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Licensure Prep Course NASWGA Chapter & UGA School of Social Work

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Upcoming NASWGA Chapter CE Events


Ethical Considerations of Telemental Health Practice:

Key Challenges to Providing Distance Counseling in an Ethical Manner

Presented by Charles D. Safford, LCSW


Time: 9:00 AM – 4:30 
Date: Friday March 9, 2018

6 Ethics or Core or TeleMental Health Continuing Education Hours


Venue: NASW Georgia Chapter
2300 Henderson Mill Rd., NE STE 125, Atlanta GA 30345


Presenting a one-day, six hour ethics program addressing key ethical issues in the practice of distance modes of counseling, also known as Telemental Health. This training will cover the key challenges to providing distance counseling in an ethical manner and will outline the extensive knowledge base that must be known and understood by any practitioner who wishes to provide distance counseling services. Included in this training will be important updates to HIPAA as defined by the Hi-Tech Act of 2010, and guidelines for setting up a HIPAA compliant infrastructure to engage in Telemental Health practice.

  • Understand the challenges to confidentiality and privacy posed by electronic modes of communication and the changing landscape of privacy requirements defined by the update to HIPAA known as the Hi-Tech Act of 2010

  • Comprehend the full scope of the knowledge base and essential competencies for engaging in Telemental Health practice.

  • Grasp the key components for setting up the infrastructure for providing distance counseling services in an ethical and HIPAA compliant manner, including choice of technological providers, the management of relationships with technology providers, and the most common ethical violations to occur within a Telemental Health practice.

  • Integrate the practice of Telemental Health with the key legal, ethical and clinical knowledge base that must be part of the active vocabulary of any clinician who wishes to operate ethically in the year 2015, including state and federal laws concerning privacy, harm prevention, rights of minors, and best practices models of ethical decision making.

  • To create better application of the course material to the real world practice of the trainee, this conference will include interactive scenario analysis and interactive role playing, highlighting and incorporating the key knowledge from each section, utilizing best models of ethical decision making and introducing a template for the ethical decision making process. Experiential exercises will be co-led by Charlie Safford, LCSW, President, of, Inc.

Charles D. Safford, LCSW, Founder and President of, Inc., has over twenty years of post-masters experience as a clinical therapist and over fifteen years of experience as a trainer in clinical settings. With over thirty years of experience as a consultant and coach, and over twenty years of experience delivering training programs specifically for mental health audiences, he works with professional organizations such as NASW Georgia Chapter to provide continuing education to social workers and other mental health clinicians nationwide.


NASW Member - $130; NASW Retired Member - $115; NASW Student Member - $105; Nonmember - $180

Registration limited to 32 participants (Pre-Registration Required - includes light lunch and beverages)

Registration is from 8:30 – 9:00 AM; Workshop begins at 9:00 AM

Credit Card Payment Registration Link

Check Payments: Make checks payable to NASWGA Chapter| On check Memo or For Line write – Telemental Health March 9, 2018 | Mail check to NASWGA Chapter, 2300 Henderson Mill Rd., NE STE 125, Atlanta GA 30345 


2018 Social Work Advocacy Day

1 Core Educational Hour 

Theme: Social Justice –

Lobbying 101 “An Interactive Social Work Advocacy Day”

Thursday, March 8, 2018

In response to requests for us to have more of a presence at the Capitol when we host the NASW-GA Social Work Advocacy Day, our venue for the 2018 NASW-GA Social Work Advocacy Day meeting will be the...

Georgia State Capitol

206 Washington Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30334

Please note that the program registration is limited to a maximum of 300 participants.

Cost: $15 per person, to cover event bag, pamphlets, buttons and dessert.

Registration for the 2018 NASW-GA Social Work Advocacy Day event

closes on Thursday, Thursday February 22, 2018, 2018

Register by credit card at




Save the Date(s) – Upcoming NASWGA Chapter In-Person CE Opportunities
(Registration and Venue Details to be Announced)

April 13, 2018 (Topic TBD) (1day)

Friday March 30Telemental Health program is the ethical considerations of TMH, with a special focus on the issues related to confidentiality and privacy under HIPPA, the Hi-Tech Act and the Final Omnibus Rule of March 2013 

Thursday May 24 & Friday May 25 & May 26Building Your Clinical Vocabulary: From DSM-5 Assessment / Diagnosis to Key Approaches and Techniques for Best Practice (3 days)

Friday June 15 & June 16Emerging New Psychotherapy Techniques:  Application to Best Practices

Approaches (2 days)


Wednesday June 20 – Friday June 22 – Licensure Prep/DSM-5/Ethics/Supervision
(3 days)


Friday June 29What Every Mental Health Clinician Needs to Know about Sexual Harassment (1 day)

Friday July 20Ethical Decision Making: A Primer for Mental Health Clinicians (1 day)

Friday July 27 – Telemental Health program is the ethical considerations of TMH, with a special focus on the issues related to confidentiality and privacy under HIPA, the Hi-Tech Act and the Final Omnibus Rule of March 2013 (1day)


Friday August 10 & Saturday August 11Effective Clinical Supervision of the Mental Health Professional A Comprehensive Overview to Building the Essential Knowledge and Skills 
(2 days)

August 31 - - Ethical Decision Making in 2018: New Challenges, New Solutions for Mental Health Clinicians 
(1 day)

Friday September 21What Every Mental Health Clinician Needs to Know about Sexual Harassment (1 day)

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East Region Update - *Monthly meetings are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month


  • Meet and Greet with light refreshments
  • Plan and delegate NASW recruitment efforts for the East Region
  • Identify East Region speakers and complete the speak application for 2018
  • Discuss CE topics that would be helpful for presentation at our monthly meetings
  • Closing comments/suggestions


Upcoming Licensure Prep Courses - March 3, 2018
Registration - Open

*This is a 1 day LMSW & LCSW Exam Prep Course*

Facilitator: Dawn Apgar, PhD, LSW, ACSW

For 20 years Dawn Apgar has been helping social workers pass the ASWB Licensure Examination!

NASWGA Chapter & University of Georgia School of Social Work

Credit Card Registration Link


NASWGA Members / Student Members - $110.00           
Non Members - $160.00  (Space limit 60)


*UGA Students ONLY - $40.00 ( Space limited to 20 Students / ID Must be Presented on March 3, 2018 Registration Date) To Register send e-mail to (provide call back number in e-mail) or call 678-691-2112

*Check Payments Must be mailed to NASWGA Chapter, 2300 Henderson Road, NE STE 125, Atlanta, GA 30345
List Type of Exam on Check (LMSW or LCSW)

Time: Registration: 8:00 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. Instruction: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Venue: UGA School of Social Work – Gwinnett Satellite Site; 2530 Sever Road Lawrenceville, GA 30043 Room# 165
Space Limit: 90

Snacks/Lunch: Coffee and Snacks Provided \ Lunch on your own


Please note: Continuing education programs approved by NASW Georgia Chapter meet social work continuing education requirements of the Georgia Composite Board for social workers licensed in Georgia (see Chapter 135.9 Continuing Education,

Social workers and others licensed/certified in another professional discipline and/or state should check with their licensure/certification/regulatory entity to determine if the above program meets their continuing education needs




NASW Georgia Chapter
2300 Henderson Mill Road NE
Suite 125
Atlanta, GA  30345

(678) 691-2112
(678) 691-2068 fax