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Examination Writers Sought

Examination Writers Sought

The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) is seeking qualified social workers to write questions for the licensing exams used in the United States and Canada.

Interested applicants must have both a degree in social work and a valid social work license, be currently practicing social work (teaching social work courses is also ..Read More…

Member Spotlight: Cklara Moradian, MSW Candidate from Region G


By S. Jolene Hui, MSW, LCSW, Membership Director

Cklara Moradian’s passion for social work is apparent when you meet her. She is open about the work she wants to do in her community and making it a better place. An active member in the San Fernando Valley Unit of Region G, and a ..Read More…

Request for Proposal: Deadline Approaching




Proposal Deadline: September 30, 2018

1.2. Statement of Purpose

The California Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW-CA) invites proposals to create a two to three-minute informational animated video regarding NASW.  The purpose of the ..Read More…

NASW Member Performs with Angel City Chorale on America’s Got Talent


By Mary Marroquin

I wanted to share with you that I am a LCSW in California and a member of NASW. I practice community-based social work providing outreach, triage, engagement and service linkage for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, who are also experiencing homelessness.


I am also ..Read More…

25 Percent of Licensees Failed Continuing Education Audit by BBS

At the beginning of 2016, the Board resumed random continuing education audits of its licensees. To date, the Board has audited approximately 300 licensees, and the audit failure rate is approximately 25 percent. The top three reasons applicants are failing audits are:

1. The licensee failed to complete the required law and ethics ..Read More…

Meet NASW Field Organizer Alicia Dienst, MSW


Alicia Dienst, MSW was recently hired as a field organizer for the National Association of Social Workers. In this position for the NASW Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE), she will be engaging and mobilizing NASW members to participate in campaigns and vote in the 2018 general election

She believes in her ..Read More…

Meet NASW-CA Membership Intern Roxanne Cordova


Roxanne Cordova, third-year MSW student at CSUDH, will serve as NASW-CA membership intern for the 2018-2019 school year. She will serve members across the state and work as part of the membership team on outreach, retention, and special projects.

The oldest of six children, Cordova’s passion has always been to make a ..Read More…

Meet NASW-CA Membership Coordinator Maricella Kline


Maricella Kline recently began working as a NASW-CA Membership Coordinator. Maricella is currently in the Advanced year of the Master of Social Work program with Arizona State University (ASU). She is enrolled in the online program and she currently resides in the Central Valley. Maricella earned her Bachelor of ..Read More…

CADD CORNER: Leading While Standing on Jell-O: Leadership Principles for Turbulent Times


By Virginia Rondero Hernandez, PhD, LCSW, 

Executive Director, California Social Work Education Center, University of California, Berkeley

Over the last several years, social work educators in university leadership positions have witnessed a plethora of changes and demands on higher education. Reduced public support has prompted aggressive pursuits of external revenue sources through grants, ..Read More…