Board Retreat 2016

This year, the board and committee members came together for a day of retreat, reflection, and renewal.  We used this time to relax, get to know each other in an informal setting, and plan for the upcoming year. The focus of this year’s retreat was on the pillars of the organization which are Mentorship, Advocacy, and Education. These three pillars were weaved throughout the day’s activities. We enjoyed team building exercises, time to socialize, strategic planning and brainstorming sessions. We have a very exciting year ahead!

September 2016 Thursday Night Lecture Series - "Mindful Parenting"

On September 1, 2016, we hosted our monthly continuing education lecture series on the first Thursday night of the month; Jessi Heneghan, LCSW, RPT-S, presented Mindful Parenting”. 

The workshop series always begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Monroe Building at Hillside Hospital located at 690 Courtney Drive, NE, Atlanta, GA 30306. The Thursday night lecture series includes social networking between 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., with complimentary treats and mingling with colleagues. As always, free CEU‘s are provided to GSCSW members.

GSCSW and NASW’s 2016 Town Hall Meeting

This year’s annual Town Hall was held at at Hudson Grille in Midtown.  Our NASW-GA / GSCSW Legislative lobbyist, Wendi Clifton, Esq., discussed our very busy agenda this year. We are excited to have everyone learn more about the upcoming issues we’ll be advocating for this session as well as about the legislative process.

COMING UP NEXT

Join us on Thursday,  March 1st : The Inner Life of A Therapist – Panel Discussion

Come learn from the wisdom of others on Thursday, March 1st, 2018, for Shedding Similar Tears: Therapists’ Journeys When Clients Present With Comparable, Concurrent Issues. Our dynamic group of Licensed Clinical Social Workers includes: Murray Dabby, Jaunita Davis, Randy Oven, Alyce Wellons, and Dr. Yudit Jung! Gather with an open and compassionate heart as these seasoned clinicians share some of their professional challenges.

The intent of this workshop is to increase compassion for ourselves and for our colleagues as we navigate the challenging journey of becoming more effective clinicians when we end up in unwanted and often unanticipated places with our clients. Our hope is that you will leave feeling validated, supported, empowered, and more deeply connected to our clinical community. This panel discussion will not be recorded.

This panel discussion seeks to helps us:
• Explore real situations therapists encounter during the treatment process
• Examine the need for increase awareness of self in the treatment setting
• Learn practical and proactive steps for moving forward
• Increase personal and clinical effectiveness when experiencing comparable, concurrent issues

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April 5th: From Vulnerability to Resilience: Working with Survivors of Human Trafficking with Meredith de Saint-Albin, LCSW, Alissa Tertichny, LMSW, RYT-200 and Maja Hasic

May 11th – Spring Symposium – more information coming soon.

 

 


 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.

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.