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:

 

Check out the exciting professional education workshops schedule for the coming season – 2014/2015

September 4th – Teletherapy, The New Frontier, Presented by: Stephanie Cook, LCSW.

Technology is a powerful catalyst for exciting changes in most fields of work, including ours as clinical social workers! Stephanie Cook will be presenting on topics related to Telehealth & Distance Counseling including the following:

1. History, current research and resources that informs distance counseling services.
2. The various delivery models, work settings, opportunities, advantages, challenges, limitations and professional preparation involved in the delivery of distance counseling services.
3. Various delivery methods for different types of work situations and roles (e.g. Phone counseling, asynchronous email/message posting, synchronous digital chat, and video-assisted counseling, etc).
4. Possibilities for incorporating distance counseling services into your current practice or agency.
5. The future of technology-assisted clinical work and online counseling.

For more information click here.

 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.