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2019 Annual Conference CEs and Certificates of Attendance

Thank you everyone who attended and participated in the NASW-FL 2019 Annual Conference in Orlando.

If you requested CEs, staff is working on reporting your CE hours if you have an LCSW, LMHC and / or LMFT FL license and emailing your Certificate of Attendance for each of the workshops you attended in program order.

Please contact NASW-FL at 1-800-352-6279 or email: if you have any questions.
NASW-FL State Award Winners

The Chapter Committee on Nominations Leadership Identification has chosen the following state award winners, They were honored at The State Annual Social Work Conference on June 13th in Orlando, FL.
  • Social Worker of the Year - J. Oscar Rivera, LCSW - Space Coast Unit
  • Student Social Worker of the Year - Kathryn Casello - FSU/Big Bend
  • Social Worker Educator of the Year - Fabio Naranjo, PhD - Miami-Dade
  • Public Citizen of the Year - Elizabeth Lane - Central Unit
  • Elected Official of the Year - Daniella Levine Cava- Miami-Dade
Elections Are Open for the 2019 Association Leadership

The election for your Association's leadership is open until July 19.  Please take the time to vote at: for these positions:
  • President-Elect
  • Second Vice President for Budget and Finance
  • Secretary
  • Chapter Committee on Nominations and Leadership Identification (CCNLI) - 5 Positions
  • MSW Student Representative
  • BSW Student Representative
You may also be voting for one of the following Unit Chairs:
  • Central Unit Chair
  • Miami-Dade Unit Chair
  • Northwest Unit Chair
  • Sarasota-Manatee Unit Chair
  • Tampa Bay Unit Chair
You will need your NASW member number to logon. 
If you do not have your member number, please contact us at 1-800-352-6279 or email: and we will provide it to you.
An Hour With Private Practice: Questions & Answers
An Hour with Private Practice

January - December 2019 Schedule

An Hour With Private Practice: Questions & Answers (HOPP) is a free question and answer session for NASW members. Unless noted otherwise on the schedule, the monthly call-in sessions focus on a specific private practice subject and are led by Mirean Coleman, LICSW, Clinical Manager at NASW. 

No pre-registration is required 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 in a private solo or group practice.

HOPP is held every third Wednesday of the month from noon to 1:00 pm ET. No session is held in December due to the holidays. Beginning February 2019, an audio recording is available online a week after the HOPP session at:

Teleconference Dial-In Number
Members can join "An Hour With Private Practice" by dialing the following teleconference line at least 5-10 minutes prior to the start time:
  • U.S./Canada toll-free number: 1-888-378-4398
  • Participant passcode: 185608
  • July 17,2019: "What to do when you get a Subpoena" Presenter: Elizabeth Felton, Esq., LICSW, NASW Associate Counsel, Legal Defense Fund
  • August 21, 2019: "Reducing Practice Risks when Working with Suicidal Patients", Presenter: Mirean Coleman, LICSW, CT, NASW Clinical Manager
  • September 18, 2019: "Common Insurance Questions for Social Workers Performing Tele-Therapy", Presenter: Lonnie Ropp, ASI Director, Product Management and Underwriting
  • October 16, 2019: "Ethical Considerations when using Technology in Private Practice", Presenter: Dawn Hobdy, LICSW, NASW Director of Ethics and Professional Review
  • November 19, 2019: "Preparing your Practice for 2020: What's New", Presenter: Mirean Coleman, LICSW, CT, NASW Clinical Manager
  • December 18, 2019: Holiday
Thank You 2019 Annual Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors

Thank You Sponsors

Thank You to our Platinum SponsorEvery Story Matters

Thank You to our Gold Sponsor: NASW Assurance Services

Thank You to our Silver Sponsors

Thank You to our Bronze Sponsors

Thank You Exhibitors:

  • AGED, Inc.
  • Air Ambulance by Air Trek, Inc.
  • Banyan Treatment Center
  • CarePRN
  • Center for Discovery
  • Central Florida Health
  • Destination Hope
  • Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
  • Eating Recovery Center
  • Elite DNA Therapy Services, LLC
  • FirstLantic Healthcare
  • Florida Association for Play Therapy
  • Florida Department of Children and Families
  • Florida Department of Health
  • Florida Institute For Neurologic Rehabilitation
  • Florida State University College of Social Work
  • Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. (FTRI)
  • Guardian Medical Monitoring
  • Holistic Coaching Treatment Center
  • La Amistad Behavioral Health Services
  • Medical Proxy Consultant
  • Mental Health Promotion of the Palm Beaches Inc.
  • Mom's Meals NourishCare
  • Personal Response Corp
  • ProComp Medical Billing Inc.
  • Quiet Elegance
  • Retreat Behavioral Health
  • Saint Leo University
  • San Marcos Treatment Center
  • Sandy Pines
  • Senior Nannies / Senior Advantage
  • Springbrook Autism Behavioral Health
  • The Renfrew Center
  • Tranquility Incontinence Products
  • University Behavioral Center
  • US Department of Veterans Affairs
  • ViaMar Health
  • Wellpath
Share Your Expertise

Policy Review Panelist: Lend your practice-area expertise to NASW policy review panels.

