Friday, March 28, 2014

Job Title: PT (20 hrs. per week) Caseworker/Job Developer for Employment Program

Job Title: PT (20 hrs. per week) Caseworker/Job Developer for Employment Program
Agency: Catholic Charities –Refugees Employed and Productive
Location:  Ft. Myers
Contact Person: Allegra Belliard    
Salary range: To be discussed

Education and Experience:

  • Two years of college and three years of related experience. 
  • Experience in social services networking 
  • Working knowledge of the case management process (intake, assessment and action plan) and of social work principles and practices. 
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-purpose setting with people of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. 
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) with well-developed written and oral communication skills in both languages. 
  • Knowledge of Microsoft programs such as Word, Excel, Access and Outlook 
  • Basic knowledge of data entry and data management 
  • Valid Florida Driver’s License and transportation. 
  • Willingness to learn about Refugee Services eligibility requirements, employment and immigration processes

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Counselor: Marist College

The Center for Multicultural Affairs at Marist College invites application for a full-time, 10-month, Counselor to counsel, advise and assist Arthur O. Eve Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP), Academic Enrichment Programs (AEP), and Center for Multicultural Affairs (CMA) students in academic, financial aid, career planning and personal matters. The person in this position will maintain close contact with these students, and assist them in academic achievement and social adjustment in a college environment. In collaboration with the CMA/HEOP staff and admissions, the Counselor will assist in recruiting and interviewing prospective HEOP students, and assisting HEOP, AEP, and CMA students in applying for outside scholarships. The Counselor will also assist in developing, planning, organizing and facilitating programs, workshops and services focused on the appreciation of racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity, including college-wide CMA sponsored events and the HEOP Summer Program.

A Bachelor's degree is required in psychology, social work, or a closely related field; Master's degree is preferred. Administrative experience and one to two years of experience working with economically and educationally disadvantaged people is required.

Situated on 210 acres overlooking the Hudson River, Marist College enrolls 4,536 traditional undergraduate, 872 full and part-time graduate and 569 continuing education students. Marist also has a branch campus in Florence, Italy, and extension sites throughout New York. The College has been recognized for excellence by U.S. News & World Report, TIME Magazine, The Princeton Review's The Best 376 Colleges, and Barron's Best Buys in College Education and is noted for being a pioneer in the area of online degree programs.

To learn more or to apply, please visit Only online applications are accepted.

Marist College is strongly committed to the principle of diversity and is especially interested in receiving applications from members of ethnic and racial minority groups, women, persons with disabilities, and persons from other under-represented groups.


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Explores the role of family therapy in recovery from mental illness or substance abuse. Explains how family therapy sessions are run and who conducts them, describes a typical session, and provides information on its effectiveness in recovery.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

High School Counselor Position for August 2014 Start: International School of Kenya

Hi from the International School of Kenya. We are searching for a second high school counselor for the following school year. For a job description please go to: 

Feel free to email me at with any questions.

Work for KUDER

Job 1: Kuder, Inc. seeks an experienced Career Development Specialist to join the Morocco team. The Career Development Specialist will work hand and hand with locally-hired Career Services Managers and the Chief of Party to set up the Centers and implement programming. S/he will train and organize training for the Career Services Managers in order to implement a robust program from international resources. This person will also may be responsible for managing the various grants under the contract component.

Job 2: Kuder, Inc. seeks an experienced Chief of Party to join the Morocco team. The Chief of Party will be responsible for leading and managing the overall Career Centers program. This position will work closely with the USAID/Morocco’s Economic Growth Office and the Chiefs of Party of other USAID activities contributing to the same project purpose, as well as senior-level host country government representatives.

Learn more:

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Position Opening: Relative Search Specialist

Catholic Charities: Case Worker

Guardianship: What you need to know - Thursday April 3, 2014

Women's Empowerment Conference

Join the Fight to End Child Sexual Abuse

Executive Director, Healthy Start MomCare Network, Inc., based in Tallahassee, Florida

Executive Director, Healthy Start MomCare Network, Inc., based in Tallahassee, Florida - This is a new position in a new Administrative Services Organization (ASO) that will provide planning and oversight of: contract management and quality assurance of client services statewide, related negotiations, the work of the board of directors, a billing/payment management system, and all requirements of the Healthy Start AHCA contract and related federal waiver. Master's Degree preferred in human services, business, or related field. At least 5 years experience in the maternal and child health field, and knowledge of health care delivery systems preferred. ASO experience is a plus. Excellent communication skills and business management skills required.

