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Bill Passes to Expand Youth Access
House Bill 15-1032 was signed by the governor and goes into effect immediately. The law expands access to mental health services by allowing LCSW's (and LPCs, LMFTs, LACs) to see youth aged 15 to 17 years who seek services with or without parental consent. Previously only M.D's and licensed psychologist, or licensed mental health practitioners who worked in specific facilities, were permitted to do so. Now these youth have access to licensed practitioners in all settings, including those working in non-profits or private practice settings. This is due in large part to the hard work of the bill's sponsors, the Chapter Legislative Committee, our lobbyist at Miles Consulting, strong collaboration with fellow mental health professional organizations...and your membership, which helps to make it all happen.
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:
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.