Upcoming events

    • Friday, September 17, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Live Event via Zoom


    Program Information:

    **This September 17th webinar Trauma and Recovery: What I Wish I Knew Before I Knew It! will be offered as a Live-Only virtual broadcasted event and not recorded for future viewing or credit in our Webinars On-Demand Program.**

    Title: "Trauma and Recovery: What I Wish I Knew Before I Knew It!”

    Presenter:  Renee Cherowitz, M.S., LMHC

    Date:  September 17, 2021

    Live Event: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

    (Announcements, virtual networking) 9:00-9:30 am; (Presentation) 9:30-10:30 am

    *Your Zoom link will be sent out at 8:30 am on the day of the event.*

    Presentation Summary:

    Being trauma informed is a critical component in being an effective mental health therapist. There is ongoing research in the field of trauma, to include the Polyvagal Theory, that has shown to provide even more light on the mind-body connection of trauma, as well as effective ways in treating PTSD/C-PTSD.  The presentation will provide an outline of how trauma may become manifested physiologically and behaviorally, how our relationships help shape our physiology, as well as identify therapeutic techniques that have shown to decrease symptoms of PTSD/C-PTSD. 

    Learning objectives:

    1. Participants will be able to define and describe PsychoNeuroImmunoEndocrinology.

    2. Participants will be able to identify at least three ways in which a person may exhibit signs of post and/or acute trauma.

    3. Participants will be able to define and describe the Polyvagal Theory.

    4. Participants will be able to identify at least three different techniques to reduce symptoms of trauma.


    Speaker Bio:

    Renee Cherowitz, M.A., LMHC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (MH11472) and earned her Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from Troy University. Renee has over 25 years of experience working with individuals and families who have a history of trauma, addiction/substance abuse, eating disorders, dependency court/foster care involvement and co-occurring mental health concerns.

    Renee is a Clinical Qualified Supervisor, trauma-informed hypnotherapist, a Master A.R.T. (Accelerated Resolution Therapist), an adoption competency therapist and is trained in EMDR and DBT.  Renee co-facilitates the weekly Friends and Family support group through the Alliance for Eating Disorders. Renee is a key-note speaker and provides presentations for community events and mental health groups. 

    Renee believes that most of us experience struggles that play a significant role in our day-to-day life. For many of us, these arise from underlying core and attachment issues that have not been addressed. Renee's goal is to utilize cutting edge therapeutic modalities, such as Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and hypnotherapy that offers the potential to achieve a permanent resolution.


    • Thursday, September 23, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Live Event via Zoom
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    MHCCF and CFAMFT are co-sponsoring another panel event to keep these important conversations going, and we are sharing at no cost to the Florida mental health counseling community. Applicable CEUs will be offered following complete registration and participation in this special program. We invite you to join us for this ongoing and necessary discussion! 


    Program Information:

    Title: Cultural Trauma and Asian Mental Health: A Diverse Experience

    Date: Thursday  September  23, 2021

    Live Event: 6-7 pm


    **The September 23rd Special Event for Cultural Trauma and Asian Mental Health: A Diverse Experience will be a Live-Only event for CEU participants, and there will be an on-demand recording of this panel discussion for viewing if you are unable to attend (no CEU available)**

    *Your Zoom link will be sent out at  5:30 pm on the day of the event.

    Panel Summary:  

    The Asian community has historically experienced cultural trauma. COVID-19 has magnified the discrimination experienced by the community. This is an important time to have the conversation about Asian mental health. This will be a panel discussion on cultural trauma and the diverse experiences within the Asian community. The panel will consist of professionals with various backgrounds who will share their perspectives on understanding the impact of cultural trauma, identity differences among the group, impact of social-political issues and ways to help clients cope with cultural trauma. We aspire for attendees to gather an understanding of diversity behind the Asian experience. 


    Learning objectives:

    1. Participants will develop an understanding of the impact of cultural trauma.

    2. Participants will come away from the panel discussion understanding the difference between universal, group and individual identities within the Asian community. 

