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Do you have a job opening? Let us help spread the word!

Advertise your job posting with NASW and we'll share it on our website, social media, and email blasts. $50 for a 30 day posting.

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National Prevention Week

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:



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a brighter journey counseling services is hiring!

we are 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're interested, contact lisa johnson at or 801-388-2219.

visit their website here:


last call for board nominations

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nominations close may 15, 2022, so now is the time to submit yourself or another exceptional professional.

board service is a chance to grow personally and professionally, to develop valuable skills, gain unique experience and make lasting connections with other passionate and motivated social work professionals. it is a rare chance to help strategically improve the programs and services that we offer to our members, provides unique opportunities to expand your network, gain recognition, and have an impact on the social work profession and the community around us.

our members are what make nasw utah so great, so please consider joining or nominating a co-worker because we need you!

for more info, go here.


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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.

register here.


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an online bachelor's degree in social work immerses students in lessons on social policy and caring intervention. a social work degree might qualify graduates for several careers in community and social service so they can help improve the lives of at-risk individuals and families in their community. many colleges offer online social work bachelor's degrees that allow students to start down this path. below, we've ranked the top online bachelor's programs in social work according to return on investment, a calculation of salary versus more.


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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.

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

to register, go here.



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 dialogue about the challenges that face us and the opportunities we have for healing and transformation in our professional practice.

for more information and to register, go here.



where can i practice?

for social workers who are asking this question, here is your answer! in order to treat a client in another state, you need to be licensed in the state the client is physically located. however, if you are licensed and in good standing in another state, and you want to practice in utah via telehealth, there are options for exemptions from licensure. exemptions from licensure can be found in utah code 58-60-107 and utah code 58-1-307.

for the official wording and full document, ghere.


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invitation to participate

the one utah health collaborative is a private-public partnership initiated by governor cox to convene stakeholders across the state to make utah the national leader in affordable, innovative healthcare. the collaborative will officially kick-off in july 2022, and we are using the next few months to create alignment on statewide goals, determine how to best accelerate innovation, and establish a lasting governance structure.

as members of the governor’s appointed organizing committee, rylee curtis, betty sawyer, and sebastian de freitas have been asked to convene a virtual forum of patients and community-based organizations (cbos) on april 11 at 1:00 pm mt and april 25 at 6:00 pm mt. the goal will be to gather input on questions such as:
- we want to make healthcare easier to pay for, be more fair, and have better results. what goals could we create to make that happen?
- what are the biggest pain points patients experience when trying to get care?
- what are creative ideas for lowering costs and increasing health for all utahns?
- what stops utah’s health care system from trying new ideas?

we believe that the utah chapter of the national association of social workers has an important perspective, and we were hoping that you could register / encourage your members to register.

access the registration pages for the forum:
april 11:
april 20 (espanol):
april 25:


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the mynasw student community can be a lively resource for your student members and an easy way to give your students access to resources and a network of helpful seasoned social workers. it’s a valuable addition to the support you offer students locally, and it’s free -- but it needs support from a few engaged student peers to keep an eye on discussions and welcome new students who post.

the mynasw student community team would like to invite your student interns and board representatives to become administrators or ambassadors for the forum. this is a fantastic opportunity for bsw and msw students to connect with peers at chapters across the country, contribute to a student-led and student-serving national project, and amplify chapter initiatives. ideally, we would like to have the contact information for any interested person as soon as possible, since the end of the semester is approaching.

- administrators (leads) must commit to volunteering 2-3 hours a week until the end of the summer of 2022
- ambassadors (moderators) must commit to volunteering 1-2 hours a week until june 2022

thank you for your time and support in helping us achieve the dream of a successful online safe space for students and future social worker professionals.

contact administrators jess riley,, and jeanette torres, to share info or ask questions. link in bio.


Legal and Ethical CEU Courses

check out the legal and ethical ceu courses on the nasw utah website.

*under utah law, lcsws may earn up to 15 home study ceus and ssws may earn up to 10 home study ceus per 2-year licensing cycle.*

step 1: download and read all articles in a content area.

step 2: pay online by clicking on the title of each content area. the link to the quiz will be emailed to you. please check your spam box. if you do not receive the email, please email us at

step 3: take the online quiz. multiple attempts are allowed, if needed, to achieve a passing score (70% or higher)

go here for information about and access to the available courses.


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termination: ending the therapeutic relationship-avoiding abandonment
an essay elizabeth m. felton, jd, licsw, associate counsel
and carolyn i. polowy, jd, general counsel

social workers' therapeutic relationships with their clients eventually come to an end. however, the way they end and how the social worker handles terminations can have ethical and legal implications. this article will address some of the more common issues that may arise during the termination and ways to enhance client care while avoiding allegations of the rest of the essay here.