Friday, September 28, 2012

Various Mental Health Counseling Jobs

Mental Health Counselor jobs in Bryan, Texas |
Explore Bryan, Texas Mental Health Counselor jobs and career resources on Monster. Find all the information you need to land a Mental Health Counselor job ...
Full Time Mental Health Counselor
Community Hope, Inc. is a non-profit agency dedicated to assisting individuals recovering from mental illness through transitional and supportive housing.
Mental Health Counselor - Job Board | The Coalition
We are seeking a The Mental Health Counselor to provide mental health related services for HIV/AIDS afflicted clients with mental health needs and their ...
Mental Health Counselor/mental Health Technician- Prn - Kindred
View the job posting for Mental Health Counselor/mental Health Technician- Prn - Kindred Hopsital Chicago North at Kindred Healthcare in Chicago, IL.

Online training: QPR

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Free Webinar: School-wide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS)

Community Solutions at the University of South Florida is a new national resource for system planning and community capacity building.

Community Solutions at the University of South Florida

Community Solutions Free Webinar

School-wide Positive Behavior Support (SWPBS):
Working Together to Implement Systems Change
Across Schools, Districts, and States

Presenter: Don Kincaid, EdD

October 16, 2012
2:00 PM EST


This webinar will provide an overview of SWPBS and how preventative and proactive strategies are provided across the continuum of support (e.g., classrooms, targeted groups, individual students) for overall school improvement. An analysis of recent data collected across the 1100+ Florida schools that have implemented SWPBS will be provided.

Register now!
All webinars currently being offered are free of charge and open to everyone who would like to participate. Previous webinars can be viewed here.

Community Solutions at the University of South Florida is a new national resource for system planning and community capacity building, formed by research faculty and staff from the USF Department of Child & Family Studies. Our goal is to provide services and training that will equip individuals, communities and states with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively provide behavioral health services and supports to all children, youth and their families. View Department News.

University of South Florida College of Behavioral & Community Sciences

Do you know of a student who is displaying behavior that concerns you?

If the answer is YES, please report it immediately to the Behavioral Consultation and Assessment Team (BCAT). Call any member of the BCAT team listed at the bottom of this email correspondence or complete this online form here:

The BCAT team will consult with any faculty, staff member or student who is concerned about the behavior of a student that disrupts the normal functioning of the University community or who potentially poses a threat to him/herself or others. For more information on the BCAT, please see the website:
When in doubt, please report any behavior that concerns you. 

Core BCAT members include:

1. Dean of Students
2. Director of the Counseling Center and/or designated representative
3. Director of University Police and/or designated representative
4. Director of Housing and Residence Life and/or designated representative
5. Assistant Dean of Students for Student Conduct
6. Academic Affairs representative, appointed by the Vice President for Student Affairs
7. Student Affairs Case Manager

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Mini-Counseling Sessions Can Curb Problem Drinking


Just 10 to 15 minutes of counseling from primary care doctors can reduce the risk of "risky" drinking, a federal task force says.
Just 10 to 15 minutes of counseling from primary care doctors can reduce the risk of "risky" drinking, a federal task force says.
Brief counseling from primary care doctors reduces "risky" drinking, defined as having more than four drinks a day for men, three for women, a federal task force says.
About one in three Americans misuse alcohol, the panel says, with the vast majority falling in the "risky" category.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says the available evidence shows that patients who had multiple counseling sessions lasting 10 to 15 minutes were 12 percent more likely to quit binge drinking a year later and 11 percent more likely to stay within recommended alcohol limits.

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
Friday, February 22, 2013
Claudia Black, M.S.W., Ph.D.
The Many Manifestations of Addiction"
Dr. Black is the recipient of the 2010 Conway Hunter Award for excellence in the field of addictions.
Claudia Black, M.S.W., Ph.D. is a renowned addictions and codependency expert, author and trainer internationally recognized for her pioneering and contemporary work with family systems and addictive disorders. Since the 1970s, Dr. Black’s work has encompassed the impact of addiction on young and adult children. She has offered models of intervention and treatment related to family violence, multi-addictions, relapse, anger, depression, sex addiction and women’s issues. Dr. Black serves on the Advisory Board for the National Association of Children of Alcoholics, and the Advisory Council of the Moyer Foundation.  Dr. Black has been a keynote speaker on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. and on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada. This 6 CEU workshop truly is a do not miss opportunity!

