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Social Work Today May/June 2020 Issue

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Interprofessional Practice in Community Outreach — COVID-19 Crisis Creates New Challenges
Effective community outreach requires robust interprofessional collaboration. What are the benefits and challenges, especially during the current health crisis?

Is Every Social Worker a Good Coach? — Moving Forward After the Pandemic
Not every social worker makes a good coach and vice versa. How can a social worker become a strong coach, and what is it about coaching that is an effective tool to lead some individuals forward after this devastating pandemic?

Putting Social Work Values to the Test — ASWB’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Designing challenging exams for social work licensure is the role of ASWB, but it is also dedicated to integrating the profession’s core mission, values, and ethics into the exams.

This course is based on the reading-based online, Social Work Today May/June 2020 Issue created by Sue Coyle, MSW , Liz Lasky, PhD, MSW, LCSW, and Lavina Harless, MSW, LCSW in 2020.

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Course Material Authors

Sue Coyle, MSW

Sue Coyle, MSW, is a freelance writer and social worker in the Philadelphia suburbs.

Liz Lasky, PhD, MSW, LCSW

Dr. Lasky is unique because of her expertise, smarts, and personality. With a Masters degree in social work (YU), a PhD in Social Welfare (YU), and a Certificate in Coaching (NYU), Lasky is a visionary of personal and company growth, strategic thinking, and personal and leadership development.

Lavina Harless, MSW, LCSW

Harless is Director of Examination Development at the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), the organization of social work licensing boards in all 50 states and 10 Canadian provinces. In her role, she oversees the creation of test questions and the extensive process involved in creating and scoring examinations, all while managing a volunteer program that involves more than 100 social workers from diverse backgrounds across North America.

Course Creator

Sandi Cardaman

Sandi Cardaman has been a Licensed Mental Health Counselor for more than 15 years. She has worked with eating disorders, domestic violence and clients who are working with the dependency system.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify tactics to increase interprofessional collaboration.

  2. Explain how coaching is different from social work.

  3. List three ways that ASWB works to ensure fairness for test takers.

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American Academy of Health Care Providers in the Addictive Disorders (AAHCPAD)

1 credit hour

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Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB ACE)

1 credit hour

CE Learning Systems, LLC, provider #1020, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. CE Learning Systems, LLC maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 2/23/2019 – 2/23/2022. Social workers completing this course receive 1 clinical continuing education credit(s).

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NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (NAADAC)

1 credit hour

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National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)

1 credit hour

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Course Retired
Course Number 102846
1 credit hour
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  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee: No Longer Available
4.40 out of 5
20 members have taken this course