Monday, March 11, 2019

Comprehensive Job Readiness Package

What is it? My Job Readiness Package includes an interactive guide to give to your job search client to prepare him or her to conduct a meaningful and successful job search. This guide is specifically designed with career changers in mind, but can be useful for those new to the job hunt or returning to the workforce after some time off.  In addition to the valuable guide sold separately for each client, you will also receive Downloadable Worksheets and a PowerPoint Slide show you can review with your client or choose to have them review my narration. You may choose to have your injured worker attend online sessions with live interaction with me.

Why do you need it? You are busy! You may have too many clients, you may be trying to meet documentation expectations and guidelines. Your time may be better spent providing higher-level, personalized counseling. Perhaps you have been using the same copied-over handouts and forms and would value an update to those old standbys. The package includes detailed, suggested case note frames for each Session.

How does it work?  I will mail your client the workbook and email you the presentation and downloads for your meetings. Typically I cover one session a week with my clients and encourage them to write into the workbook itself, but the downloads are handy if you have to cover a topic more than once or have them redo an activity. Either you can review the information with them following the PowerPoint as a guide and/or you can ask them to review the narrated version.

How much does it cost?  The cost is $99 and can be passed on to your customer - at about the hourly rate you provide services for it is a bargain! Here is a brief video of the first session as a sample for you to consider - no narration on this one, but you will get an idea of the kind of information included.

Need help with changing careers, finding a job after college or leave of absence? It's not easy, but I can help! Resume, Cover Letter, LinkedIn, Interviewing, Career Goals are all services I provide to my clients every day. I can also help developing this for counselors on a subcontract basis!

Contact me for the PowerPoint to access helpful downloads.

Mary Sherwood, MS, CDMS, CCM, Occupational Consultant
Landline 302.644.1827 | Mobile:  410.444.1989 | Skype Mary.E.Sherwood 

Monday, March 4, 2019

Maryland JTF for Injured Workers SAVE THE DATE JUNE 19, 2019 8:30 am – 1 pm

 SAVE THE DATE JUNE 19, 2019 8:30 am – 1 pm 
Coppin State, Baltimore, MD

Maryland Joint Task Force Annual Seminar: 

The Workers’ Comp Roller Coaster

3.5 - 4 CEUs (1 Ethics) and 2 WCC Mandatory Credits are anticipated.

Audience - Topics are appropriate for Doctors, Attorneys, Case Managers, Adjusters, Employers, and Therapists – anyone working with injured workers in the state of Maryland

Summary: This year we are pleased to present a panel including injured workers, similar to one we provided a few years back that was very well received. We hope to gain insight into how our work directly impacts our clients and patients and understand what works and what doesn’t. Just as with any of our cases – you never know where it will lead!

Coppin State has agreed to allow us to utilize their spacious facilities and have a larger room with overflow seating for an unexpected turnout

Mary Sherwood, MS, CDMS, CCM\
Professional, Rehab, & Occupational Services, LLC
Landline 302.644.1827 | Mobile: 410.444.1989 | Skype Mary E. Sherwood

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  • Mary Sherwood, MS, CDMS, CCM
  • Professional, Rehab, & Occupational Services, LLC
  • Landline 302.644.1827 | Mobile: 410.444.1989 | Skype Mary E. Sherwood

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Must Have Tech Tools to Save Your Sanity

For all my colleagues to whom I have been preaching for too many years - here is a succinct list of techy resources that have really helped me help people over the years!



  • Mary Sherwood, MS, CDMS, CCM
  • Professional, Rehab, & Occupational Services, LLC
  • Landline 302.644.1827 | Mobile: 410.444.1989 | Skype Mary E. Sherwood

Monday, June 25, 2018

Recent Pinterest Pins on Interviewing

I have a career and social media board with TONS of information about managing your career, interviewing, leadership, social media tips and tricks, etc.

Today I thought I would highlight the pins I have shared on INTERVIEWING. Click on the infographic to the left or his link:

Interviewing Pins on Pinterest

You can follow me here:

Click on the Career and Social Media Board and search for Interview (or any other Career or Social Media topic!).


Friday, June 22, 2018

NEW SERVICE: Progressive Goal Attainment Program

I recently finished specialized training to provide a structured disability counseling program - Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP) that may be helpful for more serious workers' compensation, auto, or liability cases and for those who are having difficulty moving past their disability. It is a 15-week program designed to result in Return To Work (or in more serious cases improved quality of life). It is based on science and has numbers to back it up.

Injured or disabled: If you are like my other clients you are probably feeling very overwhelmed and cannot see your way past your current disability. This structured program can help move you forward in small, manageable steps. Email me for a free consult

Professionals: I imagine this service might be effectively used to settle more challenging cases. I would even go so far as to say it could be used in place of "traditional" vocational services.  Email me for a free consult

Here is more info, if you are interested: 

Email me for a Password

From the website: 

The treatment objectives of the PGAP® proceed from the view that return to work is the highest level of independence that can be offered to someone with a debilitating health or mental health condition. 

The PGAP® is currently the most researched risk-targeted intervention designed to reduce disability associated with a wide range of debilitating health and mental health conditions. 

The PGAP® is considered to be one of the most cost effective approaches for reducing disability and fostering return to work in individuals who suffer from a wide range of debilitating health and mental health conditions. 

The PGAP® has been shown to be effective in facilitating return to work in individuals who have sustained musculoskeletal injuries, individuals with chronic low back pain and fibromyalgia, as well as individual with debilitating mental health conditions such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. 

View  a brief, informational video here:

Email me for a Password

Mary Sherwood, MS, CDMS, CCM, Occupational Consultant
Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP) Certified 
Landline 302.644.1827 | Mobile:  410.444.1989 | Skype Mary.E.Sherwood | Google Hangout Mary@Life-Works.Info

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