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Friday, August 29, 2014

FLAFCC Conference


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SAMHSA The Dialogue (Newsletter and Resources)

SAMHSA
Volume 10, Issue 4
Articles in this issue highlight the importance of fostering postdisaster resilience from three different perspectives. We hope these stories can help you and your colleagues in your own planning, response, and recovery efforts.
A Firefighter Peer Counselor's Three Questions
A Firefighter Peer Counselor's Three Questions by Jim Jeannette, M.S.W., RSW
Mr. Jeannette retired from the Windsor, Ontario (Canada), fire department after 32 years of service and currently serves as a counselor. In this article, he lists the three questions he asks every client and discusses how each question sets the stage for healing dialogue.
Resilience in Joplin
Resilience in Joplin (and the Healing Power of Butterflies) by Vicky Mieseler, M.S., Licensed Psychologist, Vice President of Clinical Services, Ozark Center, and Michele Skalicky, Morning Edition Host, KSMU Ozarks Public Radio
Ms. Mieseler discusses how hard the residents of Joplin have worked to recover from the devastating May 2011 tornado. Ms. Skalicky describes how a new garden in Cunningham Park provides residents with a place to heal and remember those they lost to that disaster.
long-term psychological effects of Hurricane Sandy
Strength After: The Importance of Disaster Behavioral Health Responders Staying Engaged Throughout Long-Term Recovery by Christian Burgess, M.S.W., Director of the National Disaster Distress Helpline
Mr. Burgess explains the long-term psychological effects of Hurricane Sandy, highlights community and individual resilience, and lists disaster behavioral health challenges and lessons learned by staff operating the hotline.
Recommended Resources
New! Disaster Substance Abuse Services: Planning and Preparedness
This podcast helps disaster substance abuse coordinators and others who work with people who have substance abuse issues understand the importance of disaster planning and preparedness. This podcast can be found athttp://bit.ly/DisSubAbuse.
Postdisaster Retraumatization: Risk and Protective Factors
This podcast informs disaster behavioral health professionals about the concepts and signs of retraumatization and associated risk and protective factors, and highlights promising treatment strategies and tips for avoiding retraumatization. This podcast can be found athttp://bit.ly/Retraum.
Understanding Compassion Fatigue and Compassion Satisfaction: Tips for Disaster Responders
This podcast can help disaster behavioral health professionals learn about the positive and negative effects of helping disaster survivors. This podcast can be found athttp://bit.ly/CompFatigue.
Cultural Awareness: Children and Youth in Disasters
Information provided in this 60-minute podcast can help disaster behavioral health responders provide culturally aware and appropriate services for children, youth, and families affected by natural and human-caused disasters. This podcast can be found at http://bit.ly/YouthInDisaster.
SAMHSA Behavioral Health Disaster Response App
SAMHSA recently released a behavioral health disaster response app (SAMHSA Disaster App) that can help responders provide quality support to survivors. Users can share resources and learn about predeployment preparation, on-the-ground assistance, and postdeployment resources, all from one button on the home screen. The SAMHSA Disaster App can be found athttp://www.store.samhsa.gov/apps/disaster/.


About The Dialogue
The Dialogue, a quarterly technical assistance journal, is an arena for professionals in the disaster behavioral health field to share information, resources, trends, solutions to problems, and accomplishments. Read previous issues of The Dialogue.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

LAST CHANCE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR NEW SUPER SAVER RATE.
After August 31st prices will increase.
 






Counseling and Psychological Services is pleased to present its 
7
th Annual all-day workshop at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida
Friday, February 27, 2015
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Presented by
Dr. Kelly Wilson, Co-founder
“Living Mindfully in a Stressed Out World”
For a limited time, New Super Saver Rate!

Professional Rate
(Individual)

Professional Group Rate
(3 or more)

Graduate Student Rate
(must be enrolled in classes)

$109 Super Saver (July – August)
$139 Early Bird (Sept. – Dec.)
$159 Regular (Jan. – Feb.)
$179 Day of Workshop

$105 Super Saver (July – August)
$129 Early Bird (Sept. – Dec.)
$149 Regular (Jan. – Feb.)
No Group Rate on Day of Workshop

$49 Super Saver (July – August)
$69 Early Bird (Sept. – Dec.)
$79 Regular (Jan. – Feb.)
$99 Day or Workshop

REGISTRATION

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

HOTELS

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to register with a credit card!
 
