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May 17, 2022

NO IN-PERSON REQUIREMENT You can now complete all of your CE hours using “real-time, interactive distance learning courses that are clearly documented as real-time and interactive.” LCSW shall complete at least 40 CE hours, or 20 hours for an SSW or CSW, to include: (a)six hours of education in ethics, law, or technology; (b)two hours of training in suicide prevention in accordance with Section R156-60-205 A licensee may recognize CE credit as follows: (a)for the following forms of education, one CE hour for every 50 minutes of education: (i)lectures; (ii)seminars; (iii)conferences; (iv)tr...

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May 03, 2022

NASW 2022 NATIONAL ELECTION SLATE The National Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification (NCNLI) is pleased to present the slate of candidates for the NASW Board and NCNLI positions that will become vacant as of June 30, 2022. Learn more about the candidates here. Electronic voting began April 4, 2022, and will end May 27, 2022.  NASW members can vote here.  A paper ballot may be obtained through Member Services, 800-742-4089. 2022 NASW NATIONAL CONFERENCE June 22-25, 2022 - Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC NASW conferences at both the National and State level offer unique opportunities for pro...

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Apr 26, 2022

NASW ADVOCACY The social work profession was founded in social change. Throughout the profession’s history, social workers have sought to ensure that all people have equal access to the resources and opportunities that allow them to meet their basic needs. We uphold this challenge by advocating for the profession and the clients and communities we serve to members of Congress and to the NJ State legislature and regulatory agencies that so often hold the authority to influence policy. We have policy statements, which assert the Association’s broad advocacy priorities. Our policy agenda is consistent with the national policies...

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Apr 12, 2022

LCSW SUPPORT GROUPS Most social workers are aware of such terms as “workplace stress” “burnout” and “compassion fatigue”. We also hear advice from other professionals about the importance of “self-care”.  However, reported issues of burnout continue to rise in our current era of seemingly endless pandemic, increased professional isolation, and rising public demand for mental health counseling. NASW Utah is responding to these reports with support groups. In each program, there will be a brief presentation, followed by opportunities for participants to engage in mutual support and dial...

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Mar 29, 2022

  CLINICAL PRACTICE HOURS HAVE BEEN REDUCED The recent legislative session passed bill HB 283 which updated the required number of clinical practice hours required for continued licensure. The minimum hours of supervised clinical practice have been reduced from 4000 to 3000. Please note that all other licensure expectations still apply, including two years of practice and 1000 hours of directly supervised practice. If you have any questions about this, please reach out to kmansell.naswut@socialworkers.org. NASW STANDS WITH TRANS YOUTH We are proud to support trans youth. We thank the NASW Utah team members that we...

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Mar 15, 2022

 

 


HAPPY SOCIAL WORK MONTH

Celebrate Social Work Month with NASW Press: Use code APSWM22 at checkout to get 20% off books and eBooks (some exclusions apply).

Visit NASW Press for all things social work, including books, eBooks, CEU books, reference works, journals, brochures, and standards. If you have questions, please send an email to NASWPress@BrightKey.net or call 1-800-227-3590. 


PRACTICE ANALYSIS TASK FORCE

The Association of Social Work Boards is recruiting volunteers for its Practice Analysis Task Force, offering licensed social workers the opportunity to participate behind the scenes in the next analysis of the practice of social work. Selected task force members will provide subject matter expertise to the association’s practice analysis process, reenvisioned as the Social Work Census.

The task force will use the practice analysis survey results to shape the content outlines for the social work licensing examinations that will be released in January 2025.

“We undertake a practice analysis every five to seven years so that exam content remains relevant to the current practice of social work,” said Carl Hokanson, examination development director. “We are doubling the size of the task force to bring as many diverse voices to the table as possible.”

All licensed or registered social workers practicing in the United States and Canada who have not previously been involved in the exam program are eligible for consideration. ASWB will select qualified applicants to build an inclusive group that reflects demographic and geographic diversity.

Submit the Practice Analysis Task Force interest form by April 8, 2022.


LEGISLATIVE ALERTS

Follow along here to stay updated on congressional action and how it is affecting the profession of social work. Link.


UPCOMING EVENT

Join up Sat. & Sun. March 26 & March 27 for “Dissecting the Social Work Licensing Exam” presented by Corey Beauford, MSW, LICSW, LCSW-C.
 

