Monthly Archives: March 2014

REGION G: San Fernando Valley, Ventura County, Antelope Valley, Santa Barbara County

San Fernando Valley Unit Report

 By Shauna Blakely

The NASW SFVLU and New Professionals Network-LA (NPN-LA) recently hosted the Social Work Month Awards Celebration entitled “Social Workers Matter — A Day of Self Care.” This event was held at the USC Radisson Hotel on March 30, 2014 with presentations ..Read More…

Region F: San Bernardino/Riverside, Orange County, Palm Desert

Orange County Unit Report

The Orange County unit held its annual Social Work Month Celebration on Saturday, March 1, 2014 with a 3-CEU training seminar entitled “Health Care Reform: How Policy Informs Micro, Mezzo and Macro Social Work Practice” presented by Dr. Dawn Joosten.

Tina Rocha, MSW, was presented with ..Read More…

Region B: San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo

San Luis Obispo Unit Report

By L. Jeanette Davis

For the San Luis Obispo unit’s meeting on Thursday, April 24, 2014, Molly Kearns, MSW, LCSW (Oregon), will present a 1.5 CEU on “Psychiatric Recovery Team Building: Creating a Safe Space for Recovery.” Kearns is currently an admissions facilitator and case manager ..Read More…

Region A: San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake Humboldt, Del Norte

San Francisco Unit Report

By Mark Thoma

The San Francisco unit welcomed Dr. Kathy Cox, PhD, LCSW, co-author of “Self-Care in Social Work: A Guide for Practitioners, Supervisors, and Administrators” to our March networking and CEU event. Save the date for our next event on June 12.

More details ..Read More…

NASW Psychotherapy and Other Billing Codes

The following NASW updates are available to members only, thus, password protected.

Please email questions to


New Psychotherapy Codes for Clinical Social Workers


New Health and Behavior Assessment Codes For Use by Clinical Social Workers


Health and Behavior Assessment Codes


New ..Read More…

Using Medicare PQRS 2014 Individual Measures in Clinical Practice

The Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 identifies clinical social workers as eligible professionals to participate in the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). Participating in PQRS 2014 increases clinical social workers’ practice revenue by .5 percent. In addition, successful reporting of PQRS allows clinical social workers to avoid a two percent penalty in ..Read More…

NASW Members: Social Work Speaks Policies Now Available

The second round of Social Work Speaks policies are now available for a 30 day comment period – until April 14, 2014.

NASW members may login and post comments about these policies here:

These include half of the policies that are automatically referred to the 2014 Delegate Assembly:

* Affirmative Action ..Read More…