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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

FSCA Advocacy Update: School Counseling Bill File




Thank you to Senator Nancy Detert & Representative Reggie Fullwood, FSCA's Bill in support of Florida Certified School Counselors is now officially filed! See links below to find out more information about the Bill.


SB1162: https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2016/1162/
HB1045: http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Bills/billsdetail.aspx?BillId=56019


The time to contact your legislators is NOW! Email or call them to share about the importance of this bill and ask for their support. Click on this link and enter your address to find your Florida legislators: http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Representatives/myrepresentative.aspx

Let your legislators know about the importance of supporting this Bill. Visit this link for talking points about the Bill: http://fla-schoolcounselor.org/files/TalkingPointsNov2015.pdf

Stay tuned to the FSCA Website, Enewsblasts, and our FSCA blog for more information.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Human Trafficking Symposium: January 21, 2016

Program Coordinator, Youth Service Counselor Position



Program Coordinator, Youth Service Counselor

Salary Range: $34,031.00 - $60,000.00
Hours per Week: 40 (Full-time)
Department: Juvenile Assessment and Prevention Center

Primary Responsibilities:

The core responsibility is to the Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC) under the guidance of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office. The Counselor will offer a cost-effective program necessary to assist civil citation youth and youth in need of early intervention by providing necessary substance abuse counseling in order for them to become a successful member of our community. The Counselor would take referrals from civil citation and the truancy programs, located at the JAC, within the age range of 10-17. Caseload can consist of two juvenile groups (one middle and one high school level) of up to 10-12 youth in each group with the possibility of expanding future groups if the need arises. The Counselor would provide immediate need and connection to services that we do not currently receive through the community. The Counselor will conduct group and individual counseling on an as needs basis.

Essential Functions:

OVERALL GOAL: Current delays with the community service providers, waiting lists and constant turnover of staff makes it hard for youth and families to have a consistent and effective substance abuse treatment plan with consistent counseling. Currently one-third of our arrested youth and civil citation youth are reporting current drug use and 50% of our high risk youth have mental health needs (according to the Department of Juvenile Justice PACT profile-2015). By having early intervention and effective counseling, we can hope to reduce these figures.

Tasks Performed:

Duties will include: Conduct needs/psychosocial assessments. Develop goal/treatment plans (with attainable goal and objectives). Conduct individual and group substance abuse therapy. Develop discharge plan (to include links to services/community service referrals). Assist Juvenile Assessment Center and the Civil Citation Coordinator with monthly intake, withdrawals, and completion of reports.

Desired Education:

At minimum must possess a Bachelors Degree in Social Work, Mental Health and/or Counseling and License eligible.

Other Qualifications:

*Must be self motivated. Must be able to multi-task. Must possess excellent interpersonal (oral and written) communication skills. Must have experience with assessing juvenile needs, identifying and de-escalating minor crisis. Must have knowledge of local, state and some nationwide social services. Must be a team player. Must have basic computer skills. Prior youth counseling experience and/or substance abuse training preferred but not mandatory. Bilingual a plus but not mandatory. This position will be mid-shift 40 hours per week, 5 days a week. Must be 18 years of age or older. Must be a legal citizen/alien resident of the United States. 

Equal opportunity employer with veterans preference. ** Must submit the prescreen questionnaire along with resume by 4:00 pm December 30,2015.** ******Please note that the Human Resources Division will be closing at 12:00 pm on Thursday December 17, 2015******


This posting will close 2015-12-30

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Thursday, December 10, 2015

8th Annual UCF Counseling Conference

The University of Central Florida (UCF) Counselor Education program invites you to attend the 8th Annual UCF Counseling Conference, which will be held February 5-6, 2016in Orlando, Florida. This year's conference theme is "Counseling Across Borders: Meeting Multiple Needs," featuring keynote speaker Dr. Courtland Lee, Past President of the American Counseling Association and of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development.

"Early bird" registration ends on Monday, December 7, so consider registering today to secure the lowest conference rates! Please visit the conference website
 to register.

