Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Talent Search coordinator at Florida Gulf Coast University

I am pleased to announce two openings for Talent Search coordinator at Florida Gulf Coast
University with a start date of early January 2017.

The Coordinator, Talent Search assists middle and high school students within four Lee County public schools with career and post-secondary education exploration. This position is grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education TRiO program. Each coordinator will be responsible for one high school and one middle school (approximately 250 students). The coordinator will have an office at the high school.

For a complete position description, please go to and search under Staff positions (or click on to go directly to the page) You can also access this page through and select Employment Opportunities. All applications must be submitted through the FGCU Employment site. This position close date is 12/19/2016.

Dr. Dolores Kiesler
Assistant Dean for TRiO and Outreach Programs
Office of Outreach Programs | Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd. South | Fort Myers, FL 33965 | (t) 239.590.7909 | (f) 239.590.7947

Monday, November 28, 2016

Substance Abuse Counselor - Lee County

Colonial Management Group, LP operates a number of nationally recognized and accredited methadone treatment centers dedicated to helping these individuals and their families regain control of their lives. We take great pride in treating our patients with dignity and respect in each phase of their treatment experience.
Colonial Management Group, LP, is currently searching for a Full Time Substance Abuse Counselor. Candidates must be able to work early morning hours and available to work some weekends. Candidates must be able to pass a credit check, background check and drug screening.
Candidate will provide direct care in determining patient's status and issues by interviewing them, obtaining personal information and medical history.
Designs treatment and rehabilitation program by using their knowledge of alcohol and drug dependency and counseling, while tailoring the process based on patient's needs.
Modifies treatments by maintaining case history and progress notes while observing their patients.
Restores patients to productive roles by educating them about available community based organizations, and social and employment services.
Experience in substance abuse field is not required, but preferred. Qualified candidates will either have a degree, be certified or have experience in the substance abuse field
CAP certification preferred.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Full-Time Therapist (Clinician)

Be a part of creating meaningful, independent and productive lives for children and adolescents who receive services from our Specialized Therapeutic Foster Care serving Lee County, Florida. We have a current opening for a Full-Time Therapist (Clinician).  This position will allow you to find purpose and give you room to grow in the largest not-for-profit provider of services to children and families in Florida. *Responsibilities* As a Therapist (Clinician), you will be expected to actively assist your assigned clients in the participation, involvement and routine of their individualized program and work within a multidisciplinary team to review the client's treatment, goals, progress and future needs. Responsibilities include: 1. Provide in-community therapeutic services 2. Provide therapeutic services with an interactive approach 3. Work closely with individuals and families served in treatment planning 4. Work closely with other team members in the treatment plan 5. Ensure coordination of services is taken to meet the client needs 6. Document therapeutic interventions in the client's records in a timely manner 7. Be a role model for all individuals and families served 8. Recommend and/or revise treatment interventions 9. Monitor progress 10. Coordinate appropriate discharge planning

Learn more here.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Grief & Loss Workshop

Grief & Loss Workshop
Friday, February 24, 2017
Fort Myers, Florida

Spend a full day learning from David Kessler, foremost expert on healing and loss. David has written books with both Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, a psychiatrist and author of the groundbreaking “On Death and Dying” and “You Can Heal Your Heart”, with Louise Hay, well known inspirational author, teacher, and speaker.  David Kessler worked closely with Elisabeth Kübler -Ross for ten years and was with her as she was dying. He feels it is part of his mission to keep her work alive for the next generation.

Don't miss out on the Early Bird Special, REGISTER NOW!

Click Here to Register for the 2017 Workshop

For further information contact:.
Workshop Director – Jill Isaacson, LMHC –
Or by phone at 239-590-7950

6 CEUs provided by Florida Gulf Coast University – Counseling & Psychological Services CE Provider# 50-13783. Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling expires 3/31/2017 and Florida Board of Psychology expires 5/31/2018.




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Monday, November 21, 2016

Respect and inclusion call to action

Nine leading education organizations issue national call to action

A National Call to ActionToday, nine of the leading national education organizations, brought together by GLSEN, announce a national call to action to affirm the right of all students to attend school in an environment free from fear, violence, and intimidation, including those who are black, brown, undocumented, LGBTQ, Muslim, and/or living with disabilities.

