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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Take some time this month to learn about resources to use and share as we work together to protect the innocent.

"At the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, we refer to the message “Awareness + Action = Social Change” as a call for all of us play an active role in ending gender-based violence. This message reflects an intentional integration of awareness and prevention, which NRCDV promotes across its projects and initiatives.

In Embracing Prevention as Social Change, the Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence explains:

“Primary prevention is changing the social norms that allow and condone violence. Preventing violence means changing our society and its institutions—targeting attitudes, beliefs, behaviors, environments and policies to eliminate those that contribute to violence and to promote those that stop the violence. Primary prevention of domestic and sexual violence is defined as preventing violence before it occurs. This is social change work.” ...learn more:


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This workshop will be based on the work of Dr. Brene Brown, who has studied vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness for the last decade. It will provide clinicians with tools to begin to build their own shame resiliency and to more effectively address shame in their work with clients.

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What is Keeping you Small?
Understanding Shame
Shame in the Therapy Room
Shame Resilience Model
Recognizing Shame and Triggers
Practicing Critical Awareness
Reaching Out
Speaking Shame
Empathy and Self Compassion
Wholehearted Living

Kristie Lemmon, APRN, PMHNP-BC, CDWF, is a family psychiatric nurse practitioner currently in private practice. She has completed certification in Brene Brown's Daring Way(TM) program and is a Certified Daring Way(TM) Facilitator. She has been practicing in the mental health field for over 15 years and values learning research-based techniques that can help her clients live a wholehearted life.

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September is National Suicide Prevention Month. All month, mental health advocates, prevention organizations, survivors, allies, and community members unite to promote suicide prevention awareness.
Research shows people who are having thoughts of suicide feel relief when someone asks after them in a caring way. Findings suggest acknowledging and talking about suicide may reduce rather than increase suicidal ideation. #bethe1toask
We can all help prevent suicide. Every year, the Lifeline and other mental health organizations and individuals across the U.S. and around the world raise awareness of suicide prevention during September, National Suicide Prevention Month...learn more: 




Janice Snow - MSW Representative

Janice is a Master of Social Work Student at USU. She has been the primary student investigator on seven studies. She is currently working as a lab manager for USU’s factotum lab. She mentors undergraduates by guiding them in how to conduct research successfully from literature review to publications. Further, she is a research assistant for Dr. Jayme Walters where she conducts research on rural nonprofit equity. She has presented 18 research presentations, all during the pandemic. She has five journal articles under review and is working on six other publications. Her main research interests are educational equity, mental health, rural nonprofits, and substance abuse. Janice enjoys research that involves advocacy and can be directly applied to policy, education, and practice. She also volunteers with her church and works as a Clinical therapist intern at a substance abuse center. She plans to pursue a Ph.D. in social work and continue doing research and teaching. In her free time, she enjoys time with her husband and four children.

I have had the opportunity to be involved in political advocacy with my research by presenting to state and US legislators. The more I do research and learn from my clients, the more I am motivated to learn and be involved in advocacy efforts. Experience with NASW will aid me in my goals of becoming a better advocate, clinician, and researcher. I want to collaborate with others who share my passions for our Utah communities.

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September NASW Student Series



Introduction to Attachment Centered Play Therapy

2 CEU's Available!!

Clair Mellenthin, LCSW, RPT-S Clinical Director – Wasatch Family Therapy

WHEN: Sept 21, 2022 | 10 AM - 12 PM
WHERE: Live Zoom Broadcast

For questions, contact: Kelli Stout, LCSW Treatment Coordinator Ut Co Children’s Justice Center (801-851-2433/

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The Therapeutic Relationship: Where Does It Come From? What Is It? And How Can You Use It. In-Person 6 CE Workshop

