Wednesday, November 19, 2014

SWFL Regional Human Trafficking Coalition

Lighthouse Addiction Services Job Opportunity

We have a full-time substance abuse counselor position available at our Cape Coral office. The minimum qualifications for the position are a bachelor’s degree in a human service field (master’s preferred) and some experience with substance abuse treatment..

If interested, please contact:
Barry Wyrick, MS, MBA
Chief Operating Officer
Lighthouse Addiction Services
Halcyon Management Group
3596 Tamiami Trail, Suite 205
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
PH - 941-255-5900
FAX - 941-764-8285
email -

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Promising Pathways

Mental Healthcare in Florida

Florida gets $1.2M for mental health services

By Andrew Murphy. CREATED 7:09 AM
MIAMI (AP) - Federal health officials are giving Florida more than $1 million to expand access to mental health and substance abuse services.
This week federal health officials announced $1,249,850 in Affordable Care Act funding to help five health centers in Florida establish or expand behavioral health services for 18,854 Floridians.
The Sunshine State has dozens of health centers. In 2013, those health centers saw over 71,456 behavioral health patients.
In addition to Florida's grant, officials also have awarded more than $51 million in Affordable Care Act funds to 210 health centers nationwide to establish or expand behavioral health services for nearly 440,000 people.
(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Sound Minds Mental Health Symposium

We have some seating available for the MH Symposium on Nov. 15th.  This component of the day is free.  I thought you may want to send this opportunity to the professors you work in partnership with as they may have an interest in attending and they may wish to extend this offer to their psychology, social work, mental health counseling, etc.. students.  I can guarantee the speakers are world class and will be very informative!  Seating is subject to availability.  All interested persons will need to RSVP their attendance to: or or by calling: (239) 304-3505    All my very best!!! Scott

Sound Minds™ Mental Health Symposium

November 15, 2014

Symposium: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Symposium: Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Drive Naples

Mental Health Counselor (NY)

Job description

Four (4) positions available:
  • JVL Wildcat Academy Charter School: Downtown NYC
  • JVL Wildcat Academy Charter School: Bronx, NY
  • The Renaissance Charter School: Jackson Heights, Queens
  • New Dawn Charter High School: Brooklyn, NY
Job Description
The majority of time will be spent providing mental health counseling to high school students (individual and group sessions). Implements counseling strategies for high needs students, including Aggression Replacement Training and Creating Lasting Families. Provides case management to students and parents.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Provide mental health counseling to high school students.
  2. Serve as a liaison between and among schools, families, and social service resources.
  3. Make appropriate referrals of students/families to public or private community resources for assistance and work cooperatively with those resources.
  4. Administer appropriate staff development for school based staff.
  5. Provide social work counseling or social group work services to students.
  6. Provide consultative support services to school personnel.
  7. Conduct parent curriculum, Creating Lasting Family Connections.
  8. Conduct Aggression Replacement Training (ART) to at-risk students. ART certification training will be provided by employer.
  9. Facilitate anti-stigma campaign at respective school site.
  10. Participate in project staff meetings and in project planning, monitoring, evaluations, and staff development activities.
  11. Perform any related tasks designated by the Project Director.

How to apply

Full Time 12 month assignment. THESE ARE TEMPORARY POSITIONS FOR THE DURATION OF THE GRANT (12/2014 - 8/2017). All required documents must be attached to your application file. Applications missing any of the required documents will be screened out.
  • Copy of valid NY license and certification.
  • Letters of Recommendation (2 current signed letters).
  • Resume
Email required documents to

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

FMHCA 2015 Annual Conference

FMHCA 2015 Annual Conference
Friday February 6, 2015 at 8:00 AM EST
Saturday February 7, 2015 at 6:00 PM EST
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Orlando Marriott Lake Mary
1501 International Parkway, Lake Mary FL 32746
Lake Mary, FL 32746
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Our Conference is filling up!  Don't wait!

Early Registrations rates end Nov. 14th!  This is your best way to save money!  You can attend for ONE DAY or for TWO FULL DAYS but you do want to attend!

FMHCA will be offering over 60+ educational sessions at our 2015 Annual Conference to be held Feb. 6th & 7th in Orlando at Marriott Lake Mary.

Two days of workshops by industry leaders covering dynamic treatment approaches, research development, and current industry trends with the opportunity to earn up to CEUs for General area, Medical Ethics, Domestic Violence, Medical Errors, HIV, etc.

Our conference theme is "Psychotheraphy & The Brain: Integrating Neurobiology Into Clinical Practice" 

The full conference agenda is available to view on our website.

We also are offering an awesome kick off program Thurs. Feb. 5th evening with Comedian Mark Lundholm talking about "Laughter....Its Good for the Brain" and an Awards Luncheon with our Legislative Lobbyist speaking.


DR. TOM COLLURA presenting "Tools for the Neurocounselor"

DR. BRYCE HAGEDORN presenting "Forgive and Forget?? Not if the Brain has anything to say about it"

CORINNE MIXON  presenting "Importance of Legislative and Grassroots Lobbying and the Current State of LMHC Scope of Practice"
And don't forget to consider registering for one of our four pre-conference workshops (see our website for more details)

Plus we urge you to book your hotel room by Jan. 12th for $121 rate!!!
Get more information
Register Now!

Florida Mental Health Counselors Association