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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Acos Mental Health Licensed Professional Mental Health Counselor Job in WASHINGTON, DC

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1951145

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who serve our country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans. The VA is much more than just another employer.  It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care.  Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define "who we are," our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence ("I CARE").

VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply.  The health related positions in VA are covered by Title 38, and are not covered by the Schedule A excepted appointment authority. For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

Learn more:
http://federalgovernmentjobs.us/jobs/Acos-Mental-Health-Licensed-Professional-Mental-Health-Counselor-468807200.html

Position: Child Welfare Case Manager

If you are interested in applying, please submit your cover letter and resume to Dora Cario via email: DCario@cnswfl.org


SAVVY CAREGIVER PROGRAM

SAVVY CAREGIVER PROGRAM The Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center, in conjunction with Grace Church of Cape Coral, will be hosting the Savvy Caregiver Program for family caregivers. These sessions will be held on Tuesdays, starting May 16h thru June 20th from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Grace Church, 13 SE 21st Place, Cape Coral 33990. Grace will provide respite for loved ones with memory impairment while their caregivers attend the course. Respite includes important socialization, music, art and on occasion pet activities. Snacks and respite are provided at no cost.

This educational program is designed to train family caregivers in basic knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to navigate the challenges of caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. Sessions are delivered in 2-hour intervals over a 6-week period. Registration is required for caregivers and their loved one. There is no charge for this program and seating is limited. RSVP by May 15th by calling the Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center at (239) 437-3007.

This program is made possible through a grant from the Cape Coral Community Foundation. The Alvin A. Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center, a United Way partner agency, provides information, support, and education for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or related memory impairment disorders and their caregivers in Lee and Hendry Counties. The Dubin Alzheimer’s Resource Center is located at 12468 Brantley Commons Court, Fort Myers.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

University Guidance Counselor


University Guidance Counselor
Basic Roles and Responsibilities
  • Provide information, guidance and support to students applying to universities both locally and abroad
  • Coordinate the production of school documents required by students for their university applications (reference letters, predicted grades, transcripts)
  • Process student applications on the Common Application (US) and UCAS (UK) systems, as required
  • Meet with parents and provide counseling
  • Organize presentations to students by university representatives
  • Administer the PSAT test
  • Administer special university entrance exams
  • Devise a programme of occasional workshops to help Form 3 to 5 students prepare for university applications
  • Maintain and develop the collection of university-related material in the IB study room
  • Maintain the guidance counseling noticeboard
  • Regularly communicate with alumni and facilitate the formation of an alumni association
  • Attend information sessions at local universities
  • Maintain the confidentiality of all student information
  • Occasional substitute teaching or other relevant tasks as requested by Administration
Required Qualifications
  • Previous teaching or counseling of year 11 and 12 students
  • Understanding of the university admission process in the US or UK
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Organized, reliable, trustworthy

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Corizon Health • Nashville, TN


Job Description

Correctional Care | Committed Careers | Corizon Health
We have an exceptional opportunity for a full time Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) to join our healthcare team at the Tennessee Prison for Women, located in Nashville, TN.
The Licensed Mental Health Counselor will have experience in providing social work services at an inpatient mental health facility.
Qualifications of the Corizon Health Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
  • Licensed in Tennessee as either a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Professional Counselor (LPC) or a Psychological Examiner (LPE)
  • At least 2 years of experience in providing social work services in an inpatient psychiatric facility.
  • Possess good interpersonal communication skills. Able to effectively interact with institutional staff, medical staff, and outside agencies.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Choice Theory Raleigh Conference

The Raleigh Conference is less than three months away! We have been able to secure a fourth conference room so if you are CT/RTC and hoping to present at the conference but missed the deadline, please send me an email about what you'd like to present. There may be an opening for you.

There are still hotel rooms available. Should you attempt to register online but learn one of the nights is sold out, please let me know as I am able to request rooms be added to our block. Rates are only $114/night which includes a full breakfast and a daily manager's reception.

We are very excited about our pre-conference day with Peter Breggin and Robert Whitaker. Both are prolific writers fighting against the diagnosis and psychopharmaceutical treatment of individuals with mental health symptoms. They will present compelling evidence for the efficacy of compassion and talk therapy for individuals who are currently subjected to the disease model of mental illness. You won't want to miss this presentation.

