Career Development

NASW’s Career Center offers Leadership Ladders, a series that helps social workers navigate their careers.

In the latest issue, Negotiating a Higher Salary, you'll get tips and advice from experienced social workers, inlcuding researching the job and knowing your bottom line.

New Practice Perspective

The latest Practice Perspective is "Social Work Services with Parents: How Attitudes and Approaches Shape the Relationship." Many parents who come into contact with social workers are compromised in their ability to parent due to drug use, trauma or emotional issues. Social workers, in their many roles, can provide parents with support and guidance to assist them in their parental roles. This Practice Perspective discusses dynamics related to relationship development between social workers and parents.

NASW issued a Practice Alert in September, Major Changes in 2013 for Clinical Social Workers.

It notes that clinical social workers should prepare for three major practice changes that will impact the way they practice and seek reimbursement for mental health services. The changes involve the areas of coding, diagnosing, and measurement and include the psychiatric Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes; and the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS).