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Find resources for practice, CE opportunities, stories of inspiring colleagues and so much more in this month's NASW/Texas E-News.
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Upcoming Events


39th Annual NASW/TX State Conference
It's finally here! It's not too late to join us at the Galveston Island Convention Center this week. Registration opens Thursday, November 12, at 7am. More info.

LMSW, LMSW-AP, LCSW  Review Course!
with Dr. Cynthia Franklin, LCSW, ACSW
Watch the recorded material at your leisure between December 8-14 then participate in a 2-hour Q&A on December 15. Registration opens November 18 at















"Improving Access to Mental Health Act of 2015": Call to Action

The two main goals of the Improving Access to Mental Health Act of 2015 are to increase beneficiary access to clinical social worker (CSW) services and to advance a credible and achievable Medicare agenda for NASW and our membership.
The Improving Access to Mental Health Act of 2015 achieves these goals in several ways. First, S. 2173/H.R. 3712 increases Medicare reimbursement for CSW services from 75% to 85% of the physician fee schedule rate. Second, this bill eliminates restrictions on the delivery of social work services in skilled nursing facilities. Finally, S. 2173/H.R. 3712 expands the statutory definition of CSW services to include all services (including Health and Behavior Assessment and Intervention services) that CSWs are authorized to perform under their respective state licensure regulatory constructs. Learn more and ask your Senators and Representatives to co-sponsor S. 2173/H.R. 3712 at NASW National's Action Center. Thank you!


December 1 Deadline for Leadership Self-Nominations

NASW/Texas is currently seeking self nominations for our 2016 leadership elections. Give back to the profession. Develop new skills. Grow your professional network.

The work of the association is not possible without our stellar volunteer leaders across the state. Please join them in making our work possible and nominate yourself for one of our open positions. (View openings by branch/region.) Learn more about the process and submit your self nomination by December 1!

Questions? Please contact your local NLIC representative or the Chapter Office.

Advancing the Profession

The Results Are In. Read more.

Career Insights

Using Superhero powers with clients. Read more.

Practice Resource

Quick Reference Guide for Responding to a Subpoena. Read more.








2016 NASW National Conference Now Accepting Proposals

NASW is accepting proposals for presentations at the NASW National Conference, June 22-25, 2016, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.NASW welcomes compelling proposals that address a wide range of topics related, but not limited, to leading change, promoting social equity, upholding the pursuit of excellence in ethics, and using evidence-based practices. Fill out the call for proposal form today and be a part of this valuable professional development experience in our nation's capital. Proposals are due by 11:59pm EST, December 31, 2015. If you need additional information, please visit or email Register here.


DSHS 2016 Workshops on Infectious Diseases/Ebola

DSHS is offering Public Health Service Region Workshops on high consequence infectious diseases/Ebola. These workshops are FREE and there will be continuing education credits offered for a wide range of disciplines. Presentations include topics related to behavioral health and ethics. Travel assistance may also be available. More information.

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This Month's News

  • VIDEO: NASW/TX slams petition to remove Dallas DA for mental health issues. Read more.

  • Senator Mikulski wishes NASW a Happy Birthday! Read more.

  • Repeat ER visits reduced by social workers. Read more.

  • Challenges of the only social worker in Eastern Congo. Read more.

  • Transgender murders in US have nearly doubled in the past year. Read more.

  • Affordable Care Act Resources for Social Workers. Read more.


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