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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.