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Using case studies, diagnostic tools, and clinician self-care, Gregory L. Nooney demonstrates, in Diagnosing and Treating Dissociative Identity Disorder, how to confirm a DID diagnosis and establish a therapeutic relationship; assist the client in developing internal communication, cooperation, and co-consciousness; mitigate the risk of breaking dissociative barriers too quickly; manage the risk of rapid switching and decompensation, including suicidal risk; ... Read More »

Please help the NASW Mississippi Chapter address Jackson’s water crisis

Woman volunteers at drive-through food drive

Crumbling infrastructure and recent flooding in Mississippi caused an already struggling water treatment plant in the state capital of Jackson to collapse. Residents in the city of 150,000 are having difficulty getting water to drink or to flush toilets, prompting the city to close schools and business and residents to wait in long lines for water. The NASW Mississippi Chapter has mobilized volunteers ... Read More »

Calendar Year (CY) 2023 Proposed Rule for Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

On July 7, 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed rule of the Physician Fee Schedule that announced proposed policy and practice changes for Medicare Part B payments beginning January 1, 2023. The proposed changes may impact social work practice and reimbursement in various settings and that of other Medicare providers. For review, the proposed ... Read More »

Why the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is a Big Deal for Social Workers

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There are compelling reasons why social workers should pay close attention By Mel Wilson, LCSW, MBA On July 16, 2022, after two years of preparation since the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved its implementation, the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline system became a reality. This monumental event has implications for the many Americans that have experienced or are at risk of ... Read More »

NASW Press Reads for Policy, Advocacy, and Impact!

NASW Reads for Policy, Advocacy, and Impact!

43 Essential Policies for Human Services Professionals, by Gerald V. O’Brien, boils down key policies to their most essential elements: historical overview and nature of the social problem, policy overview, and effectiveness. Analysis elements address issues related to the policy, such as trigger events, problem framing, social engineering, covert rationales, unintended consequences, target efficiency, and governmental responsibility. This thought-provoking and ... Read More »

NASW Press Reads for Choice, Strength, and Autonomy!

NASW Press Reads for Strength, Autonomy, and Choice!

Disability, Intimacy, and Sexual Health: A Social Work Perspective by Kristen Faye Linton, Heidi Adams Rueda, and Lela Rankin Williams In this book the authors compile comprehensive research and candid interviews with social workers to explore the complicated intersection of disability and sexuality. The book begins by detailing historical violations of the sexual and reproductive rights of people with disabilities, ... Read More »

CMS Creates Additional Place of Service Code for Telehealth

June 2022 Following a recent update from the Center for Medicare, and Medicaid Services (CMS), NASW has received multiple inquiries regarding telehealth place of service codes (POS) for Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurance companies. The purpose of this blog is to clarify what POS codes clinical social workers should use when providing telehealth services. POS codes are used on ... Read More »

NASW Press Reads for Balance, Self-Care, and Connection

NASW Press June Reads for Balance, Self-Care, Connection

Burnout and Self-Care in Social Work, 2nd Edition by SaraKay Smullens The first edition of Burnout and Self-Care in Social Work was a breakout hit, providing a guiding light for those who were struggling. In the second edition, author SaraKay Smullens has updated the text to reflect our evolving understanding of burnout. Once again, Smullens defines creative strategies for self-care and personal ... Read More »

Show Pride in the Profession: Professional Social Worker Pin!

NASW Professional Social Worker Pins

The NASW Social Work Pin Program enables social workers to show pride and commitment to the profession at the same time they support our National Social Work Public Education Campaign. The Social Work Pin Program is available to individuals who make a donation to the NASW Foundation, as well as to schools of social work that purchase professional social worker ... Read More »