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October 2017

The October newsletter includes links: October 20th NASWAZ Conference registration (last call!), final call for sponsors, statements on recent issues, policy and Code of Ethics updates, jobs and more!

Don't miss our continuing education workshops this October, November, and December in Mesa, Tempe and Tucson.

Register today at!

Be sure to follow NASWAZ on Facebook and Instagram for chapter updates!

2017 NASWAZ Social Work Conference & Awards:


NASWAZ will host our annual conference on Friday, October 20th at the Desert Willow Conference Center in Phoenix. Our conference features opportunities to network, earn CEUs, and honor our statewide award winners!

We need to have final numbers in on Monday, October 16th -- Don't delay! 
Click here to register.

Earn 6 CEUs! We have engaging presenters on topics relevant to your practice. Click hereto view the session information.

Join us as we recognize the following Award categories:

CITIZEN OF THE YEAR: Deborah Fresquez

SPONSORS: The Chapter is seeking sponsorship of this unique event to reach social workers from various work environments. CLICK HERE FOR SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES!

Private Practice Update: Medicare Changes
There are impending Medicare code number changes for beneficiaries beginning April 1, 2018. Members can view the Practice Alert titledClinical Social Workers Be Aware:New Claim Change Comingoutlining changeshere.This change will impact reimbursement for clinical social workers who will need to provide new Medicare numbers on their claim forms in order to avoid payment denials.


NASW Branch & Networking Events Near You

Click on the links below for times, locations, online registration and more information. Please click the links to register to let us know if you plan on attending, and we'll keep an eye out for you!

Please take a moment to note the changes in dates and locations below!


Monthly Networking Meetings

Please register to let us know you'll join us at one of our networking meetings!

FlagstaffNetworking: First Wednesday of each Month: Please join us for an hour of networking and talking about upcoming events. We are planning to meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 5:30 PM -- location TBA!

PrescottNetworking: Second Wednesday of each Month (1 CEU): Networking Meeting with Prescott and surrounding area social workers. We will note feature a meeting in October but will be back in November -- location TBA!

Phoenix Networking: Third Thursday of each Month (1 CEU): Join NASWAZ Branch 1 for a networking and an educational meeting at Coco's Bakery Restaurant in Phoenix 1 CEU offered at most events with events planned for 2017. Register to let us know you'll attend and we'll save you a seat!

Sierra VistaNetworking: Fourth Thursday of each Month (1 CEU): Sierra Vista Network Brown Bag Lunch Meetings occur the fourth Thursday of each Month. Networking 11:30am; Program 12:00 - 1:00pm (1 CEU). NOTE LOCATION: Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona Outreach Center 302-02 El Camino Real Sierra Vista, AZ 85636.

October CE Workshops in Tucson/Tempe

Registration Now Open for NASWAZ Conference

10/20/2017 - 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM - 2017 NASWAZ Conference. Register to attend NASWAZ's annual Conference which features association updates, networking, an Awards Luncheon, and CEU workshops! Click here to register.
Click here for sponsorship opportunities or email:

The Official NASW Training on the 2017 Revisions to theCode of Ethics

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm ET

Registration is Free-- Register Now

Our next training will take place on Wednesday October 25, 2017 from 2-4p EST. The training is free and open to everyone. If participants wish to receive CEs for that training there will be a cost of $25/members and $40/non-members.

An Hour with Private Practice: Questions & Answers

An Hour With Private Practice: Questions & Answers (HOPP) is a free question and answer session for NASW members which is held every third Wednesday of the month from January through November 2017.
The monthly call-in sessions focus on a specific private practice subject. There is no registration and members can join in the discussion, ask questions, and make comments. These sessions provide members with important clinical social work updates impacting the delivery of mental health services.
HOPP is held every third Wednesday of the month from noon until 1:00 pm ET. No session is held in December due to the holidays.

Access details and the July - December 2017 Schedule online by clicking here.

Installment Payments Now Available for NASW Renewals!

You now may pay your NASW membership renewal in two or three installments by your membership renewal date. Installment payments may be made by mail to PO Box 79949, Baltimore, MD 21279-0949 or by phone to NASW Member Services at 800-742-4089 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET Monday-Friday. The installment option is not available online at this time. A $25 processing fee will be assessed for refunds of incomplete installment payments. For more info, click here:

Public Policy & Regulatory Updates for Arizona

Public Policy Committee Updates

The NASWAZ Public Policy Committee is in the planning stages for the "Social Work Day at the Legislature" series of events this Spring (January and February). Once finalized, we hope to offer an experience catered to students and professionals that will accommodate your schedule and engage you in the advocacy process. Stay tuned for updates!
NASWAZ Updates

The Chapter encourages Arizonans to vote in upcoming local and mid-term elections. We're planning a series of events in the Winter, including updates on policy priorities. Watch for a survey (will be distributed at the Conference) to help our Public Policy Committee update our priorities for 2018.

BBHE Relocation in December

The Board of Behavioral Health Examiners' administrative office and meeting space will relocate from the Central/Osborn location to 1740 West Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85007 during the week of December 18th. Please watch for updates as they are made available.

