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To better serve our members and social work community as a whole we have created this page.  This page holds many of our open events. Our mission is to promote the image and interests of professional social workers and the people served by them. By opening up our diverse, rich, and professionally reviewed events on to a more diverse audience, we are promoting and enriching the social work professional community at large. We will still always post all NASWGA events and approved CE events on our page. Our NASWGA members will still enjoy the benefits of our "Members First" motto with  discounts, perks, and free classes as we expand and enrich NASWGA imprint. 



Licensure Prep - 2 Day Course

Facilitated by Sophia F. Dziegielewski, PhD, LCSW


Thursday,  June 21 – Friday, June 22, 2018

**Participants Must Attend Both Days 

9:00 AM – 5:30 PM each day

Venue - NASW-Georgia Chapter

2300 Henderson Mill Rd., NE Suite 125, Atlanta, GA  30345


This live licensure examination preparation workshop event provides 14 Hours of intense classroom instruction designed for the Masters, Advanced, & Clinical levels of Social Work Licensure. Each participant receives exam level workbook with sample tests. Extensive individualized follow-up and support is available to all participants from the instructor. Course outline includes:


Day 1 -Test Taking Strategy:

  • Identify how to break down questions and identify key words.

  • Apply Bloom’s taxonomy to how questions are formulated.

  • Practice how to take social work practice information and address it in a standardized format.

Day 2 - Specific Content Areas that will be covered relevant to the licensure exam:

  • Identify and interpret psychosocial history and collateral data, and how it relates in the social work practice setting

  • Assess client problems along with behavioral/psychosocial strengths and weaknesses

  • Identify diagnosis, assessment and practice intervention utilizing the DSM-5

  • Define the components of intervention strategies with individuals, groups, families and communities

  • Recognize the major theoretical approaches, models and methods of practice in the social work profession

  • Identify factors in the therapeutic relationship that facilitate building and retaining relationships

  • Cite the different types of research designs utilized in social work practice

  • Summarize major theoretical approaches to understanding human development with individuals, groups, families

  • Sketch the theories and stages of normal psychosocial, cognitive, moral and behavioral development in the life cycle of individuals, families and groups

  • Recite and synthesize the dynamics of abuse and neglect

  • Review and interpret the NASW Code of Ethics

  • Translate the most common policies and procedures that govern service delivery

  • Restate the roles and functions related to professional supervision and educational expectations

  • Tabulate issues relative to practice

Instructor: Sophia F. Dziegielewski, PhD, LCSW, Professor at the University of Central Florida, School of Social Work will teach the course. Dr. Dziegielewski has over 135 publications, including 8 textbooks and has conducted numerous workshops in the areas of health and mental health. To date, she has trained over 19,000 social workers with this licensure preparation course.


Regular Registration:

NASW Member/Retiree(s) - $235.00 | Student NASW Member - $215.00 (Only 5 Student Seats Available) | Nonmember - $325.00


Registration Link - Click Below:

Registration limited to venue capacity of 32 (Pre-registration required to guarantee attendance; includes lunch)


DSM-5 and Ethics with Sophia F. Dziegielewski, Ph.D., LCSW

Wednesday, June 20 (1 day)

****Attendees can earn up to 3 Core and 3 Ethics Hours*****

To Register

Upcoming NASWGA Chapter In-Person CE Opportunities - Registration Now Open:


NASWGA & Whitney M. Young Jr. School of Social Work Clark Atlanta University

Licensure Prep Program:

LCSW / LMSW Test Prep Course - This is a One day Course 


Date for Prep Course - Saturday June 30, 2018 

Registration:  8:00 a.m. to 8:50 a.m.

Instruction Begins:   9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

FacilitatorDawn Apgar (see her brief bio below)


Whitney M. Young Jr. School of Social Work - Clark Atlanta University
Thayer Hall - 223 James P. Brawley Drive SW
Atlanta, Georgia 30311
Room 321

*Space Capacity is limited to 50"                                        

**Registration Cost (includes test prep guide - DO NOT PRE PURCHASE TEST GUIDES):

CAU SW Student  Registration Link is Below - Discount 

*Prep Course Discount Awarded to CAU Social Work Students)
(Must be currently enrolled and ID presented on day of prep course)


*Lite Snacks Provided   

*Lunch: Brown Bag -  There are a few eating venues near the testing site    

Facilitator Dawn Apgar’s Brief Bio.  
Dawn Apgar for nearly 20 years, Dawn Apgar, PhD, LSW, ACSW, has been helping social workers across the country pass the ASWB® examinations associated with all levels of licensure. In recent years, she has worked in numerous states to assist with establishing statewide licensure test preparation programs.  Dr. Apgar has done research on licensure funded by the American Foundation for Research and Consumer Education in Social Work Regulation and is currently chairperson of her state’s social work licensing board. She is a past President of the New Jersey Chapter of NASW and has been on its National Board of Directors. In 2014, the Chapter presented her with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Apgar has taught in both undergraduate and graduate social work programs and has extensive direct practice, policy, and management experience in

Please Note: Third-party payment system username and password required to access NASW member rates through the NASWGA online credit card registration system (this is not the same as the online NASW member login and password). If creating a new username/password, please allow 2 business days for NASWGA to process the request. Questions call: 678-691-2112the social work field.

