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NASW Utah: Bulletin


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)training sessions;
    • (v)real-time, interactive distance learning courses that are clearly documented as real-time and interactive; and
    • (vi)specialty certifications;
  • (b) for college or university credit courses directly related to the licensee's scope of practice, three CE hours per semester hour, or 1.5 CE hours per quarter hour;
  • (c)for distance learning courses that are not real-time and interactive, one hour of CE for each hour, up to a maximum of:
    • (i)15 CE hours for an LCSW;
    • (ii)eight hours for an SSW or CSW

NATIONAL PREVENTION WEEK

National Prevention Week (NPW) is a national public education platform bringing together communities and organizations to raise awareness about the importance of substance use prevention and positive mental health.

The three primary goals of National Prevention Week are to:

  1. Involve communities in raising awareness of substance use and mental health issues and in implementing prevention strategies, and showcasing effectiveness of evidence-based prevention programs;
  2. Foster partnerships and collaborations with federal agencies and national organizations dedicated to improving public health; and
  3. Promote and disseminate quality substance use prevention and mental health promotion resources and publications.

Learn more and get involved here: https://www.samhsa.gov/prevention-week/about 


UPCOMING EVENT

LCSW Support Group

When: June 1st, 2022 from 12 PM - 1 PM MST

Get practical information for LCSWs in private practice, working alone, or in a group practice.

In our formal training to become social workers, most of us receive little if any practical training on how to run a business, how to work with insurance, and how to hire and manage employees. 

In this seminar, we will hear some practical advice from a successful LCSW, Elana Olson, who has learned how to manage her growing group practice. Dr. Dave Derezotes will serve as the facilitator for the event. One CEU will be provided to participants.

For more information and to register, go here: https://naswut.socialworkers.org/Events-News/-NASW-UT-Calendar/ArtMID/47806/ArticleID/2169/LCSW-Support-Group 


UNDERSTANDING THE NASW CODE OF ETHICS

NASW is pleased to present Understanding the NASW Code of Ethics, an interactive 3-hour ethics continuing education course that will take learners on a journey that starts with the first NASW Code of Ethics and ends with an in-depth exploration of today's Code. 

Participants will examine the content, composition, and application of ethical standards via engaging activities and case scenarios that capture diverse social work settings. What's more, this self-study course offers 3 hours of online continuing education credit to those who successfully complete the course and post-test. Take the course in one sitting, or over multiple sessions at your convenience.

The current special introductory rate for CEs is time-limited, $50 for members/$75 for non-members.

Register here: https://naswinstitute.inreachce.com/Details/Information/60955995-e66d-423e-9ee2-dfb23704c8b9 


NOW HIRING

A Brighter Journey Counseling is seeking newly skilled and seasoned Psychotherapists to join our Private Practice or sublease an available office. 

We focus on providing our colleagues with a healthy work-life balance, supportive atmosphere, and the opportunity to develop a diverse skill set. We strive to create a welcoming, safe environment for our clients and employees. Our facility offers a private office with closet, client waiting room, use of group room, and breakroom. All utilities, including high speed internet and fax, are included. We recently relocated to a professional office complex in Syracuse that is centrally located between I-15 and the planned West Corridor highway.

If you are interested, contact Lisa Johnson at LisaDSJohnson@abrighterjourney.com or (801)388-2219.


FEATURED RESOURCE

Utah Mentorship Program

The purpose of the NASW-UT Mentor Program is to provide early-career social workers with opportunities to connect with experienced clinical and macro professionals who are committed to fostering their personal and professional growth. It is a service provided by NASW members who wish to offer support in the development of newer colleagues who seek the guidance of seasoned colleagues. 

The program is intended to help the mentee identify with the profession and provide opportunities to discuss job-related issues, resumes and career concerns, licensure and testing, as well as dealing with the challenges and demands of the social work profession.  Mentorship is a purposeful, conscious, voluntary relationship. Participation is no-fee and voluntary.

For more information, go here: https://naswut.socialworkers.org/Education/Resources/Utah-Mentorship-Program 


ADVERTISE WITH NASW UTAH

Post your job with NASW-Utah! Advertise your company, job listing, or product on our website, social media, and email blasts.

For more information and to pay, go here: https://naswut.socialworkers.org/Careers/Job-Opportunities