WHEN & WHERE: Kaysville, Utah | October 15th, 2022 | 9 AM - 4 PM

The Integrative and Holistic Center

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What other therapists said about this training: "I loved this training! I was not planning on becoming a therapist and I only took two micro classes in graduate school. I was taught the therapeutic relationship was important, but nothing else. This training was so helpful to me. I recommend it highly." Charlotte Marshall "Sophie is the perfect mix of wisdom, humor and expertise. The course content was interesting, helpful and applicable to clinical practice. It was one of the best courses I have taken." April Davis, LCSW

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CEU HIGHLIGHT: "Behavioral Health Disparities and What to Do"

1.5 CEU


This presentation will introduce the behavioral health disparities work that the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH) have been conducting over the past 3 years. An introduction into behavioral health disparities, with a focus on why this work is so crucial now. There will then be an overview of the research and the action plan that has been conducted with the public mental health system. Finally, a brief discussion of direct service needs and the important roles that social workers should be playing in this work.

Eric Yoshio Jesús Tadehara, LCSW, MPA

Eric Yoshio Jesús Tadehara is the Assistant Director of Children’s Behavioral Health, Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health. Eric works for the Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health as the Assistant Director of Children’s Behavioral Health. He has worked in the field of social work for the past 13 years in roles including: direct clinical practice working with children, adolescents, youth in transition, and adults with mental health concerns, substance use concerns, and intellectual disabilities; crisis evaluation and management; and behavioral health administration. He is also an adjunct professor at Weber State University. He received his Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, and his Master of Social Work (MSW) & Master of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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"National Recovery Month (Recovery Month), which started in 1989, is a national observance held every September to promote and support new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the nation’s strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and communities who make recovery in all its forms possible.

SAMHSA aims to increase public awareness surrounding mental health and addiction recovery. In the years since Recovery Month launched, SAMHSA has timed announcements of initiatives and grant funding during Recovery Month, while collaborating with private and public entities to celebrate individuals during their long-term recoveries.

This year, to address the nation’s growing crisis of substance misuse and overdose deaths, SAMHSA is launching initiatives that promote and support evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the emergence of a strong and proud recovery community, and the dedication of service providers and community members across the nation who make recovery possible...learn more:




Salt Lake City Private Practice Office Space - Well Life Counseling

I’m looking for someone who wants the office two days a week. The address is approximately 4700 S. and Highland Dr., Salt Lake City. The space will be available October 1 and the rent is $250 a month. Please text me if you are interested my number is 801-230-9631.

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Jeff Scott

Hello hello! I'm Jeff. Rock climber, social worker, emotionally focused therapist, married, 1 baby girl I love to death, and owns a practice downtown SLC. I am the chair of NUEFT, a non-profit I reorganized last year that focuses on getting trainers in and outside of Utah/USA to come and provide trainings to 100+ members of our community who specializes in couples therapy. LGBTQ/Religious Trauma and couples work are my specialities. I used to be the NASW student rep for 1 semester a long time ago and love new leadership opportunities. I have a passion for travel and have been to 36 countries in the past 6 years. I did a Tedx in 2020 about my travels to India and how I learned to challenge my prejudices. It would be fantastic to work in any capacity on the board and see how I could contribute around the state.

I love the people I work with in the NUEFT community ( and I love working with therapy development. I supervise several therapists in Utah, Washington, Australia, and California and think that what I offer in training and speciality has been so exciting to share, to inspire the next generation of Social Workers. I love leadership experiences and look for more opportunities as they come.

Thank you Jeff for your dedicated service ot the social work community here in Utah!



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Supervision certification for those wishing to cross supervise between mental health professions. 2 ETHICS CEU
This event will be in person and live streamed.




On the right it will say in person or external course. Please be sure you are registering for the correct delivery type.

The event will be 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Lunch will be provided for those in person.

Naomi Spencer, LCMHC
Introduction to Clinical Supervision
Presentation Summary: This presentation will provide an overview of Utah's DOPL rules related to clinical supervision, supervisor liability, structure of supervision, diversity-centric supervision, and roles and responsibilities of clinical supervisors.

