Special Interest Items


Social Work Exam Prep Courses


Posting Date: April 13, 2017
The University of Alabama
Course Details
BSW Exam Candidates
• Friday, May 19, 2017 | 9 - 11:30 a.m.
• Registration Fee: $199
MSW, Clinical Candidates
• Friday, May 19, 2017 | 12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
• Saturday, May 20, 2017 | 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
• Registration Fee: $350 until May 1; $395 thereafter
To register by phone, call 205-348-3000 or click to register online.
https://training.ccs.ua.edu/jsp/session.jsp?sessionId=0740417&courseId=SWLP

Posting Date: March 27, 2017

Eastern Region (North) BSW - Social Work Licensure Exam Preparation Course
May 12th 8:00am- 5:00pm Attendees of this course are eligible to receive 7 CEUs
Joanne Terrell, MSW, LCSW - PIP - Retired University of Alabama Instructor.
Jacksonville State University, Lela Sarrell Learning Center, Jacksonville, AL 36265 - We will convene in Wallace Hall.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eastern-region-north-bsw-social-work-licensure-exam-preparation-course-tickets-32415716280 

Eastern Region (North) MSW|CSW - Social Work Licensure Exam Prep Course
May 12-13 8:00am-9:00pm Attendees of this course are eligible to receive 14 CEUs (this includes 3 Ethics hours
Joanne Terrell, MSW, LCSW - PIP - Retired University of Alabama Instructor.
Jacksonville State University, Lela Sarrell Learning Center, Jacksonville, AL 36265 - We will convene in Wallace Hall.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eastern-region-north-mswcsw-social-work-licensure-exam-prep-course-tickets-32415734334 

Eastern Region (South) BSW - Social Work Licensure Exam Preparation Course
July 8th 8:00am-9:00pm Attendees of this course are eligible to receive 7 CEUs
Auburn University, Lowder Hall (Raymond J. Harbert College of Business Jacksonville, AL 36265 )- We will convene in Room 113A.
Sophia F. Dziegielewski, Ph.D., LCSW, Professor, School of Social Work at the University of Central Florida (UCF), Orlando, Florida
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eastern-region-south-bsw-social-work-licensure-exam-preparation-course-tickets-32449071045 

Eastern Region (South) MSW|CSW - Social Work Licensure Exam Prep Course
July 8-9 8:00am-9:00pm Attendees of this course are eligible to receive 14 CEUs (this includes 3 Ethics hours
Auburn University, Lowder Hall (Raymond J. Harbert College of Business Jacksonville, AL 36265 )- We will convene in Room 113A.
Sophia F. Dziegielewski, Ph.D., LCSW, Professor, School of Social Work at the University of Central Florida (UCF), Orlando, Florida
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eastern-region-south-mswcsw-social-work-licensure-exam-prep-course-tickets-32449093111

CSWA Membership


Posting Date: January 8, 2015
Dear CSWA Affiliated Society Members,

Implementation of mental health parity laws is one of the missions of CSWA. Two recent articles show the work that still remains to accomplish this goal. Mental Health America, one of the most long-term policy organizations advocating for access to mental health (founded in 1909) has published a report, "Parity and Disparity", that shows the way that each state and jurisdiction covers mental health in 15 areas. The entire 54 page report can be found at http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/sites/default/files/Parity%20or%20Disparity%20Report%20FINAL.pdf  Some states have made good progress toward mental health parity including Massachusetts, Delaware, Minnesota, Maryland, and New Jersey. Other states, including Arizona, Washington, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Idaho, have serious deficits in providing adequate coverage of mental health assessment and treatment. I hope all members will look at the report to see how your state ranks in this seminal report.

A summary of the report published by the Kaiser Family Foundation provides a good overview at http://kaiserhealthnews.org/news/even-with-coverage-expansion-access-to-mental-health-services-poses-challenges/ 

CSWA is aware of the challenges we face to achieve true mental health parity and will keep providing information on this important topic to members and advocating for parity at the national level. Keeping state legislators aware of this problem is also crucial. The more information we have on this major topic, the more we can work toward solving the problems with access to mental health treatment for our patients that we face.

Laura Groshong, LICSW, Director, Policy and Practice
Clinical Social Work Association
lwgroshong@clinicalsocialworkassociation.org
Click here to join: http://www.clinicalsocialworkassociation.org/ 

Social Work Exam Prep Courses offered by:

Alabama State University with Professor Joanne Terrell PDF/newsletter/AL ST LICENSURE EXAM FLYER doc2 doc3 (1) (2).pdf
NASW: PDF/LEAP - Licensure Prep Training Announcement.pdf
University of Montevallo: PDF/University of Montevallo.docx.pdf

Counseling Office Space Available in established office

The office is located in Montgomery, AL, and convenient to interstate 85 off Taylor Road. Please email me for more details and to view the office space.
Felicia Pressley Ed. S, LPC
fpressley1@gmail.com
Doctoral Candidate
Auburn University
Counselor Education & Supervision

Counseling Office Space for Rent

Located in Prattville, conveniently situated between I-65 and Hwy 31 this established office includes access to a play room, waiting room and furnished consultation room. Email me to see office and discuss rates : soclwrkrjvh@att.net 

Private Adoption Home Studies

LCSW, PIP available for Private Adoption Home Studies covering Alabama
Contact: Tim Rolfe, LCSW, PIP
stacierolfe@aol.com
256-453-4745
Resume available upon request.

ADOPTION HOME STUDIES Available for adoption home studies in Alabama.
Contact Chad Knight, LCSW-PIP at 256-343-3504 or email chadknight.lcsw@gmail.com
Resume and References available upon request.

PRIVATE ADOPTION HOME STUDIES
Jefferson County and surrounding counties
Contact Tamara Blackledge Burr, LCSW, PIP via phone at 205-777-1716
or email burr.tamara@gmail.com 
Resume and References available upon request.
 

Hannah's Prayer Support Group for Pregnancy Loss and Infertility

Lead by Jennifer Veanable-Humphrey, LCSW, PIP
and Olivia Poole, Assoc. Pastor of Prattville First United Methodist Church
Meets Monthly
For more information 334-354-2418

The Office of Deaf Services (ODS)

at the Al Department of Mental Health is available to provide training
and workshops to individuals and agencies
on how to provide culturally appropriate social work services
for deaf and hard of hearing consumers.
Our trainings are free within the state of AL and
provide CEUs.
For more information, please contact Shannon Reese, MA
at shannon.reese@mh.alabama.gov
or 334-239-3780.

Proposed Guidelines for Home Study Preparation

The Alabama Adoption Coalition has provided the Board with their
guidelines for Home Studies and the Adoption process. For those interested
a copy is attached to the following link. PDF/PROPOSED GUIDELINES FOR HOME STUDY PREPARATION.pdf