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Political Action & Candidate Election
Ballots have dropped and election day is November 8th. The Chapter PACE has announced endorsements for state level elections. Don't forget to vote "down ticket", particularly in the state legislature (General Assembly) races! Those are the politicians that impact issues related to our license, funding for mental health, and programs that support social work values.
Professional Development Symposium with CPA
The Colorado Psychological Association would like to invite NASWCO members to attend the Dark Side of Cyberspace - a discourse on the Information Age and the rise of the cyber-bully. Keynote speaker is NY psychologist and certified forensic consultant, Michael Nuccitelli. NASWCO members have the same registration fee as CPA members - $125. Event is Thursday, November 3, 2016, 8am to 3pm at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus Hensel-Phelps Auditorium. Register Here by 10/27/2016 and Use code MHPDS to receive this rate.
2017 CMHP Conference
The Colorado Mental Health Professionals Conference will be held April 28th and 29th, 2017 at the University of Denver. More details, including specialty tracks, topics & presenters, and sponsors to follow. Early Bird Registration now open!
Call for Student Posters ~ Proposals for student poster presentations at the Conference are being accepted now thru Dec 1st. This is an excellent opportunity for a student, together with a faculty advisor, to participate in the conference. To learn more about the requirements and the process, go here.
New Forum Opens
A forum is a feature through the Chapter Website that enables participants to share information and communicate quickly and directly with one another via a "post" or a "reply". The newest forum is on Clinical Consultation and helps members find a Peer Consult Group or a Paid Consultant.
Navigate to the forums page from the Events & News drop-down menu. The four forums currently open are:
Professional Development Resources
Chapter CE Approved Providers
List of Approved CE Providers
Application Form for CE Provider Approval
Continuing Education Approved Providers are not offered 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.
Chapter Info Sessions
The Chapter provides info sessions on the LSW/LCSW License Process, the Jurisprudence Exam, and on CPD Requirements. Free for members and $75 for non-members. Currently two titles are available by recording so you may watch on your own time, as often as you like, from your own computer. The title on CPD will be available soon. Sign up via the Services/Store page. (FYI, these titles cannot be used as CPD hours.)
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.
Upcoming Workshops TBA in the fall of 2016
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!
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.