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.
Workshop Registration
Click HERE to register with a credit card!
(MC, VISA, AMEX, DISC, China Union Pay, JCB, Carte Blanche, and Diners Club)
Call (239)590-1240 to register with a check

(before 12/15/2012)
$119 Early Bird Professional
$109 Early Bird Group Rate (3 or more)
$69 Early Bird Graduate Student
(must be enrolled in classes)

(starting 12/16/2012)
$139 Professional Regular Rate
$119 Group Regular Rate (3 or more)
$79 Graduate Student
(must be enrolled in classes)

*WALK-INS on the day of the workshop are $20 more than your Regular Rate*

Embassy Suites –
FGCU Visitor Rate $129
(239) 949-4222

Courtyard Marriot – FGCU Visitor Rate $159
(239) 332-4748

Workshop Schedule:

8:00 am - 9:00 am - Check-in & continental breakfast

9:00 am - 4:00 pm – Workshop –
afternoon snack

12-1:15 pm
(lunch on your own)
Several locations on campus!

Contact Heather Clark (239-590-1240 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).

Scary stuff seems bigger when self-esteem is low

Posted by Carla Cantor

RUTGERS (US) — For people with high self-esteem, hills literally seem less steep and scary objects less threatening.

But people who have fewer social resources, such as friends and family, see challenging objects and events in a more exaggerated way, according to new research.

“Those with fewer friends, with lower self-esteem, and with less opportunity to disclose their emotions tend to visually amplify threats,” says Kent Harber, associate professor of psychology at Rutgers-Newark. “Their perceptions are exaggerated, and disturbing things appear higher, closer, of greater duration, or more intense than they actually are.”

Read more.

Frontline: Dropout Nation

FGCU grows to more than 13,000 students

Florida Gulf Coast University barely made a blip on the educational radar when it opened in 1997. The school began its life as a virtual university with no classrooms, no dorms and no athletics. The 2,500 students enjoyed small online class sizes where professors could cater to their needs.
Fast-forward 15 years.

FGCU’s campus has shot up as enrollment now exceeds 13,000 students.  Classrooms are packed while the parking garages have become a battleground.

Read more.

Life Care Coordinator at Fort Myers

Job Title- Full-time position for a Life Care Coordinator at Fort Myers elder law firm. Duties-Work with firm attorneys and their clients to establish goals and objectives for client care aimed at helping clients remain independent for as long as possible. The Life Care Coordinator position involves initial client meetings at the firm, traveling to the client’s home to assess the client’s needs, make care and/or placement recommendations, educating the family, and advocating for the client. The position includes establishing and maintaining community relations in the healthcare and long-term care community through on-site visits, participation in professional associations, speaking and networking. Travel is generally limited to Lee, Collier and Charlotte Counties. Qualifications-Bachelor’s degree, with a background in the healthcare field. Masters of Social Work or Geriatric Care Management preferred. Benefits- Excellent benefits and competitive salary. Office is closed from Christmas through New Year’s Day. e-mail resume to info@pselderlaw.comfix

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Homeless Youth Mental Health Counselor

Friends of Youth is a not for profit organization committed to the support of youth and young adults in our community. With 60 years of experience, 21 program sites, and national accreditation, we provide safe places and emotional support for youth and families in challenging circumstances. Our services include:

-Residential Services, providing therapeutic residential services, including foster care, to youth under 18; -Homeless Support Services, providing outreach, overnight shelter, case management, employment and housing for homeless youth and young adults in East King County; and -Youth and Family Services, providing counseling, substance abuse treatment, prevention and parenting programs in East King County.

Friends of Youth is currently seeking a Homeless Youth Mental Health Counselor as part of our Counseling & Family Support Program located in Redmond.

Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor

Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor
Company: Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Marion, IL
Date Posted: September 21, 2012

Licensed Mental Health Counselor/LCSW-PT weekend days

Licensed Mental Health Counselor/LCSW-PT weekend days
Company: N/A
Location: Fort Pierce, FL

Mental health symposium

FGCU’s 2 nd Annual Children’s Mental Health Conference

NCES Releases New Data on Postsecondary Tuition, Fees and Degrees

NCES Releases New Data on Postsecondary Tuition, Fees and Degrees

ipeds logoBetween 2009-10 and 2011-12, the average tuition and required fees at 4-year public institutions (after adjusting for inflation) increased more for in-state students (9 percent increase) than for out-of-state students (6 percent increase). During that same time period, 4-year nonprofit institutions increased overall by 4 percent. However, for-profit institutions reported no increase. This First Look report presents findings from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) fall 2011 data collection, which included three survey components: institutional characteristics for 2011-12 -- such as degrees offered, type of program, application information, and tuition and other costs; the number and type of degrees conferred from July 2010 through June 2011; and 12-month enrollment data for the 2010-11 academic year.

Other findings include:

• In 2011-12, of the 7,398 Title IV institutions in the United States and other jurisdictions, 3,053 were classified as 4-year institutions, 2,332 were 2-year institutions, and the remaining 2,013 were less-than-2-year institutions.

• Institutions reported a 12-month unduplicated headcount enrollment totaling about 29.5 million individual students. Of these, roughly 25.6 million were undergraduates and approximately 3.9 million were graduate students.

• Of the roughly 3.6 million degrees institutions reported conferring, about 2.9 million were awarded by 4-year institutions and approximately 650,000 were awarded by 2-year institutions.

To view the full report please visit

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Summer Feeding Program: Harlem Heights

How to Work with Distressed Elders

Monday, September 24, 2012

Research Briefs Examine Interventions Specifically for Girls and Boys

JUVJUST OJJDP's E-mail Information Resource
Research Briefs Examine Interventions Specifically for Girls and Boys
Child Trends has released two fact sheets: What Works for Female Children and Adolescents: Lessons From Experimental Evaluations of Programs and Interventions and What Works for Male Children and Adolescents: Lessons From Experimental Evaluations of Programs and Interventions. Each research brief synthesizes findings from more than 100 evaluations of interventions to reduce risk factors for children and youth, presenting what works—and what doesn’t—for girls and boys.
Read What Works for Female Children and Adolescents.
Read What Works for Male Children and Adolescents.
Learn more about the OJJDP-funded Girls’ Study Group, convened to develop a foundation of research for understanding and responding to girls’ delinquency.

Browse past issues of JUVJUST and OJJDP News @ a Glance.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

'Psychopaths' have an impaired sense of smell


'Psychopaths' have an impaired sense of smell

Study suggests that a poor sense of smell may be a marker for psychopathic traits

New York / Heidelberg, 20 September 2012

People with psychopathic tendencies have an impaired sense of smell, which points to inefficient processing in the front part of the brain. These findings by Mehmet Mahmut and Richard Stevenson, from Macquarie University in Australia, are published online in Springer's journal Chemosensory Perception.

Psychopathy is a broad term that covers a severe personality disorder characterized by callousness, manipulation, sensation-seeking and antisocial behaviors, traits which may also be found in otherwise healthy and functional people. Studies have shown that people with psychopathic traits have impaired functioning in the front part of the brain - the area largely responsible for functions such as planning, impulse control and acting in accordance with social norms. In addition, a dysfunction in these areas in the front part of the brain is linked to an impaired sense of smell.

Mahmut and Stevenson looked at whether a poor sense of smell was linked to higher levels of psychopathic tendencies, among 79 non-criminal adults living in the community. First they assessed the participants' olfactory ability as well as the sensitivity of their olfactory system. They also measured subjects' levels of psychopathy, looking at four measures: manipulation; callousness; erratic lifestyles; and criminal tendencies. They also noted how much or how little they emphasized with other people's feelings.

The researchers found that those individuals who scored highly on psychopathic traits were more likely to struggle to both identify smells and tell the difference between smells, even though they knew they were smelling something. These results show that brain areas controlling olfactory processes are less efficient in individuals with psychopathic tendencies.

The authors conclude: " Our findings provide support for the premise that deficits in the front part of the brain may be a characteristic of non-criminal psychopaths. Olfactory measures represent a potentially interesting marker for psychopathic traits, because performance expectancies are unclear in odor tests and may therefore be less susceptible to attempts to fake good or bad responses."