Refund Policy:
Refunds will be handled on a case by case basis. Call the NASWGA Chapter office at 678-691-2112

Building Your Clinical Vocabulary: From DSM-5 Assessment / Diagnosis to Key Approaches and Techniques for Best Practice

Thursday, May 24-26 (3 Days)

****Attendees can earn up to 18 Core Hours*****


This conference will cover Appraisal of the Individual by addressing assessment and diagnosis using the DSM-5, including the most important changes and updates from the DSM-IV-TR to the DSM-5 and implications for treatment. Focusing on several diagnostic areas, this conference will then focus on several key approaches and techniques that should be part of every counselors’ clinical vocabulary, incorporating Counseling Theory, Social and Cultural Foundations for systems and social constructionist approaches, and use of the Helping Relationship. Additionally, this course will incorporate Research and Evaluation by addressing how to review research to determine the appropriateness of applying treatment approaches to different client groups, and the ethics of applying treatment approaches “off-label.”

To Register: 


Seniors at Home Alone: Helping Families Asses the Risks Facing Older Loved Ones

Friday, June 29 (1 Day)

****Attendees can earn up to 3 Core Hours*****


In an aging society, more and more families are challenged with worries about loved ones, particularly elderly persons living alone.Families may also worry about persons, who, while not living alone, are living in their communities with spouses/family members, who are unable to adequately care for the person.As one worried daughter said, “My mom says she’s fine, but I’m worried about her being alone after Dad died.Should I insist that she leave her home to live with me or in a care facility?I want to respect her wishes, and I don’t know whether I should intervene . . .”


To Register:


Emerging New Psychotherapy Techniques: Application to Best Practices

Friday, June 15 & June 16 (2 Days)

****Attendees can earn up to 12 Core Hours*****


This two-day program will focus on the most useful emerging clinical techniques within the framework of major models of treatment: attachment theory and psychodynamic models of treatment, cognitive models of treatment, systems models of treatment and social constructionist models of treatment. This program will address how to integrate new and emerging counseling techniques within an ethically sound framework of clinical practice, including the appropriate uses of professional authority, operating in the best interests of the client, and operating within one’s area of competence.

To Register:


DSM-5 and Ethics with Sophia F. Dziegielewski, Ph.D., LCSW

Wednesday, June 20 (1 day)

****Attendees can earn up to 3 Core and 3 Ethics Hours*****



To Register


What Every Mental Health Clinician Needs to Know about Sexual Harassment

Friday, July 20, 2018 (1 day)

****Attendees can earn up to 6 Core Hours*****

This one-day training will provide a comprehensive overview of sexual harassment, including the legal issues related to sexual harassment, EEOC guidelines concerning sexual harassment, and what individuals and organizations must do to successfully respond to sexual harassment concerns. This training course can prepare mental health clinicians to recognize and respond to sexual harassment issues within their organizations or those brought forth by clients or client companies in the course of professional work.

To Register:

Effective Clinical Supervision of the Mental Health Professional A Comprehensive Overview to Building the Essential Knowledge and Skills

Friday, August 10 & Saturday August 11 (2 days)

****Attendees can earn up to 12 Core Hours*****


Presenting a two-day supervisory conference, comprised of up to 12 hours of learning in supervision, to provide the new mental health supervisor with a detailed overview of important supervisory concepts and tools, and the experienced supervisor with a comprehensive review of important supervisory concepts.  This conference will also include 6 hours of Supervisory Ethics. For Professional Counselors, these hours may be used towards securing or maintaining the CPCS certification that is required by September 30, 2018

To Register:


Ethical Decision Making: A Primer for Mental Health Clinicians

Friday, August 31 (1 day)

****Attendees can earn up to 6 Ethics Hours*****

This one-day introductory course on ethics is designed to help the mental health clinician understand the key components of the process of making ethical decisions, using some scenarios to highlight some of the common ethical dilemmas that counselors are likely to face. This program will cover the key principles of ethical decision making, including the steps and stages of making an ethical decision, which principles and interests are being balanced when making an ethical decision, how these principles and interests work in the complex relationships that are created when a clinician works with clients, and how to use the ethical decision process worksheet and the 10 best models of ethical decision making to structure the ethical decision-making process.

To Register: