Spring • 2009
America’s Premier RECRUITING EXCELLENCE IN MENTAL HEALTH
And Staffing Firm
B ehav ior al health goes gr een
For The Behavioral
Healthcare Field distributing company information. Consider
are You issuing and receiving invoices for bills online
green Yet? when possible.
Recycle office papers, envelopes, and
expired lobby magazines or newspapers.
Professional shredding services are relatively
Job Candidates: inexpensive, and you will be assured that you
company’s paper will be safely recycled.
Place a recycling bin in break areas to
Presidents/CEOs/COOs encourage recycling of cans, bottles and
plastics. Recycle old equipment by donating
it to community groups or watch for semi-
annual community recycling drives for old
CFOs & Accounting computers.
Purchase a set of reusable dishes, glass-
Clinical Directors es and silverware for break areas to reduce
“Going Green” is not just a personal style state- the waste (and expense) of paper products.
ment anymore—it is a compelling dictate for the Ask employees to help keep the area clean
VP & Departmental times we live in now. The increasing aware- and to pitch in by washing every dish they
Supervisors ness and acceptance of global warming have use.
propelled “going green” into a fundamental
Buy environmentally friendly cleaning
value of contemporary American culture. Even
products and office supplies. Look for
CLINICAL STAFF the most resistant of us is beginning to slowly
biodegradable, nontoxic products.
modify our behavior, one step at a time. Our
Promote a healthy office environment.
work environment—where we spend the better
Psychiatrists Plants add more oxygen to the air, absorb
part of every day—is the perfect place to start
Counselors indoor pollutants, and add a pleasing look
conserving resources. Reduce, reuse, recy-
and feel to the office space.
cle—come join us!
Case Managers &
Aim to conserve and reduce energy.
Going green at work minimizes environmental
This can be as simple as turning off lights in
Psych RNs/LPNs impact, and it gets employees involved, engaged
offices that are not in use or office machines
and feeling good about the contributions they
Psychologists that are used sporadically. When you’re buy-
are making. Plus, it saves money and resources
Addictions Specialists ing new products and equipment, look for
— which is something we all need.
energy efficiency ratings.
Residential Treatment Staff
Behavioral healthcare organizations across the
country are implementing green thinking. If your There are other work practices that can help
company wants to go green, or if you want to be
Activities & Security Monitors achieve reductions in energy and costs. These
a change agent and begin a positive program at include:
work, consider these ideas to make an impact:
• Cutting down on unnecessary traveling. Opt
• Make paper reduction a priority. Print to schedule meetings via conference calls or
only what is necessary and use e-mail for web conferencing.
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We offer a full range of
administrative and clerical
support staff — a “one stop shop”
for great employees!
The staff at PsychPros Executive Search and
PsychTemps has been hard at work gaining ac-
tions in the
creditation that will help us expand our services
to you, our clients, throughout the U.S. We are
small businesses. This designation means that
happy to announce that we recently received
we will be able to compete for larger contracts
certification by the Women’s Business Enterprise
with community mental health, managed care
National Council (WBENC). The WBENC is one
companies, and behavioral health systems
of the most widely recognized and respected
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Our company has never had a dedicated
• Carpooling among employees cuts down on
representative to reach out to client com-
expenses and boosts social interactions.
panies, but in the last quarter of 2008, that
• Consider telecommuting for some
changed for the better. We are pleased
to welcome Frank McGuire, our new employees (when their job duties will
Business Development Director. Frank’s allow it) one or two days out of the
background as a top administrator in the month. If employees have home
behavioral healthcare field makes him computers, implement remote
a perfect fit for this position. Having been a hiring executive in desktops so that telecommuters
hospital settings, Frank used our company to fill his staffing and have access to the same informa-
executive search needs over the past 10 years. He has experienced tion they do at work.
first-hand the hiring issues decision makers face, and he knows • Send interested employees to
that the related stress from those issues can be managed by “go green” networking events
working with a specialized staffing agency. Frank understands the sponsored by city or county gov-
importance of delegating this process to professionals whose en- ernments. They will come back with
tire focus is hiring, “So that leaders can focus on the urgent things more ideas to help you save resources
leaders need to focus on”, Frank says. and money, plus they will help keep
others charged up.