Ellen Behrens, Ph.D., L.P., LCMHC
Ethical Issues in Supervision: Part 1
Presentation Summary: This presentation will provide an overview of the ethical codes related to social work and clinical mental health counseling practice. And, it will present an ethical decision-making model that will be illustrated with a supervision case.

Doran Williams, LCSW
Ethical issues in supervision: Part 2
Presentation Summary: The presentation will focus on ethical "hot topics" in clinical supervision such as confidentiality of supervision, multiple relationships, assessing competence, gatekeeping, and informed consent for supervision.

David Derezotes, Ph.D., LCSW
Models of Supervision
Presentation Summary: This presentation will introduce an inclusive approach to supervision theory that builds upon the ecological and social justice perspectives. Participants will be given an ecobiopsychosocialspiritual structure that incorporates Maslow’s Four Forces of psychotherapy as well as additional emerging theories in advanced generalist practice such as deep ecology and body-mind work that apply to supervision styles. The presentation also incorporate all ways of knowing, multiple therapy modalities, and multicultural perspectives, with an emphasis upon examples of supervision practice. Attendees will be encouraged to select models that fit with their own style and professional approaches to supervision.

Anna Lieber, LCMHC & Christina Zidow, LCSW
Best practices in supervision
Presentation Summary: This presentation will focus on a wide variety of best practices in clinical supervision such as supervision contracts and disclosure statements, summative and formative feedback, crisis/risk management, as well a guidelines for initiating, maintaining and monitoring supervision.

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Association of Latter-Day Saint Counselors & Psychotherapists - Annual Fall Convention

We are excited to once again meet at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City, UT for our annual Fall Convention held this year on Sept. 29-30, 2022.

The AMCAP Board is committed to producing educational conferences of the highest caliber. We invite you to join us in delivering a learning experience that advances the education and field of counseling professionals while bringing to light the truths found in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' gospel principles.

Pre-Registration prices will run until September 15. After that they will increase $40. There are a limited number of tickets and we anticipate great interest in this event so register early!

This is the 47th year AMCAP has held such a convention. One of the missions of this independent organization is to train mental health professionals in evidence based mental health therapies that are consistent with the beliefs and practices of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day saints. The theme for this convention is “Where Can We Turn For Peace?”

Keynote and prominent speakers include Elder Lynn G. Robbins, John Hilton III, Wendy Ulrich, Terry Warner and Jenet Erickson. Further information and registration can be found at:

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CEU HIGHLIGHT: LGBTQ+ Equity, Diversity, Inclusion: "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."


The National Institutes of Health have designated sexual and gender minorities (SGM), also known as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, Two-Spirit, intersex, and other people who do not “fit” within the traditional heteronormative binaries as health disparate populations. SGM experience significantly higher rates of mood, anxiety, and behavioral/substance use disorders, suicidality among other mental health issues. Emerging evidence indicates that SGM also have significantly higher rates of some chronic health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and diabetes. In this presentation Dr. Hoy-Ellis will share how past and ongoing marginalization, exclusion, and discrimination are the ‘causes of the causes’ of these health conditions through the framework of the Health Equity Promotion Model. He will also offer key strategies for providing culturally sensitive, effective services for SGM, from adolescence through older adulthood.

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NASW Now Hiring

Mental Health Counselor/Therapist - Utah Aids Foundation

For more information and to apply, contact Drew Olsen - - (801) 210-0254.

Utah AIDS Foundation, through client-driven services, champions sexual health and overall well-being for those living with or at risk for HIV and other STIs. The counselor will work with people living with HIV and members of the LGBTQ+ community to improve emotional and mental health. Our program operates within a person-centered, trauma informed approach that addresses issues unique to the populations we serve such as minority stress, substance use, trauma, interpersonal resolutions, and HIV-related stigma.

