Associations & Organizations
Suncoast Mental Health Counselors Association (SMHCA)Suncoast Mental Health Counselors Association (SMHCA)
The purpose of this organization is to provide a means for mental health counselors in this district to work towards common goals including, but not limited to: promoting the profession of mental health counseling; increasing the visibility and respect accorded the profession; fostering professional identity and development; providing education and training opportunities to enhance the quality of services provided by members; promoting legislation which recognizes and advances the profession; addressing issues of discrimination and client advocacy; promoting an alliance with other organized mental health professionals with common goals and interests; and generally working for the common good of mental health counselors.
The Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences (AATBS)The Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences (AATBS)
The Association for Advanced Training in the Behavioral Sciences (AATBS) is committed to delivering dynamic educational content to mental health professionals based on the latest conceptual paradigms in their field. AATBS offers a variety of courses applicable to mental health professionals with strong emphasis on the EPPP, MFT, ASWB, CPSE, and NCE licensing examinations in addition to continuing education. More than half a million mental health professionals have benefited from the educational content and strategies offered by AATBS for over 35 years. Our commitment to helping mental health professionals pass their licensing exams is complimented by our wide-scale CE offerings. New courses are in constant development as AATBS is committed to making the professional learning experience both practical and relevant. CE course material and content is easily distilled into actionable knowledge applicable to the workplace. AATBS is proud to be of service to mental health professionals who contribute to the health and well-being of their communities nation-wide