Sunday, December 30, 2012

Mental Health Counselor or LMFT (St.Lucie/Martin)

A patient focused organization is looking for a part-time motivated Mental health counselor or Marriage Family Therapist to join growth-oriented practice .
We strive to ensure quality of treatment.
By joining our company here is what you can expect: clinical freedoms without the burden of administrative stresses, unlimited earning potential as the organization grows or availability of your time, freedom approach to treatment under the guidance of their licensure, registration and/or certification and in accordance with the regulations, rules, and requirements of State of Florida and Federal government; and accrediting organizations.
Please email resume, salary requirements and professional references. Masters Degree required, Licensed or Registered Intern

Location: St.Lucie/Martin
Compensation: Masters Degree required, Licensed or Registered Intern
Principals only. Recruiters, please don't contact this job poster.
Please, no phone calls about this job!
Please do not contact job poster about other services, products or commercial interests.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

New Study: What’s Broken On Our Campuses

New Study: What’s Broken On Our Campuses:

Are college counseling centers actually taking care of the students they’re intended to serve? A new study has the answers.  Out of 765 college students with mental health issues, more than 60% left school because of these problems, reports a study from the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Here are some interesting findings:

  • 27% listed depression as their health issue
  • 24% had bipolar disorder
  • 11% had anxiety
  • 12% reported health issues including eating disorders, autism and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
When these students were asked how supportive their schools were of their mental health issues:
  • 35% said not very supportive
  • 25% said somewhat supportive
  • 24% said supportive
  • 11% said very supportive
The connection between withdrawing from school and campus counseling services?
Some students said they were unaware of the services provided by their schools; others knew about the services but didn’t find them particularly helpful.
What should schools be doing to make students aware of mental health services — and help them take advantage of them? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.
The post New Study: What’s Broken On Our Campuses appeared first on Higher Ed Morning.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

School Counselor: G. Weaver Hipps Elementary School

G. Weaver Hipps Elementary School is seeking a full time School Counselor. Please pass this on ..  The Principal is Dr. Scott LeMaster

G. Weaver Hipps Elementary School
1200 Homestead Road North, Lehigh Acres, Florida 33936
Phone (239) 368-7042    Fax (239) 369-0469

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Defining Trauma

Defining Trauma: Give Us Your Feedback
SAMHSA is now seeking input from the public on the concept paper, SAMHSA's Working Definition of Trauma and Principles and Guidance for a Trauma-Informed Approach.
For ease of review, the paper is divided into three sections:
  1. Definition of Trauma
  2. A Trauma-Informed Approach
  3. Guidelines for Implementing a Trauma-Informed Approach.
Each section has a separate link and unique forum to provide comments and, if you wish, to vote on comment offered by others. You have up to 10 votes to endorse other comments, and you may revise your votes throughout the comment period.
The feedback forum will be open beginning Monday, December 10, 2012, and ending at midnight eastern time on Friday, December 21, 2012. This forum will provide an open and transparent process for stakeholders to offer their comments about the definitions, principles, and guidelines, and also make suggestions for improvement.
Feedback on the forum is an important part of the public dialogue on this issue. Your feedback will be carefully considered in the shaping of the definitions of trauma and trauma-informed approach, and the principles and guidelines of a trauma-informed approach.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Academic Program Director for Counseling Masters Programs

Job 1 of 1
Req Number2013BR
TitleAcademic Program Director for Counseling Masters Programs
External Job Description
Walden University offers advanced degrees online to professionals whose work impacts others. Degree programs include health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration, technology, and engineering. Our challenging programs are designed to help students make a difference in the lives of children, the health of communities, or the success of an organization.

Walden University seeks an Academic Program Director of the M.S. in Mental Health Counseling, M.S. in Addiction Counseling, and M.S. in Career Counseling Programs in the School of Counseling and Social Service. The Academic Program Director is a full-time academic administrator who reports to the Associate Dean, and works closely with the School's academic administrators, academic advising and administrative staff, and faculty. The person filling this position will need strong leadership skills, flexibility, creative problem solving skills and a strong commitment to the profession.


