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Ethics Can Be Fun!      April 16, 2010
9AM - 3:30PM (Lunch on your own)
This five-hour experiential workshop will help each participant explore and give meaning to the personal influences which guide their ethical decision making. While we may know what the professional codes say, there are often issues of clarification and murky meanings we have to interpret individually, and this comes down to a very personal decision. Using an ethical genogram as a tool, we will explore family of origin dynamics and teachings, emotional and life experiences which have contributed to a private individual style. Beyond the dos and don'ts of the codes, participants will have the opportunity in a relaxed interactive atmosphere to come to an understanding of how they make ethical decisions in their therapy practice.

Trauma and the Family   May 21, 2010
9AM  3:30PM (Lunch on your own)
Whether we are addressing an individual's traumatic experience or a nation's, recovery from trauma is a process that requires time to heal, create meaning and to connect. In this workshop, we'll review characteristic responses to different types of trauma, the latest trauma research and effective treatment approaches. Particular attention will be paid to integrating systemic family treatment into these approaches. The impact of trauma will be considered within a sociocultural context and in relation to its impact upon the affected individual's family of origin. We will consider how to capitalize upon key family processes that facilitate recovery, integration and resilience. Recovery from trauma is possible, but it really does take a village, not to bounce back, but to move forward.

Uncharted Territory: The Years After 60     June 18, 2010
9AM  3:30PM (Lunch on your own)
When Social Security began, the average man lived until 62 and the average woman 65. Now the decade of the golden years has turned into an additional 30 to 40 years. How are individuals and families adapting to and living fully the latter third of life? How will baby boomers reinvent themselves just as they have reinvented each chapter of life? This workshop will explore helping clients and their families navigate the uncharted territory of a longer and meaningful life. The workshop will explore minefields that individuals may encounter and the dynamics that are part of clinical work within a family system's context.
About the Presenters:

Lynn Ranew, Ph.D., LCSW, LMFT (www.ranewcounseling.com) Dr. Ranew has over 30 years experience in the clinical field. She is the past Executive Director of Odyssey Family Counseling Center. Her expertise includes women's issues, trauma, sexual abuse, domestic violence and addiction as well as family therapy with adolescents. She has presented both nationally and internationally.

Betty Root Johnson, M.Ed., LMFT, LPC has been a therapist for over 30 years. She has worked in private practice, community mental health, vocational rehabilitation, gerontology and EAP settings. Her expertise includes aging issues, military couples and families, trauma and coping with natural disasters.

Dorothy Buckner, M.Ed., LMFT has worked with adults, adolescents and their families for over 30 years. She also has extensive experience working with companies' employee assistance programs. As a clinical member of the AAMFT, she has served as president of the state organization and taught courses as well as supervised and mentored others in this field. Her expertise covers marital, divorce and other relationship issues, life stage transitions and addiction.



1 workshop - $125 - early registration
     $150 - after May 7th

2 workshops - $225 - early registration
before May 7th




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Registering for:

Trauma and the Family, May 21, 2010
($125 May 7th or before; $150 after May 7th)

Years after 60, June 18, 2010
($125 June 4th or before; $150 after June 4th)


[PAY PAL option is not available at this time]

Make check payable to:

ATA Workshops and
Mail Registration and Check to:

ATA Workshops, 3580 Piedmont Rd. NE, Suite 210 Atlanta, GA 30305

Questions: lynnranew@gmail.com or Phone 404-233-9885 ext 6

(All refunds $50 admin fee. No refunds one week before workshop).
CEUs :  Five Continuing Education Units have been approved for each workshop from GAMFT, LPCGA, and NASW-GA.

Directions: All workshops will be held at the National Association of Social Workers Georgia Chapter Training Facility, 3070 Presidential Drive, Suite 228 Atlanta, Georgia 30340. The facility is easily accessible located inside the Perimeter off of I-85 and Chamblee Tucker Road. Directions are available on www.mapquest.com. Participants are asked to access free parking on the upper lot.