For more details on this job as well as other related career opportunities, visit the NASW Utah Careers & Ads page:



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Liz Foxley Pearson

My name is Liz Foxley Pearson and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Utah. In 2015 I switched career paths from marketing to social work, after volunteering with a local organization called The Sharing Place. I realized that I was more passionate about the work I did there a few hours a month than the work I was doing at my full time marketing job. When I started the MSW program in 2016, I had a professor who really sparked an interest in me regarding macro and policy work, so I ended up adding an MPA on to my studies due to my interest in this macro work. Since graduating in 2019, I have worked in various clinical capacities and continued my advocacy work in my spare time. I am currently working in a clinical and leadership role with University of Utah Health's Behavioral Health integration team. I am passionate about this work, and passionate about the social work profession. My main motivation to serve with and for social workers in Utah stems primarily from the desire to be involved with legislative and policy efforts. I hope to engage in efforts that will create and expand opportunities for current and future social workers in the state of Utah. I want all social workers to be well equipped to thrive in their professions. I think that social workers do such important work. It is important to make sure we are recognized for all the important work we do in our communities, and that we all have the opportunity to advance professionally and personally through this work. I am looking forward to serving with and learning from my peers on the NASW Utah Board!

Thank you Liz for your dedicated service to the social work community here in Utah!



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Introduction to CBT-I: Helping Clients with Insomnia

When: August 17, 2022 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Live Zoom Broadcast

2 CEU's Available!!

Kevin Harmon, LCSW Wasatch Behavioral Health

Contact: Kelli Stout, LCSW Treatment Coordinator Ut Co Children’s Justice Center


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CEU Video Advert

In this experiential presentation, we will connect with our innate capacity of awareness, to recognize where we are right now, what we need to recover and heal, and how we can grow anew from these challenging times. We will explore and experience how these ancient practices might support us to reduce suffering and cultivate peace in our current circumstances.

Trinh Mai, LCSW
Trinh Mai is a clinical social worker (LCSW) and Director of Mindfulness Programs for the Office of Wellness & Integrative Health and the Resiliency Center at University of Utah Health. She is trained as a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher and has also received education in other mindfulness modalities like MORE and Yoga Nidra. Trinh develops and conducts classes and presentations on mindfulness and other wellbeing topics for university employees, community, and corporate partners. She also provides therapeutic individual and group support to employees of the university. Prior to this position, Trinh served in the College of Social Work at the U for 13 years as faculty, specializing in practicum, community engaged scholarship and diversity and social justice.

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July 30th is known as World Day Against Trafficking Persons.

This year’s theme focuses on the role of technology as a tool that can both enable and impede human trafficking.

With the global expansion in the use of technology - intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic and the shift of our everyday life to online platforms -- the crime of human trafficking has conquered cyber space. The internet and digital platforms offer traffickers numerous tools to recruit, exploit, and control victims; organize their transport and accommodation; advertise victims and reach out to potential clients; communicate among perpetrators; and hide criminal proceeds – and all that with greater speed, cost-effectiveness and anonymity.

However, in the use of technology also lies great opportunity. Future success in eradicating human trafficking will depend on how law enforcement, the criminal justice systems and others can leverage technology in their responses, including by aiding investigations to shed light on the modus operandi of trafficking networks; enhancing prosecutions through digital evidence to alleviate the situation of victims in criminal proceedings; and providing support services to survivors. Prevention and awareness-raising activities on the safe use of the internet and social media could help mitigate the risk of people falling victim to trafficking online. Cooperation with the private sector is important to harness innovation and expertise for the development of sustainable, technology-based solutions to support the prevention and combatting of human trafficking. #EndHumanTrafficking

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Working With Our Most Challenging Cases
August 7, 2022
12:00PM - 1:00PM

What can make a case especially challenging, and what can we learn from such cases?

In this next NASW Utah workshop, we will talk about our most challenging cases, and about what we learned about our work, and about ourselves, in our work with them.

Participants will have the opportunity to hear some basic information about challenging cases, as well as to share briefly about how these can be important opportunities for professional and personal development.

