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Since its establishment, GASW has been conducting trainings on social work and social issues for social workers and professionals in social services, as well as education, healthcare and law.
Ensuring continuing education for social workers is one of the major directions of the Association.
GASW trainings are developed according to the requests of the specific organization or group.
Trainings are based on the principles of adult learning and teaching is conducted using interactive methods.
Major trainings of GASW are on topics, such as:

 
  1. Social Work Practice Foundations
  2. Social Advocacy
  3. Case Management
  4. Professional Supervision
  5. Domestic violence – prevention, response, protection and rehabilitation
  6. Persons with disabilities and their social inclusion
  7. Role of a social worker in mental health field
  8. Planning, implementing and managing projects
  9. Assessing, identifying and addressing needs
  10. Role of a social worker in primary healthcare
  11. Social work methods and models 
GASW trainers are experienced members of GASW who have higher education in social work and at minimum 5 years of social work practice.
In order to find out the cost of trainings and other details related to cooperation with GASW, please, contact: Mariam Beridze, Office Manager. Telephone – office: 2 39 00 71, mobile: 599 555 57 50 25.
Since its establishment Georgian Association of Social Workers has been supporting implementation of the practice of social work within the social services in Georgia.
 
GASW offers methodological consultations in the following directions:
  • Developing the concept of services provided by social workers
  • Developing job descriptions for social workers
  • Developing forms to assess the practice of social workers
  • Developing the concept and forms for professional supervision in social work
  • Developing and implementing social work practice standards by various services
  • Implementing social work ethical standards in practice
  • Implementing the system of social workers’ performance evaluation
  • Developing the format for social workers and other helping professionals to work in a group
  • Efficient usage of social work methods and tools
The content and format of methodological consultations are developed as per the requirements of the specific group or organization.
Methodological consultations are carried out by experienced members of GASW who have higher education in social work (at minimum, master’s degree) and at minimum 10 years of practice in social work.
 
In order to find out the cost of methodological consultations and other details related to cooperation with GASW, please, contact: Mariam Beridze, Office Manager. Telephone – office:2 39 00 71, mobile: 599 555 57 50 25


 
Social work is carried out by the professionals who are at a high risk of professional burnout, especially those social workers working on the field, i.e. undertaking direct practice. These social workers should themselves be protected from the psychological and emotional factors which affect them in their work. However, medium and high level manager social workers also need professional supervision which helps them to better deal with the difficulties or professional dilemmas related to management and administration, and policy development and implementation. Therefore, professional supervision has a great role in social work practice.
 
Professional supervision is the most important element of psycho-social service provision. The goal of professional supervision is to ensure the quality of social work services and provision of client-centered services. Its objective is to provide regular support to social workers’ practice. It is one of the most efficient mechanisms to prevent the burnout of social workers and other members of multidisciplinary teams.
 
GASW has been supporting the implementation of the practice of internal professional supervision during the last 10 years in various state or non-state social services with the support of international donors. In addition, GASW offers paid external professional supervision to interested organizations.
 
Forms of external professional supervision provided by GASW include individual, group and/or mixed models.
 
The possible functions of professional supervision carried out by GASW include the following:
  1. Administrative – ensures compatibility of social work practice with relevant legislation, policy and organizational procedures and rules; this supports creation of effective work environment;
  2. Educational – includes support to the education and professional development of social workers with the goal to deepen their knowledge and develop their skills;
  3. Supervision over cases – includes support and supervision of social workers in the process of working on individual cases by providing methodological guidance and professional advice;
  4. Personal support – includes support to social workers in overcoming burnout and work-related stress in order to ensure provision of quality and client-centered services. 
The format of professional supervision is developed as per the requirements of the specific group or organization.
Professional supervision is carried out by experienced members of GASW who have higher education in social work (at minimum, master’s degree) and at minimum 5 years of practice in social work.
 
To find out the cost of professional supervision and other details related to cooperation with GASW, please, contact: Mariam Beridze, Office Manager. Telephone - office: +995 32 239 00 71, mobile: +995 555 57 50 25.