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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.


June 22-25, 2022 - Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, DC

NASW conferences at both the National and State level offer unique opportunities for professional development, networking, and earning continuing education credit. The conferences bring together social workers and related professionals where leading-edge content is offered in both on-site and virtual formats.

NASW conference participants have the opportunity to connect with experts in the field from across the nation and world, be inspired by highly regarded speakers, and gain new skills at innovative workshops.

Join more than 2,000 social workers, like-minded professionals, and social work thought leaders at NASW’s 2022 National Conference. Take advantage of unparalleled opportunities in professional development, continuing education, and networking. Engage in thought-provoking conversations tackling the most pressing issues facing the social work profession across the world.

For more information and to register, go here.


An Introduction to the ASWB Exam: What New Social Workers Should Know

Monday, May 16, 2022. 6 - 7:30 pm EST

Free for all social work students to attend!

NASW invites all new social workers to our May Student Series webinar on the ASWB exam. Educator, author, and licensure expert Dawn Apgar, PhD, LSW, ASCW will provide an overview of the national social work exam, answer commonly asked questions, and provide some best practices as social workers begin studying across the country.*

Presenter: Dawn Apgar, PhD, LSW, ACSW, has helped thousands of social workers across the country pass the ASWB examinations associated with all levels of licensure. In recent years, she has consulted in numerous states to assist with establishing licensure test preparation programs. Dr. Apgar has done research on licensure funded by the American Foundation for Research and Consumer Education in Social Work Regulation and was chairperson of her state’s social work licensing board. She is a past President of the New Jersey Chapter of NASW and has been on its National Board of Directors. In 2014, the Chapter presented her with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Apgar has taught in both undergraduate and graduate social work programs and has extensive direct practice, policy, and management experience in the social work field.

*Please note that this webinar is not intended as a licensure exam preparation course

To register go here.


HOPP is a free question and answer session for NASW members. There is no registration and members can join in the discussion, ask questions, and make comments. These sessions provide members with important clinical social work updates impacting the delivery of mental health services in a private solo or group practice.

More information here.

HOPP is held every third Friday of the month. The next meeting is on May 20, 2022, from 12 PM-1 PM ET. The topic is Ending a Therapeutic Relationship, Avoiding Abandonment and will be led by Elizabeth Felton, JD, LICSW, NASW Associate Counsel. 

Audio recordings and handouts for HOPP are available here


NASW Social Work Talks podcast gives us an opportunity to explore topics that social workers care about and to hear from social work experts and practitioners. Here is the introduction:

“Hi, this is Jennifer Watt, director of membership at NASW's national office in Washington, DC. Welcome to NASW's new podcast, Social Work Talks. We'll use this podcast to inform, educate and inspire you. We'll be featuring social work leaders, movers and shakers, talking about issues you care about. And we want to hear from you about topics you want covered and the people you want to hear from. So email us at with your ideas. And subscribe, wherever you get your podcasts.”

Learn more and listen here.


Legal and Ethical Issues : Article Library

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