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If you started the licensure process to earn your LSW or LCSW in Colorado during the last 5 years (beginning January 2010 or later), your participation is needed in our Quality Improvement Project, a 10-item questionnaire about the licensure process in Colorado. We need your feedback now - please go here!

Social Work Month Celebration 2015

Join the social work community of Colorado as we celebrate the profession and honor our colleagues on Thursday, March 12th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm in the Skyline Ballroom at the Courtyard Marriott near I-25 & Colorado Blvd in Denver.  This annual event includes a social hour offering free appetizers and cash bar, and an award ceremony presented by the co-sponsors.

Registration is $25 for regular attendees; $15 for students; or $40 at the door.  Please register to attend by 3/9/2015.
Register Here on the Community Calendar page of the website.

Event Co-sponsors: Colorado Society for Clinical Social Work; Metropolitan State University of Denver, Social Work Department;  National Association of Social Workers, Colorado Chapter; Newman University, Master of Social Work Program; University of Denver, Graduate School of Social Work.

Workshop Registration Re-Opened:  We've moved to a larger room with more seating due to the popularity of this workshop!  Offered the earlier the same day and in the same hotel as the Celebration. Working with Suicidal Clients- Tips and Techniques from 1:30 to 5:45 pm on March 12th at the Courtyard Marriott. Click here to register and for details.


Chapter Announces Award Recipients

Lifetime Achievement:  
We are proud to have the opportunity to honor Kay Alexander, MSW, LCSW for her wholehearted dedication to the betterment of people's lives. While she hails from the western slope, Kay has a reputation throughout the state for her many contributions to her community and to the profession.


Distinguished Legislator:  
The Chapter will honor Representative Jonathan Singer (Colorado House District-11) for his advocacy on behalf of social work and the clients we serve. He is a graduate of Colorado State University with an MSW in 2002. He worked in child protection for Boulder County prior to joining the legislature in 2012. In the State House his committee assignments include Local Government (Vice Chair), Appropriations, Flood Disaster Study Committee and Public Health Care & Human Services.


 Event Co-Sponsor Award Recipients

Newman University Distinguished Alumna - Moya Smith, MSW, LCSW
Newman University Distinguished Field Instructor - Gayle Christensen, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Society Most Distinguished Clinician - Douglas D. Carrel, MSW, LCSW
                                  Clinical Society Community Service - Brian R. Smith, MSW, LCSW
                                     Clinical Social Work Advocate - Jean Greenberg, MSW, LCSW
                                  DU Robert L Hawkins Social Work Achievement Award - Linda M. Mitchell, MSW
                           DU Community Service Award - Mary Overington, MSW
                        DU GSSW Service Award - Mae-Gilene Begay, MSW
                                MSUD Affiliate of the Year - Louise Haimowitz, MSW, LCSW
                                     MSUD Distinguished Alumna of the Year -  Amy Espinoza, MSW, LCSW



 Professional Development Resources

Chapter CE Approved Providers

See the list of Colorado approved CE providers.

Continuing Education (CE) titles are not provided directly by NASWCO but are approved by the Chapter to award CE Credits to participants.  CE credits may be utilized for DORA Continued Professional Development (CPD) requirements for license renewal. To apply to be an approved provider go here for detailed information.

Chapter Professional Education Workshops

These educational events are provided directly by NASWCO. They are open to all social workers and other mental health professionals. Earn Professional Development Hours to meet DORA license renewal requirements, CECs are provided. For details and to register click on the title.

This series on Starting a Private Practice is offered at the Chapter Office in Denver.  Stand alone workshops, register for one or all three separately:

Working with Suicidal Clients- Tips and Techniques on March 12, 2015 at the Courtyard Marriott on Colorado Blvd from 1:30pm until 5:45 pm. The Social Work Month Celebration and Award Ceremony will be following this workshop in the same location.

Solution Focused Brief Therapy Workshop on 6/10/15 from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Chapter Info Sessions 

The Chapter periodically hosts sessions on: the Jurisprudence Exam, the LSW/LCSW License Process, and on CPD Requirements. Free for members and $75 for non-members. See the Community Calendar for scheduled dates and to register.

Social Work Online CE Institute

Several NASW Chapters have established this Institute comprised of social work focused courses offered on-demand. The library of courses includes 125+ distinctive distance learning courses in more than 60 topic areas available in audio, text, and video formats. Affordable learning at your pace and on your terms!

Professional Education and Training Center

NASW and Assurance Services, Inc. is pleased to sponsor the PETC. This online educational platform for professionals in social work provides convenient 24 hour access to quality continuing education. Depending on your interests, it's actually possible to take courses with fees that would be equal to your membership dues!

NASW Lunchtime Series

Live hour-long teleconferences held monthly for NASW members that highlight the latest social work issues. Besides a live teleconference, members can access the transcripts and audio/podcast component of the teleconference 24/7 through NASW’s Web site.

NASW Journals

Earn CPD Hours by reading Journals produced by the NASW Press, which are among the most highly cited in the social services.  See available Journals such as:  Social Work, Children & Schools, Health & Social Work, Social Work Research, and Social Work Abstracts.  For information on CPD requirements and the types of allowable activities go here.

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