(MC, VISA, AMEX, DISC, China Union Pay, JCB, Carte Blanche, and Diners Club)
To register with a check or 
need an Invoice

call (239)590-7950

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


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


12-00 pm
 
(lunch on your own) 

Convenient locations on and off campus!

Embassy Suites
Ask for the “FGCU Visitor Rate”
(239) 949-4222
Courtyard Marriot 
Ask for the “FGCU Visitor Rate”
(239) 332-4748
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 3/31/2015 and Florida Board of Psychology expires 5/31/2016.
For further information contact Ewa Romanowicz at eromanowicz@fgcu.edu or
Jeniffer Herrera-Andújar at 
jherrera@fgcu.edu  or by phone at 239-590-7950.
Workshop Director – Jill Isaacson, LMHC – jisaacson@fgcu.edu

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

School Counselor/School Social Worker (Cloverdale) (healdsburg / windsor)

JOB TITLE: School Counselor/School Social Worker
REPORTS TO: Coordinator of School-Based Mental Health Services
TIME COMMITMENT: 20 hrs/week from 8/25/14-5/30/15, following the school schedule
EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Non-exempt hourly

Social Advocates for Youth does three things: housing, counseling and jobs. SAY is a leading provider of mental health services to youth and their families in Sonoma County. SAY was just voted Best Non-Profit by the Press Democrat's 2014 Best of Sonoma County Awards. SAY was also named the North Bay's Best Nonprofit/Charitable Organization of 2014 by the North Bay Business Journal. 

Position Summary:
School Counselor/School Social Worker position available in a Cloverdale Elementary School who has partnered with Social Advocates for Youth to meet the needs of students for the '14-'15 school year. Under the direct supervision of the Coordinator of School-Based Mental Health Services and the indirect supervision of the Counseling Services Program Manager, the School Counselor/School Social Worker, provides guidance to students and their families, individually and/or in groups, for the purpose of helping them obtain their maximum academic potential, achieve self-understanding and self-respect and meet the educational mission of the school. The Counselor/Social Worker helps students develop positive interpersonal relations, understanding and respect for individual differences and appropriate goal-setting skills. The School Counselor/School Social Worker serves as a liaison between staff, teachers, parents and students; assists in the establishment and maintenance of good community-school public relationships, and performs counseling related activities as required and/or requested.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Serves as an integral member of the professional education team at the school, working cooperatively and creatively to meet student needs and maximize learning.
• Provides in-service training to teachers and other staff to assist them with planning and implementing guidance interventions.
• Perform consultations and trainings with teachers to keep them abreast on how to identify mental health needs in students, and how to refer youth for support.
• Provides guidance to students to assist them in understanding themselves and others, and to interact in healthy, caring and responsible ways.
• Manages and executes Healthy Kids Survey and Tobacco Use Prevention Education Program
• Assists students in planning realistic goals; discover their aptitudes and abilities; discuss goals and interests.
• Counsels students on either an individual and/or group basis regarding problems of social adjustment, vocational and educational goals, and personal problems.
• Counsels and consults with parents regarding educational and social issues of their children. Helps parents understand their child's abilities, needs and opportunities.
• Assists in identifying the strengths and special needs of students and initiates referrals to other special services, agencies and programs.
• Confers with teachers, principals, and other staff about students and student guidance related issues as well as with representatives of public and private agencies such as police, sheriff, probation, social services, mental health, the courts, youth services and other organizations.
• When time permits, assists students on the playground and during recess and lunch activities, to teach and model for students the techniques of conflict resolution-with the emphasis on prevention.
• Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Master's degree in social work, psychology, counseling, or related field
2. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
3. Proven experience working with youth and families and in school-based programs
4. Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office. Microsoft ACCESS knowledge a plus
5. Must be able to pass comprehensive DOJ background check
6. Initiative, good judgment, resourcefulness, tact, and strong interpersonal skills are required traits for this position. 
Highly Desirable:
Bi-lingual/bi-cultural preferred. Knowledge of: child and adolescent development; substance abuse assessment, prevention and referral expertise; working with children of substance abusers; engaging adolescents in groups and individual counseling; and, conducting parent and community outreach. 

