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CADD CORNER: SDSU Board Fellows Program: Developing the Next Generation of Leaders

CADD CORNER: SDSU Board Fellows Program: Developing the Next Generation of Leaders



By Melinda Hohman, Ph.D.

The recent workforce study commissioned by NASW indicated that over a third (35.6%) of the recent social work graduates currently work in non-profit organization (NPO) settings with the majority (92%) in all work settings providing direct or clinical services (Salsbury, Quigley, Acquaviva, Wyche, & Sliwa, 2018). Across ..Read More…

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Wounded Healers: A Multistate Study of Licensed Social Workers’ Behavioral Health Problems
Studies indicate that helping professionals are disproportionately affected by behavioral health problems. Among social workers, the nature ..Read More…

Regional Leader Spotlight: Meet Shelly Kalmer



Shelly Kalmer, MSW, ACSW, Regional Director, Region A


What has been your favorite part of being a regional leader?

I have most enjoyed getting to know social workers in my region and across the state. As a board member and participating in the many state-wide events—CEU Conferences, Lobby Days, Leadership Conferences—in ..Read More…

Dr. Jay Berlin named NASW National Public Citizen of the Year


SACRAMENTO, CA – Dr. Jay Berlin, NASW-CA’s 2017 Public Citizen of the Year, is being honored for the same award by NASW on a national level.

The NASW Public Citizen of the Year Award honors an outstanding member of the community who is not a social worker but whose accomplishments exemplify the ..Read More…


Educating the Next Generation of Social Workers with OSCE: New Options in Preparing Practitioners


By Mary Rawlings, PhD, LCSW, Professor and Chair, Department of Social Work, Azusa Pacific University

I first became interested in Objective Structured Clinical Exams (OSCE) about 15 years ago, while pursuing my doctorate and simultaneously working as an assistant ..Read More…