There will be workshops for everyone but we are planning a strong focus on helping professions on 7/27, education on 7/28 and self-growth and management on 7/29. There are one- and two-day rates available and special pricing for full-time students. The programming is shaping up to be quite exciting. CEs will be offered by North Carolina State University's social work department. We are hoping to see you all there.

To register, reserve your hotel room or download a conference program, please go to www.wglasser.com/upcoming-events/upcoming-conferences.

A Teachable Moment: Using "13 Reasons Why" to Initiate a Helpful Conversation About Suicide Prevention and Mental Health


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A Teachable Moment: Using "13 Reasons Why" to Initiate a Helpful Conversation About Suicide Prevention and Mental Health
As most of you know, the trending Netflix series "13 Reasons Why," based on a young adult novel of the same name, is raising some questions and concerns about mental health and suicide. The series revolves around 17-year-old Hannah Baker, who takes her own life and leaves behind audio recordings for 13 people she says were in some way part of why she killed herself. Each tape recounts painful events in which one or more of the 13 individuals played a role.
It’s important that we have a conversation that’s smart about mental health and suicide prevention. Join ASCA, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and the National Association of School Psychologists on Tuesday, May 2, at 2 p.m. Eastern for a discussion about "13 Reasons Why" and what you can do in your school, at home and within your communities to support our young people and those who may be struggling.
With the help of some leading experts in the field, we’d like to explore:
What’s the big deal about "13 Reasons Why"?
  • Brief overview of the series
  • Reframing misperceptions about mental health and suicide
  • How to mitigate risk of contagion
How can you have an open conversation about mental health and suicide prevention at home, in your school and in your community?
  • Understanding mental health and suicide
  • Having a conversation
  • Learning the risks & warning signs of suicide
  • Supporting help-seeking behavior
  • Sharing resources
What are some best practices, actionable steps, and tools you can use to help the young people (and adults) in your life who may be struggling?
Register for the webinar. Limited spaces are available; however, the webinar recording will be available after the original presentation if you aren't able to view it live. 
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OPS FAMILY SUPPORT WORKER - 64936139

This position with the Lee County Health Department's Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) provides basic social services and breastfeeding education to WIC participants in various locations throughout Lee. The persons in this position will have authorized "need to know" access to confidential WIC client records and the WIC database. Assignment of duty station, hours and days worked may vary based on agency/site needs, counselor is available after hours (until 9 p.m.). Counselor cannot distribute/clean/inventory breast pumps. Counselor cannot give medical advice. This position serves a large population of Spanish speaking clients and the incumbent must be bi-lingual.

Learn more: http://www.linkup.com/job/ee184f895d53ea92879be2b3fc52cc0e3bad/ops-family-support-worker-job-in-fort-myers-fl

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

School Counseling: Calling All Leaders!

Calling All Leaders!

FSCA is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Emerging Leaders Program.
A completed application includes an (a) program application form, (b) a resume, (c) two professional references, and (d) one letter of support.  Deadline to apply is May 24, 2017.
Visit the Emerging Leaders’ page on the newly relaunch website for more information.

Spring Job Fair - SALUSCARE


ASGPP ANNUAL PSYCHODRAMA CONFERENCE COMES TO FLORIDA


ASGPP ANNUAL PSYCHODRAMA CONFERENCE COMES TO FLORIDA

The American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama is hosting its 75th Annual Conference May 4-7 at the Clearwater Beach Hilton Resort in Clearwater Beach, FL.  We invite your students to attend.  We encourage YOU to attend-educators who bring three students receive the student rush rate as well! A full day conference for $30!

The ASGPP is committed to supporting student education and professional growth.  In that spirit, we are offering to each of your students a drastically reduced daily registration rate of $30.  Students electing to attend this year’s conference should simply report to the conference registration desk on Friday, Saturday or Sunday and present their valid Student ID.  They may register for any workshop with remaining seats.

Our featured keynote speaker and workshop facilitator is Maria Sirois, PsyD,     Students joining us Saturday are encouraged to attend.