  • Maintains quality and integrity of the M.S. in Mental Health Counseling, M.S. in Addiction Counseling, and M.S. in Career Counseling programs’ curriculum reflective of CACREP standards and the university and program mission 
  • Coordinates the programmatic accreditation processes for these master’s programs 
  • Supervises program and unit coordinators, program faculty, and graduate assistants. 
  • Provides oversight and guidance to the course assignment process for programs 
  • Provides oversight and guidance to the student development and evaluation process for programs with the appropriate personnel 
  • Leads the faculty recruitment, orientation, development, mentoring, and evaluation processes 
  • Manages student success and academic progress efforts in the program 
  • Coordinates the residency, skill development, and field experience activities with the appropriate personnel 
  • Manages the program assessment and evaluation processes 
  • Collaborates with other school personnel to manage the grade appeal process 
  • Works closely with the program admissions committee and enrollment team 
  • Provides School and University committee service and scholarship 
  • Develops and maintains community amongst faculty and students. 
  • May provide limited mentoring and teaching
Travel Requirements:
Some travel required (minimally once per quarter)

  • Knowledge of the Business 
  • Management Skills 
  • Teamwork 
  • Accountability 
  • Integrity 
  • Problem-Solving / Critical Thinking 
  • Communication Skills
External Requirements

  • Earned doctorate must be in an area of Counselor Education or Counselor Education and Supervision 
  • Three to five years of graduate teaching experience 
  • Extensive experience in faculty/staff development, supervision, and evaluation. 
  • Experience in program management 
  • Experience in chairing or serving on dissertation and thesis committees 
  • Significant record of intellectual and professional contributions to the field of counseling 
  • Commitment to advocating for the learning and development needs of students earning their degrees in a distance learning environment including students who are experienced professionals 
  • Experience teaching, advising and mentoring 
  • Commitment to the promotion of applied research and the recruitment and development of a diverse faculty 
  • Experience, skill, and comfort leading and managing a large and complex team of professionals toward a common set of goals 
  • Excellent leadership, communication, team, and human relations skills. 
  • Experienced in training counselors in a distance learning environment 
  • Thrives in a team-oriented environment that emphasizes collaboration and personal accountability 
  • Evidence of compatibility with the Walden University mission of positive social change, broad access and professional excellence and our values of quality, integrity and student-centeredness. 
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Leadership experience as demonstrated by faculty/staff development, supervision and evaluation. 
  • Experience with academic accreditation and assessment. 
  • Experience with adult learners and other non-traditional students. 
  • Demonstrated strategic planning experience.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment, but may involve exposure to moderate noise levels. Work involves operation of personal computer equipment for six to eight hours daily and includes physical demands associated with a traditional office setting, e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and other physical  functions as necessary.

We are committed to ensuring that our website is accessible to everyone and meets current ADA guidelines.
The site is designed to function with most industry-standard screen readers.
If you have any difficulty using the online application process due to a disability, please contact us at so we may assist you.

Laureate Education, Inc. and its parents, subsidiaries and affiliates are equal opportunity employers. EOE.

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Santa Fe Public Schools (NM) is Hiring

Santa Fe Public Schools (New Mexico) is Currently Hiring School Counselors: Middle-High
Bilingual (Spanish-English) ‘a plus'
District-Wide ASCA Model Implementation In Progress
To be eligible for employment with our district: 
1) Apply online at
2) You will need a New Mexico School Counselor License -
which will require that you pass the New Mexico School Counselor Content Knowledge Exam - (recent SC Praxis Exam may be acceptable)
as well as meeting all of the requirements for NM School Counselor Licensure.
Check for more NM Licensing info at both:
Contact  the NM Public Education Department Licensure Bureau Help Desk (phone # 505-827-5821) with specific licensure questions.
3) In addition to the steps above, please directly contact:
Kate Greenway, SFPS Counseling Coordinator - attach current resume.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012

Minority Fellowship Program

Please see the attached announcement of the Minority Fellowship Program from the NBCC Foundation which  is available to students currently enrolled in CACREP-accredited doctoral programs. Because this opportunity will be available over a multi-year period, master’s students who are considering doctoral study should be aware of it.  Please forward this announcement to any student you think might be interested.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

