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On Heroes and Pioneers

Paul D'Agostino
Dr. Susan W. Gray
This week we lost Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a justice warrior and tenacious leader, a woman of courage and valor. This profound loss has me thinking about all my heroes and reminds me of the precious gifts given to us by our role models. When Justice Ginsburg was asked about her legacy, she is quoted as saying "To make life a little better for people less fortunate than you, that's what I think a meaningful life is. One lives not just for oneself but for one's community."

There are many NASW-Florida role models, mentors, supervisors and leaders who live and lead with the values that Ruth Bader Ginsburg espoused. This year, NASW Florida is proud to acknowledge two brand new NASW Social Work PioneersĀ® from among our own. Both did their pioneering work in Florida and both were past NASW Florida presidents. They are Dr Susan W. Gray and Paul D'Agostino. To earn this award you have to do something special, something different. You have to take a risk or change social work for the better.

According to the NASW Foundation, "...NASW Pioneers are social workers who have explored new territories and built outposts for human services on many frontiers. Some are well known, while others are less famous outside their immediate colleagues, and the region where they live and work. But each one has made an important contribution to the social work profession, and to social policies through service, teaching, writing, research, program development, administration, or legislation."

Paul D'Agostino. In his career he focused on community and interagency work which often resulted in challenging long-standing practices. Champions for Children was the first private agency in the Tampa area to work directly with the public health department as a co-provider of services. As the agency's first CEO, in his 37 years there, he created innovative programs including providing intensive, home-based services to parents of nonorganic failure to thrive infants thus integrating a social work approach within a medical model of intervention. His agency also developed a program of child abuse treatment services in a substance abuse residential setting which integrated a supportive social work intervention approach with the more confrontational model typical in addiction programs. D'Agostino also led the first program nationally to have the Foster Grandparent program place foster grandparent volunteers in a non-school setting. The success of this program led to the National Foster Grandparent office revising its policies regarding placement.

In addition to his major leadership role as President of the NASW Florida Chapter, 1994-1996, he has been a member of NASW's National Board of Directors, a founding board member on NASW Assurance Services, Inc. (ASI) and many others. His very direct contribution to the NASW-Florida we know today is that he shared responsibility in hiring Jim Akin, our enduring Executive Director. Great foresight!

The second Pioneer honoree is Dr. Susan W. Gray, who was one of my personal role models, my professor and one of my clinical supervisors. A Professor Emerita from Barry University, her leadership and enduring contributions to the social work profession over the course of almost 50 years of practice are many and notable. As author of Psychopathology, A Competency-based assessment model for social workers (4th ed.), Dr. Gray created a competency-based model that emphasizes social work values in working with vulnerable individuals living with mental illness. Dr. Gray provided social workers with their own guide to using this tool, in ways that are both consistent with our professional values and that elevates our ability to communicate with other professionals who use the DSM as a way of understanding our mutual clients.

During her tenure on the Florida social work licensure board, Dr. Gray was instrumental in introducing mandatory training in ethics for social workers and mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists. This continues as an important licensure requirement today. As a consultant to AHEC (Area Health Education Committee) of the Florida Keys (considered an underserved area of the state) - she advocated for education and health care services to the underserved, including vulnerable populations.

Her gift for teaching and passion for mentoring for over 35 years has produced many social workers, including myself, who have incorporated her teachings and values into our practice and have gone on to make significant contributions of our own to the profession.

To honor these wonderful leaders, I invite you to take action. In addition to buying your ticket to see our two Pioneers honored, among the others at NASW Foundations Induction Ceremony, which will be virtual this year, you can...

1. Nominate A new NASW Pioneer
You surely know of social workers, who meet the qualifications to be recognized as a Pioneer. Pioneers have done significant/trailblazing and innovative or ground-breaking things that have added to the betterment of social work, social welfare, and/or human services. They have had a professional social work career of 25 years or more and are (or have been) a member of NASW. Your completed NASW Pioneer nominations can be submitted throughout the year and are reviewed at the yearly June Pioneer Steering Committee Meeting.

2. Be a Pioneer in the making.

So who are our next Pioneers? Is it you? You know you've got the social work magic in you. Pioneers blaze new paths, plant seeds, water them and they grow into mighty forests. And they do it one step at a time. Right now, we need innovators and leaders more than ever. Follow your social work passion, and you might be surprised at all you can accomplish.

3. Take the most important actions of our times.

As we move toward Fall, the elections are upon us. Get involved with our efforts and help us to get out the vote. To honor our Pioneers and our heroes we can act to make the world a better place - we can fight for what they, and we believe in. Let's elect people who share our most deeply held values.

When asked about her legacy, Justice Ginsburg's hope was that she would be remembered as "...someone who used whatever talent she had to do her work to the very best of her ability. And to help repair tears in her society, to make things a little better through the use of whatever ability she has." Social workers like you do this every day.

Join me as I, too, strive to use my abilities to make things a little better and together, we will ALL continue her work - and the work of this year's Pioneers to repair the tears in society.

