For the last week we have all worried and watched helplessly as our communities are under attack. There are no words to express the sorrow we all collectively feel for those who have been so devastatingly impacted. I sense the immense grief in knowing our communities will never be the same. There ..Read More…


Tragedy in California


By Dr. Sylvester Bowie, Chapter President and Janlee Wong, Chapter Executive Director

It is hard to put into words the sense of sadness and feeling of powerless many must be feeling, given the multiple tragedies that have befallen California in recent times. Tragedies ranging from the mass shooting in a Thousand Oaks ..Read More…


What’s in a Word? Self-Determination


By Al Murdach, LCSW (Retired)

This column examines words which impact social work practice and are thus important for social workers to ponder and explore. Our word for today’s column is self -determination.

Since the early days of the profession, the concept of self-determination has occupied a central place in the value ..Read More…

Other News

2019 Law Changes: California Licensing Process Changes for LCSWs

In the coming year, there will be many law changes that you need to be aware of as a Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) licensee, registrant or applicant. While this document highlights some of the bigger changes, the Board highly recommends reading the bills referenced for greater clarity. The discussed changes become effective ..Read More…

Around the State

Six Social Workers Inducted into the California Social Work Hall of Distinction



By Katie Johnson

Members of the Hall of Distinction Committee at 2016 induction celebration.  Left to right front row Janlee Wong, Benjamin Cuellar, Suzanne Dworak-Peck, Nancy Lim-Yee, Esther Gillies. Back row: Joseph Nunn, Catharine Ralph, Colleen Friend Not pictured: Frances Caple, Kim Gaghagen, Anita Harbert, Jim Kelly, Peter Lee. PHOTO CREDIT: Amy Tierney/Thrive Images ..Read More…