Monthly Archives: May 2014

Office Space – San Diego

San Diego. Bankers Hill/Hillcrest: Fully furnished office in charming professional California craftsman. Secure garden entrance on quiet, tree-lined street. Client parking and waiting room. Flexible rates, full/partial days for your specific needs. Call Dr. Liz Baxter at 619-297-7174.

Office Space – Irvine

Irvine. Unfurnished Office Spaces (14 x 10 square feet) in professional mental health suite—must be licensed mental health professional. Referrals are possible. Separate entrance and exit door. Prime location near the 405, 55 and 5 Freeways. Full
and part time options. Rent includes WiFi, fax, copier, relaxing and peaceful waiting room with tea bar, ..Read More…

REGION I: San Gabriel Valley, East L.A. and South Bay — Long Beach

Region I Report

By Paul McDonough, LCSW

Thank you to the professional social workers of Los Angeles for electing me to another term of office as director of Region I. My fellow eight regional directors (A through I) have elected me to serve as their representative on the executive committee next year and ..Read More…

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

Santa Cruz Unit Report

By Jen Sparber, Unit Co-Chair

In the spirit of collaboration, Santa Cruz social workers have officially begun the Santa Cruz unit in Region B.  The founding leadership members are Atea Baxter, Katie Liermann, Mariah Lyons, Renee Lesea and Jen Sparber. To contact co-chairs, please email Atea Baxter ..Read More…

NASW-CA Member Activities

Scenes from the Disability Resources Fair
May 21, 2014

An incredible April evening of  celebrating Northern Gateway unit’s 2014 Social Worker of the Year—Nancy Bolen, MSW, Shasta County Children’s Services (left)—at  Redding’s nonprofit restaurant, Savory Spoon, where potential members and members of Region D reconnected, validated and learned about Shasta County ..Read More…

Now Available: Opportunity to Participate in the Development of the ICD-11

A new practice alert, Opportunity to Participate in the Development of the ICD-11, is now available for members at the following link:

Although the implementation for the ICD-10 (International Classification of Diseases, 10th Edition) has been delayed, the health care industry is moving forward to  develop the ICD-11. Clinical social workers are encouraged ..Read More…

Updates: Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014

The practice perspectives and links listed below
have all been updated with
information from the Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014.

DSM-5 Frequently Asked Questions by Clinical Social Workers 

Preparing for the ICD-10-CM Deadline in 2015 

New CMS-1500 Form Effective April 1, 2014 

NASW and ASWB Best Practice Standards in Social Work Supervision  

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) have developed Best Practice Standards in Social Work Supervision to support and strengthen supervision for professional social workers. 

The standards provide a general framework that promotes uniformity and serves as a resource for issues related to supervision in the social ..Read More…