Maureen Finnerty Turner

Title: President
Company: Motivation Hypnosis
Location: Isle La Motte, Vermont, United States

Maureen Finnerty Turner, President at Motivation Hypnosis, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Health Care Professionals for dedication, achievements, and leadership in hypnotherapy and education.

Interested in becoming a nurse from a young age, particularly within the realm of psychology, Ms. Turner attended the Piedmont Brigham Nursing School, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. In 1966, she became a registered nurse through the Peter Bent Brigham School of Nursing, and shortly thereafter, in 1972, she received a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and psychology at Emmanuel College. One decade later, she earned a Master of Education in counseling from Northeastern University.

Certified in psychiatric and mental health nursing, mental health disaster psychological first aid training, trauma and post-traumatic stress, clinical hypnosis, dissociative identity disorder psychotherapy training, social work, and group therapy, Ms. Turner commenced her career in 1972 as the founder and executive director of Coping with the Overall Pregnancy/Parenting Experience (COPE) in Boston, where she was the first woman to become a founder and director of the first women’s mental health clinic to specialize in pregnancy and parenting. Maintaining the role until 1992, she also served as a partner of Shearer/Finnerty Turner, president of M.F. Turner Associates, consultant and director of mental health and social services with International Health Specialists, and executive director and chief operating officer of Specialized Health Management/Specialized Home Care. Following these appointments, Ms. Turner excelled as executive vice president of AmeriCare Health Services, Inc., and AmeriCare at Home Headquarters. She has also been working as a hypnotherapist since 1995 and in private practice in psychotherapy since 2007.

In 2001, Ms. Turner founded Motivation Hypnosis in Burlington, Vermont, where she now serves as president and founder. Acclaimed throughout the State of Vermont, she continues to practice in virtual conferences in 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic. She intends to continue bringing light to the field of social work, as well as develop and spread awareness of mental health issues. She attributes her profound success to her ability to continually improve herself from a child through her adult years after struggling with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as well as from the support of her parents.

Alongside her primary duties, Ms. Turner is a member of the committee outreach committee for the Laura Mann Integrative Health Program at the University of Vermont Medical Center and a board of directors member of the Isle La Motte Community Organization of Vermont. A past president of the Northeastern Mountain Society of Clinical Hypnosis, where she is also a co-founder, she also contributed significantly to Pathways to Wellbeing, Inc., the Alzheimer’s Association of Eastern Massachusetts, the United Nations’ Fourth World Conference on Women, the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and the Massachusetts Council on Family Relations, where she served as a founding member of the board of directors in 1980, among other prestigious organizations.

Additionally, Ms. Turner remains abreast of developments in her field through her affiliation with the National Organization of Women, the American Psychological Association, the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, and the Vermont Mental Health Counselors Association. Demonstrating versatility in her field, she has also authored several books and articles to professional journals, has been featured in myriad magazines and conferences, and has presented at seminars across the country.

In light of her contributions to health and wellness, Ms. Turner received the Most Distinguished New Business Award for Motivation Hypnosis from the Wellesley Chamber of Commerce in 2004, the Distinguished Leadership Award from the COPE Board of Directors in 1992, and the Leadership Recognition Award from the United Way of Massachusetts Bay in 1992. Previously, she earned a Certificate of Recognition from the board of directors of the Massachusetts Child Abuse Prevention Commission in 1990 and a Distinguished Woman Award from Women in Philanthropy in 1989. Furthermore, Ms. Turner is a noteworthy recipient of a Distinguished Service Award from the Comprehensive School-Age Parent Program at the Boston School Department and a Community Service Award from the Childbirth Education Association, both in 1986. Although her career has been abound with highlights, she finds meeting new individuals to be rewarding moments of her career.

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