Facilitator will be David Derezotes, LCSW, PhD,
Professor, Social Work, University of Utah
In part-time retirement


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LCSW Social Services Coordinator - Salt Lake City Public Library
Salary: Starting $33.20/hour $69,056.00/annual Depending on qualifications
Posted: July 1, 2022
Closes: Open until filled with preference given to candidates who apply by July 26, 2022
FLSA Status: Full-time/ Exempt
Reports to: Liesl Jacobson - Assistant Director of Community Engagement
About the Library The City Library builds a foundation of equity, connection, and limitless possibility. We are active in our community and collaborate to address needs and realize aspirations. We connect people to information, resources, experiences, and each other. Our work sustains a vibrant Salt Lake City. Guided by a deep understanding of the aspirations, needs, and motivations of our customers, The City Library takes a human-centered approach to designing and delivering meaningful services, collections, resources, spaces, programs and events to all members of the community. Library staff are highly engaged, purpose-driven, people-centered, and express a high level of satisfaction with their work. The City Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. Click here to learn more about what makes The City Library a great place to work and why Salt Lake City is a great place to call home.
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Nicole Campolucci
I am originally from the East Coast and completed my undergraduate work at Rutgers University. I moved to Utah in 1998 with the intention of being here for only two years, but ended up staying after I started working at a local nonprofit in a job that I loved.
I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2008 after completing my MSW at the University of Utah and have worked in the behavioral health field for 25 years. My experience includes working with homeless youth and directing programs for that population, working with people who have Substance Use Disorders, working with incarcerated individuals, working with youth on an inpatient behavioral health unit, and working as a therapist with children and adolescents who have various behavioral health issues.
I am currently the Clinical Director of Valley Behavioral Health's Children, Youth, & Families Division and direct both outpatient and day treatment programs serving youth and their families.

I am passionate about the field of Social Work and especially enjoy working with people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, as well as leading teams dedicated to improving the lives of people with whom we work.  My guiding principle in life is to leave the world a better place than I found it.  
As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, I am motivated to serve with and for Social Workers in Utah because I believe strongly in advancing diversity in our field locally and advocating for important social issues.  I also strive to advocate for our profession in my daily work and would like to be in a position to advocate for positive change and support others in the field on a larger scale.  
Thank you to Nicole for such dedicated service to the social work community here in Utah!



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1.5 Ethics CEU
What makes us different from other helping professionals? One of the purposes of codes of ethics is to define a profession for both members and clients of the profession. So, what does the NASW Code of Ethics say about who we are? This interactive presentation will present the findings of a research study that identified characteristics of the social work profession central to professional identity through qualitative analysis of the NASW Code of Ethics and CSWE Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards. Participants will discuss ways to align social work practice with professional identity grounded in the NASW Code of Ethics.

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Advertise your position through NASW-Utah.

$50 for a 30 day posting.

This will be posted on the NASW-Utah career page for 30 days.
Posted once on the NASW-Utah social media sites.
Included once in an NASW-Utah email blast.

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July has been Minority Mental Health Month since 2008. Back in May we addressed mental health awareness, but there are factors affecting mental health that are particular to minority communities. People of color, immigrants and their families, LGBTQIA people, and other underrepresented groups face unique struggles in regard to mental illness in the United States. 

Everyone has stress and difficult emotions on occasion, and this is completely normal. Mental illness, however, is any condition that makes it difficult to function in daily life. It can affect relationships or job performance, and is caused by any number of complex interactions within the human brain. Mental illness can range from anxiety or mood disorders like depression, psychotic disorders like schizophrenia, eating disorders, or addictive behaviors. Minority communities are disproportionately affected and experience different levels of care compared to heterosexual/cisgender/white populations. Discrimination and implicit bias from healthcare providers is associated with higher rates of psychiatric disorders, substance abuse, and suicide in patients of color…read more here:



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Can I transfer my license from one state to another?