    3. Participants will gain awareness of socio-political issues such as Covid-19 and its impact on Asian mental health.

    4. Participants will learn ways to help Asian identified clients cope with cultural trauma.


    Panelist Bios:

    Dr. Kai Zhuang Shum, Ph. D., NCSP is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) and a Licensed Psychologist at Rice Psychology Group in Tampa, FL. She also serves as a postdoctoral research fellow and project coordinator on a multi-site national grant designed to promote well-being among middle school students through a Tier 2 social-emotional intervention created by Dr. Shannon Suldo at the University of South Florida – the Well Being Promotion Program (WBPP). Dr. Shum has experience working with children/adolescents, families, and adults in various settings, including public schools, counseling centers, research, and private practice. She has worked with individuals, groups, and families with diverse profiles, including minority students who identify as Asian American or Pacific Islanders (AAPI), high-achieving teenagers who are burnt out, youth who identify as gender minorities, individuals with various challenges such as trauma, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), as well as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Dr. Shum aims to help her clients achieve goals that are important and meaningful by utilizing her clients’ strengths and values. She believes in individualized assessment and therapy, tailoring each session to fit her clients’ needs. Most importantly, Dr. Shum strives to make sessions fun and engaging. She also provides testing and assessments in the areas of gifted identification, learning disabilities, ASD, ADHD (e.g., executive functioning and attention deficit), anxiety (including OCD), depression, and more. It is noteworthy that Dr. Shum speaks multiple languages, including Mandarin, Cantonese, and English. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Dr. Shum earned her Ph.D., Educational Specialist (Ed.S.), and Masters in Arts (M.A.) degrees in School Psychology from the University of South Florida based in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Shum has also presented at various local and national conferences and published several research articles.


    Dr. Kelly Kit, Psy. D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in working with adolescents and adults. Since 2010, she has been providing individual, group, and family therapy. She takes a strengths-based approach to therapy, utilizing insight-based therapy along with cognitive-behavioral techniques to promote growth in clients. She specializes in using solution-focused, multicultural, attachment-based, and client-centered therapies. Dr. Kit especially enjoys working with professional women, parents, college students, and diverse populations, including people of color and the LGBTQ community. She received her B.A. in Psychology from The George Washington University. She then went on to obtain her master's and doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hartford. Dr. Kit completed an APA-accredited internship at the Florida State University's Counseling Center. Additionally, she completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine with the Kennedy Krieger Institute. She currently owns her own private practice in Northern VA.


    Johnny Nguyen, MA, LMHC is a Vietnamese Chinese American born clinician (Licensed Mental Health Counselor) who was born and raised in northern California. He currently resides and practices in the Tampa Bay area as an independent therapist. He obtained his Masters degree in Mental Health Counseling and Behavioral Medicine from Boston University School of Medicine. He has been in practice for over 10 years with experience spanning from mobile crisis, inpatient hospitalization, community mental health, Partial Hospitalization Programs, in home therapy, and now outpatient private practice. His focus is working with communities of color and intersectionality. In practice he serves the AAPI community in addressing intergenerational, intercultural issues and intersectionality. Some other areas of focus include, nerd culture, video games, anime, and comic books as a medium.


    Yanan Bai, MA, Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern and is from East Asia. She speaks fluently both in Mandarin and English, as well as conversational Korean. Yanan has 7 years of cross-cultural experience working alongside people from various ethnic backgrounds, including: Europe, North America, and Eastern Asia. She is a passionate advocator for cultural minorities with extensive experience and training in cultural competency. Yanan believes healing happens in relationships. She enjoys working with individuals facing a multitude of symptoms, especially with minorities facing significant emotional problems due to dysfunctional family dynamics, trauma, or cultural persecutions. Yanan finds life in creating arts with her hands, going on walks with friends as well as cooking innovative food with raw ingredients.


    Colleen Andre, LMHC, EMDR Certified is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and has been practicing for the last 9 years. She spent 3 years working in the Orange County Public schools running psychoeducation groups and implementing crisis counseling for teens. Through her experience in crisis counseling, she developed a passion for trauma work. As a means to better equip herself and allow for better healing for her clients, Colleen pursued and acquired an EMDR certification. She has also undergone various training through Postpartum Support International (PSI) to better help women struggling with perinatal and postpartum issues (including but not limited to postpartum/perinatal anxiety, birth trauma, and perinatal/postpartum depression.) In addition to individual counseling, Colleen has presented in various settings on the topics of cultural diversity, unconscious bias, and cultural framework/competency. She has a particular heart to assist those facing multicultural or race-related issues. From her life experiences, Colleen is familiar with the feeling of being different and not quite belonging. Therefore, she desires to help others find peace and embrace their true selves as she has found within herself.


