Friday, August 31, 2012

FSCA 2012 Convention is Coming!

The FSCA 2012 Convention

The FSCA Convention is really shaping up to once again provide Florida school counselors with highly relevant professional development, resources, tools, information, and lots of networking. We are succeeding in keeping costs down and quality high. This is the only convention of its kind. We do hope to see you in beautiful St. Petersburg in just 8 short weeks!

Russ Sabella, Ph.D.
FSCA President 

FSCA 2012 Convention
NOVEMBER 1 - 3, 2012

Pre-Convention Workshops & Opening Reception:
Thursday, November 1, 2012

Breakout Session & Awards Banquet:
Friday, November 2, 2012

Breakout Sessions & Delegate Assembly:
Saturday, November 3, 2012

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Job Posting: Teen Outreach Program Coordinator

Annual 5K Fun Run

The Kleist Health Education Center is pleased to announce the return of our Annual 5K Fun Run on September 29, 2012 at 8:30 a.m. Not only is our 5K a great way to stay in shape; it is a fun opportunity to socialize with friends and family while competing for exciting prizes at the same time! All proceeds from this event will help to defray transportation costs for schools who cannot attend our quality health education programs.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012



We are pleased to announce that the Journal of Creativity in Mental Health is promoting graduate student scholarship by sponsoring an upcoming graduate student issue. Volume 8, Issue 2, has been designated to highlight graduate student work. The submission deadline for this special issue is November 15, 2012.  Criteria for publication can be found below and in the AUTHOR INSTRUCTION PACKET section of the ACC website (
). We would like the first author of this issue to be a graduate student, and we welcome their collaborative efforts with other graduate students, professors, or clinicians in the field. The focus of this work will be on the research, theory, and application of creative interventions in relational counseling practice.  Our goals are two-fold: to support the writing agendas of our graduate students and to create a helpful resource of counseling innovation. Please contact Stefanie Malone, Senior Editorial Assistant, at if you have any questions.

Thelma Duffey, Ph.D., Editor, JCMH
Professor of Counseling and Chair
Department of Counseling
The University of Texas at San Antonio
501 W. César E. Chávez Blvd.
San Antonio, Texas 78207

ASCA Webinar Series - Take the On RAMP

ASCA Webinar Series - Take the On RAMP

Last week ASCA held a webinar "Take the On RAMP" that we would like to make available to anyone interested. 
RAMP up your school counseling program. Get an overview of the Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) application and review process. Gather tips about the requirements for the 12 sections of the application, and learn how to navigate the online submission Web site.
Learning Outcomes
Learn about the 12 application components and what make a successful application.
Identify resources to support the RAMP process.
Understand how to use the online submission portal.

Monday, August 27, 2012

School Counselor opening: Rawlins Wyoming

New opening for a School Counselor for our alternative high school as well as help with counseling services in a rural K-12 school in our community. Located in Rawlins Wyoming. Population about 9,000. I am an elementary counselor in the district and just wanted to share the posting with all those of you still looking for jobs. If you like the outdoors, can handle the winters (and beautiful summers), and small town life this is the place for you!

FSCA Convention: Graduate Student Opportunities

August 2012
Dear Florida School Counseling Students:

Here is a PERFECT opportunity to showcase your work and introduce yourself to professional school counselors around the state. Additionally, you can gain valuable knowledge about the job search process.
I am writing on two accounts:

1. There is a session on November 2, Friday afternoon of the FSCA Convention, designed for school counseling students. This session will address all the points of a job search from tips on resume writing, to how to land that interview, interviewing suggestions, and then what is it like that first year in a position. A panel of administrators, and practicing school counselors at each level will talk about the job search and answer your questions.

               2. Also on this same Friday, FSCA is spotlighting graduate students in the Graduate Student Poster Sessions. Here is a golden opportunity to showcase your work and what you know and can do by presenting a poster session. Last year a number of graduate students presented a poster session, and the feedback of their experiences was highly positive. Presenting is a wonderful opportunity to gain valuable professional experience, contribute to the profession (which can be noted on your resume), network with professional school counselors from across our state, and learn more about the profession of school counseling. Overall, this is a win-win proposition!

If you are wondering what exactly a poster session is -- this is a 60 minute program set up similar to a traditional science fair. You will set up in a room with all presenters and each presenter will have a table to display materials about your topic. You would want to provide handouts and display your project on a tri-fold board. Participants will stop by your table to view your display and ask questions about your topic. Poster sessions are interactive, less formal than a content session, and allow you to have a conversation with each person who stops at your table. As for what to present -- you more than likely have a multitude of projects from this past year’s courses that you can select from to develop a poster session proposal. This might be data results from a project in the schools, a research study, an advocacy project, or a curriculum you presented…NO need for a new project! Use what you have accomplished. Team with a classmate on this poster presentation.. You don’t have to do this solo. 
The 2012 FSCA Convention is spotlighting our Florida Graduate Students from preparation programs in the state by designating this year’s poster session for Graduate Students. So come, represent your program, present your knowledge and skills, and meet other students and practicing school counselors from across the state. This is YOUR time to display and share the great work you have done this year.
You can submit a proposal up to September 7.  