Licensing requirements are established by each state. There are some states that have reciprocity and some states that will not accept a license from another state. You must call the state board in which you wish to reside to learn about transferring your license. Utah does not have direct reciprocity with other states. However, if you are licensed as the equivalent to an LCSW in another state (master's degree, passing score on ASWB's clinical exam, 4,000 documented supervised hours), you may apply for licensure by endorsement in Utah. Directions on this process can be found in the application for a license as an LCSW on the DOPL website.

For more resources for social work, go to the NASW Utah website:

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NASW remains resolute in our commitment to protect reproductive rights and freedoms. NASW affirms all individuals have a right to bodily autonomy, that abortion is health care, and that all individuals have the right to freedom of choice in accessing essential health care services most especially their reproductive health.



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PTSD Awareness Day is observed every year on June 27th and June is PTSD Awareness Month. 
PTSD stands for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and is a condition that many veterans and non-veterans alike suffer. PTSD can occur when someone experiences or witnesses a traumatic event. This condition wasn’t always understood properly by the medical or military community, and Department of Defense press releases often point to earlier attempts to identify PTSD symptoms in the wake of service in World War 2, Vietnam, and other conflicts.
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“For more than 100 years, American social workers have been a critical part of the U.S. healthcare system, but there are big problems with the way they are currently perceived and utilized within healthcare.
First, too often social workers are not working at the top of their professional licenses and skillset.
Second, they are given unmanageable caseloads with little chance of adequately providing the services people desperately need, like helping to set up long-term support for people with chronic illnesses.
Finally, there is still widespread misrepresentation of social workers in television and films as disheveled, smug women who revel in stealing children and denying services. These factors contribute…read more here:


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Mental Health Therapist - Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office

JOB SUMMARY Conducts mental health assessments on jail prisoners and develops, documents, and implements treatment plans. Provides direct treatment and case management services. Works with prisoners' families, health care providers, and security staff to provide and appropriate level of care.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Master's degree from accredited college or university in social work,
psychology, marriage and family therapy, mental health counseling or other closely related field and Licensed as a Mental Health Therapist in the State of Utah. Due to the nature of this position, the successful applicant must pass a required pre-employment background check and subsequent
mandatory background checks in accordance with current County Human Resources policy
requirements. Must be a resident of the State of Utah at the time of hire. Must be a U.S. Citizen.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Conducts assessment and screening services. Completes various paper forms and computer programs to document provided services so that Salt Lake County Jail clients can access mental health treatment. Provides outreach to the public and professionals with questions about substance abuse and mental health treatment. Conducts trainings and presentations regarding suicide risk/prevention, substance abuse, mental health, and accessing treatment to security and health care team. Recommends and explains treatment options and services to clients. Provides group, individual therapy, and case management. Coordinates with multiple agencies to provide client care. Provides crisis intervention services when necessary.

SALARY $54,236.00 - $81,355.00 DOE + $6,266 annually in premium pay & $1/hr in environmental pay Position Type Full-Time

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NASW Mental Health and Disabilities Survey

We have been made aware of an opportunity to participate in a voluntary research study about mental health supports for adults with disabilities in Utah.
This study is being conducted by the Institute for Disability Research at Utah State University and has been approved by the USU Institutional Review Board (Protocol #12468):
“As part of our data collection, we are conducting a survey to assess the availability of mental health supports for individuals with disabilities. We are seeking a broad range of respondents, consisting of individuals with disabilities, family members, mental health providers, and disability service disabilities, family members, mental health providers, and disability service providers including direct support staff.
We invite you to share your experience with Utah’s mental health and disability service systems by completing this survey:
Survey responses are anonymous and cannot be connected to your identity. The information you share will help guide our project planning efforts. This survey should take about 10 minutes to complete.
Please help us by sharing this survey with others. Feel free to forward this email and survey link to your friends, family, and clients who may have experience with accessing mental health supports. We want to hear from everyone!
If you would like more information about this study or project, please do not hesitate to contact us at 435-797-0836 or contact the project coordinator, Tatiana Perilla at”



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Associate Director of Advocacy Services - U of U Center for Student Wellness

This position will be overseeing our confidential campus-based advocacy program that includes survivor support and psychoeducational groups as well as victim-survivor advocacy. This is a full-time, fully benefitted position that includes the possibility for 1-2 days of remote work.