Questions related to the 8th Annual UCF Counseling Conference may be directed to counseloredconf@ucf.edu.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Middle School Counselor position: ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND

(Code MG400)
CHARLES E. SMITH JEWISH DAY SCHOOL


The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School seeks qualified candidates to fill the position of Middle School Counselor for the 2016-2017 academic year.  This is an 11-month position with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2016.
The School is seeking an experienced Middle School Counselor to participate in the design and delivery of a comprehensive counseling program for middle school students (grades 6-8); to establish supportive relationships with students; to be a resource for students and parents and provide support in all aspects of school life.
Responsibilities include:
  • Provide individual counseling on a regular basis for students including scheduling needs, social/emotional support, educational/study skills guidance, co-curricular coordination.
  • Serve as a case manager interfacing with parents, teachers, learning specialists, ESOL specialists, outside professionals and administration as needed, regarding strategies to assist students.
  • Complete student observations, interpret behavioral data, develop functional behavior analyses, and behavior intervention plans.
  • Assess students’ functional behavioral capabilities within classroom and/or home environment for the purpose of designing behavioral interventions.
  • Design and interpret functional behavior analysis and multi-faceted behavior interventions.  Use data to make informed decisions regarding student behaviors.
  • Guide school staff to analyze data and monitor social/emotional and behavioral interventions.
  • Help students resolve teacher and classroom concerns and assist students in developing advocacy and problem solving skills.
  • Assist new students and their families as they integrate into the School community.
  • Further develop and implement advisory program and work with educators to integrate social-emotional/values-based and relational arts curricula into all content areas.
  • Work with administration on both registration for students and individual schedules and class balancing.
Candidates must have strong interpersonal, technology and organizational skills, as well as experience in guidance counseling and/or educational programming. Knowledge about Jewish values and traditions a plus, but not required, as well as experience with the Council in Schools approach to relational arts. A master’s degree in counseling or an MSW is required, as well as three to five years of related professional experience in an elementary and/or middle school setting.  
Additionally, qualified applicants will have a demonstrated, strong foundation in applied behavior analysis and experience implementing research based interventions, providing direct service to students, and providing training to teachers in implementing prescribed interventions.  Applicants should be knowledgeable about resources and methods (I.e. applied behavior analysis, intervention and treatment techniques, behavior assessment tools, and methods, community resources, etc.) for the purposes of determining appropriate behavioral approaches for students’ specific needs.
Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to www.cesjds.org/careers Job Code MG400.


The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate all applicants without unlawful consideration of race, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.              

Sunday, December 6, 2015

It's "School Counselor" please ...



Friday, December 4, 2015

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Needed: Bryn Mawr, PA

We have an immediate need for a Licensed Mental Health Counselor responsible for the oversight of behavioral health services for adults diagnosed with psychiatric illness, substance abuse and/or co-occurring disorders. This professional will supervise, coach and mentor assigned personnel. This is a FT position; Contract to Permanent. We offer a highly competitive compensation. Benefits included after permanent status.

Click here for details.

Recovery After a Suicide Attempt

Price: FREE (shipping charges may apply) 
Guides people through the first steps toward recovery and a hopeful future after a suicide attempt. Includes personal stories from survivors who share their experiences as well as strategies, such as re-establishing connections and finding a counselor to work with.
Click here to download.

TIP 51: Substance Abuse Treatment: Addressing the Specific Needs of Women

Assists treatment providers in offering treatment to adult women with substance use disorders. Reviews gender-specific research and best practices, such as common patterns of initiation of substance use among women and specific treatment issues and strategies.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Guidance Counselor / School Social Worker (long-term, part-time substitute role)


Community Charter School of Cambridge (CCSC) is a public charter school that serves students in grades 6-12. In order to prepare each graduate for success in college, CCSC combines high academic and behavioral standards with a supportive environment in which all students are known well. CCSC seeks dedicated, outstanding, and innovative faculty and staff to build upon our rigorous academic program and strong school culture.

CCSC is seeking a guidance counselor or school social worker for a long-term substitute role. This member of our community would be on-site two days per week, from 8:30am to 3:40pm. The specific days are Tuesday and Friday (though there may be some flexibility with this). Anticipated start date is first or second week of December.

Read more: Source: http://www.idealist.org/view/job/GMDJtjS29NH4/


Wednesday, November 25, 2015

SchoolCounselor.com eNewsletter #152 is Now Available!

