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…

A Consumer’s Guide to the 2014 ACA Changes

The Affordable Care Act, signed into law in 2010, has already made meaningful improvements to the U.S. health care system and has established a number of consumer benefits. The ACA’s most significant feature begins on January 1, 2014,when many uninsured Americans will have access to health insurance, some for the first time. Here’s a primer ..Read More…

March is Social Work Month

The National Association of Social Workers is pleased to announce the 2014 Social Work Month theme: “All People Matter.”

We selected this year’s theme and logo to help raise awareness about the American social work profession’s 116-year commitment to improving social conditions and quality of life opportunities for everyone.  Social workers across the globe ..Read More…

Social Work Awards Nominations

Every year NASW-CA requests nominations for three awards honoring great social workers and public citizens who contributed to social work. The awards programs serve to promote social work to policy makers, the media, and the general public. Click here to nominate a social worker. The deadline is April 30, 2014.


Social Work Month: We Want to Hear from You!

For Social Work Month, NASW-CA has decided to interview a number of social workers and post their stories on our social media sites and in our newsletters. We hope this provides inspiration to both upcoming and established social workers.

Though we recognize this small handful of individuals, we hope that the NASW-CA chapter’s appreciation for ..Read More…

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 mcoleman@naswdc.org.

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


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

Major Changes in 2014 for Clinical Social Workers

There are several major national changes affecting the clinical practice of clinical social workers in 2014. Clinical social workers should prepare for these changes to avoid reimbursement denials and overpayment requests. Changes are in the areas of claims, coding, diagnosing and quality measures, and include the following:

Revised CSM-1500 Form

Clinical social workers submit claims ..Read More…

BBS Website Update

The Board’s website has been updated to include the following information:

Notice to Licensees Regarding Changes for Retired Licenses:
The Governor recently signed AB 404, which was a board-sponsored bill related to retired licenses. This bill reduces the timeframe that a retired licensee has to decide to reinstate his or her license ..Read More…