Thursday, April 28, 2011

Job Opening at Heart of Georgia Hospice

Now Hiring: Full-Time Social Worker
Heart of Georgia Hospice is a non-profit Hospice provider that has been serving the Middle Georgia area for over 26 years.  We exist to provide quality end-of-life services to our patients, their families and the community at large, promoting dignity and respect. 
Minimum Qualifications:
1.  Graduate of a Master's program in social work (LMSW) accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and licensed/certified by the state.
2.   One year experience as a social worker. Previous hospice or homecare experience preferred.
3.   Knowledge of the process of death, dying and bereavement.
4.   Licensed driver with good driving record and unlimited access to reliable automobile.  Ability to travel per job requirements.
5.  Schedule flexibility and availability.  (Will be "on call" occasionally)
6.  Must possess strong communication skills, to include the ability to facilitate grief support group for adults and children.
Job Description:
This person will provide individual counseling and crisis intervention for our patients and families during their most difficult time.  Must act as an advocate for patients and families as needed and also assist at times with advance directives, assessing available community resources, etc.  Assesses the needs of the patient/family unit, evaluates the family's coping skills, and makes recommendations to the Interdisciplinary Team for necessary interventions.  Is supportive to the patient/family throughout active hospice and follows the case for minimum of thirteen months of bereavement after the death of the patient.  Leads and facilitates our grief support group as well as our annual "Camp WINGS", a camp for children who have lost a loved one. 
Please send or fax a resume to:
Heart of GA Hospice
Attn: Sherry Robinson
103 Westridge Drive
Warner Robins, GA 31088
Phone:  478-953-5161
Fax:  478-953-5232 (to print out an application)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

5/25 Armour Family Therapy Series: Working Effectively with Children and Families of Color

The Twelfth Annual

Armour Family Therapy

Lecture Series

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

9 AM – 4:30 PM

Atlanta, Georgia


Working Effectively

with Children and

Families of Color


Kenneth V. Hardy, Ph.D

Cost: $75

Mercer University Atlanta Administration and Conference Center

2930 Flowers Road South

Atlanta, GA

Lunch not included

6 Core CEUs (MFT); 6 Related CEUs (SW and PC)

Kenneth V. Hardy is a Professor of Family Therapy at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA and is the Director of the Eikenberg Institute for Relationships in New York City. He is an internationally recognized clinician, author, educator, and consultant. An engaging workshop leader, Dr. Hardy presents workshops nationally and internationally on family therapy with oppressed populations.

Dr. Hardy is a fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), and is the 2005 recipient of the American Family Therapy Academy’s Distinguished Contributions to Social Justice Award for his groundbreaking work in the areas of family, diversity, and social justice. He is also the recipient of the International Association for Marriage and Family Counselors (IAMFC) Distinguished Contribution to Marriage and Family Counseling Award. Dr. Hardy is a frequent presenter of conferences on the topics of diversity and oppression and has published prolifically. He is co-author several books. In addition to his publications, he is also featured several therapy videotapes as well as a documentary devoted to slavery. His videotape “The Psychological Residuals of Slavery” has been well received by both professional and lay communities for serving as a catalyst to promote conversations about race relationships.

This workshop will review the dynamics of the racial oppression and will examine the features of an orientation toward survival. Specific attention will focus on studying the unique developmental tasks children and families of color must negotiate to ensure their survival within a racially oppressive environment. Workshop participants will learn how to distinguish developmentally appropriate behaviors from those that are cause of concern. Pitfalls that undermine effective therapy with children of color and their families will be explored and specific clinical strategies will be explicated, particularly those that involve working effectively with the unique developmental tasks children and families must negotiate to survive against the odds.

For additional info:

Phone: 478-301-4048

Fax: 478-301-5337


Wednesday, April 06, 2011

4/15/2011 Lunch and Learn: Mental Health Court


NASW Central Georgia Unit


Mental Health Court: Innovations in Treatment for the Mentally Ill Offender

Presented by:

Greta O'Dell & Mental Health Court Team

River Edge Behavioral Health

Friday, April 15, 2011


Noon to 1:00 PM

Lunch provided by & meeting held at

Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health

340 Hospital Drive Macon 478-741-1355

Confirm attendance ASAP by email

Or call 478-464-8138