1,000 Experts Database: Serve as an expert resource for journalists, policymakers, and others on critical social issues. Advise NASW on issues that need to be promoted in the media and write articles and blogs for NASW websites.

Continuing Education Requirements

The CE requirements for the 2019 - 2021 are:

General Hours - 25

- 3 hours required for license renewal

Prevention of Medical Errors
- 2 hours required for renewal - Must be taken from a Board approved Medical Errors provider. Approved courses are listed in CEBroker.

Domestic Violence
- 2 hours required every 3rd license renewal. These hours are included in the 25 general hours.

Laws and Rules Update
- 3 hours required every 3rd license renewal. These hours are required every third biennium and are included in the 25 general hours.

Supervision Update
- 4 hours - These hours are required every third biennium for Qualified Supervisors only and are included in the 25 general hours. 

NOTENot required for renewal until 03-31-2023.  This means if you already took the course, you will need to start taking the course every third biennium. Example: If you took the course this renewal cycle, you will take it again during the 2023-2025 renewal cycle.

Registered Clinical Social Work Intern CE Requirements

There are no requirements that a registered intern must obtain continuing education.  However, registered CSW interns may choose to complete the 8 hour laws and rules course, 3 hour HIV-AIDS and 2 hour domestic violence requirement for licensure while a registered intern.

Click here   for complete information.

NASW has partnered with Savi, an innovative student loan technology company, to help our members tackle student debt. Through our partnership, you now have free access to Savi's Student Loan Tool, which helps you analyze repayment and forgiveness programs to determine the best solution for you, and helps you enroll in appropriate programs that could lower your monthly payments. If you elect to sign up for Savi's "Essential" premium service, which includes application monitoring, auto-enrollment paperwork, and unlimited access to 1-1 support with Savi student loan experts, you will receive a 70% discount on that service as an NASW member. Start your free Savi account to see how your current student loans compare to other repayment options.

Access additional resources to help you understand and manage your student loans.

June 2019

Beachin', Cruisin', or Just Restin'?

Well, it's that time again here in sunny June, where we go on vacation to enjoy life, get together with friends and loved ones, see the many wonders in our world, and maybe just simply recharge our batteries from our exhaustive work lives.

BUT, leaving work behind is not that simple.  Here's something to ask.

While I am away, am I required to provide client coverage during my absence? If I arranged for client coverage, what may I tell my covering provider about one of my clients who has been in crisis recently?

Click here to download the PDF
University Updates
From Around the State

Social work education is an important part of NASW, and maintaining relationships with students and their universities is even more important. Check out our latest University News and Updates on our website.
Local Unit News & Events
What's Going on Near You!

NASW Florida is broken up into   18 volunteer-led units that hold meetings, continuing education events, community projects, and social events for its members. This local network is one of our greatest membership benefits! Use the links below to find out what's going on in your local area.

Ecambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton 
Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor, Wakulla
Gainesville Unit 
Alachua, Bradford, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lafayette, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Suwannee, Union
Baker, Clay, Columbia, Duval, Hamilton, Nassau, St. Johns
Central Unit
Orange, Osceola, Seminole
Emerald Coast Unit
Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Washington
Tampa Bay Unit
Hillsborough, Pinellas
Space Coast Unit
Palm Beach Unit
Palm Beach, Glades
Broward Unit
Miami-Dade Unit
Dade, Monroe
Southwest Unit
Charlotte, Collier, De Soto, Hendry, Lee
Heartland Unit
Hardee, Highlands, Polk
Sarasota/Manatee Unit
Manatee, Sarasota
Treasure Coast Unit
Indian River, Martin, St. Lucie, Okeechobee
Nature Coast Unit
Citrus, Hernando, Pasco
Lake/Sumter Unit
Lake, Sumter
Volusia/Flagler Unit
Flagler, Volusia

Here's a listing of events for the coming month. Additional details are available on our Calendar of Events or, if a unit event, on the local unit's page.


July 12, 2019 * Gainesville, Florida
*NASW-FL Gainesville Unit presents "Social Work Ethics" with Carol Campbell Edwards, MSW, LCSW, and Sharon Ross-Donaldson, MSW, LCSW; from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at The Honor Center. Registration is free for NASW Members and VA Employees and $10 for non-members and non-VA Employees.

September 9, 2019 * Palm Beach Gardens, FL
*NASW-FL Palm Beach Unit - North presents "Introduction to Schema Therapy" with Joshua Kates, MSW, LCSW and Certified Advanced Schema Therapist, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Barry University. Registration is FREE for NASW members and $10 for non-members.


October 14, 2019 * Palm Beach Gardens, FL - New Date!
*NASW-FL Palm Beach Unit - North presents "Maternal Voices: How to Engage Women with Substance Use Disorder to Healing and Recovery" with Heather Howard, MSW, LCSW, PhD, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Barry University. Registration is FREE for NASW Members and $10 for Non-members. RSVP is requested but not required. This workshop is sponsored by Brightstar Care.