Below is the description for how to submit a proposal. If you have questions or comments, or I may be of assistance, please contact me at

I look forward to meeting you at the Convention in St. Pete and I am excited about the prospect of learning from your presentations.

Rebecca A. Schumacher
FSCA President- Elect

Registration and Convention Information

Submit electronic proposals and a resume for the primary presenter by September 7, 2012. Proposals of a political, marketing, or for-profit nature will NOT be accepted.
Proposals are easily submitted online at     

NBCC: 2013 Foundation Scholarships

The NBCC Foundation is pleased to announce the 2013 Foundation scholarships. The scholarship program is integral to the NBCC Foundation's mission to leverage the power of counseling by strategically focusing resources for positive change. The goal of the scholarship program is to increase the number of counselors in priority underserved communities, currently considered to be military and rural populations.
Scholarships are available to students currently enrolled in a CACREP-accredited, master's-level counseling program. The NBCCF military scholarships provide financial support to service members and veterans who commit to serving military, veterans and families for a minimum of two years upon graduation. The rural scholarships support students living in rural areas who commit to serving rural populations upon graduation.
Five military and five rural scholarships are available in the amount of $5,000 each. The military scholarship requires recent military experience, and residence in a rural area is required for the rural scholarship. The deadline for applications is November 1, 2012.

NBCCF will award the scholarships in February 2013.
For more information about the NBCC Foundation scholarships, please visit

Friday, August 24, 2012

In Home Support Skills Trainer - PT

Free Food Program SW Florida

The Many Manifestations of Addiction

Counseling and Psychological Services
Friday, February 22, 2013

  Claudia Black, Ph.D.
“The Many Manifestations of Addiction”

Counseling and Psychological Services is pleased to present its 5th Annual
all day workshop at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida

Registration will open in the fall!  Further dates & details will follow!

$119 Early Bird Professional Rate
$109 Early Bird Group Rate (3 or more)
$69 Early Bird Graduate Student Rate

$139 Professional Regular Rate
$119 Regular Group Rate (3 or more)
$79 Graduate Student Regular Rate

6 CEUs, continental breakfast, and afternoon snack included in registration
6 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.

Contact Heather Clark (239-590-7950 or ) for further information
Workshop Director – Jill Isaacson, LMHC –

Individuals who require reasonable accommodations due to a disability must contact the Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance at 239-590-7405 or 800-590-3428, or Office of Adaptive Services at 239-590-7956. Accommodation requests must be received at least five (5) week days before the event. If you are hearing- or speech-impaired, call the appropriate FGCU office via the Florida Relay at 711 (TTY, VCO, HCO, ASCII or Speech-to-Speech).

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Workshop on Youth Suicide Prevention: A Community Approach

Suicide Prevention Workshop

October 30 & 31, 2012
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

USF Tampa Campus
College of Behavioral & Community Sciences
Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute
13301 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. Room MHC 2527
Tampa, FL 33612

For fees and additional information:

Next Workshop: October 30 & 31, 2012

(Register Now)

Workshop on Youth Suicide Prevention: A Community Approach

This interactive 2-day workshop will provide opportunities for participants to gain the latest research-based information; engage in experiential exercises; assess and plan a comprehensive, public health approach for suicide prevention; and share ideas and information in large and small group discussions. A follow-up opportunity two months after the workshop will re-connect participants on a group conference call to share community updates and progress of their suicide prevention efforts, discuss any challenges they have encountered in planning and implementation, and be informed of current state and national youth suicide prevention initiatives. View flyer (pdf).

Workshop Goals

Upon completion of the Workshop, you will:
  • Gain knowledge and skill in planning a community approach to youth suicide prevention.
  • Enhance your understanding of a suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention framework and resources.
  • Work as team or individually to assess your communities readiness and develop strategies for a community approach to youth suicide prevention.
  • Understand how a public health approach can be used for community suicide prevention activities.

FGCU Office of the General Counsel Notice

Please be aware that the Office of the General Counsel provides a service to allow persons in the University community to receive an email anytime a new regulation is created or an existing regulation is modified.

