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Daylight Saving Time and Mental Health

A common assumption is Standard Time = darkness = “bad”, and therefore, DSL = sunlight = “good”. It means summertime is coming. For many parts of the country, it’s a very good thing in terms of improved mental health symptoms. But let’s not forget about the impact of DSL starting with “Spring Forward”. At 2am […]

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Dec
26

Remembering Scope of Practice

With the rise of mental health advocates among social media influencers, it’s an exciting time to see mental health care being spoken of so frequently and in such a positive and nonjudgmental way. Within my own practice clients more regularly come prepared to talk about things like red and green flags, breathing exercises, links between […]

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Jun
16

Central Florida expands Mental Health Services

A 2021 survey by Orange County Mental and Behavioral Health Care System with partnership from Heart of Florida United Way found that, unsurprisingly, Florida’s mental health services systems are overwhelmed with people in need of care. Orange County’s Mental Health and Homelessness Division created a report with recommendations that were accepted and approved by Orange […]

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Jun
10

Completing CEUs Early

We’re 2 months into Florida’s renewal cycle for LCSWs, LMFTs, and LMHCs, with our current licenses set to expire March 31, 2025. Any continuing education courses (CEUs) we take now apply to our next renewal. This means you can start working on those 30 hours now! As a professional, we all know the importance of […]

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Jun
06

2022 Annual Report: Substance Use in Florida

FADAA and The State of Florida DCF published their annual report for 2022. This report outlines trends of substance use among adults and youth. It includes commonly used classes of substances as well as trends in emergency room visits and fatal and non-fatal poisonings. The conclusions describe trends in Florida across multiple years, as well […]

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May
12

2023 Florida Laws and Rules and the end of the COVID-19 PHE

As we move into this 2023-2025 renewal cycle, it’s important to be aware of new laws and rules applicable to our field. Remember, the 3 hour refresher Laws and Rules course is due every 3rd renewal (every 6 years); however, our laws and rules are changing much more frequently! It’s our responsibility to be on […]

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Jan
27

Florida Licenses Expire March 31, 2023 at Midnight

We are officially in the window of license renewal for Florida licenses. CE courses taken between now and March 31st will count towards the current renewal. CE courses taken April 1st or later will count towards the 2025 renewal.  Did you know Florida allows 100% of CEs to be taken on-line? Ross Counseling offers convenient […]

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Jan
13

FADAA Substance Use Trend Alert: Increase in overdoses

FADAA (Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association) is a subsidiary of the Florida Behavioral Health Association and Florida Department of Children and Families. FADAA recently released a trend alert regarding an increase in overdoses as a result of benzodiazepine misuse in the US and Florida. Benzodiazepines, include medications like Xanax, Valium, and Ativan, are a […]

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Mon – Thurs: 9am-4pm ET
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About A.A. Ross Counseling

We have been providing continuing education to mental health professionals in Florida since 1998. All courses are approved and accepted by the Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Mental Health Counseling, provider 50-31668. We believe that continuing education courses do not have to be tedious and boring. We combine examples, case studies, humor and clinical expertise to provide courses that are enriching, stimulating and fun. Participants consistently give our workshops the highest ratings possible.