Sunday, April 19, 2015

AMHCA Conference

 In the summer of 1787, the leaders of our new nation gathered in Philadelphia to draft a Constitution.
This Summer, it's time for YOU to come to Philadelphia to learn how you can prepare your practice for the necessary transformations with AMHCA in Philadelphia.
The 2015 AMHCA Conference, held July 9-11, will offer three days of workshops, networking, and much more as we explore the most effective ways to enhance your practice now and for the future.
  • Learn how to integrate with primary health care
  • Discover new approaches and strategies to work with self-insured employers;
  • Learn how to make connections within the medical community.

A Transformed Conference
Living the conference theme, Transformation in Action, AMHCA has taken great strides to implement changes to our conference format and offerings. You asked and we
  • More CEs than ever before! Earn up to 26.5 contact hours with preconference workshops and 18.5 with regular conference registration.
  • Increased length of breakout sessions for further content development.
  • Attend a Lunch & Learn with documentarian Lucy Winer for an additional CE.

Powerful Keynote Speakers
Judith Beck, Ph.D. of the Beck Institute on Cognitive Behavior Therapy opens the conference on Friday morning. Her presentation, “CBT: Basics and Beyond” will focus on key cognitions and behavioral strategies in order to plan treatment accordingly. Dr. Beck serves as president of Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. She is also clinical associate professor of psychology in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania.

Saturday morning, we kick of the second full day of conference with Linda Godleski, M.D. presenting, “Innovative Paradigms for the Future of Mental Health Service.” In addition to serving as Director of Veterans Affairs National Telemental Health Center, Godleski has led national multi-disciplinary mental health teams in the development of cutting-edge clinical paradigms for the delivery of over 1.5 million telemental health services, most recently bringing care directly into the home using mobile technology devices.

Be sure to make your travel plans to include time to attend our Saturday closing keynote by Monica Oss, M.S. “The Next Generation of Mental Health Care Delivery,” will explore what’s coming over the horizon and forecasting trends in the field. Ms. Oss is Chief Executive Officer and Senior Associate, is the founder of OPEN MINDS. For the past two decades, Ms. Oss has led the OPEN MINDS team and its research on health and human service market trends and its national consulting practice.
In addition we have more than 60 breakout sessions featuring the latest trends in the field including neuroscience, veteran’s issues, the DSM-5 and many more.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Licensed Behavioral Health Utilization Management (UM)

At aetna we are committed to ensure that our members receive the best, most appropriate care. As a Utilization Management (UM) Nurse Clinician, you will work in a fast paced, autonomous, team oriented environment where turn around times and meeting deadlines are critical.
Fundamental Components:
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.
3+ years years of direct clinical practice experience: must have behavioral/mental health experience, chemical dependency and/or eating disorder experience in the past. It is highly preferred your experience includes inpatient settings.
Position requires proficiency with computer skills which includes navigating multiple systems and keyboarding.
Ideal candidates will have mental health, chemical dependency, and/or eating disorder experience.
The minimum level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
Licenses And Certifications
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN) is required OR
Social Worker/Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) is required OR
Social Worker/Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) is required OR
Social Worker/Marriage and Family Therapist License (M&FT) is required
Mental Health/Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) is desired
Mental Health/Licensed Mental Health Counseler is desired
Mental Health/Licensed Social Worker is desired
Functional Experiences
Functional - Nursing/Mental Health/4-6 Years
Functional - Clinical / Medical/Concurrent review / discharge planning/1-3 Years
Functional - Clinical / Medical/Direct patient care (hospital, private practice)/4-6 Years
Technology Experiences
Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Outlook/1-3 Years/System Support
Technical - Desktop Tools/Microsoft Word/1-3 Years/System Support
Benefits Management/Understanding Clinical Impacts/FOUNDATION
General Business/Consulting for Solutions/ADVANCED
Leadership/Collaborating for Results/FOUNDATION
Desired Skills
Benefits Management/Encouraging Wellness and Prevention/ADVANCED
Benefits Management/Interacting with Medical Professionals/ADVANCED
General Business/Communicating for Impact/FOUNDATION
Telework Specifications:
Full-Time Telework (WAH)
Considered for any US location; training period in the office may be required
Additional Job Information
Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.
We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.
Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.
Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.
We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.
We conduct pre-employment drug and background testing. Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here to review the benefits associated with this position.
Employment Type Regular Career Band Description Professional.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Free Webinar:Helping Your Immigrant Students and School Community

Free Webinar:Helping Your Immigrant Students and School Community: Updates on Deferred Action Programs for Undocumented Youth and Family

May 6, 2015
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 pm Pacific Daylight Time

The Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) is a national network of non-profits that provide legal services to immigrants. CLINIC invites you to join this FREE webinar on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for the Parents of U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). These programs protect undocumented students and parents from deportation so that they can work legally and pursue their educational goals. This webinar is for educators, counselors, and others working in schools and adult education programs who want to learn more about immigration relief for undocumented students and their families. We will provide an overview of DACA and DAPA, including who may be eligible, and ways that educators can help community members access trusted information and locate appropriate legal assistance. Before summer vacation begins, learn how you can help change the lives of the undocumented students you teach and support!
Speakers: Ilissa Mira & Jennifer Riddle, CLINIC Training and Legal Support Attorneys
Register by clicking here. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information on joining the webinar. Visit CLINIC's website to see additional resources for educators. For more information contact Ilissa Mira at

FGCU Continuing Education & Off Campus Programs

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Southwest Florida's Premier Provider for Professional Education and Training

We provide valuable learning opportunities for the working professional as well as customized training programs to meet the needs of local business.

