Thursday, September 16, 2010

Academy for Addiction Professionals

Addiction Counselor Courses | Certified Addiction Professional | Earn Addiction CEUs

Welcome to the Academy for Addiction Professionals located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. You are about to make one of the best decisions of your career. The Academy for Addiction Professionals has been created to help you on your educational path, by offering a roadmap to becoming a certified addiction professional, certified addiction counselor, certified addiction specialist, certified behavioral health technician or to take online addiction CEU courses. At the Academy, you will be trained by instructors who are dedicated to helping you grow in the addictions field. We are addiction professionals who want you to get the most out of your career. As a result of being involved with the Academy, you will be exposed to cutting edge resources, important addictions certification updates, trends in the behavioral health field, and other addictions professionals. You will also be able to improve your opportunity for employment in the addictions field.


Check out our Step by Step guide to becoming an Addiction Counselor.

See what our students have to say about our Addiction Counselor Course.

Upon completion of our program, you will have obtained all the educational hours needed for your addiction certification, and you will be in a position to move forward in your career. The Academy provides a great networking opportunity to meet different people in different parts of the substance abuse or behavioral health field. You will learn about multiple resources in your very own community, and you will gain accessibility to information not always readily available to others.

Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to working with you. Enclosed you will find an enrollment form and a schedule of the addictions professional course. If you have any further questions, please contact our office at the number listed above.


Ben Brafman, CAP, LMHC

Director Academy for Addiction Professionals

President of Destination Hope Drug Rehab Florida and Destination Hope, The Women’s Program

Joseph McWaters will be our guest on WWNN 1470 AM Radio at 2PM EDT Friday September 17, 2010

Joseph McWaters, Director of Corporate Operation for Florida House Experience located in Deerfield Beach, FL will be our guest Friday September 17, 2010 at 2 PM EDT along with Paul Blake of Atlantic Shores Hospital we will be talking about drug and alcohol rehab interventions, addiction detox solutions, drug and alcohol treatment solutions. Listen to John Hollis get the answers from the professionals that have been on the front lines of addiction issues in some cases for over 30 years.

About Joseph McWaters

A Therapist by training, Joseph McWaters has been in the field of Behavioral Healthcare for over 30 years, entering in 1980. He has worked in Corporate Operations for private and publicly traded Companies, including Charter Medical Corporation and Comprehensive Care Corporation ( CompCare ). Since 1984, he has served in a Regional capacity as CEO of Acute Care Psychiatric Hospitals as well as Private Rehabs. He has managed entities from coast to coast with major National Providers including CompCare, FHC Health Systems, The Baptist Health System and Foundations Recovery Network. From 1994 thru 2000, he also served as the Director of Clinical Operations for The PGA Tour, developing and coordinating treatment strategies for Tour Professionals. Concurrent with those positions, in 1991 he founded Behavioral Medicine Inc, a multi-site Outpatient Provider Company specializing in Integrated Behavioral Healthcare. BMI became the largest private provider of Outpatient Treatment Services in the state of Kentucky. Lastly, Mr. McWaters has managed numerous Treatment Operations in California over the years where he developed a sophisticated, West Coast Model of Treatment. From 1983 thru 1989, CompCare Corporate Headquarters were based in Newport Beach, Orange County. In 1990 he served as Clinical Director at Edgemont Hollywood, a private Psychiatric Hospital in Los Angeles. In 1997 he was CEO at FHC Vallejo, a private Psychiatric Hospital in San Francisco. In 2005 he served as CEO of The Canyon, a private rehab in Malibu. Joe’s responsibilities fall under the area of Linear Strategic and Business Planning of the Operations, as well as all Corporate Development initiatives.

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Clash of the Titans: Will The Fight between the Bulls and the Bears End in Tears?

By Dan Ascani
©July 31, 2010
Seven months into 2010, the battle of the bulls and the bears on Wall Street still continues ferociously. So does the battle for recovery in the underlying economy.
The battle is so great— the stakes so high—that it wouldn’t be out of line to characterize it as the Clash of the Titans.

After all, the bulls and the bears control trillions of dollars of investor capital and are, by nature, smart people, and conviction about their respective points of view is high. With trillions of those dollars on the buy side controlled by the bulls who feel the market is going higher, and trillions more on the sell side controlled by the bears on the sell side by those who feel the market – and the economy – are destined to go south, this could prove to truly be the Clash of the Titans.

But will it all end in tears for one of the Titan groups, the bulls or the bears? Since the May downturn in stock prices, the economic numbers have worsened, the employment situation is still horrible, and the Federal Reserve Board appears concerned.

So, let’s take our own look at the battle between the bulls and the bears on Wall Street and compare it to the battle within the underlying economy to see what may lie ahead for investors.

In this article: Be sure not to miss Market Outlook, where we take a close look at how volume patterns have historically led significant market declines, and Protect Yourself from the Clash of the Titans, where I reveal techniques to defend your money during sustained market declines.

Where this battle ends up will likely tell investors, consumers, and businesses alike whether they’re in for more economic misery, or a stronger-than-expected recovery is getting underway. Read More