The SchoolCounselor.com eNewsletter, curated by Professor Sabella, is designed to advance counselors’ level of technological literacy, application, and integration. You will find practical solutions and answers to technology related problems, especially as they apply to your job as counselor. If you would like to share a tip or trick, or if you would like to ask a question, e-mail Russ Sabella at news@schoolcounselor.com. Check out the latest issue (November 24, 2015) at http://schoolcounselor.com/enews-152/





Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Save the Date/15th Annual Southwest Florida Conference on Aging/May 12, 2016

More information coming soon ...
Six Continuing Education hours available:
  • ·         Florida Board of Nursing
  • ·         Clinical Social Work-Marriage & Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling and Psychology
  • ·         National Board of Certified Counselors, Inc.
  • ·         Professional Guardians
  • ·         Attorneys
  • ·         Nursing Home Administrators




Wednesday, November 18, 2015

National School Counseling Week 2016



National School Counseling Week 2016, "School Counseling: The Recipe for Success,"  will be celebrated from Feb. 1-5, 2016, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within U.S. school systems. National School Counseling Week, sponsored by ASCA, highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. National School Counseling Week is always celebrated the first full week in February.

Learn more by visiting the American School Counselor Association's website.

Monday, November 16, 2015

NBC2 reveals what you don't know about your kid's mobile device

Watch Dr. Sabella on NBC-2 tomorrow night at 6pm. You can ask question via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NBC2News.

TOMORROW: NBC2 reveals what you don't know about your kid's mobile device.

Posted by NBC2 News on Monday, November 16, 2015

The Human Trafficking Symposium (Full Day)

The Human Trafficking Symposium is hosted by the FGCU Human Trafficking Resource Center on January 21st, 2016. General admission is $25.00 and if you require CEU’s it will be $40.00. 

All student registrations (regardless of university) are free. 

Location: FGCU Cohen Center Ballroom 
Registration: 7:45AM-8:00AM 
ALL College Students: FREE
Click here to register.



     Itinerary


Workshop Round 1:
Option A: Substance Abuse and Human Trafficking
Kristina Kardanow
Option B: Child Welfare Case Management with Minor Victims
 Julio Gonzalez

Workshop Round 2:
Option A: Identifying and Assisting to Male/Transgender Victims
 Nathan Earle
Option B: Counseling and Forensic Interviews with Minor Victims
Sally Beckett and Jill Turner


LUNCH BREAK

Workshop 3:
Option A: Residential Services for Victims of Human Trafficking
Danielle Mordaunte
Option B: Foreign Born and Domestic Needs
Alex Olivares

Workshop Round 4:
Option A: Trauma Informed Care
 Dr. Amanda Evans
Option B: Law Enforcement Case Study
Detective Andy Henchesmoore and Victim Advocate Marisol Schloendorne

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Senior Voc. Rehab Counselor

Contact:
Joseph Mahoney, Area Supervisor Joseph.Mahoney@vr.fldoe.org
954-747-7900

POSITION LOCATION
7550 Davie Road Ext. Hollywood, FL

Deadline: 11/18/2015

Monday, November 9, 2015

School Social Worker/Mental Health Counselor

DREAM Charter School, a rigorous, Pre-K-8 public charter school in East Harlem is seeking a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as a School Social Worker or Mental Health Counselor. This role will support the school in addressing the social, emotional and developmental needs of the school's students and families, and in helping students access appropriate resources and services.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Clinical Counselor Job






To assess and/or identify client and family needs as well as plan, coordinate, provide and evaluate the necessary services and treatment; assist and counsel individuals and families by using such activities as delineating alternatives, helping to articulate goals and providing needed information and treatment services.

Learn more: http://www.linkup.com/job/eea91d937a18c761526c4c90ec5e983a2fad/clinical-counselor-job-in-fort-myers-fl

Friday, November 6, 2015

Promising Pathways: The Road to Best Practice in Autism Spectrum Disorder

The 9th Annual Promising Pathways: The Road to Best Practice in Autism Spectrum Disorder conference will take place on Saturday, April 9th, 2016 on the campus of Florida Gulf Coast University. 

This is a free event for anyone interested in learning more about ASD. Online registration will open in February 2016. Translated and complimentary programming in Spanish will also be offered during the conference.  Attendance is not limited to the FGCU community, so please feel free to share this with friends and family as well.

The conference agenda will be  available on our website in both English and Spanish in the coming months: 

You can also view agendas and materials  from our previous meetings on the website.
  
Our Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Lucina Uddin from The Brain Connectivity and Cognition Laboratory in the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami.   




