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Valerie Lyons Presents:

A Dynamic 5-Session Dream Building Program

If you…

-Have professional goals that you want to pursue but don’t know where to begin -Are seeking support to assist you with developing a plan of action -Are interested in learning practical strategies designed to help you accomplish your goals This program is for you! Dates: June 5th, June 12th, June 19th, June 26th and July 10th Time: 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM Where: The Resource Recovery And Life Academy, 500 8TH Avenue, (between 35th and 36th Street), Suite 907, NYC Program Fee For All 5 Sessions: $150 This is designed to be a small group experience; therefore, seats are limited to twelve participants.  If you are interested in registering for this program, please send an e-mail to me at [email protected].

Click here: for flyer and registration form

About the Facilitator: Valerie is the founder of Valerie J. Lyons Enterprises, a motivational speaking, professional training, and life values coaching practice. Ms. Lyons has worked as a Rehabilitation Professional in the substance use disorder treatment field for over 20 years.  For much of her career she has assisted people with building their dreams. Valerie is an established group facilitator and passionately believes in the possibility of living your purposes.   CLICK HERE: FOR EXTREME NETWORKING FLYER AND REGISTRATION FORM.  

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NYCEDA will have a table at the event below (on April 23 at the Hilton Gateway, Newark, NJ) for the Veteran Career Expo, so that we can  share information on Operation V.E.E.B.O. image of be a hero hire a hero flyer   Click here for the Val J. Lyons Enterprises Flyer & Registration Form   The exhibition, WHACK’ed … and then everything was different (below), opens March 15th  and will be on view until April 15, 2012, at the MSB Gallery at NYU Langone Medical Center, 550 First Avenue in NYC. The opening reception on March 15 from 6:00pm-8:00pm is sponsored by the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine. image of WHACKed press release pdf For full 3 page pdf, regarding the exhibition “WHACK’ed and then everything was different”click here: markhbein_pressrelease.       Image of National Rehabilitation Association Logo



presents a training session



Wednesday, January 18, 2012

8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

New York University Wasserman Center for Career Development

140 East 14th Street 2ndFloor, New York, NY 10003

4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R subways to 14th Street Union Square

8:30            Registration, refreshments

9:00            Welcome, Anthony Spinelli, MS, CRC

President-elect, Metropolitan New York Chapter, National Rehabilitation Association, Inc.

9:15            Advocating for Women with Disabilities, Judith Goldberg, MS, NCC, Director, Initiative for Women with Disabilities, Elly and Steven Hammerman Health and Wellness Center, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases

10:15          Break

10:30         Licensure Update, Patricia Livingston, PhD, CRC, Coordinator, New York StateRehabilitation Counseling LicensureCommittee

10:45          Advocacy Efforts in Rehabilitation Counseling, Michele Buoninfante-Blainey, MA, CRC, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, Beth Israel Medical Center, Methadone Maintenance Treatment Center

11:30          Benefits of Social Media in the Job Search, Christopher Kempski, MS, LMHC, CRC, CEAS, CPT, CES, Vocational Rehabilitation Therapist/Ergonomist,New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services and Past President, Metropolitan NY Chapter, NRA, Inc. and President, Northeast Rehabilitation Association

12:15       Lunch on your own

1:30        Mental Health Parity in New York State (Timothy’s Law), Wendy Brennan, MS, Executive Director, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, NYC Chapter

2:15          Break

2:30          Resolving Ethical Issues, Arnold Wolf, PhD, Professor and Coordinator, Rehabilitation Counseling Program, Hunter College, Jessica Battisti, Graduate Student, Rehabilitation Counseling Program, Hunter College and Vocational Counselor, CREATE, Inc.

4:00         Submit evaluations, CRC credits

4:15          Annual business meeting (one additional CRC hour)

5.0 CRC hours have been requested.

STANDARD REGISTRATION (postmarked after 1/6/12 and at door):

$55   NRA or AVRASA MEMBER             $30   STUDENT *


* photocopy/original of college ID required

MAKE CHECK PAYABLE TO: Metro NY Chapter-National Rehabilitation Assoc.


Paula Lee, NYU Wasserman Career Center

140 East 14th St, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10003

Questions?  Please contact: Anthony Spinelli, 646-428-3789, [email protected]

Paula Lee, 212-998-4749, [email protected], fax 212-995-3827