    • Friday, October 15, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Live Event via Zoom


    Program Information:

    Title: "Navigating Dyslexia and the Mental Health Landscape”

    Presenter:  Kimberly Rios

    Date:  October 15, 2021

    Live Event: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

    (Announcements, virtual networking) 9:00-9:30am; (Presentation) 9:30-10:30am

    *Your Zoom link will be sent out at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event.*

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    • Friday, November 19, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    • Live Event via Zoom


    Program Information:

    Title: "Brene' Brown's 'The Gifts of Imperfection' "

    Presenter:  Sandra Stanford

    Date:  November 19, 2021

    Live Event: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

    (Announcements, virtual networking) 9:00-9:30am; (Presentation) 9:30-10:30am

    *Your Zoom link will be sent out at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event.*

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Friday, June 19, 2020 Mindful Self-Compassion in Clinical Practice: A Step by Step Intervention to Enhance Clients' Emotional Resilience (*On-Demand webinar available*)
Friday, June 12, 2020 Support & Information Virtual Gathering for Registered Interns
Friday, May 15, 2020 Weighty Matters: How to Help Clients Nourish and Accept Their Body in a Weight-Obsessed World (*On-Demand webinar available*)
Friday, April 17, 2020 Men of Steel: When Masculinity Becomes The Kryptonite (*On-Demand webinar available*)
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Friday, June 21, 2019 Don’t Tell Me, Show Me! Psychodrama as an effective therapeutic modality in the Processing and Resolution of Grief
Friday, May 17, 2019 Trauma & Recovery: The Biology of Trauma and the Nervous System & Utilizing Somatic Therapy
Friday, April 12, 2019 Emotional Support Puppies, Peacocks, and Iguanas, Oh My!
Friday, March 15, 2019 Woman Redeemed/Love Addiction: How to Help Those In the Cycle.
Friday, February 15, 2019 MHCCF Meeting - Acupuncture As An Adjunct To Mental Health Counseling
Friday, January 18, 2019 MHCCF New Year's Breakfast
Friday, November 16, 2018 MHCCF Meeting - Wellness Psychiatry
Saturday, October 27, 2018 Interest Meeting for Registered Interns
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Friday, September 21, 2018 MHCCF Meeting - Hoarding
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Friday, August 17, 2018 MHCCF Meeting - Neurofeedback and Neuro-Informed Therapy
Friday, June 15, 2018 MHCCF Meeting - Building Resiliency: A mental health treatment perspective
Friday, April 20, 2018 MHCCF Meeting - Veteran's Panel
Friday, March 23, 2018 Qualified Supervisor Training
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Friday, March 16, 2018 MHCCF Meeting - Safety And Success In Private Practice
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Friday, February 17, 2017 MHCCF Meeting - Brainspotting
Friday, February 10, 2017 Special Program: Ethics, Medical Errors & Laws & Rules Training
Friday, January 20, 2017 MHCCF New Year's Breakfast
Friday, November 18, 2016 MHCCF Meeting - Counseling Transgender People
Friday, October 21, 2016 MHCCF Meeting - Helping Clients Do Forgiveness Work
Friday, September 16, 2016 MHCCF Meeting - Bottoms Up Interventions in Couples Therapy
Friday, August 19, 2016 MHCCF Meeting - Trauma, Attachment and Treatment
Friday, June 17, 2016 MHCCF Meeting - The Skinny on Food Addiction
Friday, May 20, 2016 MHCCF Meeting - Toxic & Addictive Love: How to Help Those in the Cycle
Saturday, April 30, 2016 NAMI Walk with MHCCF
Monday, April 18, 2016 Special Program: Yalom Speaks - An Up-Close and Personal Conversation with Irv Yalom
Friday, April 15, 2016 MHCCF Meeting - Why Cut What Can Be Untied?
Friday, March 18, 2016 MHCCF Meeting - Working Ethically with Trauma in Clients
Friday, February 19, 2016 MHCCF Meeting - ADHD
Friday, January 15, 2016 MHCCF New Year's Breakfast
Friday, November 20, 2015 MHCCF Meeting - Re-Igniting Passion & Love
Friday, October 16, 2015 MHCCF Meeting - Building Brain Capacity: The Joy Bucket
Thursday, October 01, 2015 Special Event Therapists' Speed Dating
Friday, September 18, 2015 MHCCF Meeting - Complex Trauma and Dissociation
Friday, August 21, 2015 MHCCF Meeting - Fight, Fright, Freeze and Chronic Pain
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Friday, May 15, 2015 MHCCF Meeting - Live Your Dreams!
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Friday, February 20, 2015 MHCCF Meeting - Intimate Partner Violence
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Friday, November 21, 2014 MHCCF Meeting - Neurofeedback for the Remediation of Trauma
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