L-R Wendi Clifton, Esq., Lobbyist; Sue Fort, NASW-GA Executive Director; Katie M. Dempsey, R-Dist. 13; Georgia Governor Nathan Deal; Jennifer Moore, NASW-GA President; Alyce Wellons, Past President, GSCSW; Stephanie Barnhart, past Legislative Chair, GSCSW

Legislative Success!

On April 19, 2012, Governor Nathan Deal signed HB 434 into law.  Many years of work went into the passage of this bill, which affects the ability of social workers to diagnose.  We thank our lobbyist, Wendi Clifton, Katie M. Dempsey, R-Dist. 13 who sponsored the bill, and all of our members who answered the call to action and directly contacted your elected officials.  Our voice matters!

COMING UP:

April 24, 2014:  Jobs Panel   The jobs panel is a great place to learn about all of the many career paths that clinical social workers have pursued as well as what supervisors look for when hiring.  We hope to see you there for a lively discussion.  Come prepared with questions and an open mind.  7pm at Hillside – for directions click here.

May 23, 2014 – Joint spring conference with NASW-GA and GSCSW – Technology, Professional Ethics and Licensure: Managing Ethical Issues in an Environment of Rapid Change.  Presented by Jan Ligon, PhD., LCSW.  9am – 3pm at Peachford Hospital Conference Center, 2151 Peachtford Road, Atlanta, GA  Click here for more information and to register.

The Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work

Established in 1980, the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Workers is a state-wide organization of professional social workers dedicated to the advancement of clinical social work practice. The GSCSW Promotes Professional Standards Through:

  • Legislative lobbying and advocacy on a state level.
  • Presenting symposia, lectures, panels and workshops that enhance the clinical skills of its members.
  • Providing an Ethics Committee, which has defined a code of professional ethics and procedures for administering the code.

Additional GSCSW Membership benefits include:

  • Use of GSCSW group email to promote exchange of professional information. This includes advertisement of hospital, agency programs as well as private practice workshops.
  • Networking and opportunities to meet fellow colleagues.
  • CEU’s for GSCSW events at no cost to members.
  • Opportunity to join professional study groups.

Interested in joining or renewing your membership online? You can now join, renew or edit your membership online and make sure all your information is up-to-date. Just login to the site and then click on Membership Renewal, or to join click here.