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Join us TODAY for the NASW Social Work Student Series!

Clinical Job Hunting: Where to Begin

June 9, 2022 6 pm - 7:30 pm EST

Free and open to all!

You’ve chosen social work, a profession dedicated to improving lives. As you begin your social work journey, know that NASW is here for you. There are over 130,000 students in social work programs across the United States and we want to help connect you to as many of your future colleagues as possible. NASW invites ALL social work students and recent graduates to our monthly national student-focused series, which aims to enhance your skill set, explore critical conversations and advocacy within the profession, and connect you with colleagues from across the country.

Our June 2022 webinar will focus on preparing new social workers to find clinical jobs in 2022. During the session attendees will explore:
-How to build your networking during your social work education
-Where to look for your dream job
-How the clinical job market has changed since COVID began
-What new social workers should be looking for in a benefit package
-Tips on getting hired

Please bring your questions and resources to share.

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"We write this letter to LGBTQIA2S+ kids and youth to express deep gratitude that you exist, because our world would be incomplete without you. We honor the richness of your authenticity and openly proclaim that you are perfect exactly as you are. Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

This greatest accomplishment is often born, however, from a place of struggle. It may be a struggle to feel understood, to feel safe, to feel hopeful, and to even imagine a future in which the freedom to be yourself is possible..."

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This is a new program that NASW wants to make you aware of. Applications are due JUNE 3RD, so if you act quickly you may still be able to take advantage of it.

National Collaboratory to Address Elder Mistreatment Mentorship Program

"As the nation’s health system expands its focus on and commitment to improving care for the growing population of older adults, the National Collaboratory to Address Elder Mistreatment (NCAEM) is pleased to announce a request for applications for its new Mentorship Program. This one-year program is intended to identify and support clinicians, service providers, researchers, policymakers, and advocates from multiple disciplines who wish to focus on improving care for older adults experiencing or at risk of experiencing elder mistreatment. The first cohort for the program will be July 2022 to June 2023. Download the application form:"

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Tools for Social Workers to Prevent Gun Violence: Safe Storage of Guns in the Home, Extreme Risk Protection Orders, and Other Methods of Gun Violence Prevention

"In the 20 years since the mass shooting at Columbine high school in 1999, gun violence has gripped the nation’s attention. Between 1999 and 2016, there have been over 572,000 gun-related deaths in the United States—an average of 38,800 deaths per year. Of those numbers, 58.85% were suicides and 37.2% were homicides. From a public health and psychosocial standpoint, these statistics cannot and should not be ignored..."

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Curious about licensing? Check out our Utah Licensing FAQs:


ASWB develops and maintains four social work licensing examinations: Bachelor's, Master's, Advanced Generalist, and Clinical. Not every state uses all four categories, so candidates must be sure to check with individual licensing boards to find out which examinations are appropriate for the state in which they are seeking licensure. Utah uses the Bachelor's exam (SSW license), Master's exam (CSW license), and Clinical exam (CSW OR LCSW license).


Licensing requirements are established by each state. There are some states that have reciprocity and some states that will not accept a license from another state. You must call the state board in which you wish to reside to learn about transferring your license. Utah does not have direct reciprocity with other states. However, if you are licensed as the equivalent to an LCSW in another state (master's degree, passing score on ASWB's clinical exam, 4,000 documented supervised hours), you may apply for licensure by endorsement in Utah. Directions on this process can be found in the application for a license as an LCSW on the DOPL website.


In Utah, The Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing is in Salt Lake City and the number is 801.530.6628. Their Website is To find information on other states' departments of licensing, search with the keywords: "social work licensing board” (plus your state name).


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Did you hear? 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 each 50 minutes of education:
(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



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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.

For more info, go here:



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.