Salary range: $68K - $78K plus benefits. Closing (received by) date: 3/28/14.

Please send resume to:

Monday, March 17, 2014

What’s so bad about feeling happy?

What’s so bad about feeling happy?

Study sheds light on how cultures differ in their happiness beliefs 

New York / Heidelberg, 17 March 2014

Why is being happy, positive and satisfied with life the ultimate goal of so many people, while others steer clear of such feelings? It is often because of the lingering belief that happiness causes bad things to happen, says Mohsen Joshanloo and Dan Weijers of the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. Their article, published in Springer’s Journal of Happiness Studies, is the first to review the concept of aversion to happiness, and looks at why various cultures react differently to feelings of well-being and satisfaction.

“One of these cultural phenomena is that, for some individuals, happiness is not a supreme value,”  explain Joshanloo and Weijers in their review.

The researchers believe that being raised in a culture that does not value happiness could encourage a person to back away from it. However, an aversion to happiness exists in both Western and non-Western cultures, although happiness is more valued in the West.

In American culture, it is almost taken for granted that happiness is one of the most important values guiding people’s lives. Western cultures are more driven by an urge to maximize happiness and minimize sadness. Failing to appear happy is often a cause for concern. Its value is echoed through Western positive psychology and research on subjective well-being.

In non-Western cultures, in contrast, it is a less valued emotion. The ideals of harmony and conformity are often at odds with the pursuit of personal happiness and the endorsement of individualistic values. For instance, studies have shown that East Asians are more inclined than Westerners to think that it is inappropriate to express happiness in many social situations. Similarly, Japanese are less inclined to savor positive emotions than Americans.

The review points out that many cultures shy away from happiness. These cultures hold the belief that especially extreme happiness leads to unhappiness and other negative consequences that outweigh the benefits of such positive feelings. In both Western and non-Western cultures, some people side-step happiness because they believe that being happy makes them a worse person and that others may see them as selfish, boring or shallow. People in non-Western cultures, such as Iran and neighboring countries, worry that their peers, an “evil eye” or some other supernatural deity might resent their happiness and that they will eventually suffer any number of severe consequences. 

“Many individuals and cultures do tend to be averse to some forms of happiness, especially when taken to the extreme, for many different reasons,” the researchers conclude. “Some of the beliefs about the negative consequences of happiness seem to be exaggerations, often spurred by superstition or timeless advice on how to enjoy a pleasant or prosperous life. However, considering the inevitable individual differences in regards to even dominant cultural trends, no culture can be expected to unanimously hold any of these beliefs.”

Reference: Joshanloo, M. & Weijers, D. (2014). Aversion to Happiness Across Cultures: A Review of Where and Why People are Averse to Happiness. Journal of Happiness Studies, DOI 10.1007/s10902-013-9489-9

The full-text article is available to journalists on request.
Contact:  Joan Robinson | Springer | tel.: +49-6221-487-8130 |     

Saturday, March 15, 2014

FGCU 2014-2015 Student Hall of Fame recipients

The Florida Gulf Coast University Hall of Fame is the highest recognition given to student leaders at FGCU.  The Hall of Fame is reserved for those students who have demonstrated superior leadership, integrity and achievement through their leadership activities, service, scholarship, and academic excellence while members of the Florida Gulf Coast University community.

As a result of their exceptional impact on our campus, and for distinguishing themselves from our many other outstanding students, it is my honor to announce the following student leaders as our 2014-2015 Hall of Fame recipients,

Madina Behori
Jeliena Courville
Sherona Edwards
Sarah Flick
Claire Gorman
Sarah Hansen
Andres Machado
Francesca Moloney
Jacob Robinson
Bradley Sifrig

Please join us in congratulating these exceptional students for their valuable contributions to the Florida Gulf Coast community.

