Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Part Time Clinical Therapist at Children's Advocacy Center of SWFL, Inc.

Job description

We are seeking qualified candidates for a part-time position with the Family Alliance team as a licensed or license eligible therapist for child-centered outpatient treatment program specializing in abuse issues.

Two years’ experience working with children, a Master’s degree in social work, mental health counseling or psychology is required. Bilingual person a plus. Position requires person to work primarily evenings during the week. Flexibility a plus.

The Children's Advocacy Center of SWFL, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.


Master's degree (M. A.) or equivalent in Psychology, Social Work, Mental Health Counseling. Upon hire the therapist must be licensed or become licensed within two years of hire by the Florida Business and Professional Regulations.

Please provide salary requirements when applying for this position.

Competitive salary.

Our mission is to improve the lives of children and their families through a coordinated response to child abuse and neglect.

The Children’s Advocacy Center is a multidisciplinary organization specializing in child abuse and neglect issues.
Our Mission: To improve the lives of children and their families through a coordinated response to child abuse and neglect.

Our Programs: Child Protection Team/Medical Services, Family Alliance, Parenting Education, Pine Manor After-School/Summer Program, East United Way House

Our Service Area Includes: Lee, Hendry, Glades and Charlotte Counties (not all programs are available in all counties)

Company Web Site:

Counseling Children in a Diverse Society Workshop

Click to enlarge.

Thursday, February 16, 2017




            (Fort Myers) February 15, 2017 --- Registration is now open for parents, educators and health care professionals interested in attending a national conference on autism, “Promising Pathways The Road to Best Practice in Autism Spectrum Disorder,” to be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017, in the Student Union Ballroom at Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, Fla.  Check in begins at 8 a.m. Conference ends at 4 p.m.
We have invited keynote presenters from the previous nine conferences to help celebrate this event. Each presenter will discuss topics based on their most current research and/or latest works since their last visit to the conference.  
              Promising Pathways the Road to Best Practice in Autism Spectrum Disorder conference is free and open to the public.  Reservations are required. A limited number of campus restaurants will be open for lunch.
            Go to and click on the registration link.   Questions can be directed to Promising or 239-745-3400.

Leigh Anna and Carolynne
Co-Chairs, Promising Pathways Planning Committee

Ms. Leigh Anna Nowak                                                                  Dr. Carolynne Gischel
CARD Consultant                                                                            Special Education Faculty
Center for Autism and Related Disabilities                                Florida Gulf Coast University      
239-590-7769                                                                                  239-590-7795                                                                 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Spotting Mental Illness in Students

Do you have students demonstrating signs and symptoms of mental illness and emotional crisis?

On April 22nd, 2017 learn how to support youth developing signs and symptoms of a mental illness or an emotional crisis. In this one day training, you will learn support strategies and immediate action steps to take. 

This is a free training, priority registration to current FSCA members. Limited to 25 participants.

Day and Time: April 22, 2017; 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Site: Safe Schools Institute-Boca Raton, FL

To learn more and register, go to

Sunday, February 12, 2017

NSHSS Conference Grants for ASCA 2017

The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) recognizes and appreciates the invaluable work high school counselors' play in preparing students for college and careers. To honor their contributions, NSHSS, in collaboration with ASCA, will offer five $1,000 grants to enable ASCA members (currently employed at a public or private high school in the United States) to attend the 2017 ASCA Annual Conference in Denver, Colo., July 8-11. The funds may be used to defray the costs of conference registration, travel and accommodations.

How to Apply:
Applications are available on the NSHSS website and will be accepted through March 31, 2017. To apply, register as an educator online. Click the Grants link at the top of your dashboard after you sign in. If you are already registered as an Educator with NSHSS, sign in to your dashboard to apply for the grant.

What is bipolar disorder? - Helen M. Farrell

The word bipolar means ‘two extremes.’ For the many millions experiencing bipolar disorder around the world, life is split between two different realities: elation and depression. So what causes this disorder? And can it be treated? Helen M. Farrell describes the root causes and treatments for bipolar disorder.


To learn more about the FGCU Department of Counseling Graduate programs in counseling, visit

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Celebrate School Counseling – And More

Celebrate School Counseling – And More
Jim Harbaugh, Michigan coach
It's National School Counseling Week Feb. 6-10. Are you ready to celebrate? ASCA – and a good bit of the country – got a head start celebrating last month with the 2017 School Counselor of the Year events.
Read some of the national coverage here and view the pictures of all the excitement.
Connie Britton, star of "Nashville" 
In honor of National School Counseling Week, we've dropped the price of ASCA membership. Join by midnight Eastern on Saturday, Feb. 11 for only $99 (a $30 savings) for professional or retired members. As an ASCA member, you get access to the ASCA SCENE online community, discounts on publications and professional development (check out the newest ASCA Specialist trainings), both live and on-demand webinars, $1 million worth of professional liability insurance and so much more. Learn more about the benefits of belonging.
Join today with discount code NSCW.
Ted Allen, "Chopped" host
We can't wait to welcome you to the family. And don't miss out on the National School Counseling Week photo challenge.
Have questions? E-mail us.
American School Counselor Association
1101 King Street, Suite 310, Alexandria VA 22314, (703) 683-ASCA
Visit our website | Email us
facebook twitter linkedin
ASCA Scene Blog school tube

Monday, February 6, 2017

Southeastern School Behavioral Health Conference

The emotional and mental health of students is paramount to their academic success.  The Southeastern School Behavioral Health Conference seeks to bring together education and mental health professionals to discuss the emotional, mental, and behavioral health needs of K-12 students.  Presentations highlighting bullying, suicide prevention, school climate, evidenced based interventions, teaching with excellence, and many more will offer 8 hours of instruction to counselors, social workers, teachers, psychologists, SROs, coaches, nurses, and others.

This year’s conference will be held in Myrtle Beach, SC, on April 27 & 28, 2017 and will feature keynote speakers George Sugai, PhD, Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut (PBIS expert) and Gloria Reeves, MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine (adolescent psychiatrist).  Our theme, “Moving Toward Exemplary and High Impact School Behavioral Health,” will be explored by university professors and other experts in education and mental health to help conference attendees make a greater impact on child mental and behavioral health in the southeast.

For more detailed information about the SSBHC please see our website –  You can also view and download the flyer here-

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Mental Health Counselor Jobs in Holly Springs, MS - MHM Services, Inc.

Centurion of Mississippi is proud to be the provider of healthcare services to the Mississippi Department of Corrections.  Centurion, a partnership between MHM Services and Centene, is a leading provider of healthcare, mental healthcare and dental services to inmates throughout the country. We are currently seeking a full-time Mental Health Counselor to work at the Marshall County Correctional Facility in Holly Springs, MS

The Mental Health Counselor provides mental health case management services to inmates and consults with a multi-disciplinary team in providing comprehensive mental health care, including: intake and assessments, crisis intervention, treatment planning, and providing individual and group therapy.

Lear more:

Friday, February 3, 2017

Counseling Department Alumni Social/Reception 2017

Also, please forward to any FGCU Counseling grads that you know of …

Current students are also welcome to join us and visit with our alumni ..

Counseling Department Alumni Social/Reception
Friday February 10, 2017, 5:30 – 6:30pm
Cohen Center Room 214
Florida Gulf Coast University

Would love to see you and catch up!