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The 2nd IFSW Photo Competition

The 2nd IFSW “Social Work: Making a World of Difference” Photo Competition Be a part of this competition by entering a photo that captures the theme of Social Work: Making a World of Difference. A panel of Social Workers will shortlist 25 photos which will be exhibited at the International IFSW Conference in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, August 16-19, 2008. ... Read More »

New 2008 CPT Codes Available for Use by Clinical Social Workers

Practice Update This practice update discusses the new Medical Team Conferences CPT Codes and the Behavior Change Intervention CPT Codes that became effective January 1, 2008. There are a total of six new codes available for use by clinical social workers when filing a claim form for psychotherapy services rendered. The codes are copyrighted by the American Medical Association and ... Read More »

Urgent Need For Clinical Social Workers And Agencies Who Are Medicare Providers

Clinical Social Work Practice Update Mirean Coleman, LICSW, CT Senior Policy Associate April 2008 Since 2007, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has been developing quality measures to improve the quality of services performed by Medicare providers. Three quality measures were developed and approved for use by clinical social workers in 2008; and four additional quality measures have ... Read More »

Workforce Study: Social Workers and Educational Debt

In the Red: Social Workers and Educational Debt The 2004 benchmark national study of licensed social workers provided a wealth of information about social workers’ roles and work environments. The study also raised new questions about the social work workforce that required further exploration. Although the 2004 findings pointed to a looming shortage of licensed social workers, there was still ... Read More »

Happy World Social Work Day

Today, April 15, 2008, is Second Annual World Social Work Day! We celebrate the 2nd annual World Social Work Day coordinated by the International Federation of Social Workers (IFSW). This observance invites professional social workers worldwide to celebrate the profession’s rich and diverse history. World Social Work Day PhotoStamp (click here to purchase) World Social Work Day Poster • English ... Read More »

U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski and Debbie Stabenow introduce S. 2858, the Social Work Reinvestment Act, on the 2nd Annual World Social Work Day

For Immediate Release April 15, 2008 Contacts Gail Woods Waller Communications 202-336-8236 gwaller@naswdc.org Elizabeth Franklin Government Relations 202-408-8600 x537 efranklin@naswdc.org WASHINGTON—In concert with a global celebration of the social work profession, two U.S. Senators, who are also trained social workers, have introduced legislation that will help the nation’s 600,000 professional social workers better serve families and communities in need. Senator ... Read More »

Workforce Studies: Social Workers and Stress at Work

Stress At Work: How Do Social Workers Cope? The 2004 benchmark national study of licensed social workers provided a wealth of information about social workers’ roles and work environments. The study also raised new questions about the social work workforce that required further exploration. Although the 2004 findings pointed to a looming shortage of licensed social workers, there was still ... Read More »

A Social Worker Treats His Mugger Right

Visit NPR Online to Listen to the LIVE interview with Julio Diaz. Julio Diaz has a daily routine. Every night, the 31-year-old social worker ends his hour-long subway commute to the Bronx one stop early, just so he can eat at his favorite diner. But one night last month, as Diaz stepped off the No. 6 train and onto a ... Read More »