This new development came on the heels of an even larger devel-
opment for the behavioral healthcare industry. The passing of the
“Going green“ is a sign that you and your
Mental Health Parity bill last fall gives us hope. Those of us who
organization are committed to reducing your
have been around since the 1970s, and who have seen nothing but
environmental impact. For more great ideas,
budget cuts and inadequate funding for 30 years, share a common
type “go green” into your Internet search bar
excitement that this legislative change will put mental health and
and see what innovative suggestions you can
addictions treatment on a par with healthcare treatment.
come up with! n
Just a few short months before the passing of the Mental Health
Parity bill, a state-of-the-art research and treatment facility opened
its doors in southwestern Ohio. The Lindner Center of Hope, now
serving patients and their families from across the U.S., is located
just north of Cincinnati in Mason, Ohio. The center blends unique
inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services with scientific
research into cutting edge treatments and outcomes. Their vision
“together, We Will!”
is that “the Lindner Center of Hope will be a universally recognized
leader in mental health care.” We extend our congratulations and
support to the Lindner Center, Dr. Susan McElroy, MD (Medical
Director), and Dr. Paul Keck, Jr., MD (President/CEO) in this en- That was the uplifting theme of the 39th National Mental Health
deavor and wish them the best of success in realizing their vision. n and Addictions Conference of the National Council of Community
Behavioral Healthcare Organizations. Together, we will create the
change we need for behavioral healthcare.
Held April 6-8 in sunny San Antonio, the conference was state-of-
the-art in every way. From the keynote speakers (Craig Newmark
from craigslist.com, David Gergen – CNN political guru, author
Holly D. Dorna, MA, LPCC
Christopher Kennedy Lawford, to name a few) to the glass-enclosed
Social Media Lab (where mental health-types learned to get Linke-
dIn, Twittered, and Facebooked) to the paperless academic format
that was spiced up with unusual offerings like Wii bowling, Bobbi
“EARNING OUR STRIPES”— Brown make-overs and lessons in Southwestern cooking – San
CONTINUED Antonio was the place to be for community mental health profes-
that want to include woman-owned
businesses in their partnerships and
Workshops highlighted three main themes:
In addition to being a small business
enterprise and a WBENC, 1) We must integrate mental health/addictions
PsychPros and PsychTemps can now bid on state and federal govern- treatment with primary physical care — now!
ment contracts in the areas of mental health, chemical dependency, 2) We must be more active with our legisla-
psychiatric nursing, psychiatry, and related mental health and tors — go to Capitol Hill Day — because our
addictions issues. We can submit proposals to supply personnel for mental health/addictions treatment agenda is
Veterans Administration hospitals, federal prisons, and special not included in a major way yet.
programs supporting troops returning from war.
3) Take training in social media networking
“These efforts demonstrate our commitment to expanding our range (LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook) and learn how they can
of services to better serve our clients and job candidates,” says presi- benefit your business.
dent Holly Dorna. “With the WBENC and federal bidding recognition,
Mental Health Parity Primer
we will move to a larger platform for both top talent and positions to
be filled. Equally important, we are reaching out and extending our
If you would like a synopsis of the recently-passed mental health
services to new areas within the behavioral healthcare field.”
parity rules, plus a look at the issues that are yet to be decided,
drop Nancy Meyers an e-mail request (Nancy@PsychTemps.com),
Questions? Contact our federal business consultant, Bill Fioretti at
and she will send you a concise “Mental Health Parity Primer”. n
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go green at home! Meet our staff:
• Recycle, Recycle, Recycle! Fill your recycle
bins each week for collection. If your area does
not have a recycling program, find out where
the nearest recycling center is and take a
“I get such satisfaction from knowing that
container of collected items there once or
I helped someone find the right position
twice a month.
and also helped the client company fulfill
• Donate toys, electronics and other items
their desire for a great staff member.”
around the house that you normally throw in
These are the words that Brooke MacDonald uses to express the
value of her position as a PsychTemps/PsychPros Account Manager.
• Buy energy efficient appliances and
Brooke has worked at PsychTemps since 2007 as a national recruiter,
compact fluorescent light bulbs when current
placing independently licensed professionals. One of the things
bulbs need replacing.
Brooke enjoys most is the variety of the people she talks to every
• Conserve energy by raising the thermostat
day. Since she places candidates nationally, her day consists of calls
by 2 degrees in the summer and lowering it by
to many people across the United States. On any given day, she may
2 degrees in the winter. Change furnace filters
communicate with people in California, Michigan, Indiana, Colorado
regularly to increase the air flow and efficiency
and Washington, to name a few states.
of your furnace.