Position: Medical Case Manager

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Position: Housing Case Manager

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Position: Client Support Assistant

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Position: Clinical Counselor (Miami)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Research invitation: Gay Male Spirituality

Attention Gay Men!  Your help is needed.  If you identify as a gay male, are over 18, and grew up in a religious household but now consider yourself more spiritual than religious, your participation is needed for a qualitative exploration of Gay Male Spirituality.  This is an opportunity to provide personal insights related to this important topic and a chance to have your voice heard.  If interested or for more information please contact David Hart by email at   

This study has been approved by the University of Missouri - St. Louis IRB Committee effective March 6, 2014.  If you have any questions about this study, please contact the primary investigator, David Hart, MS at (562) 315-8582


David Hart, MS
PhD Candidate - University of Missouri - St. Louis
Director of Clinical Services - Always Best Care Senior Services
Faculty Lecturer - Department of Counseling - California State University, Fullerton
(562) 315-8582

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Elementary school counselor position in NY

The Somers Central School District seeks an Elementary School Counselor for grades K-5. The candidate chosen for this position will have knowledge of child development and a comprehensive school counseling program. In addition, candidates will display an understanding of group and classroom delivery methods in supporting the whole child. 
Applicants must possess a New York State School Counselor certificate. Experience is preferred. To apply online, visit . EOE

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Mentor Manager F/T: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast

Mentor Manager F/T:  Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast is seeking an energetic professional for our Fort Myers office. The successful candidate will be skilled in interviewing
and assessing, match oversight and case management for children ages 6-18 and adult volunteers.  Leadership experience is valuable.  Must be proficient working individually and in a team environment. Bachelor’s degree required. Strong communication and documentation skills – written and verbal, computer literate, valid driver’s license, car and current insurance required.  Bilingual a plus.  Please, submit resume to

Julian Treasure: 5 ways to listen better

In our louder and louder world, says sound expert Julian Treasure, "We are losing our listening." In this short, fascinating talk, Treasure shares five ways to re-tune your ears for conscious listening — to other people and the world around you.

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Monday, March 3, 2014

FGCU Graduate Student Newsletter

FGCU Graduate Student Newsletter
Monday, March 03, 2014

Graduate Studies Announcements

Graduate Studies Scholarship 2014 – 2015
Deadline to Apply – April 15  
Graduate Studies is pleased to announce the development of the Graduate Studies Scholarship. The scholarship is for $2,500 and is available to current FGCU graduate students who will be taking courses during the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters. The deadline to apply is April 15, 2014. For more information and to apply visit the Financing Graduate Education page on our website at

Tell Your Story - Graduate Student Profiles
The Office of Research and Graduate Studies wants to highlight your story. We want to profile graduate student’s experiences here at FGCU. Being featured by a University Office is a great resume builder and a fantastic highlight to add to your LinkedIn page or professional portfolio. All you have to do is complete 
a short questionnaire, send us a picture, and we turn it into a student profile!
Contact us for more information at

Graduate Student Organization
To succeed in graduate school you need to develop a strong network of colleagues and peers. Start building your network now. Help our office grow 
a graduate student organization here at FGCU. Interested students should contact us for more information at

Graduate Studies Recruitment Events
Do you know someone interested in attending graduate school? Do you want to help grow the Eagle Nation? 
Our office is hosting exciting recruitment events throughout the semester. 
Let your friends, family, co-workers, and colleagues know about our upcoming events.

Graduate Information Sessions

In-Person Graduate Information Session
Monday, March 17th
Location – Sugden Welcome Center
RSVP on our website

Virtual Graduate Information Session
Wednesday, March 26th
Location – Virtual
RSVP on our website

In-Person Graduate Information Session
Tuesday, April 1st
Location – Sugden Welcome Center
RSVP on our website

Virtual Graduate Information Session
Monday, April 7th
Location – Virtual
RSVP on our website

For a list of Graduate Programs and more details
visit our website at
Contact our office at  or 239-590-7988