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Practice and Professional Development

Managing Professional Grief Teleconference with Presenter Dr. Betsy Clark, NASW Exec. Dir.

Earn FREE CEUs with SPS Live Practice Teleconferences – Register Now! Managing Professional Grief Tuesday, June 23, 2009 1:00-2:00 EST, 1 CEU offered Presenter: •  Elizabeth Clark,PhD, ACSW, MPH Moderator(s): •  Tracy Whitaker,DSW, ACSW Social workers understand the importance of maintaining good relationship books boundaries when dealing with client issues. Yet witnessing suffering in any form is difficult, and when a client ... Read More »

New BSW Hospice and Palliative Credential Available May 1 – ACHP-SW

Certified Hospice and Palliative Social Worker (CHP-SW) and Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Social Worker (ACHP-SW) The premier credentials for social workers in hospice and palliative care Developed jointly by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Designed by social work leaders in hospice and palliative care for social workers who ... Read More »

Is This Really a Social Work Issue?

Being overweight is tough enough, but growing up in a society that places high value on muscular male bodies and model-thin female figures is even tougher for those of us who don’t fit the image. Social workers must be willing to stand guard against these unrealistic and pressure-inducing images, especially for children and adolescents, who are still absorbing these social, ... Read More »

The Aging Boom: Is Your Clinical Practice Ready?

As the Baby Boom generation advances into retirement age, the number of adults 65 years old and over is expected to triple. The growing aging population will change many aspects of social work. Tell us about best online casino your experiences. What are your biggest challenges? What do social workers n How to make your ex want you back eed ... Read More »

Evidence for Increasing Psychotherapy Fees

Clinical Social Work Practice Alert Mirean Coleman, MSW, LICSW, CT January 2009 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Codes for psychotherapy are being considered for review to increase the work and practice expense values associated with reimbursement rates. Work values are based on the time and the required mental effort and judgment to perform a service, and the stress encountered due to ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – January 27, 2009

Source: Google News Greenwich native lands White House job Stamford Advocate – Stamford, CT That’s really why she’s there,” said Medvey, 62, a clinical social worker. Medvey’s television viewing habits might be about to change thanks to her … Staying sane as economy hits the skids Buffalo News – NY “You have to reach out and talk to people,” said ... Read More »

Social Work in the News – January 23, 2009

Source: Google News MARIAH CAREY GETS GRITTY ONSCREEN: Rave reviews for her role … – Los Angeles, CA *Mariah Carey threw out her glamorous image to play a supporting role as a social worker who helps a sexually abused teen in the indie film “Push. … Sweet relief: With chocolate in hand, social worker helps victims … Knoxville News ... Read More »

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 Members: Lunchtime Series Teleconference on Community Organizing – 1 CEU

Community Organizing For A Change: Applying Community Practice Models, Strategies and Skills to Agency Competency Friday, January 23, 2009 – Register today: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET Credit Hours: 1 CEU(s) With a Community Organizer in the White House this teleconference will provide timely content on the various models of CO, and strategies and skills to increase effectiveness. ... Read More »