ASERVIC Teaching Module Project

ASERVIC Teaching Module Project

The Association for Spiritual, Religious, and Ethical Issues in Counseling (ASERVIC) is excited to send out a call for submissions to continue the teaching module project  to assist counselor educators with the integration of spiritual and religious issues in the CACREP core classes. We were excited by the quality of submissions from the first call but could use additional modules to assist counselor educators. Currently, there are nine teaching modules that have been uploaded to the ASERVIC website ready for integration into your classroom!  

Original materials will be peer-reviewed for an on-line publication on the ASERVIC website.

If you are interested in submitting a module, please submit the following:
1. Title page to include title, author(s), affiliation, and contact information.
2. An abstract in Word format (only) with a maximum of 750 words that provides an overview of your module, a clear identification of the CACREP-core content area, and appropriate objective(s) for the proposed module.
3. A PowerPoint presentation to include a maximum of 15 black and white (only) PowerPoint slides in Word format (only), Times Roman, 18 pt. The PowerPoint must also include an activity, experiential exercise, and/or case study for discussion. On the first slide, please list title, author(s), affiliation, and contact information.

All submissions should be sent electronically to
Deadline for proposals: March 15, 2013.

Submission of materials is acknowledgment by the author(s) that materials may be used by others for teaching purposes, in part or in total, to assist counselor educators with the integration of spiritual and religious issues into curriculum courses.

Warm regards,
Lisa Jackson-Cherry on behalf of the Editorial Review Committee

Lisa Jackson-Cherry, Ph.D., LCPC, NCC, ACS, NCSC
Professor and Department Chair
Department of Counseling
Marymount University
2807 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, Va. 22207

Call for Monographs: Connecting Soul, Spirit, Mind, and Body

Call for Monographs
Connecting Soul, Spirit, Mind, and Body:
A Collection of Spiritual and Religious Practices in Counseling
A few years ago, a call was sent out for monographs for a tentative book. At the request of the members of ASERVIC, we are excited to resume this project. Submitted monographs will be peer-reviewed for an on-line article submission.  We will continue the guidelines set forth for the current collection but expand to include monographs on world religions and practices:
 Those who submitted monographs previously will be contacted to determine interest in continuing with this project. There is no need to re-submit as all monographs have been located.

Manuscript format and content requirements:

1.      Author’s full name, credentials, academic or agency affiliation, e-mail, phone, and two sentences of author information.
2.      Manuscript should include: 
Theoretical foundation and relevant research.
Definition/Description and History (Definition/description and brief historical overview of the experience or practice);
Indications (How the experience/practice can/should be addressed/used in the counseling process);
Cautions/Contraindications (Any factors that should limit or eliminate attention to the experience or use of the practice or that indicate need for referral; if a practice is “unproven” or “developing,” so specify per 2005 ACA ethics);
3.      Suggested Resources (Print and/or internet resources for counselor to find information to develop further expertise and/or find training to develop competence in addressing the experience or using the practice in counseling);
4.      References
Length: 5 to 8 pages of double spaced text (not counting title page, References page, and author information) adhering to APA 6th edition format and in a Word document.

All submissions should be sent electronically to
Deadline for proposals: March 15, 2013.

Ryan D. Foster, PhD, LPC-S (Texas), NCC
Assistant Professor
Department of Counseling
Marymount University
2807 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA  22207

Mental Health Therapist



Master's degree in Behavioral Science with specialization in counseling. Licensed therapist (or license eligible) in State of Florida. Three to five years of counseling experience working with children. Well-developed verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of community resources. Bilingual preferred (English-Spanish). Please send resume to Michelle.

