Town and Gown II: Countering Stigma and Continuity of Care for College Students

 in the Savannah / Statesboro Region

November 19, 2014 Savannah State University, Village Rec Room 11:30 until 1:00

The second annual joint meeting of the Clinical Social Work Association of Savannah (CSWA-S) and the Georgia College Counseling Association (GCCA).

Last year’s joint meeting addressed what colleges needed from community clinicians and facilities in terms of ensuring continuity of care.  This year’s focus will be on what community providers need from colleges to achieve the same goal.  Please come prepared to contribute to the discussion with information about your practice, agency, or facility and with ideas about how area colleges can help community providers provide better care to college students in our region.

The formal presentation, prior to the discussion, will highlight some of the fun and creative approaches that college counseling centers are using to destigmatize utilization of mental health and disability services.

If you work with college students, or family members, in the Savannah/Statesboro region you will benefit from this opportunity to find out about creative approaches to destigmatize utilization of mental health services and find out about treatment options available at colleges and in the community.  This is also a prime opportunity to network with others who serve this population. 

Complimentary lunch will be available for the first 48 advance registrants.  $7.75 thereafter.  Lunch and networking from 11:30 to 12.  Reservations needed for lunch. 

Presentation and discussion 12 to 1.

(Please come earlier if you wish. Doors open at 11.) 

Free CE awarded to social workers and professional counselors by CSWAS and GCCA who are members of GCCA or CSWAS.  Cost for non-members $35. 

Membership applications available for both organizations at the meeting.

Registration needed in advance or at the door for CE certificates.

This meeting is co-sponsored by: Coastal Harbor Health Systems, Willingway, Student Affairs at Savannah State University, and the Department of Social Work at Savannah State University.

For additional information contact:  Pat Mooney (912) 525-6971 or 401 1900, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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The CSWA-S invites you to come on October 22, 2014 from 11:30-1:00 pm for the monthly Lunch and Learn presentation at Candler Hospital Marsh Auditorium, 5353 Reynolds St, Savannah, GA 31405.Presenter, Laurie Heller, LPC, is a seasoned clinician and native of Savannah, who brings broad range of training, professional & personal experience to best serve specific counseling needs. She will present,“Walking on Eggshells (WOE!): Helping Clients in Narcissistic relationships.”  Her presentation will cover:


·      Identifying traits and behaviors of the possible narcissist (N) in your client’s life;


·   How to determine with relative confidence, from second hand information, if “the other” is an N


·      How to communicate the possible N determination to your client (it can be difficult for a layperson to process these ideas)


·      Strategies, coping mechanisms and self-care for your client whether they remain with or separate from the N


·      Processing and supporting your client in determining their choice to remain in contact with the N, or exercise No Contact (NC)


·      Terminology


·      Reading List (as a tool)


·      Discussion (questions, comments and open forum)


Come and be part of this wonderful Lunch and Learn experience.  Please register here.  You can bring your own lunch or you can get it from the Candler’s cafeteria.


CSWA-S is proud to announce our annual fall institute on Ethics, which will be held Saturday, September 6th from 8:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. with registration beginning at 7:30 at the Candler Marsh-Auditorium. This institute will provide the five ethics CEUs needed for the year. Clifton Mitchell will be presenting a game-show style review of ethics (We don't want to bore you all too much!) and a list of topics can be chosen by our audience. Please visit Mr. Mitchell's website at at your conveinence. 

Member price is $85; nonmembers $105, $35 for student members, $45 for non-student members. Registration will be available July 15-Sept. 1, 2014. We look forward to seeing you all in August and September for these institutes and look for an article for the August and September luncheons.


Ali B. North MSW


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