M. K. Mahmut, R. J. Stevenson (2012). Olfactory abilities and psychopathy: higher psychopathy scores are associated with poorer odor discrimination and odor identification; Chemosensory Perception; DOI: 10.1007/s12078-012-9135-7

The full-text article is available to journalists on request.
Contact: Ann Koebler, Springer, tel.:

University of Central Florida (UCF) Counselor Education program is seeking applicants for the Fall 2013 cohort of doctoral students

The University of Central Florida (UCF) Counselor Education program is seeking applicants for the Fall 2013 cohort of doctoral students. The UCF Counselor Education Program trains Ph.D. students to enter into the professorate in counselor education and supervision.  

The UCF Counselor Education Program is CACREP-accredited.  It is one of the largest counselor education programs in the country and has been ranked 11th in the nation by US News and World Report.

The program has internationally recognized, multiple award-winning faculty who are leaders in the counseling profession.  In the last seven years, the UCF Counselor Education Program has received over 15 million dollars in external funding and has two endowments for the enhancement of students.

A limited number of graduate assistantships or teaching fellowships for full-time doctoral students are anticipated for Fall 2013.  Research opportunities are enhanced by such entities as the UCF College of Education, the UCF Community Counseling Clinic, the UCF Heintzelman Endowment, and the UCF Toni Jennings Institute.

To e considered for financial assistance, the application deadline is December 20, 2012.  Otherwise, the regular application deadline is February 15, 2013. 

For questions contact Dr. E. H. Mike Robinson, Director of Doctoral Programs, at

New Jersey: Play therapy workshop

The Counseling Program at New Jersey City University cordially invites you to our play therapy workshop by an internationally known scholar and play therapist, Dr. Garry Landreth on October 26th, 2012 .  The title of the workshop is Healing the Hurting Child. In this workshop, Dr. Landreth will explore the dimensions of child-centered play therapy. Dr. Landreth is the author of many scholarly  books and articles, including Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship.

The information on this workshop including registration fee (lunch, CEUs and parking included) and direction can be found from

The flier of this workshop is attached to this e-mail. You can also download it from the above link.

Please spread the word about this valuable opportunity to your colleagues by forwarding this e-mail.

Should you have questions on this workshop, please feel free to contact me at

News from ASCA

Take the on RAMP!

Are you applying for Recognized ASCA Model Program (RAMP) status this year? Remember, the deadline to upload all application components is Oct. 15, 2012. Those receiving RAMP status will be recognized at the 2013 ASCA Annual Conference in Philadelphia. For those applying for RAMP for next year's deadline (and beyond), the new scoring rubric, which meshes with the new edition of the ASCA National Model, is now available online. This new rubric is only for applications in 2013 and beyond. All submitting this October still use the current rubric.

Save on Conference Registration
Philadelphia may have a pretty famous bell, but we keep hearing about its restaurants and food tours. We know how we're spending our down time at the ASCA Annual Conference, June 30-July 3, 2013.

As a special thank you to early registrants, we're giving you the chance to lock in 2012 rates for the 2013 annual conference. Register online by Dec. 31, 2012, and you can attend the 2013 conference at the 2012 rate.
While you're registering, check out the line-up of keynote speakers and pre-conference sessions. Consider adding a pre-conference session or two onto your conference registration to extend your professional development even more.
Upcoming ASCA Deadlines and Training

* Oct. 3, 2012: Webinar: From Playground of Prejudice to Respectful Elementary Schools. Learn more.
* Oct. 11, 2012: Webinar: Six Tech Tools in 60 Minutes. Learn more.
* Oct. 12-Nov. 12, 2012: ASCA Board of Directors election open.
* Oct. 15, 2012: RAMP Applications due. Learn more.
* Oct. 17, 2012: Webinar: Career Opportunities in Wildlife Conversation and Natural Resource Management. Learn more.
* Oct. 23, 2012: Webinar: School Counselor/Principal Relationships: The Magic Formula to Increase Student Achievement. Learn more.
* Oct. 23, 2012: RAMP CAMP in Houston, Texas. Learn more.
* Oct. 30, 2012: RAMP CAMP in Fulton County, Ga. Learn more.
* Nov. 7, 2012: Webinar: School Counselor Leadership. Learn more.

