woman in glasses reads a newspaper

News and Events

How To Volunteer To Help Immigrant Children Separated from Family

Social workers interested in helping immigrants who have been separated from their family members have a wealth of opportunities.

NASW Professional Development

Save the Date: Treatment and Management of Opioid Addiction

Presenters: Maurice S. Fisher, Sr., Ph.D., LCSW, LSATP, and David Geho, LSATP, LMHP
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 1 – 2:30 pm (ET)
This webinar is designed to review the current state of opioid addiction in America and explain some of the best psychosocial clinical practices. Social workers will learn how to use harm reductive methods to help reduce the addicted person's negative risk to self and society.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) free, online continuing education

Learn more about FASD and how to prevent, identify and manage FASD impairments. These free courses are designed for busy practitioners; they're easy to access, with brief modules. Because FASD affects children and adults across systems of care, course content is appropriate for clinicians in diverse practice settings. Offered by the Centers for Disease Control. NASW is national partner in CDC’s Collaborative for Alcohol-Free Pregnancy.

Practice Perspectives: An Overview of Physician Aid in Dying and the Role of Social Workers

When adopted at the state level, physician aid in dying (PAD) is a process that allows physicians to write a prescription for a terminally ill person to self-administer medication to end his or her life. It’s important for social workers to understand the PAD process and its legal, clinical, and ethical practice implications.

An Hour with Private Practice Q & A (Members only)

August 15, 2018 (12 – 1 pm ET)
Documentation Tips for Successful Reimbursement
Mirean Coleman, LICSW, CT, NASW Clinical Manager

2019 Circle of Life Call for Nominations

NASW is a co-sponsor of the Circle of Life Awards, which honors innovative programs in palliative and end-of-life care. The Circle of Life is accepting nominations until August 13.

Tips from Former Smokers Campaign

NASW is a proud partner of this CDC campaign, which promotes tobacco cessation. We will be continuing collaborative efforts though 2018.

Coalition for Compassionate Care of California (CCCC) Receives Award

CCCC has received a Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to recruit, train and empower patient-ambassadors for palliative care.

Incident to Billing for Clinical Social Workers

This issue of Practice Perspectives outlines Medicare guidelines for clinical social workers to deliver services under a physician or psychologist. The frequent question from clinical social workers who want to hire social workers who do not have a clinical license or other mental health professionals (LPCs, LMFTs, etc.) and bill insurance for their services is also addressed.

Mental Health Parity: Where Are We?

This issue of Practice Perspectives provides an overview of current expectations of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Act of 2008 and how they impact clinical social workers and patients.