To volunteer for this event please contact Dr. Joanna Salapska-Gelleri at jsalapsk@fgcu.edu or 239-590-7358. Service learning hours are available to FGCU student volunteers.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Vocational Rehabilitation Technician


POSITION LOCATION
CONTACT
CLOSE DATE
48004638
7550 Davie Road Extension, Hollywood, FL 33024
Joseph Mahoney, Area Supervisor, Joseph.Mahoney@vr.fldoe.org (954) 747-7900
11/15/2015






Minimum Qualifications for Vocational Rehabilitation Technician:  A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in a social, behavioral or rehabilitative science, education, or related field. Experience in a counseling, job placement, job coaching or a public vocational rehabilitation program can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required college education.

Employees desiring to be considered for the position referenced above must submit an online State of Florida Employment Application in People First at https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com on or before the posted closing date of this requisition.  In the event you have any questions related to this vacancy please contact me or the Vocational Rehabilitation Area Supervisor referenced above.  Please additionally feel free to share this job opportunity with divisional colleagues interested in professional advancement as well as persons outside our organization desirous to join our VR team!

Family Educator


Mentor Coordinator position


Sunday, October 25, 2015

Clinical Social Worker/Mental Health Counselor/Psychologist, Employment | NASW

Position is under the direct supervision of the Executive Clinician/President. Basic responsibilities is to provide individual/group/family therapy. Use current methods and theory to the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of psychosocial dysfunction, impairment, or disability, including mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders for families, individuals, and groups. Position has the feel and flexibility of private practice without the business management.

To learn more:
Clinical Social Worker/Mental Health Counselor/Psychologist, Employment | NASW

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor


POSITION NUMBER
POSITION TITLE
POSITION LOCATION
CONTACT
CLOSE DATE
48004684
Vocational Rehab. Technician
902 Clint Moore Road     Suite 118                          Boca Raton, FL 33487
Shanqua Sims-Brown, Unit Supervisor                            Shanqua.Sims-Brown@vr.fldoe.org                561-544-4657
10/29/2015
48004701
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
5264 Summerlin Commons Way, Suite 404                  Fort Myers, FL 3307
Lindsay Green, Unit Supervisor              Lindsay.Green@vr.fldoe.org                239-278-7150
11/1/2015

Minimum Qualifications for VR Technician:  A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in a social, behavioral or rehabilitative science, education, or related field. Four years of professional experience in rehabilitation counseling with the physically, emotionally, or mentally disabled or visually impaired, job coaching, job placement or job development or in a Vocational Rehabilitation Program can substitute for the college degree.

Minimum Qualifications for VR Counselor:  A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in a social, behavioral or rehabilitative science or education, or related field, and one year of professional experience in counseling or in a public vocational rehabilitation program.  A master's degree from an accredited college or university in a social, behavioral or rehabilitative science or education can substitute for the required experience.


Employees desiring to be considered for the position referenced above must submit an online State of Florida Employment Application in People First at https://peoplefirst.myflorida.com

Friday, October 16, 2015

International Community School of Addis Ababa – Ethiopia - Africa

International Community School of Addis Ababa – Ethiopia - Africa
Grade 11-12/College Counselor

Job Status:
Definite



Description

School Overview
The International Community School of Addis Ababa (ICS Addis) was established in 1964 to serve the expatriate and local communities of Addis. We currently educate 860 students from 60+ countries. Our students come from a wide variety of educational backgrounds and most speak English as a second or third language. Our school offers a comprehensive academic program in English. The IB Learner Profile guides planning and assessment throughout the school. We use technology as a tool for teaching and learning at all grade levels.
In addition to a challenging, broad and supportive academic program, our school offers an extensive array of extracurricular and sports activities at all grade levels. Teachers are expected to work collaboratively with colleagues each week around student work, or assessments unit planning, curriculum development and professional growth. Teachers chaperone “Week Without Walls” trips within Ethiopia for grades 4–12. Teachers and teaching assistants also provide one hour per week of student contact time outside of class—in coaching, clubs and activities, or in enrichment or tutoring support. Almost all of our students are involved in school activities and sports beyond the academic day.

