Social work practice consists of the professional application of social work values, principles, and techniques to o ne or more of the following ends: helping people obtain tangible services; counseling and psychotherapy with individuals, families, and groups; helping communities or groups provide or improve social and health services; and participating in legislative processes. The practice of social work requires knowledge of human development and behavior; of social and economic, and cultural institutions; and of the interaction of all these factors.
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NASW Members Receive 15% Discount on DSM-5
The DSM-5 was released by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) May 2013. APA is offering NASW members a 15% on the manual. To receive this discount, create a free online account with American Psychiatric Publishers at www.appi.org and enter promo code “NASWMEM” when placing order.
Free Q & A Sessions on Private Practice - Members Only July 17, 2013
Starting a Private Practice
August 21, 2013
Closing or Retiring a Private Practice
You’re invited to spend an hour with us each month through August to discuss timely topics affecting your work. “An Hour With Private Practice” is a monthly call-in question-and-answer session focused on a specific private practice subject. Callers can join in the discussion, ask questions, and comment. These sessions will provide you with important clinical social work updates affecting the delivery of mental health services. [read more+]
Need to study for the license exam? Do it online!
NASW-MI is now offering a unique resource: you can purchase a comprehensive online 4.5 hour course, available to you for thirty consecutive days, appropriate for all four versions of the test: Bachelors, Masters, Clinical and Advanced Generalist Exams. The course includes a free 90 minute videoconferencing session with the course creator.
Sign up at www.nasw-michigan.org and be sure to write in that the NASW Michigan Chapter referred you.
Tools & Techniques *New Series* ·
Frequently Asked Questions About the New Psychotherapy Codes
Ten Start-Up Tips for a Private Practice Clinical social workers frequently open a solo or group private practice to provide mental health services. There are several start-up items clinical social workers should incorporate into their new psychotherapy practice.
NASW Salary Guidelines Social workers are often concerned about levels of compensation. Although social work salaries are highly variable based on a number of factors, this resource reflects suggested annual salary ranges for social workers.
Assessing Agency Readiness to Engage a Multigenerational Social Work Workforce In their efforts to recruit and retain a diverse and competent workforce, agencies need to educate and engage their staff regarding generational differences. Effectively engaging this dynamic workforce can help to successfully address the needs of at-risk individuals, families and communities.
Making Interdisciplinary Collaboration Work Interdisciplinary collaboration can be one of the most rewarding, yet challenging, aspects of social work practice. This resource offers ways for NASW members to work more effectively with other disciplines.
Quick Guide to the Upcoming Changes in the ACA What should members expect as a result of changes made by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010? This guide lists the key changes that social workers should expect to see.
Managing Clients Who Present with Anger As social workers can be on the receiving end of complex emotions from their clients, NASW offers members tips on how to handle a client who may display strong feelings of anger, hostility and violence.
Legislative Action Center
Keep up-to-date and take quick action on legislation and policy impacting the social work profession and our clients in Michigan.
**NASW-Michigan is urging members to contact their Republican Senators regarding Medicaid expansion, HB 4714. The House of Representatives passed a plan for expanding Medicaid with bipartisan support and the Senate recessed for the summer without taking a vote. Please urge them to support the bill or at least urge their leaders to take a vote on it.