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In Memoriam: John B. Turner, African American Social Work Pioneer

NASW Social Work Pioneer® John B. Turner, Ph.D., whose career in social work spanned more than 40 years and whose efforts and leadership helped earn national recognition for the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, died on Friday, Jan. 30. He was 86. – More Information… International Council on Social Welfare Tribute to ... Read More »

Press Release: 111th Congress Urged to Support Social Work Reinvestment

For Immediate Release February 3, 2009 Contact: Gail Woods Waller 202.336.8236 gwaller@naswdc.org Elizabeth Franklin 202.408.8600 x537 efranklin@naswdc.org 111th Congress Urged to Support Social Work Reinvestment New York Congressman Ed Towns Champions “Safety Net” Profession Washington, DC – Congress has reintroduced legislation to strengthen the social work workforce.The workforce, currently at 600,000 professionally trained members, is facing significant challenges including an ... Read More »

Obama Signed Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into Law

Betsy Clark Executive Director National Association of Social Workers January 29, 2009 On the evening of January 28, I was completing some work at my office in DC when I received a phone call from the White House inquiring if I would like to join President Obama the next morning as he signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into ... Read More »

National Association of Social Workers on Twitter

The National Association of Social Workers is excited to announce that we have begun an association twitter feed. At the national office, we often have unique and memorable experiences, whether it’s a meeting to discuss appointing more women to the new administration, planning our upcoming practice conference, or traveling to the White House to witness legislation signed into law, there ... Read More »

Social Workers Applaud Passing of Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in Congress

NASW Executive Director Betsy Clark was honored to receive an invitation to the White House on Thursday January 29, 2009 to witness President Obama sign his first piece of legislation into law, the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. This historic legislation reverses the Supreme Court decision that limited women and other workers’ ability to sue for wage discrimination. The success ... 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 »

BPD 2009 Annual Conference

The Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors will hold its 2009 Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona from March 18th through the 22nd. The theme of this year’s conference is BPD: Generalist Practice: The Future is Now. NASW is a strategic partner with BPD in promoting this year’s conference and will host a Special Plenary Session on the Whitney Young ... 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 Workers at Barack Obama’s Inauguration

Millions of people attended the Inauguration of President Barack Obama on January 20th, 2009 in Washington, DC. Are you a social worker who attended in person? Did you watch the ceremony online or on television? Leave a comment below and tell us your thoughts and stories. Read More »

Social Work in the News – January 23, 2009

Source: Google News MARIAH CAREY GETS GRITTY ONSCREEN: Rave reviews for her role … Eurweb.com – 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 »