Archive for November, 2014

employment opportunity: NEVHC Full-Time/Part-time Behavioral Health Therapists

Full-Time/Part-time Behavioral Health Therapists Needed!

Northeast Valley Health Corporation

San Fernando Valley /Pacoima, No Hollywd, Van Nuys, San Fernando and other SPA 2 locations

Looking for a qualified Bilingual (English & Spanish preferred) Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) & Licensed Psychologists to work in a integrated outpatient medical clinic to provide mental health assessment/counseling/social work services to the medical out- patient population at primary medical care sites and homeless clinic site(s)


Develops, evaluates, and updates written assessments and treatment plan for the provision of behavioral health services in a medical care setting that serves general medical patients

Provides services in the form of individual, couple, family, group counseling, and crises intervention

Documents all patients encounters in either assessment/reassessment or progress note format

Confers with other licensed staff to make community referrals

Works effectively within an inter-disciplinary team and treats everyone with respect, dignity, and trust using Patient Centered Medical Home Model

**** Competitive Salary along with Great Benefits*****


* If you are interested in applying for the position, please call (818) 898-1388 and ask for Human Resources or visit the website and complete an on-line application. You may also contact Nick Rocca, LCSW at 818/988-6335 ext 50701 or

Apologies for the late notice- The HIV MH Task Force Nov meeting is being cancelled, we will resume meeting in Dec. Thank you!

The dangerous shortcomings of empathy

The dangerous shortcomings of empathy

Monday 3 November 2014 8:29AM
Joe Gelonesi
Psychology tells us that empathy arises for people who are similar to us, which can have serious implications on our ability to make sound moral judgements, writes Joe Gelonesi. He speaks to empathy sceptic Jesse Prinz about why emotions like anger might be more successful in motivating us to act.

In 2006, US President Barack Obama began a public conversation on a curious human feeling, and he’s been talking about it ever since. Others have been quick to follow suit, making empathy the emotion du jour.


11/12/14: SAMHSA Listening Session: Improving Community Mental Health

Listening Session: Improving Community Mental Health

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 | 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Eastern Time

Register today to attend an upcoming listening session about criteria development for the Demonstration Program To Improve Community Mental Health Services (Section 223 of the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014). Participants can attend in person or via webcast.

Register for the Listening Session

Section 223 seeks to create certified community behavioral health clinics. The clinics will focus on improving outcomes by increasing access to community-based behavioral health care, expanding the availability and array of services, and improving the quality of care delivered to people with mental and/or substance use disorders.

Additional Information and Resources:

Event Location:
Sugarloaf/Seneca Conference Room
1 Choke Cherry Road
Rockville, MD 20857

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