Brooke earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from Indiana
• Turn off lights when not in use, wash clothes
University, and she has continued her education at work by becom-
in cold water, hang clothes up to dry, and turn
ing a Certified Staffing Professional (CSP) through the American
off air conditioning and open the windows on
Staffing Association (ASA). Before joining the team at PsychTemps,
Brooke worked for four years in the mental health field handling
• Conserve water by taking shorter showers,
case management and job development for both welfare clients and
install a high-pressure, flow-restricted shower
developmentally disabled adults. Her position at PsychTemps gives
head, use the dishwasher for full loads only,
her a unique opportunity to combine her business knowledge and
filter your tap water instead of buying bottled
social work experiences in meeting the needs of her candidates and
• Reduce your paper usage by taking
Brooke recently ventured on a business trip to California. While there,
advantage of e-bills, online banking, and on-
she visited with client companies, providing information about
line newspapers, publications, and magazines.
PsychTemps, and she researched new client companies for the
E-mail information and announcements to
future. The trip resulted in improved relations with current clients and
family and friends when possible to limit
solid leads on new companies Brooke hopes to represent this year.
“The trip could not have gone better,” she says. “Everyone I met with
• Reduce your gas consumption. Make your
was very receptive and excited about what our company does.”
next vehicle purchase a hybrid. Walk or ride
your bike to work if you live close enough. If This has been an exciting year for Brooke outside of work as well.
this is not an option, find out if any co-workers She purchased her first home and now spends much of her free time
live in your area and would be interested in pursuing home improvement projects. She loves to play tennis, and
carpooling. Telecommute when possible. she enjoys hiking and biking. Brooke’s favorite past-time is a popular
• Use cloth shopping bags instead of plastic. card game called Euchre. She’s become proficient at it and loves the
game so much that she is competing in a Euchre tournament later
Cloth bags are inexpensive and can be kept in
this year. From business cards to playing cards, Brooke MacDonald
your car so that you have them anytime you
brings experience, knowledge and fun to the table!
stop to shop! Recycle plastic bags if you must
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• Buy recycled products when possible.
• Grow your own vegetables! Plant a
vegetable garden with the veggies you enjoy
the most. Save some of the seeds as you
consume the vegetables and store them for
planting in the next season. Make the garden
a family project by assigning one vegetable to
each family member for planting and care.
• Create a compost pile in the farthest corner
of your yard. Throw your food waste into the
area (instead of the trash) and mix with dirt.
Turn the pile once a week with a shovel to
circulate air through the mixture. In a month
or so you will have rich, fertile soil to spread
throughout your vegetable garden, or flower
• Get involved and stay informed. Join
organizations in your area that promote a
green community. Stay informed of ways you
can conserve and recycle.
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behavioral healthcare field
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What’s in a name…
a $5 gift card for you?
PsychTemps is conducting
an informal poll, and you can
“I haven’t failed. I’ve found receive a $5 Starbuck’s gift
10,000 ways that won’t work.” card by answering a couple
The microwave was invented
- Benjamin Franklin of questions that will have a
after a researcher walked past
tremendous impact on our
a radar tube, and a chocolate
bar melted in his pocket.
Alaska law says that you
For the past 14 years, our
can’t look at a moose from
corporate name has been “PsychTemps, Inc.” The addition of the
“Humor is a rubber sword — name “PsychPros Executive Search” in 2000 was in response to
it allows you to make a point behavioral healthcare clients who wanted upper-level executive
without drawing blood.” search services. This leaves us with a combination name:
Camels have three eyelids
- Mary Hirch n “PsychTemps and PsychPros Executive Search”. The question is:
to protect themselves from
Should we keep the two names, or should we merge our staffing
and executive recruiting services under one name, “PsychPros”?
For example, PsychPros: Recruiting Excellence for the Behavioral
Healthcare Field, or, PsychPros Search and Staffing?
Business Which name, or names, would you choose? Why?
Development What do you see are the pros and cons of the
Frank McGuire, a behavioral healthcare
E-mail your answers to our Business Development Director,
executive with 30-years experience, is now
Frank McGuire, Frank@PsychTemps.com. Please be sure to
steering the PsychPros Executive Search
include your name and business or home address to ensure
and PsychTemps efforts to reach out across
the receipt of your $5 gift card.
Thank you in advance for your response! n
Welcome, Frank! n
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