Welcome to the National Association of Social Workers, Virginia Chapter

 
Becoming a member of the National Association of Social Workers strengthens the Social Work profession and gives Social Workers and their clients a stronger voice.

 

Congratulations to our 2017 NASWVA Hidden Heroes!

 

                                           Abbey Yoder, BSW Student of the Year                                                                                               Lisette Johnson, Public Citizen of the Year


Stanley Lemer

Stanley Remer, Lifetime Achievement


 

NASWVA Upcoming Trainings and Local Chapter Meetings

 

It’s renewal time.  NASWVA provides value to its members by offering consultation regarding licensure and as well as Continuing Education trainings.  NASWVA also facilitates local gatherings for its members by organization local chapter meetings.

 

Recent changes by the Virginia Board of Social Work require annual licensure renewal.  In 2010, the Board introduced changes to the Regulations Governing the Practice of Social Work to require licensees to renew their license on an annual basis, rather than a biannual basis. The amended Regulations became effective on December 30, 2015. The Regulations now require that CE hours are completed prior to licensure renewal in even years beginning with the 2017 renewals. The chart below provides clarification as to the number of CE hours required for each renewal period.

 

 

2017 Renewal

2018 Renewal

2019 Renewal

2020 Renewal

 

FEE

CE

FEE

CE

FEE

CE

FEE

CE

Licensed Clinical
Social Worker (LCSW)

$90.00

30 hours of CE from 07/01/2015 to 06/30/2017

$90.00

15 hours of CE from 07/01/2017 to 06/30/2018

$90.00

No CE required to renew license

$90.00

30 hours of CE from 07/01/2018 to 06/30/2020

Licensed
Social Worker (LSW)

$65.00

15 hours of CE from 07/01/2015 to 06/30/2017

$65.00

7.5 hours of CE from 07/01/2017 to 06/30/2018

$65.00

No CE required to renew license

$65.00

15 hours of CE from 07/01/2018 to 06/30/2020

Registered Social Worker

$25.00

N/A

$25.00

N/A

$25.00

N/A

$25.00

N/A

Associate Social Worker

$25.00

N/A

$25.00

N/A

$25.00

N/A

$25.00

N/A

 

Register now for continuing education trainings offered by NASWVA to ensure you have the hours necessary to renew your license and to ensure you are equipped with the latest best practices and techniques. 

 

Questions?  Call 804-204-1339 or email naswva@naswva.com and contact a NASWVA staff member today!

 

Deb Riggs, Executive Director, is happy to speak with you about the license renewal process and your continuing education hours. 

 

Jaime Strohhacker, Professional Development Manager, can assist you in registration for CE Trainings and is happy to answer all your questions regarding your NASWVA CE’s.

 


 

NASW Virginia Presents Trauma Informed Care Certification Program

 

In the last 10 years, there has been increasing recognition in cutting-edge research, in the literature and in human services practice arenas that successful intervention with individuals, families and children who are trauma survivors or are currently in traumatic circumstances, requires specialized and nuanced clinical knowledge and training for identification and successful and sustained treatment outcomes.  This 42-hour intensive Certificate Training Program, grounded in the context of the NASW Code of Ethics, is especially designed to address this specialty education requirement for clinical practitioners.

 

 The program will offer a cumulative and comprehensive approach for an in-depth understanding of trauma, including the neuroscience (biological) perspectives of trauma and trauma-mediated socio-emotional and psychological behavioral responses.  The training will include both didactic and experiential methods. Participants will be expected to actively engage in case assessment and practice application of theory and intervention utilizing the 12 Core Concepts of Trauma Intervention and the Trauma Systems Therapy Intervention model (Saxe, Ellis & Kaplow, 2016). The curriculum will include specialized knowledge for identification of trauma survivor behavioral characteristics (symptoms/sequelae; identification and intervention for DSM-5 indicated types of Posttraumatic responses, and complex trauma presentations including child physical and sexual abuse sequelae and client medication implications for social work practitioners.

 

Participants will also be exposed to the impact of historical/generational trauma included in the content covering the impact of trauma on brain development that poses special developmental behavioral challenges for individuals, families and children

 

This trauma-specific Certificate Training Program is both intensive and comprehensive and will prepare MSW social work graduates with an advanced level of training that meets CSWE practice competency skill sets in trauma intervention with individuals and families. Additionally, the specific intervention strategies from Trauma Systems Therapy that will be offered may also be successfully applied to practice with groups.

 

 Attendees will earn 42.0 Category I Contact Hours at the end of the series. Attendees must complete ALL 3 trainings in the series to receive a NASW-VA Certificate of Completion for 42 hours of advanced trauma training recognized by the Virginia Chapter of NASW and to be credentialed in Virginia to provide skilled services in trauma assessment and care.  Attendees who attend all 3 trainings in the series will receive a discounted price for the 3rd training.