Dr. Maria Sirois is a psychologist and seminar leader who teaches internationally in the intersection of resilience and flourishing.  Known for her wisdom, authenticity and rampant humor, she brings invigorating practices and perspectives to business, community, religious, therapeutic and educational audiences alike. Sirois is the author of A Short Course in Happiness After Loss (And Other Dark, Difficult Times) and Every Day Counts. She co-leads a year-long certificate program in positive psychology.  The Art of Rising: Thriving While Treating Others Positive Psychology, as the study of human beings at their best, brings to us the science of thriving. So much good can be learned from the tools and principles of this science that nourish growth, happiness and contentment. Yet, as clinicians, coaches, caregivers, and guides, we are called to thrive while in the constant presence of suffering. To do our work well we must learn to not only move toward practices that lift us, but those that strengthen us and bring us closer to our authentic selves. This is the territory of resilience. In our conversation, we'll consider where the study of resilience and positivity intersect and explore approaches that engender flourishing as well as an increased capacity for calm, clarity, uplift and vitality.

Students joining us on Friday may attend our plenary address by Antonina Garcia, EdD, LCSW, RDT/BCT, TEP.  Nina Garcia trains psychodramatists internationally and is in private practice. She is co-author of Sociodrama: Who's in Your Shoes?. She teaches at NYU in the Drama Therapy Program. She is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama. Nina is the recipient of the ASGPP JL Moreno Lifetime Achievement Award and the Gertrud Shatner Award for Lifetime Achievement from the North American Drama Therapy Association.

Questions should be directed to our Executive Director

Debbie Ayers 609-737-8500 or asgpp@asgpp.org

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Professional School Counseling Journal: Latest Issue


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 Professional School Counseling Journal: NEW Content Available
Professional School Counseling, the peer-reviewed flagship journal of the school counseling profession, publishes manuscripts on theory, research, and best practices for the profession, as well as techniques and ideas to assist school counselors and related practitioners.
Here's what's new in the current issue (Vol 20, Issue 1).
Also in Vol 20, Issue 1:
Coming soon:
  • Professional School Counseling special issue on counseling LGBTQ students
  • Manuscript summaries with implications for practicing school counselors (watch www.scale-research.org)
Interested in submitting a manuscript? Access the author guidelines here.
Questions about the journal? Contact ahickman@schoolcounselor.org.

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Chelsea Fullilove Awarded $8,000 Counseling Fellowship From NBCC and Affiliates


Fort Myers, FL—The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), recently selected Chelsea Fullilove of Fort Myers, Florida, for the NBCC Minority Fellowship Program-Youth (MFP-Y). As an NBCC MFP-Y fellow, Fullilove will receive funding and training to support her education and facilitate her service to underserved minority populations, with a specific focus on transition-age youth (ages 16–25).

The NBCC MFP-Y is made possible by a grant awarded to NBCC by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in September 2014. The Foundation is contracted by NBCC to administer the NBCC MFP-Y, as well as training and collaboration activities, such as webinars, that are open to all National Certified Counselors (NCCs). The goal of the program is to reduce health disparities and improve behavioral health care outcomes for racially and ethnically diverse populations by increasing the number of available culturally competent behavioral health professionals.

The NBCC MFP will distribute $8,000 education awards to Fullilove and the 29 other master’s-level counseling students selected to receive the fellowship award. Fullilove is a graduate of Webster University, in Saint Louis, Missouri, and is currently pursuing a master’s in the clinical mental health and school counseling programs at Florida Gulf Coast University, in Fort Myers. After graduating, Fullilove will continue to spend her time assisting adolescents and their families in finding paths for success. She plans to continue her education in the field of counseling psychology while also serving South Florida Hispanic youth through summer resiliency training programs. Her vision is to inspire hope, resilience and direction in transition-age minorities. Her nonprofit organization will seek to target at-risk Hispanic youth with education training, opportunity and fellowship to help stop the allure of substance abuse. She will also speak out about the consequences of college-age binge drinking in the hopes of raising awareness among college students in Florida. Earning this distinguished fellowship has called attention to her diversity and culturally competent bilingual skills in helping the underserved populations.

The NBCC Foundation has also awarded 23 $20,000 doctoral fellowships through the Minority Fellowship Program and 31 master’s-level fellowships of up to $11,000 through the MFP-Addictions Counselors (MFP-AC).The Foundation plans to open the next NBCC MFP-Y application period in September 2017. To learn more about the NBCC MFP and its fellows, please visit www.nbccf.org/Programs/Scholarships.