The class will cover information that test-takers can expect to encounter on the ASWB licensing exam. A thorough review of the test content as well as an analysis of test taking strategies and study tips will be provided. Topics that we will cover include, but are not limited to:

  • Social Work Assessment & Clinical Diagnosis

  • Social Work Intervention Strategies

  • Human Growth, Behavior, and Developmental Theories

  • Counseling Theories

  • Social Work Values and Ethics

  • Addiction, Domestic Violence, and Family Dynamics

  • Child Welfare and Gerontology

  • Research and Supervision

  • 3 hours of ethics 

Available in-person or via live webinar.

For more information and to register, go here.


STUDENT TOWN HALL

The NASW Student Engagement Series continues with a Social Work Month Student Town Hall Wednesday, March 23, 2022 from 6:00-7:30 PM EST. Join our panel of BSW and MSW students to

celebrate each other, network, and ask any questions you may have about your upcoming graduation and job search! Come join us in celebrating!

To register, go here.

 


BECOME A MENTEE

You CAN pass your exam!

Join T.E.A.M. “L” - Tools, Education, Access & Mentorship for Licensure

Exam Support: If you have taken the ASWB Clinical Social Worker Exam and have not yet passed, you can apply for support, including:

  • NASW-UT Test Prep course ($120 value)

  • ASWB Exam Registration fee ($260 value)

  • Reimbursement for food/gas/lodging (to $300)

Mentee Requirements: 

  • Registering for the ASWB Clinical Social Work Exam

  • Attending the NASW-UT Licensure Exam Prep Course (on-demand)

  • 5-10 hours meeting with peer mentor prior to exam date

  • Building, enacting, and submitting an “exam prep success” plan

  • Taking the ASWB Clinical Social Work Exam

Apply to participate as a Mentee by March 15.

If you have any questions, contact Katie Mansell at kmansell.naswut@socialworkers.org.


BECOME A MENTOR

Any CSW or LCSW who has passed the ASWB Clinical Exam may apply for a position as a peer mentor. Peer mentors do not have to be content experts, but are expected to be respectfully supportive of their exam-bound peers.

Volunteer Mentor: earn 2 free CEUs for your service

Paid Mentor: $50/hr (up to 10 hrs) in addition to earning 2 CEUs

  • Paid positions are intended for clinicians who would otherwise be unable to offer their time and expertise to support their colleagues

Mentors are required to attend a Virtual Mentor Training on April 2 from 9 AM - 11 AM. You will need to meet with your mentee(s) 5-10 hours prior to the exam date.

Apply to participate as a Mentor by March 15.

If you have any questions, contact Katie Mansell at kmansell.naswut@socialworkers.org.


 

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Mar 02, 2022

  HAPPY SOCIAL WORK MONTH Social Work Month in March is a time to celebrate the great profession of social work. The theme for Social Work Month 2022 is The Time is Right for Social Work. During Social Work Month take time to learn more about the many positive contributions of the profession, and use the items in our toolkit to celebrate all the social workers you know. For more information on the toolkit, email media@socialworkers.org. ANNUAL SPRING CONFERENCE Please join us for the NASW-Utahs Annual Spring Conference on March 3rd! Participation will be in-person, live streamed, and recorded. We will offer 3...

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Feb 15, 2022

NATIONAL NEWS NASW is partnering with the University of Texas-Austin Health Behavior Research and Training Institute on a one-year, $3.3 million CDC grant to engage the nation’s more than 700,000 social workers in boosting COVID-19 vaccine confidence, uptake, and access, particularly among populations with low vaccination rates and higher vulnerability to severe forms of infection. Overall, the goal is saving lives. Go here to read more. LET’S CELEBRATE SOCIAL WORKERS We have many amazing social workers in Utah! Take 5 minutes and nominate someone who deserves to be recognized for all the hard work they are doing for...

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Mar 27, 2021

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – Salt Lake City School District announced they would be doubling the number of school counselors in their elementary schools, a move that decisively says: a counselor is worth the investment.

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Mar 27, 2021

Social work is a valued profession and one in which you are empowered to give back to society and to help so many lives.

Social work is a valued profession and one in which you are empowered to give back to society and to help so many lives. Social workers maintain a critical role in the enhancement of society as they support communities and individuals to discover answers to life's challenges. Social Workers help individuals, children or families if they are having problems being productive and stable in their own lives. A career as a social worker can be quite fulfilling.

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Mar 17, 2021

As of 3/24/2020, we WILL ACCEPT email applications with the subject line CEU Application. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic we will do our best to review your applications in a timely manner. Thank you for your patience!

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