If you are interested in receiving notices of FGCU’s Regulation Activity from the Office of the General Counsel, you can subscribe to the service on the General Counsel’s webpage.  If you want to subscribe (and have not previously subscribed), check on the following hyperlink:

We welcome you to visit the website of the Office of the General Counsel at Florida Gulf Coast University. The purpose of the website is to familiarize the FGCU community with the Office of the General Counsel and its contribution to the mission of the University. The website also contains important governance information and public notices regarding FGCU regulations.

Counselor Team Lead Opening

Counselor Team Lead Opening

Advanced Academics, a leader in the field of online learning, partners with schools and districts in more than 30 states across the country has a Team Lead Counseling position open in Oklahoma City. 
The Team Lead, Counseling is responsible for directing an assigned group of Counselors working with a virtual program.  The position proactively oversee, and as necessary, participate in day-to-day activities which will include monitoring student/counselor ratios, handling escalated phone calls, and continuing professional development.  In addition responsible for fostering positive work environment and high team morale through the use of appropriate coaching and motivational techniques.  Further responsibility includes assisting the Manager, Counseling with an evaluation of the working relationships and the school counselor's professional competencies as outlined by the ASCA National Model.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Zotero (free research tool)

Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. It lives right where you do your work—in the web browser itself.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

4th Annual National Educator Conference: Supporting Students ~ Saving Lives

You will not want to miss the exciting three days we have planned over President’s Day weekend, February 15-17, 2013 in San Diego at the DoubleTree Hotel in Mission Valley’s Hazard Center. As the ONLY national educator conference of its kind, CESCaL’s 4th Annual Supporting Students ~ Saving Lives conference will kick off on Friday evening, February 15th and conclude at 12:30pm on Sunday, February 17th.  This will allow you to enjoy beautiful San Diego on Sunday afternoon and President’s Day, Monday, February 18th.

School Counselor Position: LELY HIGH SCHOOL

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. Collier County Public Schools.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Mental Health Counselor/Therapist opening in Mount Laurel, New Jersey

Mental Health Counselor/Therapist opening in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. This and other counseling/therapy jobs brought to you by Allied Health Job Cafe. The Renfrew Center of Mt. Laurel, NJ has an opening for a Part-Time, Primary Therapist.Responsibilities: Responsible for providing individual, family, and group therapy for both adults and adolescents; case management services; collaborating with referral sources and insurance companies; participation as an active member of the treatment team; maintaining clinical documentation.Requirements: LCSW, LPC is required and a PH.D is preferred. Experience working with patients who have eating disorders is strongly preferred but not required. Hours: 20 hours per week.To apply please visit our website...

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Big Brothers Big Sisters is seeking a full-time Community Resource Director

Big Brothers Big Sisters is seeking a full-time Community Resource Director for our Ft. Myers office. 

Prior management experience, 4-yr degree.

The Community Resource Director is responsible to assist in the development of
community resources and relationships to position BBBS of the Sun Coast in the
marketplace as the not-for-profit organization of choice.  Additionally, emphasis
is placed on revenue generation and volunteer recruitment while retaining the
customer service and program excellence.

Please send resume:  or fax 941-485-0604

Monday, August 6, 2012

Job Title: Career Development Specialist

Job Title: Career Development Specialist

  1. A Master’s degree in counseling or related area; or a Bachelor’s degree in the same and two years relevant experience; or a high school diploma or equivalent and six years relevant experience. Preferred: Nationally Certified Counselor
  2. Knowledge of and demonstrated experience in counseling, program development, and program management.
  3. Knowledge of career development theory and practical experience with career advising, individual career counseling and group career counseling with a college population.
  4. Ability to work a flexible schedule to include occasional travel.
  5. Must have valid driver license.
  1. Trains, develops, and provides case supervision for career advisors and counselors-in-training and monitors service delivery in accordance with professional ethics and requirements for accreditation.
  2. Provides direct career advising, and career counseling services to clients on a drop-in, individual appointment and group counseling basis.
  3. Designs and delivers career development workshops to university and community groups.
  4. May instruct or co-instruct undergraduate career development courses on an as-needed basis.
  5. Maintains appropriate records and makes referrals to appropriate university and community resources.
  6. Acts as liaison to university academic colleges, departments, or programs as well as offices throughout the Division of Student Affairs.
  7. Authors, edits, and designs print and web-based career resources.
  8. Participates in creating policy and evaluating processes at the program level adhering to the research mission of the Career Center.
  9. Conducts and mentors career advisers in presenting at state, regional, and national professional conferences.
  10. How To Apply
    If qualified and interested in a specific vacancy as advertised, apply to Florida State University at:

    Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information.
    Applications must include work history and all education details (if applicable) even if attaching
    a resume.
    Close date: August 10, 2012
    Job ID: 34488
    Location: Tallahassee, FL
    Full/PartTime: Full-Time
    *This is an A&P (Administrative and Professional) position
    Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action Employer