High School Program
The high school offers a comprehensive educational program to almost 200 students, consisting of the following options: the ICS diploma, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, a modified ICS diploma program and a non-diploma high school transitions program for students with special needs. Visual and performing arts complement our courses in mathematics, sciences, languages, literature, humanities and physical education/health. Most of our graduates pursue the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Most of our students continue in higher education after graduating from ICS, attending top-ranked and selective colleges and universities around the world. Teachers serve as advisors, working with groups of grade 9-12 students. Friday assemblies develop a sense of community within the larger school and serve to celebrate student initiatives and successes. Beyond academics, students participate in a full range of after school sports, clubs, community service and other activities, allowing a wide variety of opportunities for team camaraderie, exploration, service and leadership. The high school offers a unique internship program to all grade 11 students and Week Without Walls programs in all grades.
The high school follows an eight-day rotating block schedule, with four 85-minute periods per day. A full time teaching load is five blocks every two days, plus grade-level advisory time. Regular communication with parents is encouraged and expected. ICS teachers participate actively in extracurricular activities and engagement with students beyond the regular school day is expected. Beyond student contact time, teachers are also involved with curriculum development and assisting the school in accomplishing its strategic objectives.

Position Description: Grade 11-12/College Counselor
ICS Addis is recruiting a dedicated and experienced high school and university counselor to join our high school’s Student Support Team. The candidate we seek will bring several years of successful college counseling and school counseling experience in a similar international school, an enthusiastic approach to teamwork and collaboration, superior interpersonal and communication skills and a commitment and desire to provide the best experience possible for students and families. Experience with IB Diploma Program and with both North American and UK/European university placement  is preferred.
Reporting to the HS Principal, the counselor will provide support to students and teachers to ensure and improve student learning and to develop student plans to meet future goals. The Counselor is especially focused on supporting the long terms plans for students in the area of college and career planning. Responsibilities include the following:
  • Make normal admissions decisions and collaborate with others when a team decision is required.
  • Provide support, counseling and ongoing guidance to students in grades 11 – 12 and/or their parents to support social, emotional and academic development.
  • Assist the principal with building the middle/high school schedule, and schedule students in grades 9 – 12.
  • Develop strong relationships with colleges and universities to assist with the acceptance and transition of ICS Addis students into post-secondary education.
  • Facilitate college and career information sessions, visits and individual student/parent counseling.
  • Develop and lead an effective Grade 11 and 12 Advisory Program.
  • Lead and facilitate bi-weekly meetings to review student concerns and to plan Advisories.
  • Guide students’ application processes for colleges in North America, the UK and other national systems, using UCAS, Naviance and/or other tools.
  • Coordinate and supervise college entrance and other testing (MAP, PSAT, SAT, ACT, etc.) and provide information about TOEFL, IELTS and other relevant testing.
  • Travel as required to conferences to support the school’s links with university admissions officers, such as AISA or CIS in October/November and OACAC in the summer.
  • Participate in an annual merit-based scholarship selection team in selecting four local students to join the ICS high school, and provide guidance to our scholarship students as they transition to our school and as they apply for full scholarships to selective US universities.
  • Model and communicate the ICS Learner Profile and high personal and professional expectations, and show an active interest in students’ academic and social/emotional progress.
  • Lead or assist with the school’s efforts to address student concerns (e.g., transitions, excessive absences, at-risk behavior, mental/physical health, family/peer relationships, etc.).
  • Observe and assess students to support learning, and liaise with Student Support Team members, teachers and parents to support the delivery of special learning programs for students.
  • Establish or support appropriate proactive awareness programs for issues such as bullying, substance awareness and leadership/character development. Develop and participate in parent awareness programs for relevant issues.
  • As with all members of our staff, professional development, strategic objectives and accreditation teams.
  • Leadership and involvement in extra-curricular activities and engagement with students beyond the regular school day is expected.
"All candidates should apply through our website at http://www.icsaddis.edu.et/employment/apply."

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Charmaine Gunther
Middle School Counselor
Int'l Community School of Addis Ababa
Addis Ababa
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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

4th Annual Military Appreciation Day For All Veterans


Immediate Part-Time FINANCE ASSISTANT

Immediate Part-Time FINANCE ASSISTANT
Description of Duties:
Coordinate accounting function of agency including processing payroll, sales, accounts
payable, accounts receivable
Prepare financial statements and reports for the Executive Director, the Board of
Directors and agency funders
Inventory and order office supplies/equipment
Represent the agency in a positive, professional manner
Maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that
supports clients, staff, and the general public
Other duties as assigned

Requirements/Qualifications:
AA degree or above preferred 5 or more years business or accounting experience
Five years or more office experience required
Organizational skills and attention to detail
Knowledge of commonly-used business and accounting concepts, practices, and
procedures
Proficiency in financial recordkeeping with QuickBooks for Non-Profits
Proficient computer skills, QuickBooks and all Microsoft Office programs, data entry
Ability to work with people who have a variety of communication needs
Supervisor: The Finance Assistant will report to the Executive Director.


