Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Holocaust Remembrance Experience

Featured speakers for Nov 4th event including: Mr. Robert Grossman (Witness/Liberator), Mr. Cesare Frustaci (Survivor), and Mr. Steen Metz (Survivor).

Lunch will be served.

Space is limited.

First-come first-served.

Support FGCU Counseling's Mission against Heart Related Diseases

Visit Our Event Website

Join the Efforts to Increase Stroke Warning Signs Awareness
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recognizesWorld Stroke Day on October 29th to help increase stroke warning signs awareness in the United States.
While someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds and someone dies from a stroke every 4 minutes, one in three Americans cannot recall any of the stroke warning signs.
Recognizing and responding to a stroke emergency immediately can lead to quick stroke treatment and may even save a life. Learn the signs of a stroke by learning the acronym F.A.S.T. (Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty, Time to call 9-1-1). Share the F.A.S.T. acronym with your friends, family and loved ones this World Stroke Day.
Go to to learn more about how you can get involved.

Heart WalkOur National Sponsors

Contact Information:
28441 Bonita Crossings Rd 
Bonita Springs, FL 34135 
(239) 495-4905 /

SAMHSA Listening Session
Listening Session: Improving Community Mental Health
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 | 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Eastern Time
Register today to attend an upcoming listening session about criteria development for the Demonstration Program To Improve Community Mental Health Services (Section 223 of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014). Participants can attend in person or via webcast.
Section 223 seeks to create certified community behavioral health clinics. The clinics will focus on improving outcomes by increasing access to community-based behavioral health care, expanding the availability and array of services, and improving the quality of care delivered to people with mental and/or substance use disorders.
Additional Information and Resources:
Event Location: 
Sugarloaf/Seneca Conference Room 
1 Choke Cherry Road 
Rockville, MD 20857
Questions or Comments?
Please email

Thursday, October 23, 2014

FGCU Counseling Program 2014 Heart Walk Team

Looking for a way to support the FGCU Counseling Program Students AND a good cause? Look no further! Make a donation or join our 2014 Heart Walk team today! Click the picture for details.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

FGCU Counseling Program's Informational Session for Prospective Students

University of Kentucky Rehabilitation Counseling Distance Learning Program

Rehabilitation Counseling Distance Learning Program Accepting Spring 2015 Applications

RSA Scholarships Available

            The University of Kentucky distance learning Master’s program in rehabilitation counseling is currently accepting applications for Spring 2015 admission.  Potential students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to be considered for January admission.  This program trains individuals for employment as rehabilitation counselors in the public and private sector. 

The University of Kentucky accelerated distance learning program can be completed in sixteen months without on-campus attendance and at in-state University of Kentucky tuition rates.  The accelerated format is accomplished by dividing the traditional 16 week semester into two eight week blocks.  We have condensed full-time instruction into eight-week blocks so that a part-time student can complete the equivalent of a full course load each semester.  All coursework, with the exception of Practica and Internship is presented via asynchronous web-based instruction.  Supervision for Practica and Internship is conducted via web-cam. To apply for the program, please visit our website at .
The University of Kentucky Rehabilitation Counseling Distance Education program was recently awarded a five-year Long-Term Training grant from the Rehabilitation Services Administration.  The purpose of this grant is to provide scholarships to individuals to pursue a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. To be considered for an RSA scholarship, the applicant must meet the guidelines outlined in the Eligibility Guidelines listed below. 
The RSA scholarships provide full or partial payment of tuition.  Receipt of these scholarship funds is predicated upon the expectation that after completing the training for which the scholarship was awarded scholars will meet a number of requirements.
The RSA Scholarship Advisory Committee will be responsible for reviewing applications and making scholarship awards. This committee is made up of representatives from the public rehabilitation agencies and community rehabilitation facilities, as well as UK Rehabilitation Counseling Program faculty. Deadline for receipt of all materials is November 20, 2014.  The scholarship committee will meet the first week of December to allocate awards. In selecting recipients, the Scholarship Committee will adhere to federal guidelines. 
Please be advised that we anticipate having more students interested in scholarship funds than we have funds available.
If you have questions, please contact Dr. Jackie Rogers, Distance Learning Coordinator, at (859) 257-5284 or Denise Stewart, program staff support person at (859) 257-3834. 

All scholarship students will be selected from applicants who are considered highly qualified, have a commitment to working with individuals with disabilities, and desire to work in the public rehabilitation sector.  Selection of scholars will be based upon three main areas:  academic abilities, personal characteristics (disposition) and professional presentation.  Undergraduate and graduate (if applicable) Grade Point Average will be considered. 