We have been horrified by recent reports of hate incidents in K-12 schools across the country, part of an unsettling wave of violence nationally. It is time to act.

Let’s make sure that this call to action makes it into the hands of every principal, superintendent, and school board member in the country. In the face of violence and bias incidents among children and youth, it is imperative that adult leaders in school communities make their values known and act to end this unacceptable rash of harassment and bullying.

Today, we urge school leaders – including principals, superintendents, and school boards – to take action immediately to stop the violence and make the core values of respect and inclusion abundantly clear to all in their school communities. Specifically, we and our partners call upon school leadership to:
  • Publicly reaffirm the inclusive values that are the foundation of healthy learning cultures,
  • Lead a conversation with their school community on the core values of respect and inclusion at the heart of all learning, and
  • Consider posting a statement regarding these core values throughout their schools and/or all the schools within their district.
It is heartening that we can rally such a powerful group of organizations, representing all of the top levels of school district leadership, including the National School Boards Association and AASA, the school superintendents association, alongside both the elementary school and secondary school principals’ associations and the National Association of Independent Schools.
Now, we’re asking for your help.
The full text of the call to action is provided in a printable and sharable PDF, with the logos of all of the organizations who joined together to issue it, and GLSEN is providing this resource to support school communities in discussing, creating, and promoting their value statements.
Please get this document into the hands of a school leader in a school or district that you’re connected to. Ask them to bring their community together to reaffirm the values that are the foundation of healthy learning cultures.
Please let us know when you do, and let us know what they say. Together, we can help to stem the current tide of violence and erect a firewall of common values to prevent future incidents. Let’s act together to lift up our shared values of respect, inclusion, and affirmation for all students, and make crystal clear that respect for all means respect for ALL.
In solidarity,
Eliza Byard's signature  

Eliza Byard




Saturday, November 19, 2016

School counseling vacancies in Duval County Public Schools in Jacksonville, FL

Interested applicants can apply online here:    See job description below. 

Henry F. Kite 
School Counselor, Elem 
Carolyn Davis 
Ortega Elementary 
School Counselor, Elem 
Chiquita Maxwell 
Neptune Beach Elementary 
School Counselor, Elem 
Elizabeth Kavanaugh 
Sadie T Tillis Elementary 
School Counselor, Elem 
Marianne Lee 
Garden City Elementary 
School Counselor, Elem 
Mychelle Grover 
School Counselor, Elem (Itinerant) 

School Counselor Job Summary
Provides counseling services for students by designing and implementing a multi-layered, comprehensive, and accountable guidance program in which equity, access, and academic success for all students is the focus. Employs a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media, consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.  Strives to implement, by instruction and action, the District’s philosophy of education and instructional goals and objectives.  
Essential Functions 
Percent of Job 
Design and implement a data-driven, comprehensive guidance program to meet the academic, career, social/personal needs of students at the school as outlined in the District School Counseling Plan 
Conduct classroom guidance activities focused on academic, career and social emotional learning 
Monitor each student’s State Assessment requirements and course requirements for promotion and graduation 
Implement, in conjunction with teachers and staff, the Duval County Public Schools career program to provide for students information on curriculum and specific programs, postsecondary opportunities, scholarships and financial aid and career opportunities 
Make student referrals to school and community agencies and provide regular feedback to teachers, as appropriate 
Offer developmental and preventive individual and group counseling for all students 
Conduct planned articulation and orientation program for feeder schools 
Provide students, parents and teachers with support, consultative services and training as needed and as appropriate 
Serve as a resource person for school staff on guidance-related activities and techniques 
Coordinate district/community counseling services conducted in the school, including the services of the student services team that serves the school 
Supervise the maintenance and procedures regarding student records 


Education:  Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university. 
Experience:  None 
Certifications & Licenses:  Florida Department of Education’s Specialization Requirements for Certification in Guidance and Counseling  

Friday, November 11, 2016

FMHCA 2017 Conference

FMHCA 2017 Conference

Earn over 360 CEUs- Preconference workshops available as well, obtain required CEUs for licensure and enhance clinical knowledge. Early bird special is ending this weekend (Nov 13th) don't miss out on the low prices!

