After you Register Online for GWSCSW Events -- you will have the option of paying by credit card or sending in a check.  If you send a check your profile will be updated when the check is received.  All checks can be mailed to:  PO Box 711 | Garrisonville, VA  22463

Education Calendar of Events

    • Saturday, December 11, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Online ZOOM

    Executive Committee Meeting

    • Thursday, December 16, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • 19

    Co-Sponsored with Catholic University

    FREE Presentation for Students (if you are not a student member of GWSCSW, please JOIN TODAY - Student Membership is free)


    This informative session will focus on what's and how's of social work professional licensing.  The focus will mainly be for the three local jurisdictions but there will be general information for obtaining your license in other states/jurisdictions.

    A Board representative from DC, MD, and VA will be present to answer your questions about general licenses, clinical licenses, as well as macro options.

    Other questions? Contact Melissa Grady:

    CEU Credits: 2 Category ll


    1. Participants will understand the rationale for licensing.
    2. Participants will understand and be able to access licensing information and know who to contact with questions.
    3. Participants will understand and be able to implement the process for obtaining licensure.
    4. Participants will understand and be able to implement the process for licensure renewal.
    5. Participants will understand and be able to implement the process for changing jurisdictions by endorsement or changing license levels.


      Welcome, Introduction, Workshop Overview
      Panel Presentation

      Registration Questions:  Contact Donna Dietz | GWSCSW Administrator at

      • Friday, February 04, 2022
      • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
      • Online ZOOM

      Presenter: Mike Giordano

      Clinical social workers are trained to view drug use through the lens of addiction and often raise red flags when hearing about client experiences with drugs, especially illegal substances. When this happens, we risk damaging the therapeutic relationship and missing important aspects of their lives, stories and usage.

      This workshop will help attendees explore hidden or not so hidden beliefs about drug use. Additionally, participants will learn reasons beyond addiction that clients might use substances. As a result, attendees will be better equipped to stay attuned with their clients and serve them more effectively.

      Learning Objectives:

      At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

      1. Describe two reasons clients would use substances outside of the lens of addiction.
      2. Describe a bias they have in relation to at least one illegal substance.
      3. List 3 benefits clients may receive when using drugs.
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