the scope of practice of CMHCs.
3. Explore the history of clinical mental health counseling.
4. Identify the few “professional disparities” between clinical mental health counseling and allied therapeutic professions (i.e., clinical psychology, clinical social work, marriage and family therapy, psychiatry/psychiatric nursing) and how to overcome them.
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, and has been published in Addiction Professional, American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, Journal of Individual Psychology, and The Advocate Magazine, the official magazine of the American Mental Health Counselors Association.
Networking & Registration
8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.
Announcements & Awards
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
$30.00 (includes 1 year membership)
$280.00 (Seats 8 people)
Keynote Speaker: Aaron Norton