FGCU's Office of Continuing Education & Off Campus Programs is committed to satisfying the professional development needs of SWFL workers through affordable and diverse learning opportunities.

Continuing Education provides credit and non-credit learning opportunities for the working professional as well as customized training programs to meet the needs of local business and industry. We provide high quality, integrated, and innovative programs that enable participants to achieve their career and learning objectives through access to affordable education and employment skills training. We offer a variety of certificate programs, lectures, short courses, conferences, symposia, and seminars. 

CALL 239-425-3270
for more information!

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Office of Continuing Education & Off-Campus Programs
The Atrium Executive Center
8695 College Parkway
Suite 1181
Fort Myers, FL 33919

(239) 425-3270

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FGCU Continuing Education & Off Campus Programs

Social Media Marketing Certificate Course
Apr 13-May 22, 2015
Build relationships, drive repeat business, and attract new customers as you learn the how and why of social media networking.

Project Management
Atrium Executive Center Fort Myers
May 6, 2015, 8am-5pm (one day) 
Learn the principles behind what it takes to be efficient at project management: completing tasks on time, within budget, and with limited resources; break down a complex project into manageable segments; lead a project team.

Dynamics of Supervision I, II & III
Atrium Executive Center Fort Myers
Thurs., 8:30-11:30am, beginning May 7, 2015 (6 wks ea) 
Targeted toward managers and supervisors, these courses will build, expand and enrich interpersonal skills, reduce stress and increase productivity and use effective tools.

Social Media Content: Brand Creation
May 26-July 3, 2015
Learn how to develop, procure, and automate content for use on your chosen soical media platforms creating a strategy by which to promote your brand.

Personal Fitness Trainer Certificate Course
Atrium Executive Center Fort Myers
Sat., 9:00am-2:00pm, May 30-Aug 1, 2015 
Prepare for success as a fitness trainer as you focus on biomechanics, exercise physiology, fitness testing, equipment usage, and health assessment.

Video Marketing Certificate Course
July 6-Aug 12, 2015
Find out the secrets behind developing compelling video content, techniques for increasing traffic, views and, ultimately, conversion to sales for your business.

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
Atrium Executive Center Fort Myers
Weds., 6:00-8:00pm, Sept 9, 2015-Mar 16, 2016  
Learn the methodology behind organizational improvement: identify, reduce, and eliminate wasteful activities in your organization and provide efficient services to your customers.

Pet Owners Pet Care Course (Non Certificate) 
Oct 16-Dec 11, 2015
Learn more about caring for your pets, pet-sitting, kennel work, day care, training, and communicating with your veterinarian. 

Pet CPR & First Aid Course
Nov 30-Dec 11, 2015
Acquire knowledge on how to respond in an emergency situation involving pets. 

Professional Pet Care Certificate Course
Oct 16-Dec 11, 2015
Start or enhance your career, business, or joy for working with animals. Includes Pet Care Course,
Pet CPR & First Aid Course, and internship.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

ASCA 2015 Webinar Series

2015 Webinar Series from the American School Counselor Association

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Academic Habits and College and Career Readiness
April 7, 2 p.m. Eastern
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College and Career Readiness in Elementary School
April 8, 2015, 2 p.m. Eastern
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Perception Data: Learn to Identify, Create, Analyze and Share It
April 9, 2015, 2 p.m. Eastern
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SMILE: An Uplifting Approach to Help Elementary Children Heal from Grief/Loss
April 11, 2015, 10 a.m. Eastern
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College and Career Readiness in Middle School
April 15, 2015, 2 p.m. Eastern
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College and Career Readiness in High School
April 22, 2015, 2 p.m. Eastern
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PK-12 Career Exploration: Relevancy in a Common Core and RTI Landscape
April 23, 2015, 4 p.m. Eastern
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Create a College-Going Culture
April 29, 2015, 12 p.m. Eastern
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STEM Careers for Every Student
May 14, 2015, 1 p.m. Eastern
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Early Team Based Treatment For People With Psychotic Symptoms

Early Team Based Treatment For People With Psychotic Symptoms: The RAISE-Early Treatment Program Experience

Early Team Based Treatment For People With Psychotic Symptoms: The RAISE-Early Treatment Program Experience

Join Nina R. Schooler, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Psychiatry at State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, for a live presentation on April 14, 2015, 2:00 pm, US Eastern Time.

Click here to register.

Free Webinar: Crisis Response Planning

Free Webinar:
Crisis Response Planning

Each month CTRI offers a complimentary webinar.

The increase of critical incidents (violence, suicide, tragedy, etc.) requires schools, communities and organizations to be prepared to respond to these unfortunate events. This webinar will focus on how to organize effectively and quickly at a time of high stress so that groups are better prepared to respond to the emotional needs of those affected by a critical incident. Participants will develop an understanding of how to implement their own crisis response team and plan for their specific environment..

Click Here to access this month's free webinar.

Pre-recorded Webinars
CTRI provides a variety of other pre-recorded videos that are introductory, abbreviated versions of our full day workshops available for purchase. These 60-75 minute webinars allow you to access training at a time convenient to you. 

Some of our most popular pre-recorded webinars include:
Click Here for a complete list of our pre-recorded webinars.

For more information, please visit our website:


Delayne Hogan
Public Workshop Coordinator, CTRI Inc.
Toll Free: 877.353.3205

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