New and Noteworthy  
 Help Teens Avoid Prescription Drug Abuse: The National Institute on Drug Abuse offers PEERx, a national public education initiative with fact sheets interactive videos and more to facilitate discussion with about the dangers of prescription drug abuse. Learn more.

Help Address the Digital Divide: Families with children who are eligible to receive free or reduced-price school lunches may now qualify for affordable Internet from Comcast for just $9.95 a month, plus tax with no price increases. nternet Essentials helps families get fast Internet at home, so they and their children can have the opportunity to succeed. Learn more.

GLSEN releases School Climate Survey Results: "The 2011 National School Climate Survey," which examines LGBT students' school experiences, found for the first time both decreased levels of biased language and victimization. Download the report.

Stop Bullying Video Challenge: Entries for the Stop Bullying Video Challenge, open to 13-18 year olds, is Oct. 14. The challenge is designed to showcase ways youth are taking action against bullying. Learn more.

CTE Promotional Poster Contest: The Association for Career and Technical Education is seeking students' best and most creative poster designs promoting Career and Technical Education Month. Submissions are due by Oct. 12, 2012. Learn more.

Military and Rural Scholarships Available: The NBCC Foundation offers scholarships for school counseling students committed to serving rural areas upon graduation and to service members and veterans currently enrolled in CACREP-accredited master's level school counseling programs who commit to serving military personnel upon graduation. Application deadline is Nov. 1. Learn more.

Address Student Hunger at School: Share Our Strength offers many resources to help educators have an impact on student hunger. Learn more.

Anti-Bullying PSAs: The Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention is encouraging youth to submit public service announcements (PSAs) 30- to 60-seconds in length showcasing ways they are taking action against bullying and promoting a culture of kindness and respect in their communities. Submission deadline is Oct. 14.  The top prize is $2,000. Learn more.

Friday, September 21, 2012

FSCA Poster Proposal Extended to Sept 30th

The FL School Counselor Association has extended the deadline to submit a poster presentation to this year’s convention. This is the first year that only graduate students can submit poster session proposals and we’d love to have a full room full of students presenting. The new deadline to submit a proposal is SEPT 30th by midnight EST. Please encourage your students to go to this link to submit a poster session proposal: If your university has a graduate student liaison for FSCA, then your liaison received this announcement as well.

Poster presenters can receive a $25 discount on convention registration. Convention volunteers can be reimbursed up to $25 for their service, OR the volunteers can instead receive a free registration for a pre-convention workshop (a $35 value). Your students can contact Claire Cousins at if interested in volunteering or if their poster presentation is accepted and they’d like to receive a discount on registration.

Here are some important convention session dates and times for graduate students:
Poster sessions – Nov 2 from 12:45-1:45
Special session for graduate students on job searching and the interview process - Nov 2 from 4-5:30
Graduate student level sharing- Nov 2 from 5:40-6:30 

We hope to see both you and your students at the FSCA convention! Thanks so much for your time.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Counselor needed in China for American high school program

Counselor needed in China for American high school program

Greetings from China!
I have an opening for an American-trained counselor in China.  The school is for Chinese students who are studying an AP American curriculum.  These are elite students who will enroll in some of the top American universities within the next two years.
This position is more about college preparation using the Naviance software system.  We already have amazing contact with college admission representatives in the USA, but are always looking to build more relationships for our top students!
Please visit our website at for more details.  We have school in over twenty cities across China.  The pay good considering the cost of living is so low in China.  We are willing to work with those younger, less experienced counselors as long as they have a good college background.  email me at or post on this thread.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Youth Suicide Prevention: A Community Approach

Suicide Prevention Workshop


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

USF Tampa Campus
13301 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. Room MHC 2527
Tampa, FL 33612

Continuing Education Units: 
CEUs will be available for an additional cost.

Workshop Partners:
  • SEDNET – The Statewide Network for Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities
  • Federation of Families of Central Florida, Inc.
Steve Roggenbaum
Kathy Lazear
Youth Suicide Prevention:
A Community Approach
The USF Department of Child and Family Studies
presents a 2-day intensive workshop
October 30 & 31, 2012

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. It is designed for teams or individuals who are engaged in, or are interested in, developing youth suicide prevention planning and activities in their school, agency or organization, and community. 


For Additional Information: