Upcoming events

    • Friday, November 15, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 10:45 PM
    • All Saints Church

    How To Be An Expert Witness
    By: Linnda Durré, PhD

    At least once in your professional life as a counselor or psychotherapist, you will receive a subpoena to give a deposition and/or appear in court for your clients. This can be a very tense and nerve-wracking situation that can cause you sleepless nights. This seminar and PowerPoint presentation will give you advice on what to do so that you will be prepared, organized, and calm so you can be deposed and/or testify professionally and thoroughly.      

    Presentation Objectives:

    1) You will be able to understand the process, intentions, and goals of a deposition and/or court testimony.

    2)You will be educated on how to prepare for a deposition and/or court testimony.

    3) You will have triads to do brief role-playing as an attorney, expert, and observer.

    4) You will be reassured that you will get through it.

    Dr. Linnda Durré, Ph.D. has been a licensed psychotherapist in private practice in three states – California, Washington and Florida - for 41 years. She is a business consultant, corporate trainer, an international speaker, an award-winning filmmaker, and she has been an expert witness for 44 years and has been qualified in six states.  Dr. Durre’ was selected from 200 applicants in a national search to host, “Ask the Family Therapist” on America’s Health Network, which was associated with Mayo Clinic and it aired from Universal Studios Orlando. Dr. Durre’ was vetted by both of them. She was the weekly psychotherapist on CW’s nationally syndicated daily morning show, “The Daily Buzz” for nine months, writing the Q & A for herself and the two anchors.  She has hosted and co-produced three radio shows – two were call-in advice shows, “The Dr. Linnda Durre’ Show” on WDBO in Orlando and “Let’s Talk with Dr. Linnda Durre’,” on an NPR affiliate in New York, plus “The Linnda Durre’ Show” in Orlando.  Her business column in the Orlando Business Journal, was entitled “The Doctor Is In”. She was an intern supervisor for Full Sail, UCF, Valencia and Rollins.  She is the author of “Surviving the Toxic Workplace: Protect Yourself Against Co-Workers, Bosses, and Work Environments That Poison Your Day” published by McGraw-Hill. She has been interviewed on Oprah, 60 Minutes, The Today Show, Daytime, Good Morning America, Canada AM, The O’Reilly Factor (twice), and the national and/or local news on ABC, NBC, NPR, PBS, Fox, CNN, and CW, as well as Forbes, Yahoo, AOL, Inc. Magazine, Business Week, Wall Street Journal, Job Week, Wharton, LA Times, NY Times, Orlando Sentinel, Orlando Magazine. 


    Networking and Registration
    8:30-9 a.m. 

     Announcements and Introductions
    9 a.m.

    9:30 - 10:30 a.m


    MHCCF meets on the third Friday of every month, except for July and December. Unless otherwise specified, our meetings are held at All Saints Church, 338 E Lyman Ave, Winter Park, FL., with registration starting at 8:30 a.m. and the program from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

    It is free to attend MHCCF’s monthly meetings; however you must be a paid, professional member of MHCCF to qualify for 1 CEU. Active professional members of MHCCF are required to sign in and sign out at each meeting to receive a CEU. Please have your license number available upon check-in.

    To become a member of MHCCF, please visit our website at mhccf.com and select the “Join Us” tab, or, sign up during networking & registration (8:30-9 am) at our monthly meeting. MHCCF accepts credit card or check payments at the door. We do not accept cash payments.


    • Friday, January 17, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    • Interlachen Country Club, 2245 Interlachen Court, Winter Park, FL 32792

    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.

    Learning Objectives:

    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 ProfessionalAmerican Journal of OrthopsychiatryJournal of Gay and Lesbian Social ServicesJournal of Individual Psychology, and The Advocate Magazine, the official magazine of the American Mental Health Counselors Association. 

    Meeting Agenda:

    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)

       Table Reservation
    $280.00 (Seats 8 people)

    Keynote Speaker: Aaron Norton



Past events

Saturday, November 02, 2019 Registered Interns Event
Friday, October 18, 2019 Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Friday, September 20, 2019 Transforming Treatment for Depression
Friday, August 16, 2019 Behavioral Management of ADHD
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 22, 2019 Special Program: Ethics and Boundaries, Medical Errors, & Laws and Rules Training
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
Friday, October 19, 2018 MHCCF Meeting - Counseling Trans Individuals
Friday, September 21, 2018 MHCCF Meeting - Hoarding
Friday, September 14, 2018 MHCCF Annual Member Appreciation Social
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
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Mentor a UCF Student!
Friday, March 16, 2018 MHCCF Meeting - Safety And Success In Private Practice
Friday, February 16, 2018 MHCCF Meeting - Dig a little deeper: Discovering ourselves as guides
Friday, January 19, 2018 MHCCF New Year's Breakfast
Friday, November 17, 2017 MHCCF Meeting - Medication Update
Friday, October 20, 2017 MHCCF Meeting - Integrated Medicine and Certified Behavioral Health Consultants
Friday, September 15, 2017 POSTPONED- MHCCF Meeting - Integrated Medicine and Certified Behavioral Health Consultants
Friday, August 18, 2017 MHCCF Meeting - Electro-Convulsive Therapy: Not Like What You’ve Seen In The Movies!
Friday, June 16, 2017 MHCCF Meeting - Self-Care for Clinicians
Friday, May 19, 2017 MHCCF Meeting - Veterans’ Self-Identity Development (VSID) Theory
Friday, April 21, 2017 MHCCF Meeting - Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Friday, March 17, 2017 MHCCF Meeting - Clinical Insights and Perspectives on Pathological Gambling and Compulsive Sexual Behavior
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
Friday, July 17, 2015 SPECIAL WORKSHOP - Where Are We Heading?
Friday, June 12, 2015 MHCCF Meeting - Exploring Relational Processes in Families of Gay Youth
Friday, May 15, 2015 MHCCF Meeting - Live Your Dreams!
Friday, April 10, 2015 MHCCF Meeting - Wellness & Purpose
Friday, March 20, 2015 MHCCF Meeting - Advanced Integrative Therapy
Friday, February 20, 2015 MHCCF Meeting - Intimate Partner Violence
Friday, January 16, 2015 MHCCF New Year's Breakfast
Friday, November 21, 2014 MHCCF Meeting - Neurofeedback for the Remediation of Trauma
Friday, November 07, 2014 Ethics, Medical Errors, & Domestic Violence Training
Friday, October 17, 2014 MHCCF Meeting - Human Trafficking
Friday, September 19, 2014 MHCCF Meeting - Healing Barriers Between Parents & Gay Children
Friday, September 12, 2014 Member Appreciation Social & Networking Event
Friday, August 15, 2014 Using DSM-5 for Quality Clinical Assessment, Diagnosis, & Treatment Plans
Friday, August 15, 2014 MHCCF Meeting - Image, Archetype, and Soul
Friday, June 20, 2014 MHCCF Meeting - Using the Expressive Arts in Psychoherapy
Friday, May 16, 2014 MHCCF Meeting - Using Animals to Enhance the Therapeutic Process
Friday, April 11, 2014 MHCCF Meeting - Enhancing Your Relationships through the Power of Mindfulness
Friday, March 21, 2014 MHCCF Meeting - Bridging the Social Gap
Friday, February 21, 2014 MHCCF Meeting - Using Play to Find Your Way
Friday, January 17, 2014 MHCCF New Year's Breakfast - Registration Closed
Friday, November 15, 2013 MHCCF Meeting - Bullying and Traumatic Stress
Friday, October 18, 2013 MHCCF Meeting - Perinatal Mental Health
Friday, September 20, 2013 MHCCF Meeting - Setting Limits, Saying No
Friday, August 16, 2013 MHCCF Meeting - Invitational Counseling
Friday, June 28, 2013 SOLD OUT: Introduction To The DSM-5
Friday, June 21, 2013 MHCCF Meeting - Domestic Violence
Friday, May 17, 2013 MHCCF Meeting - GLBT Stages of Identity Development
Friday, April 19, 2013 MHCCF Meeting - Reactive Attachment Syndrome
Friday, March 15, 2013 MHCCF Meeting - Counseling Caregivers
Friday, February 15, 2013 MHCCF Meeting - Natural Foods & Mental Health
Friday, February 01, 2013 Ethics, Medical Errors, & Domestic Violence Training
Friday, January 18, 2013 MHCCF New Year's Breakfast
Friday, December 14, 2012 MHCCF meeting - Brain Science for Mental Health Professionals
Friday, November 16, 2012 MHCCF meeting - The Impact of Social Networking and Technology Use on Family Relationships
Friday, October 19, 2012 MHCCF meeting - Using Internal Family Systems Therapy to Treat Trauma
Friday, September 21, 2012 MHCCF meeting - Compassion Fatigue
Friday, September 14, 2012 MHCCF Fall Social
Friday, August 17, 2012 MHCCF meeting - Laughter Yoga
Friday, June 15, 2012 MHCCF meeting - Strength-Centered Counseling
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