Provider Update March 24, 2016 -  The Ethical Provision of Teleconferencing Based Supervision and Supervision for the Ethical Use of E-communications 4/1/16 

 ADVANCED ISSUES IN SUPERVISORY ETHICS: The Ethical Provision of Teleconferencing Based Supervision and Supervision for the Ethical Use of E-communications

Instructor: Charles D. Safford, LCSW, President,
Date and Time: Friday, April 1, 2016  -9:45am-4:30pm
Location:  UMCH 500 S. Columbia Dr., Decatur GA 30030
Cost: $100 
(discount available TG members)
CEUs  applied for  - 6 hours LMSW and LPC

Presenting a one-day, six-hour ethics conference in advanced supervisory ethics. This conference will address 1) the ethical complexities of providing supervision via teleconferencing, including technical and security issues related to the protection of client privacy and confidentiality under HIPAA and the Hi-Tech Act of 2010, and 2)  a detailed overview of privacy concerns and solutions in the era of e-communications so that supervisors are prepared to instruct their supervisees in the legal and ethical use of smart phones, email and other emerging modes of communication in ways that meet guidelines under HIPAA and the Hi-Tech Act of 2010. This program has been designed to provide 3 hours of training for LCSW and LMFT supervisors who wish to supervise via teleconferencing, six hours of supervisory ethics to meet the ethics requirements towards the CPCS for professional counseling supervision, and the ethics requirements for all licensees seeking relicensure. This training will include experiential exercises and scenario analysis to integrate the legal knowledge into ethical practice, facilitated by Charles D. Safford, LCSW, President,

link to registration 

Additional Upcoming Trainings:


Mid-level managers and supervisors are often faced with leadership challenges related to changing roles and responsibilities. Participants will explore and practice leadership skills designed to assist them through this transition.

Instructors: Brendan Leahy, Ed.D. & David Meyers, M.S.W.
Date and Time: Thursday, March 31, 2016  10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location:  Vashti Center for Children and Families - 1815 E. Clay Street, Thomasville, GA 31792
Cost: $85 (discount available TG members)
CEUs  applied for  - 3.5 hours LMSW, LMFT, and LPC

link to registration

Understanding the Health and Mental Health Needs of Children in Foster Care

Together Georgia Provider Alliance in collaboration with The University of Georgia J.W. Fanning Institute for Leadership Development offers the following training.  Amerigroup is Georgia's provider of health and mental health benefits for children in foster care. By analyzing claim data, Amerigroup has identified the most common health and mental health diagnoses for Georgia's youth. This session will focus on those common diagnoses, symptoms and manifestations, as well as treatment strategies with an emphasis on real world solutions. Amerigroup representatives will be on hand to answer questions and troubleshoot Medicaid issues that providers may be experiencing.

Instructors: Dr. Joel Axler, Medical Director of Behavioral Health, Amerigroup; David Bolt, Director of Training, Amerigroup; and Amber Hammontree, Behavioral Healthcare Manger/Clinical Trainer, Amerigroup
Date and Time: Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location:  hosted at 
A Friend's House -  111 Henry Parkway, McDonough, GA 30253
Cost: $85 (discount available TG members) 
CEUs  applied for  - 3.5 hours LMSW, LMFT, and LPC

link to registration 

An email newsletter as a public service Editor