    CESL Conference Center, Second life

    Call for Proposals 

    The 4th Virtual Conference on Counseling will held September 12-15, 2012 at the CESL conference center in Second Life (a virtual environment). This is a FREE of CHARGE counseling conference provided through the Internet using the Second Life platform. This CFP is open to any and all topics having to do with counseling or counselor training; topics do not need to be about technology and counseling (although these are welcome). Proposals are encouraged on a spectrum of counseling topics in the discipline of counseling, counselor education, research presentation, diversity, technology and social justice. For full details on the conference and how to submit your proposal please follow this link

    4VCC information

    To submit a proposal go to:

    For an sample listing of previous presentation titles please click here 3VCC Schedule

    CEU's will be available to conference attendees. 

    This conference provides a vehicle for you to share your knowledge and experience with interested attendees without the time or expense of travel.  For those unfamiliar with Second Life and wanting to experience presenting in this environment full training will be provided.  Mastering a new technology can be intimidating yet the conference coordinators have developed training methods to help any interested party successfully deliver dynamic and engaging presentations for this conference.

    Prior to submitting your proposal please register at Second Life.  You will need your Second Life user name on your proposal Second Life Registration

    Last year’s conference had over 40 presentations and over 200 attendees from around the globe.  This year’s conference will be even more dynamic with the inclusion of roundtable discussions and an Unconference (see the web link for details about this).  Presenting in a virtual environment such as Second Life allows for presentations that are as simple as a PowerPoint or as complex as a 3 dimensional immersion in a topic. This medium offers an opportunity to stretch your creativity on your topic.

    To find out more about the 4th Virtual Conference on Counseling and how to submit your proposal please follow this link

    Proposal  will be accepted until 8/10/2012

    Should you have any questions please email Marty or Debra and we will get them answered. 

    Thursday, August 2, 2012

    Full time School Counseling position

    Job Description
    Full time School Counseling position:
    Duties split between Raft River High School, Raft River Elementary School, and Albion Elementary School.
    Enrollment: RRHS - 146 - Grades 7 - 12
    RRES - 228 - Grades K - 6
    Albion Elem - 24 - K - 4
    Valid Current Idaho Educational Credential required with Pupil Personnel Services endorsement.
    MA degee
    Knowledge of Powerschool desired.
    Salary based on current year certified salary schedule.
    Placement determined by education and experience.
    District benefits include: Health, dental and life insurance plus PERSI retirement
    Contact(s): Eric Boden, Principal, RRHS
    phone: 645-2220

    School Counseling: Practitioner-Focused Manuscript Submission Guidelines

    Practitioner-Focused Manuscript Submission Guidelines

    Professional School Counseling journal is expanding its focus on action-research articles, written by practicing school counselors. We want to hear from you about the outcome research you have done demonstrating the effectiveness of your interventions and programs. Worried about writing a scholarly article? Don’t be. If your topic is accepted for a Professional School Counseling article, you can request a mentor to help you in the writing and editing process.

    University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County - Mental Health Counselor

    This is a 0.50 position is responsible for providing professional mental health counseling services to University of Wisconsin Marshfield/Wood County students throughout the academic year. The primary responsibilities of this position will be to provide mental health counseling, mental health outreach and wellness opportunities, be an available resource for faculty, staff and family members expressing concerns about student health and wellness and conduct crisis management activities and referrals as appropriate.  Ongoing consultation with UW Colleges professional counselors located at other UW Colleges campuses is expected.  This position is a member of the UW-Marshfield/Wood County Student Services team and reports to the Assistant Campus Dean for Student Services.

    Positions: Licensed Mental Health Therapist OR Counselor

    AMIkids is a non-profit dedicated to helping troubled youth develop into responsible and productive citizens. AMIkids’ mission is to protect the public safety and positively impact as many youth as possible through the efforts of a diverse and innovative staff. AMIkids works in partnership with youth agencies, local communities and families.

    Licensed Mental Health TherapistAMIkids Big Cypress
    Licensed Mental Hlth CounselorAMIkIds Tallahassee (Tallahassee, FL)
    Licensed Mental Hlth CounselorAMIkids Tampa (Tampa, FL)
    Local Care CounselorAMIkids Gainesville (Micanopy, FL)
    Local Care CounselorAMIkids Volusia (Daytona Beach, FL)
    Local Care CounselorAMIkids Orlando (Apopka, FL)
    Local Care CounselorAMIkids Southwest Florida (Fort Myers, FL)
    Master's Level CounselorAMIkids Southwest Louisiana (Lake Charles, LA)
    Master's Level CounselorAMIkids WINGS South Florida (Miami, FL)
    Regional Dir of TreatmentAMIkids Baton Rouge (Baton Rouge, LA)