Monthly Archives: March 2017

The Elephant in the Room: Conflict between Social Work Values and Agency Policies

By Lissell Cabrera, Johanna Flores, Dorian Guerrero, and Jonathan Suh

Social work is a profession that is rooted in passion, dedication and commitment to the well-being of people. Arguably, the goal of social work is to provide services to support and empower consumers to live up to their full potential.

Yet, every social ..Read More…

Region F Desert Cities Unit Report

PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESSWhen:  Wednesday, April 5, 2017 — 6:00 pm to 7:30 pmWhere:  Brookdale Mirage Inn72-750 Country Club, Rancho Mirage 92270

Cost:  FREE

Who:  All social workers, allied professionals and interested community members are encouraged to attend.

In recent years, the media has begun ..Read More…

Join the Bay Area Social Workers in Health Care

The Bay Area Social Workers in Health Care is a professional organization established to provide a forum for support, education, and action for social workers in the health care delivery system.

Once again it is time to renew your membership in Bay Area Social Workers in Health Care.  Previous membership expires on December ..Read More…

American Red Cross Expands Eligibility for Disaster Mental Health Program


By John Weaver, LCSW

Since 1992, the American Red Cross (ARC) has recruited social workers and other mental health professionals to serve in the Disaster Mental Health (DMH) program, and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has partnered with them to support recruitment. In the aftermath of disasters, DMH volunteers support ..Read More…

Prevent Claim Denials

Knowing the CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) codes most frequently used by clinical social workers to report psychotherapy services may help you prevent claim denials and overpayment requests when seeking reimbursement. However, because health insurance companies can decide individually which CPT codes they will reimburse, be sure to request a list of the CPT ..Read More…