Disaster Proof: 7 Mistakes That Could Cost You Your License
Dr. Denny Cecil-Van Den Heuvel, LMHC, LMFT
The State of Florida is crystal clear on professional licensing for therapists. We must stay within the guidelines outlined by FL Law 491 or risk disciplinary action by the board. The costs can be steep. It is not unusual for a well-meaning clinician to have his/her license suspended or even lose it. This workshop is a review of seven critical topics that all mental health clinicians must remember to stay within the laws and rules of this profession. Information from actual cases brought before past board meetings will be reviewed concerning broken laws and rules as well as penalties, costs, and possible remedies. Laws and rules coincide with ethical and professional boundaries mental health professionals are required to uphold. Dr. Van Den Heuvel is currently a member of the Florida 491 Board and sits in the review of all types of disciplinary cases regularly.
2.0 General CEU Hours
Dr. Denny Cecil-Van Den Heuvel (also known as Dr. Denny) received her Master of Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1991. She attained her license in North Carolina and continues to hold that license. She received her Ph.D. in Counselor Education with a minor in Psychology at North Carolina State University. During this time, Dr. Cecil-Van Den Heuvel also founded a state association, the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina, along with her colleagues, and promoted legislative groundwork for Licensed Professional Counselors in the 1990s. Currently, this association has over seven hundred members and is under the umbrella of the American Mental Health Counselors Association.
Dr. Denny is the Director of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master Program at South University in West Palm Beach, FL. Dr. Denny was hired to set up this Master’s Program in 2003 at South University where it has successfully graduated students and recently attained CACREP accreditation. She also has a part-time private practice where she enjoys direct client interaction. She specializes in the treatment of adolescents and their families from her long-term experience with this population. Dr. Denny also treats a broad range of issues and currently treats children, adolescents, couples, and families. She works with trauma often and is trained in EMDR.
Dr. Denny is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Marriage and Family Counselor in the state of Florida. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina. Dr. Denny has served as President of the Mental Health Counseling Association of Palm Beach County for two years, President of the Florida Mental Health Association for one year, and President of the Licensed Professional Counselors Association of North Carolina for two years. She is currently a member of the 491 Licensure Board in the State of Florida. She also holds a membership with the American Counseling Association, the American Mental Health Counseling Association, Florida Mental Health Counseling Association, Mental Health Counseling Association of Palm Beach County, and the Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County.
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