Friday, March 6, 2015

Professional Pet Care Certification Program

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Mary Lynn Gagnon
Mary Lynn Gagnon

Mary Lynn Gagnon is the owner of Pet Estates, Inc. and Merry Lynn Kennels and has been a successful pet business owner and leader in the pet business field locally and regionally for more than 20 years.

More Information:
(239) 425-3270
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FGCU Continuing Education & Off Campus Programs

Professional Pet Care Certificate Course
with Mary Lynn Gagnon

Date: March 2 - April 17, 2015
Cost: $426
Format: This ONLINE 7-week course examines the field of animal related careers through education and internships. Explore a variety of resources to start or enhance your career working with animals, including but not limited to: pet-sitting, kennel work, daycare, training and working for a veterinarian. Includes:
    • Pet Care Course
    • Pet CPR & First Aid Course
    • Requires 54 hours of internship at an approved facility (internship placement organized by course instructor)
    • FGCU Certificate of Completion
Individuals who do not need or want the full certificate course can opt to take only the online Pet Care Course ($340), or just CPR and First Aid ($86), without the need to do an internship.
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Pet CPR & First Aid Course
with Mary Lynn Gagnon

Date: March 16 - April 3, 2015
Cost: $86
Format: This course is for those who wish to acquire knowledge on how to respond in an emergency situation involving pets. It will provide experience in pet CPR virtually or face-to-face using our dog mannequin as well as basic First Aid. The Pet CPR & First Aid Course is a hybrid program. Students will be expected to complete The Pet CPR & First Aid Course online and be responsible for practicing CPR skills under an instructor's supervision to evaluate techniques and answer quizzes after each module.

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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Position Opening: Licensed Behavioral Health Utilization Management (UM)...

This position will be part of the Behavioral Health Precert team who reviews facility-based (higher level) care requests. This position will be office based initially with the possibility of telework at some point in the future. You may work out of any Aetna office with potential to move to work at home after 1 year of proven performance.

Please note the hours for this position are:

12pm - 8:30pm ET Monday- Friday

10am- 6:30pm MT Monday- Friday

Work requires sitting for extended periods, talking on the telephone and typing into the computer.

Utilizes clinical skills to coordinate, document and communicate all aspects of the utilization/benefit management program. Applies critical thinking and is knowledgeable in clinically appropriate treatment, evidence based care and clinical practice guidelines for Behavioral Health and/or medical conditions based upon program focus.

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FGCU Relay For Life: A Celebration Especially for YOU

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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Loan Repayment Program - NHSC

Deadline: March 30, 7:30 pm ET

Primary care medical, dental and mental/behavioral health clinicians can get up to $50,000 to repay their health profession student loans in exchange for a two-year commitment to work at an approved NHSC site in a high-need, underserved area. The payment is free from Federal income tax and is made at the beginning of service so you can more quickly pay down your loans. Approved sites are located across the U.S., in both urban and rural areas.

After completing your initial service commitment, you can apply to extend your service and receive additional loan repayment assistance.

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Position Opening: Counselor: Licensed Psychotherapist


Employment Opportunities

Counselor: Licensed Psychotherapist

Are you a licensed psychotherapist:  LMFT, LMHC, LCSW, PhD, PsyD, who is:
  • Trained and comfortable working with couples;
  • Interested to learn more about deepening your work with couples, from a Conscious Choices perspective;
  • Seeking a part-time position (4 – 10 client hours per week) with a goal to increase to up to 20 client hours;
  • Self-motivated with a desire to increase your ability to serve others;
  • Spiritual (not dogmatically religious), and practices some form of meditation and/or prayer;
  • Aware of the inter-connection between body, mind and spirit;
  • Interested in incorporating your practice of open-minded consciousness into your clinical work with clients;
  • Drawn to authors and thinkers like Margaret Paul, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Neale Donald Walsch, Eckhart Tolle, Wayne Dyer, Louise Hay, Gregg Braden?  As well as David Schnarch, Gay and Katie Hendricks, Harville Hendrix, M. Scott Peck, John Gottman, Ellen Bader, Jon Kabat Zinn, to name just a few;
  • Has received some form of counseling or psychotherapy as a client;
  • Willing to continually dig deep into your own experience in order to be as authentic as possible, personally and professionally;
  • Seeking to develop a mentoring/collegial relationship with a Director who is like-minded and has created a practice built upon principals of consciousness, spirituality and Love; with a grounded psychological foundation in basic Family Systems concepts, Relational Theory, and Psychodynamic understanding?
If so, we are offering:
A professional infrastructure to support your work, including: marketing, advertising, overhead expenses, office maintenance, basic supplies, and administrative support such as scheduling, reception, filing, billing, etc.;
A structured, exciting, and safe place to explore your clinical work and consult with other like-minded practitioners;
A chance to offer workshops, groups, presentations, as well as publish articles on our website/blog;
An opportunity to receive additional training about Conscious Relationships.
Our Mission Statement:
To offer Psycho-Spiritual Counseling and Psychotherapy to support our clients in healing emotional wounds, raising consciousness, reaching one’s fullest potential; and living authentically, lovingly and joyfully in relation to themselves and others, and ultimately, in resonance with the Source of their Highest Good.

