Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Monica McGoldrick in Sav'h 3/8 and 3/9 (CEUs)

Clinical Social Work Association of Savannah
21 Annual Professional Conference
March 8 & 9, 2007

Monica McGoldrick, LCSW, PhD (h.c.) will be the featured speaker at the 21st Annual Professional Conference of the Clinical Social Work Association of Savannah. Plan to join us and hear this nationally known teacher, author and family therapist.

On first day of the Conference, she will address the topic, Ethical treatment of Multicultural Families (6 core ethic credit hours). Friday morning will be spent examining the topic of the Critical Applications of Family Therapy, in terms of Basic Dynamics as well as the treatment of Blended Families. The afternoon will be used to take a closer look at clinical options for working with Military Families and exploring therapeutic techniques to better address Family Violence.
Mark your calendars now for Thursday and Friday, March 8 and 9, 2007 and plan to join us in historic Savannah at the Coastal Georgia Center.

Please check the CSWA-S website,, to keep updated on current details.

View the Conference Brochure

Where to stay while your in Savannah?

NAMI Central GA Meeting 1/29 @ 7PM



This promises to be a very exciting meeting
Refreshments Served afterwards

When: January 29, 2007
7:00 PM
Where: New Hope Center
100 Story Road
Warner Robins, GA 31093
For more information, call 328-0508

Mental Health Benefit Program for Hurricane Evacuees

Subject: Mental Health Benefit Program for Hurricane Evacuees
Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2007 11:01:20 -0500

As part of our goal to continue assisting our 2005 Hurricane season clients we are pleased to announce a new initiative. The American Red Cross Hurricane Recovery Program has introduced Access to Care, a benefit program that removes financial barriers to mental health and substance abuse treatment for people affected by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma.
Access to Care provides assistance with counseling, medication or substance abuse treatment, and can cover treatment received anywhere in the country, when received by a licensed provider of your choice. Services are covered from August 30, 2005 until April 30, 2008.
Access to Care is a part of the Hurricane Recovery Program, an initiative of the National Headquarters of the American Red Cross.

As the Access to Care representative for the state of Georgia, I would love to have the opportunity to meet with you and the county collaboratives in your respective regions to provide you with more information about the program. If you are interested, or are aware of other community agencies, providers, faith-based organizations, or state offices that may benefit from gaining more knowledge about the program in order to continue to serve individuals affected by Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma, please feel free to contact me at the phone number listed below or through email.

Thank you.
Lynell A. Howard, M.A., LPC
Senior Associate, Mental Health
Hurricane Recovery Program
American Red Cross
3485 N. Desert Dr
Building 2, Suite 103
East Point, GA 30344
404-496-5751 (office)
404-767-7354 (fax)

Autism Spectrum CEUs in Atlanta 2/13-2/14

"Critical Issues for Adolescents on the Autism Spectrum"

Atlanta, GA ~ February 13-14, 2007
Location:Holiday Inn Airport North1380 Virginia AveAtlanta, GA(404) 762-8411

A block of rooms has been reserved for $82 plus tax per night. Please call the hotel and make reservations soon. Rooms are limited.

Special Parent Price!2 Days: $1601 Day: $95

Feb. 13 - Transitioning to AdulthoodWith Peter Gerhardt: Increasing attention is being paid to needs of learners with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as they enter adolescence and grow into adulthood. Where job placement was once considered desirable, now the goal is career development. Instead of residential placement, now there is talk of residential choices in support of quality of life. This workshop will provide an overview of this movement toward transition planning for competent adulthood. Social skills and appropriate sexual behavior will also be addressed in young adults with ASD. Peter Gerhardt is the President of the Organization for Autism Research (OAR) and the Founding Chair of OAR's Scientific Council.

Feb. 14 - Behavior Solutions for Severe ASDWith Maria Wheeler: A dolescence combined with severely limiting autism presents a unique challenge for the effected individual, families, educators and therapists. In this session, we will explore age appropriate interventions for addressing behavioral concerns. These topics that directly relate to behavior will also be covered: daily schedule planning for the adolescent with autism, communication and visual supports, sensory issues and influences, aggression, tantrums, non-compliance, sexuality, and the adolescent need for independence. Maria Wheeler is the co-author of "A Treasure Chest of Behavioral Strategies for Individuals with Autism," and the author of "Toilet Training for Individuals with Autism and Related Disorders."
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Rates:Professionals- $140 for one day, $205 for two days Par ents- $95 for one day, $160 for two days

Groups of 4 or more receive 10% off!
Continuing Education: 1 PLU is available from the Georgia Department of Education for the entire conference. There will be a total of 12 contact hours.

Graduate Credit: Up to 2 credits are available. Please visit our Atlanta page for more details.

Purchase orders, Visa/Mastercard and personal checks are accepted. Purchase orders or payments MUST be received by February 12, 2007. Please fax purchase orders.
Spectrum Training Systems, Inc. 2024 Jonathon Drive Appleton, WI 54914 Phone: (920) 749-0332 Fax: (920) 882-0736 Email: Website: www.spectrum

Music therapists?

Anyone know of any music therapists in the area?

Please email me at jasonhobbslcsw @



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