Monthly Archives: January 2014

New 2014 California Licensing Requirement

Effective January 1, 2014, all ASW applicants must have completed training or coursework in California law and professional ethics for clinical social workers PRIOR to registering as an associate social worker (ASW) with the Board of Behavioral Sciences.

ASW applicants who earned an MSW degree from a California University

The Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) ..Read More…

NASW Documents Explore Clinical Changes for 2014

NASW has created the following documents to assist members in understanding the clinical changes occurring in 2014. Questions about these documents should be addressed to Mirean Coleman, LICSW, senior practice associate at

DSM-5 Frequently Asked Questions by Clinical Social Workers (PDF)

Preparing for the ICD-10-CM Deadline in 2014 (PDF) ..Read More…

From the President

Changes and Awareness for Social Workers in 2014

 By Shirley Gentilini, MSW, LCSW

As February begins, NASW-CA’s California News will be strictly online. This will be an advantage to those who would like to write longer articles, as there will no longer be a 250-word limit. Another advantage is that ..Read More…

State Budget Surplus! Let the Celebrations Begin?

By Rebecca Gonzales, Director of Government Relations and Political Affairs

For the first time in many years, the state budget will have a surplus! Governor Brown’s proposed budget reflects $6.3 billion in unanticipated revenues from 2012-13 to 2014-15. This has mainly resulted from an increase in revenues from the personal income tax, which benefitted ..Read More…