Association News: Vol. 29 No. 5

  • 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 […]

  • The idea seems simple enough: Walking gives one time away from the rushed pace of life and allows the mind to consider ideas and alternatives that may not have been previously considered. It can calm us physically and emotionally and, maybe most importantly, get us into nature. But I think the most important part of […]

  • 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 […]

  • Incoming ASWB president Harold Dean of Arkansas has had a busy year as president-elect getting ready for the passing of the gavel at the conclusion of the 2019 Annual Meeting of the Delegate Assembly in Orlando, Florida. The past year’s orientation has included attending international and national conferences on regulation, serving on the ASWB Finance […]

  • Determining moral character encompasses much more than ascertaining criminal history and may include inquiries related to licensure in other professions, financial activities (bankruptcy), prior applications for licensure, educational activities, employment activities, and civil complaints and judgments. This article, however, focuses on the criminal history aspect of moral character—specifically, the use of criminal convictions when assessing […]