Social Work Student Resources
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So you can be the best advocate for others.
As a social work professional, you'll be a crucial source of support for others. However, it's essential to have a support system in place for yourself. That's why we offer various resources to help you navigate your professional journey, including opportunities for career advancement, research projects and more.
Social Work education and practice is influenced by these key organizations, focusing on education, accountability and practice.
The Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) establishes guidelines all accredited social work programs must follow. Key features on the CSWE website include:
- Listing of accredited social work programs by state
- Educational Program Assessment Standards that highlight curricular components required.
The Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) is a membership organization of credentialing boards across the United States and Canada. To become credentialed as a social worker in Wisconsin, one must pass the appropriate examination; ASWB examinations determine if an individual possesses minimal competence to practice Social Work. The ASWB website contains:
- Information and resources, referring to credentialing examination.
- Results of the national workforce study outlines knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) for each category of practice.
- Links to licensing information for all states.
National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest organization for social work practitioners and policies and ethics provide the framework for practice. On the NASW website you can access:
- Resources for social work practice.
- The NASW Code of Ethics (2021).
- Legislative Advocacy
- Publications specific to social work practice.
- Continuing Education opportunities.
While leading the national umbrella, Wisconsin's National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Chapter serves Wisconsin social workers and the public through a network of volunteers. Wisconsin's NASW Portal contains:
- Legislative Policy Statements specific to Wisconsin.
- Opportunities for involvement on committees and with sponsored activities (Advocacy Day, Annual Conference, other Continuing Education activities).
- Application for organizations requesting Continuing Education approval for upcoming trainings consistent with MPSW 19.
Other Resources of Interest
- The Department of Safety and Professional Services outlines credentialing requirements for social workers in Wisconsin. This is also where one can look up credential holders and links to all regulations related to social workers in the state.
- CUE GB connects UW-Green Bay with more than 200 local community organizations in need of volunteers.
- MacroSW is a series of twitter conversations related to issues of importance to the profession and communities we serve. You can read archived conversations and join in using #macrosw during scheduled chats. You can also sign up to follow their blog via e-mail.
- Information on best practice in child welfare can be found through the Child Welfare Information Gateway. The site is continually updated with resources for practitioners. Links on the site include a range of resources and easily accessed links to federal agencies.
- Social Work Today is bi-monthly publication with articles of current interest to social workers. All copies are digitized and it is also possible to subscribe to a paper copy.
- The New Social Worker is designed to meet the needs of practitioners new to the field but provides useful information. Available online, the magazine is published quarterly.
Social Work Research Resources
As part of an Honors in the Major Project, Mary Simac created this downloadable document that outlines sources for social work-related research. The Research Database lists sources that are freely available to practitioners, highlighted and categorized by practice concentration areas.
A new initiative called SMI Adviser provides social workers with access to education, data, and consultations so you can make evidence-based treatment decisions. SMI Adviser is completely FREE for all social workers to use! The program is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and administered by the American Psychiatric Association (APA). The APA leads 30+ national mental health organizations who work on SMI Adviser, including the NASW.
Opportunity to Obtain Supervision of 3000 hours of Clinical Practice (Post-Graduate)
Jennifer Sovey-Fahey is looking to provide supervision of post graduate experience (3000 hours) to professionals attempting to obtain their license for independent practice. Professionals currently employed in a human service profession without a supervisor to oversee hours for independent license, can connect with Jennifer via email to discuss the opportunity. Jennifer has been providing supervision to Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC) with training licenses and Advanced Practice Social Workers (APSW) looking to obtain LCSW credentials (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) for years, and she has been approved by the Department of Safety and Professional Services. Individual and/or group supervision are possible, and minimal paperwork is needed for Department approval.
Post Master's Internship for LCSW Training
Wise Mind Mental Health Clinic, LLC is accepting letters of interest and CV's from MSW's looking for clinical supervision for licensure. We are looking for candidates who have coursework, practicum experience, and interest in generalist psychotherapy practice working with adolescents and adults, and possibly children. Wise Mind is a small private practice in Marshfield, with the ability to provide extensive expertise and learning in evidence-based psychotherapy, including CBT, DBT, effective anxiety treatments, and couples' treatment. Practice will be partially based within the local school, the rest in the office. Bright, caring, and motivated people are encouraged to apply. Stipend is negotiable. To learn more about us, visit www.wisemindclinic.com and you may submit your information to email@example.com or 601 E 3rd St, Marshfield WI 54449.
Post Master's Illinois LCSW Supervision Opportunities
Bonnie Richardson, LCSW in the state of IL, is accepting up to five supervisees for virtual group supervision for MSW graduates looking to receive their LCSW in the state of IL. Bonnie's background is in medical social work and case management with recent online counseling experience.
Need more support? Connect with one of your professors, like Stephanie Rhee, whose research interests include gerontology, immigrant acculturation on Korean immigrant elders and social work education