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Sep
29

The Interactive Phone Call

The 8 Hour Florida Laws and Rules Course requires an interactive portion. While many courses use a classroom format, we do ours a little different. Our course is an at-your-own-pace and interactive hybrid: you are given the course document to read at your leisure, then take a short quiz. Once the quiz is completed, you’ll […]

By David Massey | Uncategorized
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Jul
28

Bringing Your Self to your Sessions

It’s difficult to write about mental health today without writing about Simone Biles. This incredible woman, who carries the GOAT title for her athleticism, and who presents herself as fearless and capable of anything shocked the world today when she pulled herself out of the Olympics. After the media suspected physical injury, she clarified that […]

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Jun
21

floridasmentalhealthprofessions.gov: An Often Overlooked Resource

Many of our courses refer to www.floridasmentalhealthprofessions.gov, but have you ever actually familiarized yourself with the site? Sure, we know to go there to apply for licensure and for renewals. Of course we also visit the page constantly to check our application status while anxiously awaiting to become “official”. But there is so much more […]

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Jun
08

License Renewal Extension Expires June 30

In response to COVID-19, Emergency Order 21-001 was adopted March 2020 extending the licensure renewal expiration date until June 30, 2021. The extension was for any professional license issued by the Department with March 2021 licensure renewal deadlines. The license expiration date for Licensed Mental Health Counselors was extended from March 31, 2021 to June […]

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Nov
05

8-hr Laws & Rules, Intern, & Supervisor Liability

When should registered interns complete the 8-hour Laws & Rules Course that is required in Florida for initial license as LCSW, LMFT, or LMHC?   Most say, “this is the last step in my license process”.  We have been offering this course for over 20 years and it amazes me that so many qualified supervisors […]

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Jul
27

CEU Requirements for FL LCSW, LMFT, & LMHC License Renewal

The next renewal for LCSW, LMFT, & LMHC in Florida is 3-31-21.  A total of 30 ceus must be completed every renewal, including 5 required ceus (Medical Errors – 2 ceus; and Ethics or Telehealth – 3 ceus) and 25 general ceus.  Following is information about ceu requirements: REQUIRED SUBJECT AREA REQUIRED NUMBER OF HOURS […]

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Jun
04

Medicare & Telehealth During COVID-19 Pandemic

In March 2020 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) expanded the use of telehealth during the COVID-19 public health emergency.  Some requirements have been TEMPORARILY waived.  Licensed mental health professionals who are enrolled in Medicare can be reimbursed for telehealth services provided: To new or established Medicare beneficiary clients To clients whether the […]

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May
17

COVID-19 and Telehealth, Registered Interns and Provision of Supervision in Florida

In 2019, Florida Statute 456 allowed the use of telehealth for the provision of mental health services  that included assessments, individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and patient education.  Technology had to include visual – the client and the clinician had to be able to see each other.  HIPAA regulations dictated the type of platform […]

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CONTACT

Email: support@aarossfamilycounseling.com
Telephone: 561-704-8746

Hours of Operation:

Mon – Thurs: 9am-4pm ET
Friday:   9am-noon ET
Closed:  Weekends and Holidays

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.