Year: 2020

  • As ASWB geared up for the 2020 Annual Meeting of the Delegate Assembly, the association selected Lumi for its online meeting, largely because of the security of Lumi’s voting system. Lumi has tools to manage both delegates and alternates, complete with the ability to assign or reassign voting rights, depending on who was available to […]

  • Outland’s appointment fills a one-year vacancy created in November 2020 by the resignation of Kim Madsen of California. Madsen, former executive officer of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, became ineligible to continue her two-year term on the ASWB Board when she retired from her position with the California board, per ASWB bylaws. The ASWB […]

  • December 21, 2020

    Association Asides, November/December 2020

  • Editor’s note On November 9, 2021, ASWB’s Board of Directors unanimously approved a motion to gather, analyze, and release examination performance data. The motion directs ASWB staff and its consultants to develop a plan to implement this information-sharing initiative, which is anticipated to include performance data broken down by demographic group for our member jurisdictions […]

  • Dear Social Work Regulatory Board Members and Staff: Society as a whole, inclusive of the social work regulatory community, is under intense scrutiny and political pressures based upon a host of factors. A changing regulatory climate, demonstrations and protests, justice and injustice, race, gender, sex, elections—not to mention COVID-19—are shining a light on our individual […]

  • Adjusting continuing education requirements has stood out as an important way that regulators have shown flexibility while preserving the importance of public protection. Three members—North Carolina, New York, and West Virginia—share how their jurisdictions responded to the pandemic by adjusting CE requirements for license renewal. And ASWB’s Approved Continuing Education program has continued to approve […]

  • October 26, 2020

    Association Asides, September/October 2020

  • Delegate and member board presence is what fuels ASWB and provides direct input into the policy setting and evolution of the organization. Without the need for physical travel, ASWB looks forward to a record number of delegates, members of member boards, and administrators taking part in the virtual annual meeting. Please note the dates and […]

  • For those unfamiliar with the process recording tool, it’s a written record of an interview between an intern and a client. In one part of this tool, students document, verbatim, the conversation that occurs between the student and the client. In another part, students record thoughts and feelings experienced throughout the interview. This section helps […]

  • Policy enforcement initiative beginnings When the initiative began in 2016, the Board of Directors established a five-year time frame to allow member boards that were not following policy to make needed changes. The primary reason for the initiative was outlined in a letter from ASWB to boards: “Enforcing appropriate use of the exams helps maintain […]