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Welcome to the NASW Georgia Chapter web site!
Our members  are
The Power of Social Work 
in the Peach State.  Won't you 
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NASWGA CONTINUING EDUCATION (CE) APPROVAL APPLICATION UPDATE

The NASWGA Chapter Continuing Education (CE) Approval Application is in the process of being updated. On January 9, 2017, the updated version of the CE Approval Application will be made available through the chapter’s website at www.naswga.org.

Please note that the current CE Approval Application is still available; however, the final date for submitting this application for CE Approval consideration is Tuesday December 20, 2016.

For more information about the CE Approval Application change, please contact the chapter office at
404-525-8047 or e-mail naswga@mindspring.com,

Best - Cheryl Bonneau, NASWGA Chapter Executive Director

Georgia Social Work Licensure Update

Please note the Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists regarding the proposed new Chapter 135-12 (Testing and Assessment) and proposed new Rule 135-12-.01 (Testing and Assessments).

A public hearing is scheduled to begin at 1:30 PM on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 in the Office of the Secretary of State, Professional Licensing Boards Division, 237 Coliseum Drive, Macon, Georgia 31217 to provide the public an opportunity to comment upon and provide input into the proposed new rule chapter and rule.

The Board will consider the proposed new rule chapter and rule for adoption at its meeting scheduled to begin at 1:30 PM on Wednesday December 14, 2016 at the Georgia Secretary of State Professional Licensing Boards Division, 23 7 Coliseum Drive, Macon, Georgia 31217. For further information, contact the Board office at (478) 207-2440.

The proposed Testing and Assessments Chapter/Rule can also be found on the Secretary of State’s web site at http://sos.ga.gov/index.php/licensing/plb/43/composite_board_proposed_rules.

Please note: The adoption of this new rule chapter and rule will impact every licensee within their scope of practice, in the same manner, and that each licensee is independently licensed in the field of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists.

As reference, please review information on Senate Bill 319 (SB319), which was passed during the 2015-2016 Georgia General Assembly legislative session, on the Georgia General Assembly web site at http://www.legis.ga.gov/Legislation/20152016/161852.pdf (excerpts provided below):

To amend Title 43 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to professions and businesses…to clarify that persons licensed as professional counselors, social workers, and marriage and family therapists are not authorized to conduct psychological testing… to provide for a curriculum of continuing education relating to diagnosing…to clarify that psychological testing is part of the practice of psychology; to provide that certain licensed persons are able to perform certain tests other than psychological testing…”

“The General Assembly… authorized  the Georgia Composite Board of Professional Counselors, Social Workers, and Marriage and Family Therapists to fulfill these responsibilities… to assure a continuum of professional services that ensure appropriate diagnostic and assessment functions for each profession and the psychotherapeutic and counseling treatment services appropriate to each profession.”

 

 

 


NASW 2016 Schedule for
An Hour With Private Practice:
Questions and Answers

http://www.socialworkers.org/practice/PP-FL-10416.PrivatePracticeQA.pdf


An Hour With Private Practice: Questions and Answers
is a free question and answer session for NASW members which is held every third Wednesday of the month from January through November. The monthly call-in sessions focus on a specific private practice subject. There is no registration and members can join in the discussion, ask questions, and make comments. These sessions provide members with important clinical social work updates impacting the delivery of mental health services.

 

 

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NASW National
Professional Education and Training Center


 

The Professional Development department at the National NASW office has discontinued the WebEd online continuing education program and moved some of the material to the Professional Education and Training Center (http://www.socialworkers.org/naswproed), so that all CE offerings are in one location: www.NASWProEd.com.

 

 

Ethical Dilemma?


The NASW Code of Ethics offers a set of values, principles and standards to guide decision-making and everyday professional conduct for all social workers and social work students. Members facing an ethical dilemma may consult with the national NASW Office of Ethics and Professional Review:
http://www.socialworkers.org/nasw/ethics/consultation.asp

 

Upcoming Workshops
                       
                                               

Please Note:
Third-party payment system log in with username and password required to access NASW member rates through the NASW-GA online credit card registration system
(this is not the same as the online NASW member login and password)

If a log in has not been created,
nonmember rates automatically populate as the registration price

                  

                                               

  Cultural Diversity:
The Obesity Epidemic in the United States

Woodruff Volunteer Center
100 Edgewood Avenue
Suite 850, Atlanta, GA  30303
     Saturday, January 28, 2017
9:00 AM - 1:45 PM
   4.5 core continuing education hours
http://www.naswga.org/store/view_product.asp?id=7191396

                       

 

Constructing an Ethical Approach to Private Practice:
A Step by Step Guide for Social Work Clinicians

Woodruff Volunteer Center
100 Edgewood Avenue
Suite 850, Atlanta, GA  30303
     Thursday, February 9, 2017 & Friday, February 10, 2017
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
     4 ethics & 8 core (including 1 TeleMental health ) continuing education hours
http://www.naswga.org/store/view_product.asp?id=7663119

 

 

Raising Your Lid of Awareness:
Ethics and Leadership in Social Work Practice

Woodruff Volunteer Center
100 Edgewood Avenue
Suite 850, Atlanta, GA  30303
     Friday, February 17, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:45 PM
    6  ethics or core continuing education hours

http://www.naswga.org/store/view_product.asp?id=7629876

 

 

Social Work Advocacy Day 2017
Georgia Railroad Freight Depot
65 Martin Luther King, Jr., Drive SE
Atlanta, GA  30312
Thursday, February 23, 2017
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
 2 core continuing education hours
http://www.naswga.org/store/view_product.asp?id=7191396

      

  Blue Genes:
The Psychosocial Impact of Hereditary Breast Cancer

Woodruff Volunteer Center
100 Edgewood Avenue
Suite 850, Atlanta, GA  30303
     Saturday, April 8, 2017
9:00 AM - 11:15 AM
    2 core continuing education hours
http://www.naswga.org/store/view_product.asp?id=7771395

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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NASW Assurance Services

The Social Worker's One Place
for Professional Liability Insurance

http://www.naswassurance.org/pli/professionals 

   

 


                                                 

Legislative Update:

http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.naswga.org/resource/resmgr/Docs/LegislativeUpdate.pdf

 

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NASW Georgia Chapter
100 Edgewood Avenue NE, Suite 830
Atlanta, GA  30303
naswga@mindspring.com
(404) 525-8047
(404) 525-8050 fax