Messages from the O.K. Corral Series
Southern California Seminar Added to August Calendar
May 8, 2013
We have scheduled a "green" Giddy Up & Get Over It seminar to the event calendar for August 23-25, 2013 (Fri - Sun). The seminar will be held in Menifee, near Temecula, and will definitely fill - so please register early to secure your spot!
2014 Hosting Opportunities!
April 29, 2013
We have begun scheduling certification seminars for 2014. Schedule early to get the best dates! More information can be found at http://www.okcorralseries.com/hosting
Trial Date Set for Greg Kersten et al v. EAGALA et al!
April 3, 2013
The trial date has been scheduled for Greg Kersten et al's lawsuit against EAGALA for claims of wrongful termination and conversion of personal property. (Kersten's intellectual property claims have been removed to federal court.) August 13-16, 2013 has been set for the event at the Utah County Fourth District Court in Provo, Utah - Room 202. Additional information, including lodging options and the time schedule will be posted on the O.K. Corral Series website calendar. The public is invited and encouraged to attend!
Sierra Tucson Seminar Announced
March 6, 2013
Seminar details were released today for an O.K. Corral Series Seminar at Sierra Tucson in Tucson, Arizona. Lisa Frank and Sierra Tucson will be hosting the "green" seminar "Giddy Up & Get Over It!" May 6-8, 2013. This is a Monday through Wednesday event at the world-famous facility. For a better look at their program visit www.sierratucson.com. Logistics are now posted on the O.K. Corral Series website calendar, and registration is limited to twenty participants.
Ride to Pride Partnership and Paddock View Residential Center Announce Job Postings!
February 21, 2013
Ride To Pride currently has a vacancy for two full time masters level therapists meeting the following minimum qualifications: Be licensed in the State of New Mexico as a masters level counselor or social worker who will provide individual, family and group therapy, as well as equine-assisted psychotherapy in Las Vegas, New Mexico and/or surrounding area(s). Must be willing to travel if needed. Must be skilled in working with children and adolescents. No EAP or equine experience required, however, it is desired. Salary range $37,500 - $42,500, based on experience and level of license. Benefits available. Please email resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (505) 425-9285. Please call (505) 454-9738 or (505) 429-3905 with questions.
Paddock View Residential Center, Inc., located in Marion, Indiana has the following positions available in their residential and shelter care programs:
Master’s Level Licensed Clinician with a minimum of at least 5 years experience in providing individual, group and family services to adolescents. The credentials to be certified in Trauma Based/Cognitive Behavioral Therapy will be required as part of employment. In additional to clinical work with adolescents and their families; this person will provide supervision to bachelor level case managers and program directors; and provide consultation to the courts. Will be required to provide emergency services on a rotating basis. Medicaid experience a plus.
Bachelor Level Social Workers (2) to work with youth between the ages of 10 and 19 in a residential setting. Job responsibilities include providing direct care to residents in a manner consistent with individual treatment plans; working with referral sources in matters related to residents; court advocacy, and tracking the daily needs and activities of the residents. Case manager will maintain files in accordance with state standards and maintain strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Participate in rotating emergency service schedule and be available evenings and weekends.
Please visit our website email@example.com for more information.
Please send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equus Concepts, LLC. is pleased to announce a "New" Horse Festival for Northern Illinois! The "Festival Of The Horse & Drum"© will happen August 17 – 18, 2013 at the Kane County Fairground in St. Charles Illinois. This will be the first "Equestrian Multicultural Multimedia Event" of its kind! The Festival is working with the American Indian Association of Illinois to hold a Traditional Inter Tribal Pow Wow & Drum, showcasing Drum groups with Indian dancers and singers from across the Midwest. We will be hosting the "Tanner & Glaze Western Horse & Games Festival", and a Fiesta of Spanish, Portuguese and Mexican Horseman with Mario A. Contreras Equestrian Extravaganza Show. An educational tribute to the African American Cowboy’s & Military influence on the West will also be featured. Another first is our Equine Assisted Abilities Pavilion©, designed to show the world how horses are used every day, everywhere to assist in healing the mind, body and soul of humans.
This Equestrian event promises to be the most " fun at a horse fair" the public will ever have! www.facebook.com/TheFestivalOfTheHorseDrum?ref=hl
Being Certified Doesn't Make One an Entrepreneur
June 13th, 2012
How many people have found this out the hard way? There is (at least) one reason why all business start-ups don’t make it. Just because you are an expert in your field, does not make you an expert in starting a business. This makes sense to me for every other business, why did it take me so long to apply the concept to EAP/EAL? Because EAP/EAL is still considered new and innovative, there just aren’t that many jobs where you can work for someone else and still do the work. Sooooo . . . many to most people either try to make their own business out of it (or try to charge money as trainers in the field). Sometimes these efforts end in frustration.
I have heard of agencies and trainers who give EAP/EAL practitioners business tips and pointers, but, to be honest, I am not sure to what degree (if at all) it has boosted the bottom line of the people who also shelled out money for that training. What is the answer? Still don’t know, but I am thinking about it constantly. Recently, Greg and I took the Nx Level entrepreneur training sponsored by the University of Nevada-Reno, and this seemed like a solid business foundation for any business owner. What have you found? If you know someone who is making a healthy income from EAP/EAL work (NOT training) – endeavor to learn from them all you can. Expertise is no guarantee of business success. Your thoughts and experiences are welcome!
Private Seminars Abound
May 24th, 2012
This morning the O.K. Corral is in the wild west near Ely, Nevada to kick off private seminar for A Home on the Range Youth Ranch! On the way, Greg learned that AAA Plus no longer tows horse trailers (long story, poor guy)!
This July – look for the O.K. Corral once again training United States Army and Air Force staff and volunteers at the USAFA near Colorado Springs!
If you are interested in hosting a private equine assisted psychotherapy certification seminar, contact the O.K. Corral!