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North Central Texas - Dallas Area


The North Central Texas-Dallas Branch of NASW/Texas covers the following counties: Collin, Dallas, Ellis, Hunt, Kaufman, Navarro, Rockwall.

Schools of Social Work in the North Central Texas-Dallas Branch include: Texas A&M University - Commerce.


Steering Committee


Cynthia Little, Interim Branch Chair (2018-2019)
Linda Openshaw, DSW, LCSW, ACSW, Interim (2017-2019), Nomination and Leadership Identification Committee Representative
Alex Huffman, LCSW, Region 3 Board Member (2016-2019)


Upcoming Events


LCSW Supervision Course, Texas Social Work Licensing Board Approved

  • Dates/Time:   August 9-11, 2018,  8:30 – 4:30 daily  
  • Location: Professional Development Center, 2600 Motley, Mesquite, TX
  • Fee:  $500.00/$100.00 deposit (balance due first class day) -- check/cash only. Registration required. >>Registration form here.<<
  • Instructors:  Libby L. Kay, MSSW LCSW, ACSW and Linda Openshaw, DSW, LCSW, ACSW
  • Information: The content includes 6 hours Ethics. 40 hours required instruction. Assignments will be given for class work outside of class. Class size is limited. Questions - contact Libby Kay  972 768-0060(c)


CE: Changes in the NASW Code of Ethics (3 hours Ethics or Fulfills requirement for social work supervisors)

  • Date/Time:   August 10, 2018,  8:30 registration / 9:00 am – 12:00pm
  • Location: Professional Development Center, 2600 Motley, Mesquite, TX
  • Fee:  $40 check/cash only. Registration required. >>Registration form here.<<
  • Instructors:  Libby L. Kay, MSSW, LCSW, ACSW and Linda Openshaw, PhD, LCSW, ACSW
  • Information: This workshop will focus on the new changes to the Code of Ethics that went into effect January 1, 2018. There are 19 changes in the code. The content will encourage interactive participation and conversation on the changes. Be prepared to share and discuss specific challenges from your practice. Contact  for information. After the class, head over to On the Border for lunch! 


August Lunch Bunch

  • Date/Time:  Friday, August 10, 2018 at 12:15 pm
  • Location:  On the Border, 1414 Gross Rd., Mesquite, TX 75149
  • Website:
  • Fee:  Self-pay event
  • Host: Doris Marshall
  • RSVP to Doris at or 214-317-5749 (Text or call)
  • Information:  Let's go TexMex today!  Everyone at the NASW Code of Ethics Workshop, come too while you are in the area as it is a short drive away!


September Lunch Bunch

  • Date/Time:  Friday September 14, 2018 at 12:00 Noon
  • Location:  Omi Korean Grill, 2625 Old Denton Rd. #326, Carrollton, TX 75007
  • Website:
  • Fee:  Self-pay event
  • Host:  Doris Marshall
  • RSVP to or 214-317-5749 (Text or call)
  • Information:  Take a trip to Carrollton for a taste of Korea! Come for good conversation; social work talk and anything else on your mind. Check out their lunch specials! I can verify that they have something for all tastes, and that they are good!


ce opportunities


Get more information on NASW/Texas continuing education opportunities around the state at:



NASW Career center


Remember, the NASW Career Center is a wonderful resource. Social workers can use the tools to search national job listings and find professional development resources for every stage of your career. Employers can use the Career Center to find and recruit qualified, credentialed, and licensed social workers! Check out the NASW Career Center now.






The results are in! The 2018 NASW-North Central Texas Dallas Area Branch Awardees are from left to right: Maria Machado, Public Citizen Of The Year; Dave Hogan, LCSW-S Lifetime Achievement in Social Work; Katy Perkins, LCSW, Social Worker of the Year; Mary Elbanna, receiving on behalf of Rep. Eric Johnson, Public Elected Official of the Year.



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