Social Work & Mental Health Recovery

Invitation to participate in  FREE new webinar on Monday May 5, 2014 from 1:00-2:30 EST (2 CE credits). The Topic is Introduction to Mental Health Recovery and Social Work provided by CSWE Recovery-to-Practice Team. This is the first of a three-part series of recovery-related webinars that focuses on definng mental health recovery, tracking its origins and development over time, and discussing the alignment of the recovery model to social work practice. Patrick Sullivan, professor of social work at Indiana University, and Lauren Spiro, director for the National Coalition for MH Recovery will be presenting and leading discussion surrounding this important topic. Limited space is available, so please register ASAP on the CSWE website.

There is no cost to register and you can attain 2 CEUs providing that you successfully complete the webinar. There will be prereading material, posttest, and evaluation. More info on continuing education is available at

Keith Cox, from the VA, is a PTSD researcher and clinician with the Charleston PTSD Clinical Team and the Department of Psychiatric and Behavioral Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina. Keith's graduate studies were at Northwestern University and during his psychological residency he had specialized training in traumatic stress at the Charleston Consitorium. Currently, Keith Cox, is a project therapist for the Progress Study, a mult-isite, DoD funded trial of Setraline and Prolonged Exposure for the treatment of PTSD. In addition to the up-date on the Progress Study of PTSD in Savannah, Mr. Cox will note the changes in the DSM-5 diagnosis of PTSD as well as treatment options.

Please come to the luncheon to follow-up on the wonderful conference that CSWA-S had in March, presented by Dr. Marjan Holloway, to hear what Mr. Cox has learned during the PTSD study. The lunch will  be at the Marsh Auditorium at Candler Hospital this month at the usual time, 11:30-1:00, on April 23rd. Please RSVP by April 18th and remember boxed lunches are $7.00.

We look forward to seeing you all there and have a great month!

Ali B. North

SSU student representative

April Luncheon (note new location!)


Keith Cox with the VA will present an update on the research that is happening in Savannah with the Progress Study—the PTSD treatment trial.  He will also expand on PTSD diagnosis and treatment options.


NOTE NEW LOCATION:  Meeting will be held in the Marsh Auditorium of Candler Hospital
Box lunch available for $7.00, but rsvp for lunch no later than Friday, April 18.
Also, don't miss the April Social, listed below!


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