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Dissecting the Social Work Licensing Exam – 2-Day Comprehensive Training

February 08, 2019
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
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Delaware State Police Troop 2 - Community Room
100 Lagrange Ave
Newark, DE 19702
http://dsp.delaware.gov/locations.shtml
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Description
***This workshop is now at capacity; please check calendar for additional dates***

NASW-DE has been working to increase the standards and practice of social work in the State of Delaware. As House Bill 311 goes into effect in June 2019, we want to ensure that social workers will be prepared to take and pass the Association of Social Work Boards licensure exams at both the Graduate and Independent Clinical levels.  As such, NASW DE will be hosting on-going licensure preparation courses for our members and the social work community.

***PLEASE NOTE: This training is a two-day comprehensive workshop requiring attendance both days***

Who should take the exam

Previously, only social workers interested in obtaining their LCSW were required to take the licensure exam.

After June 2019, any social worker who provides direct intervention, case management, and any other services related to social work to the DE community (including entry-level, Masters, and Doctoral social workers) will be expected to have a license in Social Work. 

Although there will be exceptions for grandfathering for current Delaware social workers, a passing test score on the Association of Social Work Board’s licensure exams will be required if you intend to apply for graduate level licensure in neighboring states or advance to independent licensure.   

Why you should take the prep course

Like Continuing Education, Social Work Licensure ensures that Delaware has competent social workers who possess up-to-date knowledge and satisfy standards regulated by the Delaware Board of Social Workers.  As such, there will be a limited number of times an individual can take the licensing exam if they do not have a passing score.  Being prepared in advance of the exam is a key to success.

Multi-tier licensure will increase the standards for social workers in the State of Delaware, as well as strengthen the protection of the public.  As such, all social workers should possess standardized minimum competencies to combat ethical complaints. 

As House Bill 311 states:

(a) It is unlawful for an individual who is not licensed under this chapter to do any of the following:

(1) Engage in the practice of social work.

(2) Hold the individual out to the public in this State as being qualified to practice social work.

(3) Use in connection with the individual’s name or otherwise assume or use any title or description conveying or tending to convey the impression that the individual is qualified to practice social work.

 

To read more on House Bill 311, please refer to

https://legiscan.com/DE/text/HB311/2017

 

Objectives:

 

This two-day course is geared towards equipping participants with the skills necessary to sit for the licensure exam. A thorough overview of the test content will be provided as well as an analysis of test taking strategies and tips useful for success for both the Graduate and Independent Clinical exams. Topics to be covered include:

  • An Overview of the Composition of the Exam     
  • Exam Taking Strategies & Special Accommodations              
  • Social Work Assessment & Diagnosis
  • Social Work Intervention Strategies
  • Psycho-pharmacology
  • Human Behavior, Growth and Development Issues
  • Social Work Ethics, Research and Supervision
  • Child Welfare and Gerontology
  • Addiction, Domestic Violence and Family Dynamics      
  • Self Regulation and Relaxation Skills 

 

12 hours of continuing education credits can be made available for individuals currently licensed in other jurisdictions, or upon request. 

Location

Delaware State Police Troop 2
Community Room
100 Lagrange Ave
Newark, DE 19702

Overview

This 2-day comprehensive training will earn participants 12 CEUs.

An hour for lunch will be given for participants. Please bring lunch, or visit one of the many eateries in the local area.

Speaker

Corey Beauford received his MSW from Howard University. He has years of experience in clinical supervision, HIV / AIDS, Co Occurring Disorders, and Domestic Violence. He is also the Founder and President of Inspired Consulting Group, LLC.

For additional information, contact

For additional information, contact

Lavay Glynn, CE Coordinator
NASW Delaware
100 W. 10th Street, Suite 608
Wilmington, DE 19801-6604
302-288-0931
CE.naswde@socialworkers.org

 

Accommodations:

Note on accommodations: If you require accommodations to permit your attendance or participation, please provide a written request along with completed registration form and conference payment at least 30 days prior to the registration deadline for the workshop or conference. Requests received after this deadline may not be received in time to process and be fulfilled in time for the activity. Thank you.

PLEASE NOTE REFUND POLICIES: NASW-DE will only refund registrations for cancellations made at least 2 business days/48 hours in advance of the workshops, NASW-DE reserves the right to cancel workshops for low registration.

 

Tickets

$160.00 NASW Member

$200.00 Guest Ticket

$160.00 NASW Member Non-DE Chapter (Please Use guest to Register)

$70.00 Student or Recent Graduate (within the past 6 months)