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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                  For information contact: 

April 6, 2016                                               Paul Thornton at (239) 425-3274

FGCU’s Office of Continuing Education & Off-Campus Programs Presents Solution Focused Brief Counseling and Consultation

FORT MYERS, Fla. The Office of Continuing Education & Off-Campus Programs at Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) presents Solution Focused Brief Counseling and Consultation (SFBC), a workshop targeted principally at school counselors, mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, human services professionals and educators. SFBC uses a systematic, five-step approach in which clients, students and parents focus on solutions rather than problems.

     Each workshop meets on two Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to noon, and costs $99 for both workshops:

  • May 7 and June 4 at FGCU Naples Center, 1010 5th Avenue South, Naples
  • May 14 and June 11 at The Atrium, 8695 College Parkway, Suite 1181, Fort Myers
  • May 28 and June 25 at FGCU Herald Court Centre, 117 Herald Court, Punta Gorda

     Solution Focused Brief Counseling and Consultation was created and instructed by Dr. Russell A. Sabella, professor of counseling in the College of Health Professions and Social Work at FGCU, and president of Sabella & Associates. Dr. Sabella has authored numerous articles published in journals, magazines and newsletters; and has co-authored two books, “Confronting Sexual Harassment: Learning Activities for Teens,” (Educational Media; 1995) and “Counseling in the 21st Century: Using Technology to Improve Practice” (American Counseling Association; 2004). He has been practicing and training thousands of professionals in Solution Focused Brief Counseling and Consultation for nearly 20 years.

     To register, call (239) 425-3270, or go online at Upcoming FGCU Professional Development Programs at

      Six contact hours provided for Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy & Mental Health Counseling.

      For further information, contact Paul Thornton at (239) 425-3274 or


MHCCF received the 2015 Chapter of the Year award from the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association (FMHCA) at the organization's annual conference in February 2016. Congratulations to the board and MHCCF members for the honor.


The Seminole County Children's Cabinet is a wealth of resources for those in our community who work with struggling individuals and families.

Come out on March 9th to get to know some of the Cabinet members!

All are welcome but the purpose of this meeting is for agencies to know who they can connect when they need a service or helping hand.

We all have so much to offer so let us bring these resources to our families.

RSVP Here!


We ask members interested in having some space and time to present their agencies at this meeting to:

1.        Fill out the Registration form and send to

There are 10 spots still available!

2.        Fill out the Resource Form for Referrals and have them printed out. I f you need your cards formatted, please feel free to send them!


Those who have registered:

1.        Visions TCM Services – Registered

2.        Chrysalis Health – Registered

3.        University Behavioral Health – Registered and submitted referral card

4.        The Grove Counseling Center – Registered and submitted referral card

5.        Impower- Registered and submitted referral card

6.        Department of Juvenile Justice – Registered and submitted referral card

7.        Boys Town of Central Florida- Registered

8.        Healthy Start Program – Registered and submitted referral card

9.        Community Based Care of Central Florida – Foster Care program – Registered

10.    Department of Children and Families – Registered and submitted referral card

11.    Resilience Counseling Center, Inc. – Registered

12.    PACE Center for Girls – Registered

13.    Seminole Prevention Coalition - Registered

14.    Youth Move – Registered

15.    Wellcare- Registered


Do you know Victim Service Center of Central Florida provides FREE groups for survivors of sexual assault?  Interested participants should call (407) 254-9415 to set up a screening appointment with an advocate in order to get started.  Individual therapy is not required for participation.  Visit to learn more about the organization.


Group Purpose:  To provide education, support, and linkage to other persons with shared experiences in order to facilitate recovery.   

There are 2 groups: Tuesday at 5:30pm (females only) and Fridays at 12:00pm


Cost: FREE

Support groups is 1 hour average length of time per session.

Support groups will focus on the management of emotional trauma related to a recent or past sexual assault, or to the management of problems in daily living resulting from the sexual violence experience.

All participants must meet with an Advocate before joining a support group.


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