Presenter: Denise Jones, LICSW
The first of two workshops developed for advanced year MSW students and early career social workers focusing on clinical social work. Target audiences are advanced year MSW students, LGSWs and clinical supervisors. Course material covers practical information about what new social workers will encounter during the first 3,000 hours of their career - from their graduation from a Master's Program in clinical social work until the attainment of their advanced clinical licensure.
Participants may also sign up for and find usefulness in Part II, The 3,000th Hour and Beyond.
- Plan and organize a smooth entry into the first 3,000 hours of their social work career.
- Identify 1-10 common stumbling blocks new social workers encounter during the first 3,000 hours of the typical clinical social work career and learn how to prepare for and overcome them.
- Identify 5 professional organizations that lend support, assistance and information to beginning clinical social workers.
- Gain a general understanding of how the clinical licensing process works.
- Know 1-10 methods of self-care clinicians can use to sustain themselves through the first 3,000 hours of the typical clinical social work career.
8:30-9:00 | Sign-In
9:00-9:10 |Opening Remarks/Introduction
“Energy, Organization, Hours, Exams, Expertise and Ethics”
9:10-9:30 | “Energy”
Personal Changes and Challenges
9:30-9:50 | “Organization”
Working in an Information Intensive Profession
File for Perpetuity
Types of Documentation
Filing Systems and HIPAA Regulations
9:50-10:30 | “Hours”
Your First Job
10:30 – 10:40 | Break
10:40-11:00 | “Exams”
Exams and Licensing
Which Exam to Take?
11:00-11:30 | “Expertise
Numbers, Websites and Contact Information
11:30-11:45 | “Ethics”
NASW Code of Ethics
11:45-12:00 Wrap Up | Q&A
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