ABOUT THE NBCC FOUNDATION
The NBCC Foundation is the nonprofit affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC), based in Greensboro, North Carolina. NBCC is the nation’s premier professional certification board devoted to credentialing counselors who meet standards for the general and specialty practices of professional counseling. Currently, there are more than 60,000 National Certified Counselors in the United States and more than 50 countries. The Foundation’s mission is to leverage the power of counseling by strategically focusing resources for positive change.

Monday, April 24, 2017

FSCA April 2017 E-News


FSCA April 2017 E-News
April 24, 2017
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Important Announcements from FSCA...
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Renew or Join now!

enter to win 2Renew your FSCA membership or join our organization during the month of April and be entered for a drawing for $50 off CONVENTION REGISTRATION

The mission of FSCA is to represent school counselors and promote professionalism and ethical practices. 
  • Legislative Advocacy
  • Professional Networking
  • Annual Convention
  • Newsletters
  • Professional Development


Welcome New and Returning Board Members

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Congratulations to our new or returning board members for the 2017-2020 FSCA board term!

Carmen Stephanie Larson 
Summer Kuba
Cindy Topdemir
Jeannie Maddox
Elizabeth Curran


Call for School Counselor of the Year Nominations

school counselor isNow is the time to make your nominations for Florida School Counselor Association Awards for 2017. We will be collecting nominations for School Counselor of the Year, Advocate of the Year, and School Counselor Administrator Advocate of the Year through September 15, 2017. Whether you’ve been nominated by your local School Counselor Association, a colleague, or are interested in nominating yourself, you are invited to submit an application to the FSCA awards portal. 

This is our second year to use the paperless FSCA portal, provided by ASCA, for submitting all nominations. Whether you are applying for School Counselor of the Year, nominating an Advocate or Administrator, your first step will be to create a log in at the link below. Once you have created your log in you will have access to the portal. There you may choose from three buttons, “Apply Today,” “Nominate Someone” or “Other Awards.” For School Counselors, you will click “Apply Today” to begin the application process for School Counselor of the Year. If you are nominating an Advocate or Administrator, you will choose the Other Awards button where you will find the nomination criteria and requirements. 

CLICK HERE to access the portal to get to the awards application, and nomination form.

Questions? Please email Jeannie Maddox or Charlena Durrance at fsca.awards@gmail.com


FSCA Website Launch!

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FSCA Website Subscription Plugin

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FSCA Convention

2017 FSCA Convention


2017 convention
 NOVEMBER 2-4, 2017
November 2
Pre-Conference 
Opening Reception
November 3 & 4
Keynotes
Awards Luncheon
Breakout Sessions

Convention Location: Double Tree by Hilton at the entrance of Universal Orlando.
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Professional Development

Spring 2017 Issue of Florida School Counselor

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Click Here to read the Spring 2017 Issue of the Florida School Counselor Newsletter. 


MUST READ Information- 13 Reasons Why: Considerations for Educators

Article from the National Association of School Psychologists about the Netflix Series- 13 Reasons Why. The series is based on a young adult novel that revolves around a 17-year old girl who takes her own life and leaves behind audio recordings for 13 people who she says were involved in the reasoning for taking her own life.

Producers for the show say that they hope the series can help those who may be struggling with thoughts of suicide; however, the series is raising concerns from suicide prevention experts about the potential risks posed by the sensationalized treatment of youth suicide. 

CLICK HERE for the full article including cautions, guidance for educators and families, safe messages for students, and additional resources.     


Calling All Leaders!

FSCA Emerging Leader Program

Are you interested in becoming more involved in FSCA? Are you interested in leadership mentoring and training? Then you should apply for the FSCA Emerging Leader Program. Applications are due May 24th. CLICK HERE for the application, benefits and commitments. 


Call for Webinars!

Are you a school counselor doing something amazing at your school? Do you wish you could share your knowledge and experience with other counselors around the state? We are always looking for counselors who are shining in their schools! 
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If you are interested in leading the next webinar please send:
  • Title & Description of your webinar
  • Brief Presenter Bio and Photo
Please send information to Veritza Kostovski 
We look forward to hearing from you!


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