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From the NASW Colorado Chapter
Social Work Update
April 27, 2015  |  The Way to Stay Current on Crucial Info to the Profession ~ For Members Only

In This Issue:

1. Board Nominations
2. DORA Fee
3. Next Workshop
4. CPD Due Soon
5. Conference Discount

Chapter Board Nominations Needed

Nominations are needed to fill the slate for Chapter elections - please consider running or nominating a colleague. Getting active with your Chapter is an excellent way to develop and practice leadership skills, grow a professional network, and give back to the social work community. If you are interested or have questions please contact the Chapter office before May 1st.

Board positions are for terms starting July 1, 2015. This year open positions include President Elect, Secretary, Denver Region Rep, Mountain Region Rep, Northern Region Rep, Pikes Peak Region Rep, and Southern Region Rep. See a map of the Chapter  regions and job descriptions.  Chapter elections will  be held on-line in May.

DORA License Fee

Be aware that the DORA fee for a new license by examination changed this year.  If you applied after Jan 21, 2015 the fee is $70 for the LSW and LCSW. If you were incorrectly charged the higher fee of $185, DORA is offering a refund.

Also, you may check the status of your application online anytime by visiting here

Upcoming Chapter Workshop

Please join us on Wednesday, June 10 from 8:30-4:30 at the University of Denver GSSW for Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Workshop. Teri Pichot, LCSW, LAC, MAC is the founder of the Denver Center for Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. She provides inspiring and educational training in how to use this evidenced-based approach with some of the most difficult clientele. The focus of this training will be on gaining the knowledge through discussions and other didactic methods and on seeing the approach in action through demonstrations and exercises. Cost is $84 for NASW members and $175 for non-members. Register here.

CPD Hours Due in August 2015

License renewal for LCSWs and LSWs is coming this August, and that means that Continuing Professional Development hours must be completed.  Don't be caught low on hours! Start preparing now. For basic info see the Chapter website CPD page. For specific steps review this checklist:

  • Set up/Update your CPD Learning Plan in advance of the renewal period; be sure that your Learning Plan goals match CPD hours earned; sign into CPD portal
  • Track hours you have earned to date and note hours still needed; see the CPD Workbook in the Chapter website Member Benefits section
  • Collect proper documentation for hours earned, see DORA Resources for details
  • Complete all 40 hours of CPD required before August; find CPD opportunities via the National website, Chapter workshops and CE Approved providers, and article below.

CAAP Offers Discount to June Conference

The Chapter has collaborated with the Colorado Association of Addiction Professionals to offer a great way for you to earn CPD Hours at their conference on Friday, June 26th.  NASWCO members receive a 30% discount off the CAAP non-member rate - so may attend for just $70. There are two keynote speakers, an exciting line-up, plus breakfast and lunch are included. A great value and an important opportunity for professional, clinical, and business development.  Contact the Chapter at to get the discount code before you register.



Reading for CPD:

April issue of the journal Social Work by NASW Press 

New Practice Guideline on Court- involved Cases from the Practice Standards Committee

For Region & Committee meetings see the website Calendar. Look for these activities:
-Jump start the Com on Aging
-Private Practice 
coffee group
-Denver Region get together

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