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Lobby Day 2016

WHEN:    Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
WHERE:  Colorado History Center, 1200 Broadway, Denver, CO
Now Re-Opened:  Register here.  

Due to an overwhelming positive response, the agenda and timeline were adjusted to allow for more registrants. Join fellow professionals as we put advocacy to action at our state capitol.  This event is co-hosted by NASWCO and the Colorado Counseling Association. Includes education on advocacy, legislative process and discussion of current issues that effect our profession. All new, working, and retired Social Workers, Professional Counselors, students, and sister mental health professionals are encouraged to join.  

Social Work Celebration & Award Ceremony

Social Worker of the Year - Dawn Matera Bassett, MSW, LCSW, PhD
Distinguished Legislator - Rep. Pete Lee (HD-18)

On Wednesday, March 2nd, 6-8PM join professional colleagues for an evening to celebrate national social work month and honor the 2016 Social Work Award Recipients.  Appetizers included and cash bar available. Cost is $25. Co-hosted by:  NASWCO, CO Society for Clinical Social Work, Metro State University of Denver Swk Dept, Newman University Swk Program, University of Denver GSSW.   Register here

Make a day of it with a professional education workshop: Assessing Risk for Violence. Held on the afternoon (2-5PM) of the Celebration in the same location. Separate registration and payment is required for each event.  See below for workshop details.

Forums Now Open

A forum is a new feature through the Chapter Website that enables participants to communicate quickly and directly with one another via a "post" or a "reply". Read the detailed instructions available for each forum to learn how to participate, or just go to a forum to read the threads of postings. Navigate to the forums page from the Events & News drop-down menu. The three forums currently open:

  • Office Space Available - A great resource for those looking for or leasing office space 
  • Licensure Questions - Ask about the LSW or LCSW, exams, supervision and more for the guidance you need or read other posts to get a jump start
  • Clinical Supervision - Whether your looking to give or to receive, participate in this forum to get the word out


 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.

Risk Assessment for Violent Behavior 
March 2, 2016  -   2:00 PM to 5:00PM   in Denver at the Courtyard Marriott Cherry Creek (near I-25 & Colorado)
Earn 3 CECs/PDHs
$36 for Members and $72 for Non-Members

Using Technology in Clinical Practice - Coming in Summer 2016 (3 CECs)

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.

2016 Annual Colorado Mental Health Professionals Conference

This Conference is set to be Colorado's largest educational event of the year for clinicians, administrators, advocates, and students with over 1750 attendees, 75 vendors and numerous speakers, trainings and opportunities to network. 


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