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Apr
10

Domestic Violence Facts

Domestic violence (DV) is physical and/or emotional abuse used by one person in a relationship to control another.  The violence can be criminal and includes physical assault: hitting, pushing, or shoving; sexual abuse: unwanted or forced sexual activity; and stalking.  DV includes emotional abuse: using fear to control another.  DV exists when a person is […]

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Feb
22

3-31-19 License Renewal Requirements for LCSW, LMFT, & LMHC

Current licenses expire at midnight, Eastern Time, on March 31, 2019.   IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST RENEWAL, YOU DO NOT NEED ANY CEUS AT ALL. YOU MUST RENEW AND PAY THE FEE BUT DO NOT NEED CEUS UNTIL YOUR NEXT RENEWAL. If this is not your first renewal, you must complete the following courses: Ethics […]

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Jan
31

Super Bowl’s Dark Side

106 million viewers watched the Super Bowl last year. Although it’s a day of excitement and socializing and partying with friends, Super Bowl Sunday has a dark side that many people don’t know about or want to think about. Illegal gambling, drug and alcohol abuse and related traffic accidents, prostitution, and human trafficking have plagued […]

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Jan
12

Confidentiality and Mental Health

Confidentiality refers to professional ethics, principles, and guidelines governing the disclosure of information obtained in the course of a clinical relationship. Breaching a client’s confidentiality is a serious issue that can result in problems for our clients, loss of trust in our profession, and litigation for us. There is no such thing as complete and […]

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Nov
27

Coping When Cancer Strikes A Loved One

The word ‘cancer’ brings about an array of emotions that may include fear, anxiety, sadness, anger and guilt. When someone we love receives a cancer diagnosis, we often try to put aside our feelings so we can focus on the ‘identified patient’. This only can work for a short time, then we must face our […]

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Sep
20

LICENSE RENEWAL INFORMATION

Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists, and Licensed Mental Health Counselors in Florida must renew their license prior to the end of the day on March 31, 2019. If this is your very first license renewal, you do not need any ceus at all. You will receive information around December, 2018 regarding […]

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Aug
23

WHAT’S NEW IN HIV/AIDS PREVENTION AND TREATMENT

The 2018 AIDS Conference highlighted the latest developments is HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Although HIV is a complicated disease that involves physical, mental, legal, insurance, work and family issues, today, people who are HIV+ are living long, relatively healthy lives if early, proper treatment is obtained. Perhaps the next step is finding “a cure”. U=U, […]

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Aug
13

Facts About Human Trafficking

In the U.S. people are being bought, sold, and smuggled like modern-day slaves. Human trafficking can be found everywhere, from the Super Bowl to motorcycle rallies in South Dakota, in the fields of Florida, in gangs in California, and in brothels in Washington, D.C. There are more human slaves in the world today than ever […]

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