Practice Analysis Task Force contributes expertise to social work competence assessment update

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The 2022–2024 Practice Analysis Task Force, a group of 32 licensed social workers, provides subject matter expertise to ASWB’s next analysis of the practice of social work. The practice analysis is being reenvisioned as the Social Work Census, a profession-wide workforce study and job analysis. The census will help ASWB shape content outlines for the next iteration of the social work licensing exams to be released in January 2026.

“We have doubled the size of the task force that will oversee the next update of our competence assessment,” says Lavina Harless, senior director of examination services. “As we continue our equity journey, we are committed to expanding the diversity of perspectives involved in the entire examination development process.”

Practice Analysis Task Force members

Bachelors exam

  • Donna Ennis, WI
  • Liz Gallaspy, GA
  • Declan Harrison, BC
  • Radinka Jeyathas, ON
  • Veronica Knowles, MS
  • Juliette Ouellette, NB
  • Tammy Sung, TX

Masters exam

  • Andrea Canales, BC
  • Melvin Cheatem, MN
  • Alexis Diaz, NY
  • Cheryl Fergerson, TN
  • Theresa Flowers, AR
  • Deana Jones, ME
  • Endsley Real, GA
  • Raina Williams-Caldwell, LA

Advanced Generalist exam

  • Sara Manisco Chapo, TX
  • Erika Dautruche, NY
  • Jolene Engelking, MN
  • René Garcell, FL
  • Jodi Gore, OH
  • Jerome Land, NJ
  • Courtney McFadden, VA
  • Carisa E. Sanchez, CT

Clinical exam

  • Charina Carothers, WA
  • Vivian Colón, NY
  • Victoria Gray, FL
  • Jacqueline Guigue-Glaspell, ON
  • Blake McCullough, MI
  • Navita Bhinderjit Senghera, BC
  • Joi Griffin Showell, GA
  • Charnell Smith, LA
  • Sandra Turner, NM