Brief Description of Job Responsibilities:

• Complete intake process for prospective customers.
• Provide Psychosocial assessments (DSM IV-TR).
• Collaborate with customers for development of a mutually agreeable treatment plan.
• Provide professional clinical counseling services for children.
• Collaborate with peers for the development and marketing of professional clinical counseling services.
• Provide services within a professional code of ethics.
• Ensure clinical record documentation within professional and organization standards.
• Complete and submit required agency reports in a timely manner.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Michelle Diaz
Administrative Assistant District III
Catholic Charities
2210 Santa Barbara Blvd
Naples, FL 34116
' (239) 455-2655
Fax: (239) 455-7235

Medical Errors Required 2 CEUs

Gulfcoast Mental Health Counselors invite you to:

Medical Errors Required 2 CEUs
Monday, January 28, 2013, 11:30-2:00
    Presented By:
Margot Escott MSW, LCSW

At Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd S, Fort Myers, Florida 33965
Cohen Center-Student Union 213
Get parking pass at parking booth-it’s easy and free!

11:30 am Sign-in and Catered Networking Lunch Meeting,
                           2 CEU Presentation Begins promptly at Noon

 2 CEUs provided by Florida Gulf Coast University – Counseling & Psychological Services CE Provider# 50-13783. Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling expires 3/31/2013
and Florida Board of Psychology expires 5/31/2013.

RSVP required, as space is limited for this popular CEU!
1  LMHC’s RSVP and pay dues on-line at, this workshop is included in yearly membership dues (October-October).
1  Mental Health Graduate Students are free. Please RSVP on-line at!
1  Psychologists, LCSWs and MFTs are welcome to attend the 2 CEU Medical Errors Workshop and lunch – only $30 for this session. Please RSVP and pay on-line at

Not a member? LMHC’s join GMHC today! Annual dues are only $40 and include a CEU opportunity every quarter, plus lunch. This is a great opportunity for learning and networking with other professionals. offers more information regarding Gulfcoast Mental Health Counselors and upcoming events. Please direct questions to Jill Isaacson, President of GMHC.
or call 239-590-7950. 

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Survey: integration of career-related topics into counseling services

Attention all doctoral students and current faculty! Please consider participating in a short (only 3 questions!) survey about the integration of career-related topics into counseling services. The survey is approved by the IRB boards at the University of Tennessee and Kent State University. If you are interested in participating, please click on the link below or copy and paste it into your internet browser.

Thank you for your consideration,

Melinda M. Gibbons, Ph.D., NCC
Associate Professor
School Counseling Coordinator
Counselor Education
Department of Educational Psychology and Counseling
441 Claxton Complex
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996

Call for Program Proposals for the ACES 2013

Call for Program Proposals for the ACES 2013 Conference, October 17th-20th in Denver, Colorado.

The conference theme is “Promoting Unity While Affirming Diversity.” The types of programs are listed below. Complete information on the program proposal development and submission is available on the conference website . The deadline for submission is January 31st, 2012 at 11:59pm MST.

Types of ACES INFORM Programs
            50-minute Education Sessions – Pre-conference Wednesday, October 16, 2013
            2-hour Advanced Research Training Sessions – During the General Conference

Types of General Conference Programs
            50-minute Education Sessions
            50-minute Roundtable Sessions
            30-minute Poster Sessions
            90-minute Research Symposia NEW FOR 2013

NEW FORMAT FOR 2013: Research Symposia

A symposium is a focused session in which multiple participants present their research about a common theme, issue, or question. These 90-minute sessions consist of three 15-20 minute presentations followed by 30 minutes of facilitated discussion. A discussant will facilitate a conversation between presenters and the audience. Discussant’s role is to synthesize key issues and findings raised by presenters and facilitate a conversation that reflects the body of work presented.  More information on research symposia and the

Please visit the conference website  for additional information.

Self Care Healing

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LARC: Instructor for Developmentally Disabled

LARC: In Home Support Specialist

Senior Friendship Center Position

Position: LARC

Monday, November 26, 2012

Eight Components of College and Career Readiness Counseling

Advocacy and Policy Center

Register Now for This Week's Webinar on NOSCA's Eight Components of College and Career Readiness Counseling

Please join the College Board Advocacy & Policy Center's National Office for School Counselor Advocacy (NOSCA) as we continue our fall series of webinars. These 60-minute, content-packed webinars will provide participants with the information, knowledge and skills to ensure that all students — especially underrepresented student populations — are college and career ready.

