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Ethics Workshop 2024

Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls


Ethics are fundamental in mental health practice. This Continuing Education workshop provides mental health professionals with essential tools and strategies to address ethical dilemmas effectively while upholding the highest standards of ethical conduct. Through interactive discussions, case studies, and practical scenarios, participants will explore ethical principles, decision-making frameworks, and best practices tailored to the unique challenges of mental health settings. Topics include confidentiality, boundaries, informed consent, dual relationships, cultural competence, and ethical considerations in technology use. Ethical awareness and adherence are foundational to effective mental health practice, ensuring practitioners provide ethical, compassionate, and competent care to promote client well-being and trust in the profession.


  • Understand Ethical Principles
  • Navigate Ethical Dilemmas
  • Enhance Ethical Decision-Making Skills
  • Promote Ethical Conduct and Professional Integrity
  • Apply Ethics to Real-World Scenarios/Engage in Ethical Discussions

8:00am – 2:30pm

September 13, 2024

College of Coastal Georgia

Stembler Theatre
1 College Drive
Brunswick, GA 31520

Workshop Facilitators

Janel Holland, LCSW, CCTP-II
Sallie Galyean, LCSW
Nidhi Patel, LMSW, CGP
Dr. Mia Wilson, LPC, LMHC, NCC

Continuing Education

Participants will earn 5 CEs upon
completion of the workshop.
*pending approval

Registration Fees

Early Bird Rate: $127
(until August 16, 2024)
Regular Rate: $147
At-the-Door: $197

Workshop Facilitators

Janel Holland, LCSW, CCTP-II

Janel Holland is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Certified Clinical Trauma professional who has dedicated her career to enhancing individual and family well-being through robust social work practices. With over twenty years of experience, Janel has excelled in advocacy, outreach, counseling, and social work education, positively impacting diverse communities.

Her extensive background includes speaking engagements on national and international platforms, where she champions the importance of mental health. Janel holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from San Diego State University and a Master of Social Work from Savannah State University. She currently serves as the Director of Behavioral Health for Coastal Community Services.

Sallie Galyean, LCSW

Sallie Galyean, LCSW has a successful consulting and psychotherapy private practice in St. Marys, GA. Sallie is a seasoned mental health professional who has worked in the field for over 30 years. She earned her Master of Social Work from Norfolk State University. Sallie is licensed by the State of Georgia as a Clinical Social Worker. Sallie has been employed in a variety of settings including residential, in-home and outpatient counseling. Her career has always focused on her passion for working with children and families.

Mrs. Galyean has experience of over twenty years working with the military and first responder populations, of which twelve years were spent working with military families on Naval Submarine Base, Kings Bay. Sallie also provides training and supervision towards LCSW licensure. She is a member of NASW-GA. Sallie is active in her local community and is currently serving on the boards for Camden Suicide Prevention Coalition and Camden Family Connections.

Nidhi Patel, LMSW, CGP

Nidhi Patel is a Licensed Master Social Worker and a Certified Grief Professional who has experience working with community mental health, non-profit agencies, and higher education. Nidhi holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Georgia and a Master of Social Work from Savannah State University.

Nidhi is passionate about mental health literacy, cultural competency, and improving access to mental health services. She has had the opportunity to speak on mental health and wellness topics on different stages including the 2023 Miss Georgia Competition in which she was recognized and awarded for her work in mental health. Nidhi has also made appearances on podcasts and other media platforms centering conversations on mental health within minority communities. Nidhi currently serves as a Behavioral Health Specialist at Coastal Community Health Services and provides a variety of services to children and adolescents.

Dr. Mia Wilson, LPC, LMHC, NCC

Dr. Mia R. Wilson has been in the counseling field for over 26 years. She is a Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Georgia Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Addiction Professional, National Certified Counselor, Master Addiction Counselor and Certified Traumatalogist. Dr. Wilson received her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling at Nova Southeastern University in 2001 and obtained her Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology at Argosy University in 2010.

Dr. Wilson has maintained a private practice in Jacksonville, FL for over 18 years. She has worked with many different organizations and works with adults and adolescents dealing with various challenges such as depression, anxiety, trauma, abuse, grief, relationships, stress, veteran-specific issues, and women’s concerns. She also has conducted Psychological First Aid during times of nature and man-made disasters. Dr. Wilson has made appearances on both national and local television shows. She has written articles for national magazines and peer journals and authored 5 books.