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 graduated from the Peter Bent Brigham School of Nursing and became a Registered Nurse in 1966. 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. In addition, she has an MEd in counseling and is a BCRN (American Board of Nursing, Certified Psychiatric Nurse).
Certified in psychiatric and mental health nursing, Licensed and Certified in Counseling, trained in mental health disaster psychological first aid training, trauma and post-traumatic stress, clinical hypnosis, dissociative identity disorder psychotherapy, 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 1992.
In 2001, Ms. Turner founded Motivation Hypnosis in Boston and in 2007 moved to Burlington, Vermont, where she now serves as president, consultant, lecturer and full-time clinician. Acclaimed worldwide, she continues to lecture in internationally attended virtual conferences in 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic. She intends to continue bringing light to the field of clinical hypnosis as well as develop and spread awareness of mental health issues. She attributes her considerable success to her ability to continually improve herself from a child through her adult years after struggling with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and dyslexia, as well as from the support of her parents and family.
Alongside her primary duties, Ms. Turner has been a member of the outreach committee for the Laura Mann Integrative Health Program at the University of Vermont Medical Center and a founding member of the board of directors of the Isle La Motte Community Organization of Vermont. A past president and co-founder of the Northeastern Mountain Society of Clinical Hypnosis, 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 International Society of Hypnosis, 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 chapters in books, published many training manuals, is preparing to submit research articles to professional journals, has been featured in myriad magazines and conferences, and has presented at seminars across the U.S. and at the World Congress of Medical & Clinical Hypnosis 2018, Montreal, Canada.
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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