It's not too late — registration is still open for this week's webinar on college and career readiness.

Nov. 28
Tools and Resources to Meet the Needs of Young Men of Color

Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, 1–2 p.m. EST

•  Jennifer Dunn, Director, The College Board, NOSCA

•  Nancy Barile, Teacher, Revere High School
•  Alfredo Martinez, 11th-Grade Student, Revere High School
•  Jose Padilla, 11th-Grade Student, Revere High School
•  Rawlings Toglan, 12th-Grade Student, Revere High School
•  William Truong, 12th-Grade Student, Revere High School

Gain insights into the knowledge, skills and transformative practices necessary to effectively assist the young men of color in your school. Learn how to use the workbook that accompanies the Transforming the Educational Experience of Young Men of Color Journal (both downloadable on the NOSCA website) to encourage dialogue about the needs and experiences of young men of color. Hear from students as they share their stories, challenges and hopes for the future.
Interested in obtaining more information, knowledge and skills to enable college and career readiness?
Sign up for the last webinar in our fall 2012 series:

School Counselors and FAFSA Completion: Systemic Best Practices to Increase FAFSA Submissions and Completions in Your School
Dec. 12, 2012, 1–2 p.m. EST
Register now

You can also view our archive of past webinars.
Download the PowerPoint presentations or listen to the recordings.

Please share this information with your colleagues.

For more professional development, join us in the Big Easy for our annual conference, Destination Equity 2013, at the New Orleans Marriott in the heart of the French Quarter. Register today.

We appreciate your support.

Pat Martin
Assistant Vice President
The College Board
National Office for School Counselor Advocacy (NOSCA)

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“The Many Manifestations of Addiction"

Saturday, November 24, 2012

What Brand Is Your Therapist?

In the summer of 2011, after I completed six years of graduate school and internship training and was about to start my psychotherapy practice, I sat down with my clinical supervisor in the Los Angeles office we’d be sharing. It had been a rigorous six years, transitioning from my role as a full-time journalist always on tight deadlines to that of a therapist whose world was broken into slow, thoughtful hours listening and trying to help people come to a deeper understanding of their lives. My supervisor went over the filing systems, billing procedures and ethical quandaries like whether to take referrals from current clients, but we never discussed how I would get these clients. I fully assumed, in what now seems like an astounding fit of naïveté, that I’d send out an e-mail announcement and network with doctors, and to paraphrase “Field of Dreams,” if I built it, they would come.

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Free Thanksgiving Dinner

School Counselor Position: MANATEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Time: Full Time Calendar: 198
Posted Date: 11/15/2012 Closing Date: 11/22/2012 Start Date: 12/03/2012 Salary: Instructional

Minimum Requirements: (SCHOOL COUNSELOR - 1.00)
Master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling or Counselor Education, that includes three (3) semester hours in a supervised counseling practicum in an elementary or secondary school, required. Basic computer skills required (e.g., ability to use e-mail). Eligible for Florida Certificate in Guidance and Counseling.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Student Scholarship Opportunity to attend ACA 2013

The Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW) Graduate Student and New Professional Committee is offering an exciting opportunity for 10 graduate students to meet and interact with leading counseling professionals at the American Counseling Association 2013 Annual Conference & Exposition in Cincinnati, OH (March 20-24).

In return for seven hours of their time split between the booth and the ASGW suite, graduate student volunteers will receive a $200 stipend. Student volunteers need to be enrolled in a full-time graduate program at the time of the conference. Each applicant must electronically submit the application form along with a 500 word personal statement addressing how your professional development and leadership might be enhanced through conference attendance and involvement in professional organizations such as ASGW.

The application deadline to serve as a student volunteer is December 7, 2012. Please email your completed application form and 500 word statement as an attachment to: Dr. Chinwé Uwah Williams, ASGW Graduate Student Committee Co-Chair. Email: Please contact Dr. Williams for an application.

Information about other ASGW scholarships and conferences can be found on the Association for Specialists in Group Work website at