Around the State

Welcome to the Profession Orientation

Welcome to the Profession Orientation

NASW-CA staff and volunteer leaders visit the new social work cohorts every fall. Here are some snapshots from around the state to start off the 2018-2019 school year.

NASW-CA Executive Director Janlee Wong (far right) celebrates Fresno State’s new MSW student orientation on August 21 with faculty. Left to right: Christopher Cole, Andrea ..Read More…

Former Congressman and Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums Dies at 82


By Rick Hurd East Bay Times

OAKLAND, CALIF. – Ronald V. Dellums, a former Oakland mayor who served nearly three decades in the U.S. Congress, has died. He was 82.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee, D-Calif., confirmed Dellums’ death Monday morning. He died Sunday after a battle with prostate cancer.

“It is with deep sadness ..Read More…

Network for Social Work Management (NSWM) Annual Conference Recap


Molly Zive staffs the NASW-CA exhibit table at the recent NSWM Annual Conference in San Diego.

By Molly Zive, LCSW

On June 14, more than 400 human service professionals gathered on San Diego State University’s campus to attend the Network for Social Work Management (NSWM) 29th Annual Management Conference. This year’s theme ..Read More…

Regional Leader Spotlight


Meagan Wallace, MSW, Region E- North County Unit Leader

Meagan is a recent MSW graduate from San Diego State University. She completed her undergraduate social work degree at Whittier College. During her time there, she was an active participant in the Social Work Council on campus and became the club’s president ..Read More…

Get to Know Your Regional Leader


Courtland McPherson, LCSW, Regional Director Region C

Courtland McPherson is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in psychodynamic psychotherapy. In addition to holding certificates in “Advanced Clinical Practice” and “Clinical Issues in Adoption and Foster Care.”’ he was a trainer for the Providence Men’s project.

He is a clinical supervisor and case ..Read More…

Winner of Infographic Contest Is USC MSW Student


Infographic Contest winner Jo Chriselle Viray of USC is pictured with Tina Paddock, head of the NASW-CA Image Council.

Congratulations to Jo Chriselle Viray, the winner of the 2017–18 CalSWEC Infographic Contest!

Viray, an MSW student at USC, received $250 and her framed winning infographic depicting the contest topic “Key ..Read More…