• When the opportunity presented itself to become a candidate for the position of CEO of ASWB, Stacey Hardy-Chandler believed the timing was right for her to take on the new role. “As I learned more about where ASWB has been and where it is going—and reflected on where I was in my career journey and […]

  • Leaders of major social work organizations in the United States and Canada gathered in Northern Virginia, April 21–23, 2022, invited by ASWB as part of the association’s commitment to including more diverse voices in the examination development process.

  • June 28, 2022
    Get off the fence

    Whether citizenry, schoolchildren, or voting membership of an association, people need to see themselves reflected in leadership.

  • June 28, 2022
    The first step

    Wesley May, a member of the Red Lake Nation of the Ojibwe people, is an artist who works to help others explore their own creativity and build a sense of community. His workshop kicked off ASWB’s 2022 Education Meeting.

  • Populating the social work boards with licensees and public members provides for diverse perspectives in the decision-making process. Social workers serving on boards ensure the expertise necessary to increase the efficiencies of the board activities, including rulemaking, statutory interpretation,

  • The goal of the regulatory research request for proposals that ASWB issued in 2020 was clear: Conduct a literature review of extant social work regulatory research. The reality of whether the goal could be accomplished was not as clear.

  • June 28, 2022

    News and updates from ASWB members and staff

  • ASWB President Roxroy Reid of New Mexico announced that the Board of Directors has unanimously voted to accept Stacey Hardy-Chandler, Ph.D., J.D., LCSW, as ASWB’s new CEO following a national search. ASWB’s Search Committee noted that Hardy-Chandler stood out among a robust pool of highly qualified applicants. “In addition to her impressive resume and leadership […]

  • Draft development Starting in October 2021, The Council of State Governments (CSG) convened representatives from the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), Clinical Social Work Association (CSWA), National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and other stakeholders in the profession to develop the first draft of an interstate compact for social work licensure. The project team […]

  • It’s no longer possible to go back to the way things were a few years ago. We know more. As a result, we have an obligation to reexamine how we conduct the necessary day-to-day activities that open the way for social workers to become licensed and begin their work.