If this mission statement and job description resonate for you, please take a look at the rest of our website, to get a sense of the work we do. 
If you can imagine yourself as part of the Conscious Choices Team, we would love to hear from you.
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MASBBM Annual Conference 2015

The Mid-Atlantic Society for Biofeedback and Behavioral Medicine ( will hold our annual spring conference on April 25, 2015, at Loyola University Graduate Center in Columbia, MD. Self-Medication vs. Self-Regulation: The Neuroscience of Addiction and Meditation will be presented by A. Martin Wuttke. Courtesy of our co-sponsor, the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), we have up to five (5) scholarships for students to attend the conference for free.

Elibigility Criteria & Participation Requirements:

• Full or part-time students at an accredited institution of higher learning in the mid-Atlantic region.
• Must be enrolled in a health care/health science class, such as psychology, counseling or social work.
• Have an interest in biofeedback, neurofeedback and/or complementary/integrative health.
• Full-day attendance at the conference.
• Within 30 days after the conference, submit a one-page single-spaced essay discussing what the student found most interesting and why; how the student might apply this conference to his/her current studies and training; how the student might pursue further training/information in his/her field (research, academic, clinical work). The essays will be posted on MASBBM's website.

How to Apply:

• Send an email to MASBBM's Executive Director, Bea Haskins, at execdirector@masbbm.orgwith a detailed cover message that explains the students interest in attending, the degree being pursued and the student's field of study (major); include a copy of the student's ID and/or class schedule.
• Upon receipt of the email, MASBBM will submit the application along with our letter of recommendation to AAPB, the scholarship sponsor, for their approval. Once that is received, MASBBM will send the student a Letter of Agreement to sign and return. Upon receipt of that Letter, the student will be officially registered.
• Students should ask their professors or instructors if they can receive extra credit for attending. The professor or instructor can contact MASBBM if s/he has any questions.
• Scholarship recipients will also receive a one-year complementary student membership in MASBBM (a $25 value)!

A conference brochure and a flyer about the scholarships are available on our website; click the conference tab. MASBBM appreciates your assistance in spreading the word about this remarkable conference.

Bea Haskins, MS, Executive Director

Coordinator of Student AccessAbility Services

Eastern Connecticut State University, the state’s public liberal arts university, seeks to fill the Coordinator of Student AccessAbility Services position. Under the supervision of the Director of Counseling and Psychological Services, the Coordinator will be responsible for developing, coordinating and implementing programs, services, policies, and procedures for the office.  The coordinator will establish and maintain the highest standards for a disabilities services office that consistently incorporate the current best practices and principles for services for students with disabilities.  The coordinator will serve as an advocate for students with disabilities to ensure an understanding and responsiveness for and to their needs.  Other responsibilities include the review of documentation and determination of reasonable accommodations and auxiliary services who qualify for accommodations under American with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the related amendments. 

The coordinator will provide consultation, information, resources, and training workshops to faculty, staff, and students and prospective students and parents as needed.  In addition, the coordinator will work with and train faculty and staff to provide individual accommodations with students.  Maintain liaison/networking relationships with community and external agencies, state and federal rehabilitation services, including area high schools, and community colleges. 

Qualifications:  Master’s degree is required in rehabilitation counseling, counseling, education or related field; three to four years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Recognized and proven ability to coordinate a large multifaceted program of student support services and working collaboratively with faculty and staff. The candidate must have knowledge of relevant Federal and State statutes and regulations (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as amended), as applicable to the provision of accommodations to student with disabilities in a university setting.  To apply send a letter of application, a resume, and three letters of recommendation as electronic attachments to, Kathleen Parmalee, Counseling and Psychological Services Administrative Assistant.