Email your cover letter, resume, and three professional references at 201450101@saysc.org addressed to the attention of the SAY Coordinator of School-Based Mental Health Services. Please do not call with inquiries. Your cover letter should include why you think you are a good fit for the SAY team and this position.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Senior Mental Health Counselor- Bilingual Spanish P/T

Senior Mental Health Counselor- Bilingual Spanish P/T

Posted on: August 25, 2014

Job description

Supervisor: Counseling Supervisor
Overview: The Bilingual Senior Mental Health Counselor will provide individual and group counseling in Spanish and English as needed, as well as case management to adolescents with Mental Health disorders. The Sr. Counselor will focus on this target population within the Door community addressing co-morbid concerns that may include trauma, homelessness, substance abuse and sexual and gender identity issues. The ideal candidate will possess experience in engaging clients in youth development, school or residential treatment settings. The Door's mission is to empower young people ages 12-21 to reach their potential by providing accessible, comprehensive youth development services – health care, counseling, education, legal services, the arts and recreation – in a diverse and supportive environment.
Responsibilities:
  • Provide individual and group counseling and case management to adolescents.
  • Formulate and execute an appropriate and effective treatment plan for each client seen, and document each contact.
  • Evaluate the total scope of the client's needs with subsequent referral and follow-up to other services as needed.
  • Develop and facilitate nontraditional, innovative support groups to diverse adolescent populations utilizing evidence based group curriculums as approved by supervisor.
  • Collaborate with Door staff and outside agencies around issues related to clinical functioning of young people.
  • Field work as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Qualifications:
  • LCSW or LMSW is strongly preferred.
  • Bilingual Spanish/English required
  • Minimum of two years clinical experience in adolescent development, mental health counseling and/or substance abuse treatment settings.
  • Knowledge of social service systems and resources as they relate to The Door's urban youth population.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability in developing innovative adolescent treatment modalities and group facilitation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and creatively as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team.
  • Must be a professional and responsible person that is able to develop and maintain interagency liaisons as a means of meeting client needs.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.

How to apply

Use the link to apply for the position.
No telephone inquiries.

FGCU Counseling Programs at Orientation Meeting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 15, 2014
For information contact:
Dr. Russell Sabella at (239) 590-7782
 
Public Invited to Learn About FGCU Counseling Programs at Orientation Meeting
 
FORT MYERS, FL - Current and prospective students interested in Florida Gulf Coast University's Clinical Mental Health Counseling or School Counseling programs are encouraged to attend the Fall 2014 Orientation meeting from 5:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., Monday, September 15, 2014 in Merwin Hall, Room  231.
 
     The Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling prepares students for licensure as mental health counselors. Graduates work in a variety of community, social service, and private arenas.
 
     The Master of Education or Master of Arts program in School Counseling prepares students for certification as school counselors. Graduates in school counseling are prepared to work in preK-12 settings.
 
     Goals for both programs are reflective of national standards and include the development of professional competence, respect for clients, self-awareness, individual growth, professional identity, an effective professional philosophy, and research orientation. Goals unique to FGCU include accountability, advocacy, technological literacy, professional leadership, and field-based learning.
 
            Both programs are accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (http://www.cacrep.org/). In addition, the School Counseling program is approved by the Florida Department of Education.
 
     For more information, contact Professor Russell Sabella, Department of Counseling, College of Health Professions and Social Work, by phone at (239) 590-7782 or via email at rsabella@fgcu.edu. You can visit the Counseling Department's website athttp://www.fgcu.edu/CHPSW/Counseling/ to learn more.
 
Applications for the Fall 2015 class will be due in February so it isn't too early to start thinking about next year.
 
No sign-up is required although you may RSVP online by visiting http://bit.ly/orientation-rsvp
 
-FGCU-

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