National Advocacy Updates

At the national level, NASW continues to engage in advocacy. Some highlights from January included:

NASW Statements

The NASW Nevada Chapter has issued astatementon the mass shooting in Las Vegas.
If you'd like to know more about our national efforts, including responses to Hurricanes affecting our coastal states and territories, check out the Social Work Blog at

The Social Work Disaster Assistance Fund

Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands Hurricanes 2017:Social workers have always been at the forefront of helping others.Your assistance is needed now:Donate Now

Donations go directly to social workers and/or social welfare organizations who can provide assistance to those who have suffered loss and are in need of financial or other assistance due to a disaster. To help us maximize the effects of your donations, preference is given to assisting social workers who in turn can help others. 100% of donations go directly to helping others. Click here for more information.



EMPLOYERS: Post Jobs for Free with NASWAZ!

Searching for Job in Arizona? NASWAZMembers may search for jobs at under our Career Center link and employers may post jobs for free! A current sampling of jobs posted includes:

VP of Behavioral Health
Central Director of Behavioral Health
Human Services Specialist
Clinical Manager
Bilingual Parent Aide
and more!

Searching nationwide: Employers can widen their search by posting with our national office. Go to The Social Work Career Center is a career website where social workers can search national job listings and find professional development and career resources that span across the duration of a social worker's professional career.

Arizona LTC Task Force Monthly Social Work Conference Call

Attention social workers and social service staff that work in long term care: You are invited to participate in a long term care social work task force monthly conference call on the2nd Thursday every month at12:30 PM. The Arizona Long Term Care Social Work Task Force is offering aFREEmonthly conference call for all social workers and social service staff. Relevant and challenging issues are discussed in an interactive, roundtable-style forum with other social work peers. The conference call is held the second Thursday of every month and is facilitated by a member of the Social Work Task Force. Participants can ask questions, present cases or just listen in on the discussion. This is a wonderful learning and networking opportunity to ask those tough questions about issues in the nursing home as well as share ideas and resources with each other.

RSVP to attend the call the second Thursday of each month and find out more information here.

Free Ethics Consultations FOR NASW MEMBERS
The Office of Ethics and Professional Review (OEPR) provides individual ethics consultations as a benefit of NASW membership. Ethic consultations are a resource for members who encounter ethical dilemmas and/or have ethics related questions. Consultation services are intended to guide members through the applicable standards in the Code along with other pertinent considerations and resources that address their concerns and allows them to make reasoned ethical decisions. While we can discuss ethical issues, we cannot provide definitive answers for a particular situation or make decisions for members.
Ethics consultation telephone calls are answered on a first come first served basis and are not pre-scheduled. If you call during consultation hours and receive a voice-mail response, we request your patience as we complete earlier member calls, Please leave a brief message clearly stating your name and contact number and we will return your call. Due to the high call volume, we ask that you allow 24 hours for a return call.
Hours & Contact Info:(800) 742-4089
Mondays 1:00pm – 4:00pm (ET)
Tuesdays 10:00am – 1:00pm (ET)
Wednesdays 1:00pm – 4:00pm (ET)
Thursdays 10:00am – 1:00pm (ET)

Need CEUs Right Away?

Offered by multiple state Chapters of NASW. This Online CE Institute has high quality programs available on demand with well known names in the field of social work and behavioral health. Feel free to browse our store before purchasing. Member and non-member fees will apply accordingly.

NASW/ASI is pleased to sponsor the Professional Education and Training Center. Social workers who are not members, but who are in need of CEU's are also welcome to participate for standard registration fees. You must log in to participate. If you have difficulty logging in you may contact your NASW Member Center at 1.800.742.4089.

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Have you thought about getting a PhD in Social Work?
The ASU School of Social Work doctoral program is currently recruiting for the 2018-2019 school year. The deadline to apply is January 15th. For additional information or to schedule a personalized meeting or campus visit, please contact Elizabeth Kiehne (
Have you thought about getting a Master of Social Work?
ASU now offers the MSW program at the downtown Phoenix campus, Tucson campus, and online. The deadline to apply is April 1st for the in-person program and November 1st for the online program.

Early Registration 19th Annual Families and Fathers Conference

Early Registration 19th Annual Families and Fathers Conference, in Los Angeles at the Sheraton Gateway LAX Hotel Starting Monday, February 19th – Friday, February 23rd the conference introduces special presenters, workshops, credential trainings and other opportunities to increase family and child protective factors with a focus on the impact of fathers hosted by Fathers & Families Coalition of America Join over 600 diverse professionals and parents throughout the U.S. and globally from Early Care and Education, Family Engagement, Head Start, Child Welfare, Workforce Development, Criminal Justice, Public Policy, Social Workers Marriage and Family Therapists, Fatherhood Practitioners, Parents, Parent Educators and More. New in 2018! - 18-Featured Morning Talk Presenters; Special Training or Trainers Seminars; Full Day Specialty Training; over 50-afternoon workshops with continued education units. Meet some of Social Work’s premiere champions for healthy families. Limited Early Registration is $329 Learn More @ www.fathersandfamiliescoalition.orgor Ms. Alfie Tarazon at 623-308-6760

Earn 18 “Sea”-EUs with Enneagram at Sea

Play & Learn! Earn NASW approved CEU's. Sailing January 14th, 2018 on the Carnival Breeze departing from Galveston, TX to the Western Caribbean for a seven day adventure at sea while diving into a deeper understanding of the Enneagram! The Enneagram is a model of human behaviors and motivations which are categorized as nine personalty types. The Enneagram is a tool for self development which supports understanding of self, and how we relate in all types of relationships. Ports of Call include Montego Bay, Grand Cayman & Cozumel! Spend your at-sea days in workshops of your choice while enjoying port days with family/friends exploring cities or relaxing on the beach. Shared cabins available. More details at


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