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Practice and Professional Development

Society for Social Work and Research Hosts 13th Annual Conference in New Orleans

Focus this week is on research that promotes sustainability and rebuilds strengths Washington DC—From January 16-18, the Society for Social Work and Research (SSWR) is hosting its 13th Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. Over 500 symposia, workshops, roundtables, and paper and poster presentations will be offered to attending doctoral students, faculty, researchers and policy developers. Topics cover the full ... Read More »

Celebrating Social Work Month – March 2009

This year we are focusing on the future of social work and the need to recruit more social workers into the profession. Our recruiting focus for Social Work Month in 2009 – Social Work: Purpose and Possibility – defines the social work profession. People who become social workers do so because they seek a purpose to their career, acknowledging the ... Read More »

NASW Annual Practice Conference 2008

The Aging Boom: Is Your Clinical Practice Ready? In Conjunction with the ASA/NCOA Aging in America Conference March 15-16, 2009 – Las Vegas, Nevada Visit http://www.socialworkers.org/agingConference/for more information CLICK HERE TO REGISTER – Early Registration extended to February 20, 2009 KEYNOTE SPEAKER Sandra A. Lopez, LCSW, ACSW, DCSW Clinical Associate Professor University of Houston, Graduate College of Social Work Key ... Read More »

Celebrating the 20th Edition of the Encyclopedia of Social Work

Co-published by the National Association of Social Workers and Oxford University Press Terry Mizrahi and Larry E. Davis, Editors The NASW Press and Oxford University Press are proud to announce the new, completely updated, revised and expanded 20th edition of the Encyclopedia of Social Work. This new edition of the Encyclopedia includes coverage of areas that have come to the ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – Sept 15, 2008

Source: Google News May I ask? Finding help for troubled young adults Wicked Local West Roxbury – Needham, MA “Transitions is a comprehensive therapeutic and rehabilitative service for young adults with psychiatric disabilities,” said Sara Cunningham, LICSW, … Discuss clothing with daughter Washington Times – Washington, DC Redeployed, But Broke, Busted and Disgusted Vicki Johnson, a licensed clinical social worker, ... Read More »

Nominate an Oncology Social Worker as an Unsung Hero

Compassionate caregivers around the country are doing extraordinary work on the front lines of the fight against cancer. These doctors, nurses, social workers, and others offer comfort, courage, and inspiration to people facing cancer and their families. The Lane Adams Quality of Life Award recognizes the unsung heroes of cancer care and brings to light the critical role that outstanding ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – July 15, 2008

Source: Google News Social work agencies: budget cuts would lead to health care crisis Marion Daily Republican – Marion, IL By Tom Kane Franklin-Williamson Human Services CEO John Markley explains state budget cuts’ impact on social service agencies at a Monday press conference … Need More Schooling? Maybe the Boss Will Pay KOAM-TV – Pittsburg, KS According to a National ... Read More »

2008 Medicare Bonus Incentive Program for Clinical Social Workers

Clinical Social Work Practice Update Mirean Coleman, LICSW, CT Senior Policy Associate June 2008 A quality reporting system for Medicare providers was established by the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (TRHCA). The program is known as the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) and was first implemented during the period of July 1, 2007 through December 31, 2007. ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – June 27, 2008

News Source: Google News DIANE STAFFORD: Time to take control San Luis Obispo Tribune – San Luis Obispo, CA He has a law degree and she is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in ecopsychology. The Edwardses were pioneers of a sort in writing their first … Black, Native American kids more often in foster care Seattle Post Intelligencer … ... Read More »

NASW Iowa Chapter is the Recipient of the 2008-2009 Ruth Fizdale Program Grant

For Immediate Release June 20, 2008 Contact: Kelli Soyer 515-277-1117 nasw@iowanasw.org NASW Iowa Chapter is the Recipient of the 2008-2009 Ruth Fizdale Program Grant Presented by the National Association of Social Workers Foundation Des Moines – The National Association of Social Workers Foundation is pleased to announce the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Iowa Chapter as the recipient of ... Read More »