Eligibility Guidelines for RSA Scholarship
The following guidelines must be followed:
  1. Applicant must complete an RSA Scholarship Application.
  2. Applicant must meet all university and program admission guidelines.
  3. Applicant must be admitted to the Graduate Program in Rehabilitation Counseling.
  4. Applicant will provide three (3) letters of recommendation ranking their abilities for success as a rehabilitation counselor. (Note:  If currently employed by a state rehabilitation agency, at least one letter must be from your agency.  Applicant may use the same letters of recommendation which were submitted for application to the Rehabilitation Counseling graduate program).
  5. Applicant will provide a unique personal statement of interest in the field of rehabilitation counseling, describing how their professional, academic, and personal experiences led them to apply to the program and why they are interested in working in a state vocational rehabilitation agency.
  6. Applicant will be interviewed by a scholarship committee.
  7. Applicant will attend an informational meeting that will outline the selection criteria, scholarship guidelines and payback requirements, including the need to maintain regular contact until payback obligation has been met.
  8. Applicant will sign a statement of understanding upon completion of the orientation.
Eligibility Criteria for the RSA Scholarship

Student applications are reviewed by program faculty and scholarship committee and decisions on admittance are made.  Scholars must meet university admission requirements.  Then priority is given to the following:
1.      Current state agency rehabilitation counselors who wish to complete a master’s degree.
2.      Current state rehabilitation agency staff who seek advancement to the rank of counselor.
3.      Other applicants, not currently employed by state rehabilitation agencies.
            In addition to the eligibility criteria, in order to obtain and maintain a scholarship the scholar must attend full-time, follow recommended sequence of coursework, maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average, and meet all “work pay-back” obligations outlined by the Rehabilitation Services Administration. 

Deadline for receipt of all scholarship and admission materials is November 20, 2014, for Spring admissions.  The scholarship committee will meet in the first week of December to review and award scholarships.
Contact Person: 
Dr. Jackie Rogers, Project Director
Assistant Professor and Distance Learning Program Coordinator
Phone:  859-257-5284
                        Fax:      859-257-3835

National Conference on Autism

Monday, October 20, 2014

School Counseling (M.Ed., M.A) at FGCU

Research Participants Needed!

My name is Marguerite Quirk and I am research assistant to Dr. Laurie Bonjo, assistant professor in the graduate counseling program, psychology department at SUNY New Paltz.

I am contacting you to request your participation in our study titled “Current Training Practices Employed by Counselor Educators When Teaching School Counselors-in-Training to Support Healthy Sexual Development."

If you would like to participate in this study, you will be asked to (1) complete a survey compiled with short-answer questions and also (2) to email a copy of your de-identified syllabi to the following email address:

This study will take approximately 15 to 30 minutes of your time.

Criteria for participation: individuals that teach multicultural counseling, human development, or counseling skills to school counseling students are encouraged to participate.

IMPORTANT: Regarding the criteria for participation-- Participants do not have to teach school counseling students exclusively; rather, it is required that school counselors be present in the class. The class can include other counselors-in-training, but the questions in the study will focus on school counseling students. Participation in this study is completely voluntary and data collected from this study will remain anonymous.

If you would like to participate in this study, please visit the following website:

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact me at You can also contact Dr. Laurie Bonjo at (845) 257-0656 or

Your time & participation are greatly appreciated & valued!

This research study (Proposal #2014-053) has been determined exempt by the SUNY New Paltz Human Research Ethics Board (HREB) according to exempt category 101(B2)." We thank you in advance for your time and participation.

Job Opportunity, David Lawrence Center

David Lawrence Center has several job openings, including this one described below.

Read more at 

Licensed Clinician - Emergency Services
Posted on 07.24.2014

Job Summary: Seeking a Clinical Coordinator to provide exceptional, compassionate care to clients in our Emergency Services department. This position will provide clinical oversight of the program, clinical supervision to the ESAC clinicians as well as other administrative functions. This individual will also provide Mental Health, Substance Abuse and/or Co-Occurring Disorder direct services. Duties include but are not limited to clinical assessments, treatment plan developments, safety and discharge planning, coverage for post discharge services and administrate functions. Must have intermediate Microsoft Office skills in order to enter and retrieve information in electronic medical records. Some on call required. Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in clinical psychology, social work, behavioral science, psychiatric nursing, rehabilitation counseling or related. Must hold a Florida license as a Mental Health Professional (Clinical Social Worker, Mental health Counselor, Marriage and Family Counselor).

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Young Driver Program

Alzheimer's Education

Girl Scouts Career Opportunity

Student Mom Night Out

Employee Assistance Consultant

Employee Assistance Consultant

The UW-Madison, Office of Human Resources, Employee Assistance Office is currently recruiting for an Employee Assistance Consultant. This position reports to the Director of the Employee Assistance Office (EAO). The EAO is a resource for faculty, and staff, their family members or significant other, to obtain help for personal, work-related, behavioral or health problems. For additional information on the EAO go to:  

Qualified applicants will have full-time counseling experience in an out-patient mental health, substance abuse or employee assistance setting. Preference will be given for experience in employee assistance, higher education and/or Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP). Must have ability to provide counseling and consultation to a diverse adult population; excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to create, implement and carry out projects; independent problem-solving and analytical abilities; provide training and educational programs to diverse groups; ability to work effectively in a collaborative and collegial manner; strong organizational and consultation abilities, working knowledge of Microsoft Office.  Ability to understand workplace metrics is a plus.

