Monday, May 13, 2019

REBRANDING!

For years, I have had two blogs:

Injured Worker Help Desk for (drumroll, please!) Injured and disabled workers, AND
Job Search for the Rest of Us for job seekers and career-changers, including disabled and injured workers.

In an effort to assist my colleagues more frequently and in more in-depth, I have decided to refocus each of these blogs to:

Injured Worker Help Desk for Professionals working with injured and disabled workers AND
Job Search for the Rest of Us for Job Seekers and career-changers, including disabled and injured workers.

It is my hope that this will allow other professionals to more readily share Job Search for the Rest of Us with their clients and to read and comment more on Injured Worker Help Desk.

I hope this helps and look forward to hearing from you!


Let me know how you are doing or how I can help! 
Comment below or reach out. 
Mary Sherwood, MS, CDMS, CCM, Occupational Consultant
Landline 302.644.1827 | Mobile:  410.444.1989 | Skype Mary.E.Sherwood 

Friday, May 3, 2019

Maryland Joint Task Force for Injured Workers ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2019


Also sponsored by:
International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals
                                        Chesapeake  
Coppin State University,
The College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Talon Center
2500 W. North Avenue
June 19, 2019       7:30 am – 1:00pm

The Workers’ Comp Roller Coaster    Ethics, Expectations, Hopes, and Challenges

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!

1.25 CCM General and 2.0 Ethics Confirmed
2.0 CRC Contact and 1.0 Ethics CEUs Confirmed
4.0 CDMS Ethics CEUs Confirmed  
Mandatory MD WCC CEUs Confirmed

Request Documentation for POST APPROVAL for other Certifications from Mary Sherwood Sevinsky. 

PLEASE REGISTER BY 6/7.

Audience

Practical information that is essential for Claims Adjustors, Nurse Case Managers, Vocational Counselors, Attorneys, Doctors, Therapists and everyone working with injured workers in the State of Maryland. FAX TO: Attention Donna Keegan 410.554.6849 if necessary. Make Checks Payable to Maryland JTF.  

Submit questions for presenters now:  http://bit.ly/2pqCdvP

Name:__________________________________

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Workers Comp Professionals $50        Adjusters Free        Students Free

Send Checks to: 
Donna Keegan  Address: 2127 Stillwater Court Eldersburg, MD 21784

Questions or Accommodations: to Mary Sherwood Sevinsky mailto:lifeworks@mail.com

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PARKING IN “LOT F” MAP: http://bit.ly/CoppinParking  


PRE-CONFERENCE SURVEY:  http://bit.ly/MDJTFSurvey         

PDF of flyer and agenda:   http://bit.ly/JTFFlyerAndAgenda


The Workers’ Comp Roller Coaster

June 19, 2019

AGENDA

7:00 am                        Vendors set up

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM      Registration, Breakfast and Visit with Exhibitors

8:30 – 9:00 AM            Welcome and Acknowledge COPPIN/MRC for their support of JTF/IARP Chesapeake; provide information on the mission, vision, and benefit of membership

9:00 – 10:00 am           Acupuncturist, Jonathan Gilbert, introduced by Mike Caruso, “Acupuncture’s Role within the Modern Healthcare Setting”

10:00 – 10:30 Am         Break / meet with Vendors & Speakers

10:30 – 10:45 am         Legislative Update by Michael Daney Esq. Recent WCC Legislation and Rules - an update on changes in the legislation about Maryland Workers’ Compensation and introduce our main speakers. Announce donations to Friends of WTC and Kid’s Chance by Dr. Spry, who will moderate the panel.

10:45 – 11:45 AM         Panel Discussion with Injured workers, Counselors, and Occupational Therapist “Ethics, Expectations, Hopes, and Challenges”


11:45 – 12:30 PM        WCC Commissioner, James Forrester, Esq. “Ethical View from the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission


12:30 PM                     Closing remarks & Visit with Exhibitors  

We look forward to seeing you at this year's conference!  Whether or not you are attending, we would appreciate your feedback – can you take a few moments to complete our: 

PRE-CONFERENCE SURVEY:  http://bit.ly/MDJTFSurvey

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING OUR 2019 ANNUAL CONFERENCE!

                                                        

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Free tips and resources!


Let me know how you are doing or how I can help! 
Comment below or reach out. 
Mary Sherwood, MS, CDMS, CCM, Occupational Consultant
Landline 302.644.1827 | Mobile:  410.444.1989 | Skype Mary.E.Sherwood 

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 
Email LifeWorks@mail.com

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 
at
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
lifeworks@mail.com\
Professional, Rehab, & Occupational Services, LLC
http://www.life-works.info
http://www.injuredworkerhelpdesk.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/marysevinsky
Landline 302.644.1827 | Mobile: 410.444.1989 | Skype Mary E. Sherwood

If you could sit on a bench and chat with anyone for 1 hour, who would it be?


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

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