When and Where?
February 2nd-4th, 2017 in Lake Mary, Orlando

About the Conference
Different workshop tracks of workshops during the conference include:

Traumatic Brain Injury Brain Function & Neuroscience, Trauma-Assessment & Treatment, Military and Veterans Issues, Integrated Care Practice Issues,& Healthcare Reform, Children Adolescents and Family, Disaster and Crisis Mental Health, Evidence-Based & Emerging Practices, Clinical Supervision and Ethics, Substance Abuse and Co-Occurring Disorders, Cultural Diversity, Plus MORE!!

Early Bird Rates:

Clinical and Regular Member- 1 Day (Fri or Sat) $119.99
Clinical and Regular Member- Full Conference (Fri & Sat) $179.00
Student Member 1 day- (Fri or Sat) $30.00
Student Member Full Conference- (Fri & Sat) $50.00
These Rates End THIS SUNDAY Nov 13th!

Pre-Conference Workshops

$240.00 Qualified Supervisor Training (QST)- Feb 2nd & Feb 3rd, 2017
$99.00 Client's Models of the World Hypnosis Training- Feb 2nd, 2017
Forensic Mental Health Evaluators Training- Feb 2nd, 2017
$ 75.00 Required State of Florida CEUs for Re-licensure- Feb 2nd, 2017
$75.00 8 Hour Laws and Rules- Feb 2nd, 2017
$99.00 Integrated Medicine Skill Training Session- Feb 2nd
All these rates will be increasing after this Sunday, Nov 13th

Florida Mental Health Counselors Association is an Approved CE Broker Provider. CE Broker Provider #: 50-748.
Call us with Questions 561-939-4869

Friday, November 4, 2016

The Tempest by William Shakespeare at FGCU

The Tempest

By William Shakespeare

November 11-20, 2016
Directed by Barry Cavin

FGCU TheatreLab

Learn more:

Prevention Training Now!

Prevention Training Now! is the CAPT’s online training portal for members of the general public who are interested in prevention. Through this new platform, people can self-enroll in any of the CAPT’s self-paced online courses.

Prevention Training Now! is available to all and open 24 hours a day, free of charge. All courses have been endorsed by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC). Certificates for training hours provided.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

If you are ready to quite tobacco ...

Information and Referral Specialist

SEE PDF here.

Intake Specialist

See PDF here.

Program Instructor

See PDF here.


The Employment Consultant is responsible to supervise a caseload of job seekers with disabilities.
Training and support will be provided on an individualized basis to assist job seeker in acquiring the
skills needed to perform specific tasks, work routines and daily living skills that are critical to
successful employment. The Employment Consultant will assist the individual in performing the work responsibilities in a way that promotes independence, develops natural supports, and supports job retention. This position will interact with all individuals served in a way that respects the unique needs of all involved and provide meaningful employment outcomes.See PDF of position here.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

American Heart Association 2016 Heart Walk

Join the FGCU Department of Counseling Team and/or make a donation to help us meet our goal! Visit now.

School Ambassador Fellows Program to Include School Counselors

U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. Announces Expansion of School Ambassador Fellows Program to Include School Counselors at White House Reach Higher Convenings

U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. announced today that school counselors will have the opportunity to apply for the School Ambassador Fellows program starting with the 2017-18 cohort of ambassadors. The program currently includes the Teaching Ambassador Fellows (TAF) and Principal Ambassador Fellows (PAF). Including the voices of teachers, principals, counselors and other education professionals who do meaningful work with students and other educators each day, will bring important perspectives to discussions of federal policy and programs.
“School counselors fill many roles by helping students work through serious social, emotional, academic and personal challenges, while also guiding them along a path to college and career readiness,” said King. “There was one very important counselor who had a deep impact on me: my mother. She passed when I was just 8 years old, but knowing the critical role she had played in helping students overcome personal and academic challenges has always inspired me. School counselors, like my mother, are an inspiration to students, teachers, parents and community members to enlarge their vision of what is possible and take advantage of educational opportunities.”