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From the NASW Colorado Chapter
Social Work Update
                                                               May 1, 2018  |  Stay Current on Crucial Information for the Profession 


Vote Now in NASWCO Elections 

Thank you for supporting NASWCO by casting a vote in CO Chapter elections! It will take only a few minutes to complete this ballot. Voting runs from May 1-May 25, 2018.

VOTE HERE (you must be signed into our website as a member- call 800-742-4089 for help with signing in)

Election Social

Please join us for a (free) social hour, with appetizers and drinks, followed by a discussion session with representatives of Gubernatorial Candidates and others running for statewide office on Wednesday, May 23 from 5:30-7:30. We are offering this opportunity for social workers, partners and friends to become better informed voters. 

This event is brought to you by the NASW-CO PACE Committee (Political Action for Candidate Elections). Former NASW-CO Executive Director Renee Rivera will host the event at her Denver home. Please see details and RSVP hereIf you would like to become involved with this event or the PACE Committee, please email the PACE Chair Stephanie Brinks at

NASW-CO May Trainings

Clinical Supervision for Licensure 101: "Knowing the Basics and Starting on the Path Beyond"

This training builds on graduate-level social work skills and provides clinical supervisors with new tools to become more versatile in their roles. It is ideal for those interested in becoming clinical supervisors, or those who are new to clinical supervision. During this interactive one-day training attendees will engage with other professionals to strengthen their understanding of today‚Äôs best practice knowledge and enhance their skills to function effectively in the role of clinical supervisor for licensure. May 11th 9:00-4:30 PM at Fort Lewis College, Durango. 6.0 hours of CE offered - Members: $75; Nonmembers: $150 Register here

Stay tuned for more Clinical Supervision trainings, including Grand Junction, Boulder, Fort Collins and CO Springs. To host this training, contact

Self-Protective Practices for High-Risk Clinical Cases

Attorney and LCSW Deborah Henson with Beyond Ethics, LLC

In this age of increasing litigation, clinicians are frequently drawn into the legal battles of their clients through subpoenas for records, depositions and/or trial testimony. Additionally, clinicians may find themselves treating high-risk clients who present many risks for DORA grievances (e.g., demands for their records; suicide ideation or attempts; violence against others; etc.). This training will teach you what you need to know to protect yourself. May 11th 1:00-4:00 South Denver; 3.0 hours of CE offered - Members: $35; Non-members: $75  Register here  

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Read the journal Social Work and Legal Issue of the Month to earn CPD Hours for Independent Learning

Free recorded Info Sessions offered on demand: Jurisprudence Exam and Obtaining a Swk License            

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CPD Required for Renewal

As part of the Social Work license renewal process, licensees must complete 40 Professional Development Hours every two years. See more info on the CPD page of Chapter website.


NASW Colorado Chapter 1120 Lincoln Street #1608, Denver, CO 80203


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Clinical Supervision 101 "The Basics" Training - Grand Junction

Legislative Committee

Legislative Committee

NASW Colorado, 1120 Lincoln Street #1608, Denver, Colorado, 80203 Phone 303-753-8890