• As I mentioned at the annual meeting, I had never put the name Mary Jo Monahan in the same sentence with the word retirement! I have always enjoyed and have been proud of my work life as a social worker. Each position I held was my favorite position at that time, and it has been a […]

  • December 19, 2019
    Decades of excellence

    Contributor Award The Contributor Award—given this year for the first time—went to Frederic G. Reamer, Ph.D. “What a career!” ASWB President Tim Brown said upon presenting Reamer with the award. A professor in the graduate program of the Rhode Island College School of Social Work since 1983, Reamer has had, according to Brown, “…an exceptional […]

  • Typically, this license is issued to social workers with an MSW who are in the process of acquiring experience and supervision hours toward earning their Clinical license. The law goes into effect January 2021. According to ASWB Policy 2.1, “The Clinical exam has been developed for use as a licensure requirement by member boards that […]

  • The election process at the Annual Meeting of the Delegate Assembly, complete with runoffs and ties, was the first real nail-biter in years for ASWB delegates, though there were no hanging chads in this Florida election. The electronic voting process kicked off on Saturday morning with Jennifer Henkel’s popular tutorial on using the keypads provided […]

  • Like a Classical Greek labyrinth, research is full of intricate passageways and blind alleys. Venturing into this maze will reveal ideas that lead to tantalizing places and ideas that lead to anticipated outcomes that support regulatory best practices. Threading the regulatory research maze began at the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Delegate Assembly. Jennifer Henkel, […]

  • ASWB’s Education and Research Senior Manager Janice Fitts was on hand to present on the Path to Licensure program. The event was conceived by two Ohio board members who have a history of involvement with ASWB. Erin Michel, who serves on the Regulatory Education and Leadership Committee, and Carl Brun, who serves as an instructor […]

  •   The law, which goes into effect on January 1, 2020, will streamline the process for licensed professional clinical counselors, marriage and family therapists, and clinical social workers in other states to add a California license. ASWB greeted the news with enthusiasm because the new law, passed largely through the efforts of the California Board […]

  • Building on the popularity of New Board Member Training, ASWB began offering additional trainings aimed at specific roles. “After the Executive Leadership Training for board chairs and board administrators in 2018, many of the participants asked for training on becoming the board chair for the first time,” says CEO Mary Jo Monahan. “So Jennifer [Henkel, […]

  • October 31, 2019

    Association Asides, September/October 2019

  • This position consists of one year as president-elect, two years as president, and a final year as past president. At the end of the 2019 Delegate Assembly, it will be my time to transition from the role of president to the role of past president. As the transfer of leadership nears, I’d like to take […]