 

Click here to register for Trauma Informed Care Certification Program - Part 1

 

Meet Your Instructor

 

Delores Dungee-Anderson, PhD, LCSW serves as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Wayne State University School of Social Work in Detroit, MI. She previously served as tenured-Associate Professor and MSW Program Director at Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Virginia) and maintains an independent clinical practice in Midlothian, Virginia. She is both trained and credentialed in Forensic Social Work, Clinical Hypnosis, and Complex Trauma Disorders (PTSD, military PTSD and Dissociative Disorders). Additionally, she has extensive experience and expertise in Personality disorders and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. She is a credentialed trainer for the State of Virginia and has been active in promoting and providing Social Work Licensure and Clinical Supervision training at national, regional and local levels. She has authored and provided training on standards of clinical supervision for the NASW state chapters for Iowa and New Mexico. She currently serves as an instructor for NASW-VA, presenting Licensure Exam Preparation Training and Clinical Supervision Training.

 


 
NASW Virginia's Innovative "Resilience-Driven Leadership Series"
 
 
Resilience-Driven Leadership (RDL) taps into the core principles of social work leadership and trauma-informed practice to provide attendees with the state-of-the-art tools and strategies they need to serve at the highest levels of excellence. Modules in the training series are geared toward:
  • Current supervisors, managers and directors
  • Clinicians, practitioners and other direct service providers who take on or aspire to managerial roles
  • All social workers aiming to sharpen or develop leadership skills
The RDL training series program is comprised of 5 leadership, independent modules. Each module is a full day (7 CE) session. The 5 modules accommodate a wide variety of leadership goals. They are not sequential, so social workers can choose to enroll in just one module, attend several, or complete the entire series.
 
Those who successfully complete all 5 modules in the training series program will earn a total of 35 CEs and a "Leadership Certificate" from NASW-VA.
 
 
Meet your RDL Instructor:
 
Dr. Stacey D. Hardy-Chandler combines her background/training in social work (MSW, 1988), clinical psychology (PhD, 1994), law (JD, 2006) to promote transformative, experiential learning; cultural humility, leadership and organizational development. She launched her career in southern California where she provided an array of mental health services in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings working with diverse client populations ranging from children to older adults.
 
She served as the Director of Field Education for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Social Work for nearly 13 years. In 2011, she joined the faculty at George Mason University and later transitioned to Fairfax County. She is a past-president of the National Organization of Forensic Social Work and currently serves on the NOFSW Executive Board as well as on the Executive Advisory Council of the National Staff Development and Training Association (an affiliate of the American Public Human Services Association).
 
Recognizing the need for "leadership done our way - informed by social work values and principles", Dr. Hardy-Chandler created the RDL curriculum in partnership with NASW-VA.  Her diverse career journey, commitment to service and growth-oriented philosophy converge perfectly in her current role as the Director of Professional and Organization for the Fairfax Department of Family Services leading agency-wide strategic initiatives and learning opportunities for a workforce of over 1900 staff. Her self-prescribed job description is simple: "to cultivate a culture of learning".
 
 
Leadership Learning Modules
RDL Modules are structured to be both informative and interactive. Lecture time is limited and the content is reinforced by a range of interactive, engaging and thought provoking activities and exercises. All training topics are designed to include 2 hours of Ethics content.
 
Module
Topic
Module 1
April 28, 2017
Richmond
 
Motivating Teams and Leading Change
The social worker as leader will learn to maximize their ability to inspire colleagues and promote individual and system transformation. Participants will learn how to translate their social workers skills into coaching practices for staff engagement and navigating change.
Module 2
June 9, 2017
Northern VA
Culturally Competent Leadership
Explores the organizational culture and the role of the social work leader within it. Includes examining how interpersonal and systemic elements of culture impact the agency and workforce.  Ethical considerations related to leadership competency are highlighted.
Module 3
August 25, 2017
Richmond
Making Difficult Conversations Easier: Effective Conflict Resolution with Staff
While social workers receive a lot of training on addressing client/customer problems and challenges, we are less prepared to deal with the range of staff issues that arise in social service organizations. This module offers strategies for handling staff, intern and management issues in alignment with social work values and standards of professionalism.
Module 4
October 20, 2017
Northern VA
Organizational Development & Strategic Planning for Social Workers
Understanding our organizations and participating in their transformation is important for managers and clinicians alike.  This module focuses on the social workers as organizational change agent and is for practitioners at all levels.
Module 5
2018 NASW-VA Pre-Conference Institute
The Mindful Leader: Self-Care in Serving Others
With a specific focus on leadership functions, this module provides participants with an array of specific tools to promote their own well-being so they can ultimately lead people and programs with more focus, positivity and compassion.

 

 


 

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