Clinical Social Workers and Counselors of Savannah,

Registration is now open for our 32nd Annual Julius Hornstein CSWA-Savannah Conference !


You are invited to the CSWA-S Annual Conference, on Friday, March 9, 2017 and Saturday, March 10, 2018. The conference will start at 8:00am on both days and go on until 5:00 pm. The Conference will be hosted at the Coastal Georgia Center in downtown Savannah. Registration is now open click here to sign-up. The Conference will be 12 CEUs for Social Workers and Licensed Professional Counselors. Topic on Friday: Ethics pf Sex, Lies & Telemental Health Workshop 6 CUES Topic on Saturday: Anxiety & Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Disorders Workshop. 6 CUES

Guest Speaker: Dr. Becky Beaton



 Beaton"Dr. Beaton has been on the Georgia Psychological Association's Ethics Committee for over seven years and Ethics Chair since July 2014. She was also the Ethics Chair for the Licensed Professional Counselor’s Association of Georgia (LPCA-GA) for two years and has taught numerous ethics workshops over the past 17 years.  You may have seen her on one of the 60 episodes that she filmed as the featured psychologist on TLC's "Hoarding: Buried Alive." She has also made recent appearances on The Anderson Cooper Show, Good Morning America, and CNN Headline News.  Additionally, Dr. Beaton is the Founder and Clinical Director of The Anxiety & Stress Management Institute in Atlanta. Her primary passion is teaching and mentoring. She has served as Adjunct Faculty for both Emory and Georgia State Universities, and Dr. Beaton was voted Counselor Educator of the Year by LPCA-GA in 2005 and received their Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015.




Join us for lunch, Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 11:30 to 1:00 p.m. at Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah for the Annual Legislative Luncheon.


The event is free but lunch is available for $20 and will consist of either a turkey sandwich, ham sandwich, or tuna sandwich. All lunches will include a side salad and a cookie. You must pre-register and pay for lunch by November 1, 2017.

One CEU will be provided for professional members and a certificate of attendance will be provided for student members. There are registration links according to your current CSWA-S status.

Topic: Collaborative Relationships with Government Agencies – Serving those with Mental Illness

Speaker: Maureen McFadden LCSW

Meet your Legislators and share your concerns !


You may register here.

September 2017 Lunch & Learn: Wednesday, September 27th, 11:30am-1:00pm at Candler Hospital, Marsh Auditorium 


From Eating Disorder to Eating Recovery: How to recognize problematic eating in clients


Clinicians will learn the DSM-V criteria of diagnosing the primary eating disorder diagnoses most commonly seen in practice settings. The lecture will provide clinicians with a basic working knowledge of recognizing early warnings signs of an eating disorder in adolescents as well as symptoms commonly presented in adulthood. Practice considerations will also be discussed such as scope of practice and competency for clinicians, appropriate referrals to address the needs of clients with problematic eating behaviors, as well as community resources available in our local area.


Speaker Bios:

    • Mieke Kramer, LPC is the CEO and Clinical Director of both Solstice Point Counseling and Thrive Adolescent Recovery. She serves clients ages 11yo and older with a primary diagnoses of Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa at both agencies. Solstice Point Counseling provides individual and group counseling for adults working toward eating recovery. Her program at Thrive focuses on the needs of adolescents living with eating disorders which includes individual, group, and family sessions. Having recovered from her own eating disorder, Mieke is passionate about helping others find hope and healing in their Eating Recovery.
    • Madeleine Shaver, LCSW, MAC works in a private practice setting specializing in eating disorders and chemical dependency. Treatment in these areas also focus on resolving underlying trauma and subsequent codependency issues. She provides psychotherapy for those seeking a new way to live in recovery in these identified specialty areas. Her practice offers group therapy for women with Binge Eating Disorder or who have problematic over-eating patterns. Madeleine shares a passion in helping others understand their relationship with food as well as finding freedom through Eating Recovery.

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