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NASW Utah: Bulletin


 

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 were able to go to the capital to represent our organization and show our support. 


NASW SPECIALTY CREDENTIALS

Being a credentialed social worker makes all the difference. Social workers who want recognition for their professional achievements and who want to unlock new career paths come to NASW for their credentials. The NASW Credentialing Center administers NASW Professional Social Work Credentials (membership required) and NASW Advanced Practice Specialty Credentials (available to all qualified social workers).

What Is a Social Work Credential?

A professional credential does not replace licensure; rather it speaks to meeting minimal requirements of proficiency like education, licensure, and experience for the social work practitioner.

Obtaining a credential is the next progression in a social worker’s professional career. Voluntary credentials denote professional commitment and achievement and represent a “license plus” feature of certifying knowledge and experience that meets or exceeds excellence in social work at the national level.

Why Obtain a Social Work Credential?

  • Holders of NASW Professional Social Work Credentials and Advanced Practice Specialty Credentials become part of the most widely recognized social work organization in the nation.

  • Credentialed social workers are recognized as having in-depth knowledge, proven work experience, leadership capacity, competence, and dedication to the social work profession.

  • Credential holders agree to a critical review process that strives to measure adherence to The NASW Code of Ethics, NASW Standards for Continuing Education, and national practice standards consistent with the area of specialized social work practice.

  • Some employers seek out highly credentialed professionals to fill key leadership positions within their organizations/agencies and/or factor voluntary credentials in their salary scales.

NASW offers a number of credentials specific to your area of practice. For more information GO here.


SPRING CONFERENCE

It was incredible to be with so many of you in person and even more to join virtually for the NASW Utah Annual Spring Conference! It is always a pleasure to meet and connect with all of you. The presentations were fantastic and worthy of the amazing group of members we have! We can hardly wait to do it again next year!


BOARD LEADERSHIP NOMINATIONS

NASW-UT is encouraging YOU to give back to the profession you love by sharing your passion & ideas on the NASW-UT Board of Directors. NASW-UT Board members play a vital role in encouraging improvement and promoting growth within the community and legislature. We are connected and involved with policy efforts, licensing, educational requirements, reimbursement, community support and networking, and much more. 

Please consider nominating yourself or a colleague for the NASW-UT Board and help us move forward and improve how we practice and the support we offer. 

Please fill out this form or email your nomination to kmansell.naswut@socialworkers.org with Board Nomination in the subject.


VISIT MYNASW COMMUNITY

MyNASW is a virtual community where you can learn from peers, share your knowledge and grow your connections. Post questions and participate in discussions. Find colleagues using the member directory. Browse resources shared by NASW staff and other members.

To get started, go here.


UPDATE YOUR MEMBER PROFILE

Your NASW member profile helps you stay connected and ensures that you receive your full benefits. By keeping your contact information and practice profile up-to-date, you help NASW pinpoint the resources and support you need throughout the year. This information also helps us advocate nationally and locally for you, the profession, and the clients you serve.

Visit the Member Center to update your NASW profile.