Send resume to:
Dianna Druding
Executive Director
Dianna@dsc.us

Women's Health Forum


Job Title: Program and Data Entry Assistant


Saturday, October 10, 2015

Using Microsoft Word Styles


This tutorial demonstrates how to use Microsoft Word Styles which has at least four different advantages including:

1. Very quickly modify the look of your headings throughout the entire document.
2. Auto generate a table of contents at anytime in the document development;
3. Use hyperlinks to navigate your document; and
4. See a snapshot of your document while you are writing.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Webinar: Importance of Legislative and Grassroots Lobbying and the Current State of the LMHC Scope of Practic

PLEASE NOTE: CEUs will be made available only to those who request CEUs in the post-webinar evaluation form. Although attendance of this webinar is free, a nominal fee of $10 for FMHCA members and $30 for non-members will be assessed for those who require CEUs in order to compensate for administrative expenses. If you are not a member, you may join at www.flmhca.org. 


Silvernail Consultant Services

FMHCA October Webinar: Importance of Legislative and Grassroots Lobbying and the Current State of the LMHC Scope of Practice

Date: Friday, 10/23/15, 2:00-4:00 pm 

Presenter: Corinne Mixon, DPL 

Description: The Florida Legislature is made up of individuals that come from varied professional backgrounds. For instance, it would not be uncommon for a legislator to oversee an orange grove one year and then be chairing the House Committee on Health Quality a year later. If these legislators are not educated on the LMHC profession, the scope of practice may be threatened. Legislative and grassroots lobbying seek to provide this education to Florida's elected officials. Corinne will explain what lobbying is, why it is important and how LMHCs can become their own lobbyists. Additionally, Corinne will discuss the current state of the LMHC practice, currently filed bills that will affect LMHCs and how mental health counselors can work with their State Representatives and Senators to enhance their legislative platform. 



CE Broker Tracking #: 20-475027 

Learning Objectives: As a result of the course, attendees will understand: 
(1) Legislative lobbying and Grassroots lobbying 
(2) The timeline of the legislative process 
(3) Elections 
(4) Key bills for FMHCA 
(5) How the practice of LMHCs relates to the practice of psychology, clinical social work and marriage and family therapy and how these professions are perceived to state officials 

About the Presenter: Corinne graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in public relations. It was during this time that Corinne recognized her deep interest in statewide and federal legislation. She became determined to become a citizen of the State of Alabama, so that she qualified to intern for U.S. Congressman Richard Shelby, Chairman of Banking and Insurance. After concluding her internship, Corinne began her professional career as a Public Relations Account Manager for the Zimmerman Agency, the then-largest hospitality centered communications group in the nation and the largest advertising corporation in Florida. Corinne joined the Mixon and Associates lobbying because of her skills in client-centered communication and administrative policy. Corinne is now Principal at Mixon and Associates where she lobbies for an array of clients ranging from fortune 500 companies and large statewide associations to tech-based-startups and public school districts. However, Corinne specializes in lobbying for statewide health care associations including: the Florida Mental Health Counselors Association, the Independent Funeral Directors of Florida (IFDF), the Florida Veterinary Medical Association, the Florida Academy of Physician Assistants and the Florida State Oriental Medical Association. Corinne also served as the Executive Director of IFDF where she expanded her expertise into association management. Corinne also focuses on political campaigning, including managing the campaign for Senate for past Speaker Pro Tempore, Rep. Dennis Baxley and working in various other House and Senate races. Corinne manages a multitude of political action committees (PACs) on behalf of Mixon and Associates' clients. As the PAC manager, she oversees the delivery of approximately $160-thousand dollars worth of campaign contributions per election cycle. Corinne hand-delivers many of these contributions directly to the candidates; thus, providing a benefit to clients with-and-without their own political action committees.



If you have questions about this event, please contact FMHCA at office@flmhca.org

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