Member Spotlight

“Social work is very diverse. You can work with clients, you can work in administration, you can create art. Think of all the different things you can do with a social work degree. It’s amazing.” — Trapeta B. Mayson, MSSW, MBA, LCSW

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We interview NASW members in every issue of Social Work Advocates magazine. Read their stories online.

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Shawl Maker: Hobby Doubles as Healing Process

Celebrated shawl maker Suzanne Cross, PhD, ACSW, LMSW, LLC, creates some shawls for special occasions, some for gifts. And all of her shawls have meaning.

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Social Worker Andy Linder is Footbag World Record Holder

Andy Linder holds multiple footbag world records, and he is still the only person since 1983 to break 1,000 kicks in five minutes, with a total of 1,019 kicks.

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Member Videos

See what social workers say about NASW membership

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We spoke with NASW members at the 2018 National Conference. 

Watch to what they had to say.

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2023 Member Spotlights: NASW Experts in the Public Eye

NASW proudly recognizes members from the past year who were featured in media outlets for their expertise and insights about social work issues.

Learn more about the news stories that featured our members.

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Student Membership 

Your discounted membership is our way of welcoming you to the social work community. 

Learn about student membership

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Top 5 Reasons to Join 

NASW membership offers networking, educational and professional development opportunities.

Find out why

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Smarter. Stronger. Louder. Together.

As an NASW member, you can easily access the resources, community and support you need.

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