Interested applicants should submit Curriculum Vitae and letter of interest referring to PVL#80859. Full description of the position can be found at:

Starting annual salary for this position is dependent on qualifications. This position is eligible for the State of Wisconsin benefits package.
Application deadline: November 3, 2014. Applications or questions can be directed to Fred Schulze at 608-263-3729 or

Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

UW–Madison provides equal employment opportunity for all persons and is in compliance with State and Federal regulations.

Thank you,

Clare Koopmans
Program Assistant Confidential
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Office of Human Resources – Administrative Services Unit
21 N. Park Street, Suite 1102
Madison, WI 53715

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

CLEAR Job Opportunity

Position Open: Access Line Operator
Job Summary

The Access Line Operator, under the guidance of the Access Line Coordinator and the supervision of the CLEAR Program Manager, is responsible for answering the CLEAR Access, Information and Referral Line and finding services and supports for their unique needs in their community and to identify and record access issues (e.g. extensive waiting lists, transportation barriers, lack of specific services, etc.) to be referred to the managing entity. The Operator will support the Coordinator in ensuring that the information and referral line will return all calls within one business day.

The Operator will support the Coordinator in gathering resources for information & referral. The Operator will support the line by reaching out to communities that are not calling frequently. The Operator will maintain response times to the incoming calls and their outcomes, recording contact information for follow-up and keeping confidential information protected as required by HIPAA.

The Operator will submit monthly call logs detailing the number of calls, arrangements that were made to resolve issues, outcomes and access issues noted. The Operator must review phone calls and, with the support of the Coordinator and/or Program Manager, determine those which require immediate response based upon urgency and critical issue(s) identified. These critical calls must be forward to both the Managing Entity and the Department of Children and Families.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The Access Line Operator ensures the delivery of the Access Line services and its activities in accordance with the mission and the goals of the organization and its contract with the Florida Department of Children and Families. The Operator completes the appropriate paperwork and call documentation.



Certified Recovery Peer Specialist training or certification. Education or experience in a mental health related field is a plus but not required.

Knowledge, skills and abilities

Knowledge of family and consumer issues relating to mental illness

Excel at researching resources for information and referral

Related experience a plus

Proficiency in the use of computers

Our Mother's Home, Part Time Job Opportunity

Friday, October 10, 2014

2014 Growth Day

The Cognitve Rampage

Webcasts, Fridays 7PM

Adam talks with eccentric guests dedicated to the exploration and discovery of the human experience. We will be discussing their personal life philosophies as they share their mind and life stories. We aim to cultivate knowledge, experience and wisdom from conversation and thought. Follow the show and get access to The Cognitive Rampage Lessons: brief lessons to empower your life, including the live chat board and easy social sharing applications.

Announcement of Position Vacancy: Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Assistant Professor, Req. #2162

Announcement of Position Vacancy
Florida Gulf Coast University

Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Assistant Professor, Req. #2162

Details about the faculty position can be found online, directly at

Minimum Qualifications
Doctoral degree in Counselor Education and Supervision or closely related field from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent accreditation; or Doctoral degree in Counseling or related field from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent accreditation with documented full-time Counseling faculty experience. ABD from CACREP accredited doctoral programs will be considered if degree is conferred by August 7, 2015. If successful candidate is ABD, appointment will be made at a Lecturer level on a fixed contract.  

Preferred Qualifications
Two (2) years teaching experience at the University in a graduate counseling program. Experience with CACREP accreditation. Experience teaching online/distance education courses. Expertise or certifications in one or more interest areas: Marriage and Family Counseling; working with Trauma/Crisis/Abuse/Addictions counseling. Evidence of scholarship in the field.  

General Summary Statement
Your initial assignment will include teaching, at both undergraduate and graduate levels, as applicable; course and/or curriculum development; research/scholarship; involvement on College and University committees and/or initiatives; as well as duties as assigned. Florida Gulf Coast University is a comprehensive university dedicated to quality education, research, and service. All faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs; committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning; committed to effective use of technology including distance learning; produce peer reviewed scholarship; and provide service to the College, University and Community. Teaching assignments may be on the main campus or at off-campus sites within our region.  

Teaches courses and engages in clinical supervision at the graduate level(s); assignment will primarily be clinical mental health counseling with some courses in school counseling as appropriate. Teaches in distance formats or Hybrid formats will be expected as well as expectations of developing and pursuing a scholarship agenda; service activities to the Department, College, University, Community, and Profession; mentors students in practicum/internship experiences. Participates in program/curriculum development, admissions, and program review, accreditation and continuous improvement activities.

Review of materials begins on November 12, 2014. Anticipated start date is August 7, 2015. Appointment will be made on a 12-month multi-year appointment basis available August 2015.

Salary is competitive & commensurate with experience.