With warm regards,

Susan Mankita, NASW-FL President 2020-2022
NASW Social Work PioneerĀ® Inducted 2019
Happy Fall, NASW Florida!
I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself to all of you inspiring social workers out there, who have dedicated your lives and your careers to the helping profession of social work. It is thanks to people like you, and maybe specifically some of you reading this quick greeting, that I have to thank for getting me to where I am in my own education and career today.
My name is Neal Sinha and I am the newly elected BSW-Student Representative for NASW-FL, as well as the BSW-Representative for the Broward Unit. I am a senior at Florida Atlantic University andI will graduate this spring. I am currently applying to Graduate schools, all here in Florida.
Originally from Maryland, I started my career in Washington, DC at an LGBTQ Youth Center called SMYAL. My next position was at the DC Department of Health, working as a contract employee in what used to be called the HIV/AIDS Administration. These agencies gave me a bug that I could never shake off. I was working directly with people, even in my first job where I was technically an admin, and they were opening up their entire lives to me: happiness, hurt, confusion, and fear. It was probably on the third or fourth suicide call that I took while at the office alone, now late at night, that it struck me, "This is hard work. Physically, emotionally - SO HARD, and sad, and scary. But somebody has to do it. Why not me?" And that thought never left me, though it took me 17 years to start my first social work class.
I am interested in working in micro practice as a clinical social worker and would like to start my career working in substance abuse treatment, while getting my license. My main career goal is to work towards Marriage and Family Therapy and private practice. I do want to somehow fit writing into my career also. I was published last year in the national social work news magazine "Social Work Today," and am currently co-authoring a chapter in a book that is being internationally published. The chapter is about international ethics and technology.
In my role as the BSW Student Representative, I'm working on reaching out to students to make myself accessible to them so that they know who I am and how to reach me. I want to be able to truly represent them and know where they stand, now that the academic situation is so different, along with the rest of the world.

It is a honor and a pleasure serving in this position, and I hope to meet as many of you as possible once the world gets right again.
Please feel free to contact me and let me know if there's anything that I can do for you.
Neal Sinha


Greetings Fellow Social Work Students! 
There is no time like now, the year 2020 has presented us with some unprecedented circumstances. From the coronavirus pandemic to a global movement for racial justice, this year has redefined norm for us and there are still months remaining. 

Yet, during these unusual times we as social workers have stepped in many ways to promote disease prevention efforts and protest racial injustice. We are truly fortunate to be a part of a profession that has been created for extraordinary times like this. It is my hope that each of you is having a productive and safe fall semester. 

I wanted to take the time to introduce myself. My name is Hakeen Rome and I'm in my final year of the online MSW program at Florida State University (Go Noles!). I am also a full-time social work practitioner for a residential drug treatment facility in central Florida. In addition, I am your MSW Student Representative for NASW-FL. In this role, I represent the interests of all MSW students in Florida. 

I would love to hear from you and know your concerns as it relates to policies, social issues & school. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, concerns, need support, or want to find ways to get involved with the Association. 

Hakeen Rome

Contact CMS

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in a proposed rule for Calendar Year 2021 has increased the valuation of several codes that clinical social workers (CSWs) may bill for services:

90791 Psychiatric Evaluation
90832 Psychotherapy, 30 minutes with patient
90834 Psychotherapy, 45 minutes with patient

We are very pleased that the agency has increased these values, for which NASW has vigorously advocated, in recognition of the importance of the services CSWs provide.

Despite these significant gains, the proposed rule also includes a change in payment policy that will reduce payments to all Medicare providers by 10.6%. The rule contains a new, updated coding structure for routine outpatient visits-known as evaluation and management (E/M) services-provided by physicians and certain nonphysician providers. The new E/M billing codes will be simplified and paid at a higher rate. Federal law requires budget neutrality in Medicare, meaning the aggregate changes CMS makes to Medicare provider payments each year must not increase or decrease expenditures by more than $20 million. Budget neutrality requires deep cuts in payment rates for other services in 2021 to offset the increased payments for outpatient E/M services.
Although the aggregate impact on CSWs of the payment reduction is flat or 0%, payments for codes tied to psychotherapy services will in many cases be reduced if the rule is finalized as-is.

These cuts may result in reduced access to mental health services during the ongoing pandemic, when people need them the most. Despite telehealth flexibilities granted by the agency, and the ability to provide virtual services, CSWs and their practices have been hard hit by the public health crisis.

We have been fighting these cuts ever since they were first proposed. Over the past year, NASW had several meetings with CMS, and our members sent thousands of letters to CMS raising concerns about the impact of the cuts, which were first proposed by CMS in late 2019, and provided recommendations to address the problem. In June, NASW joined with a multitude of national provider organizations in a joint letter to Senate Majority Leader McConnell and House Speaker Pelosi requesting that they intervene. In July, NASW joined over 100 provider groups in a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar.

CMS needs to hear from you by October 5 at 5:00 PM Eastern Time, the deadline for submitting public comments on the proposed rule. Because Medicare's payment policies often serve as the benchmark for commercial insurance and other programs, NASW urges all social workers, not just those participating in Medicare, to submit comments to convey the impact that these cuts will have on your practices and your clients. We urge you to personalize the message and have provided the suggested template below for your ease.

Don't Lose Your Right to 
Vote in Florida: Check Your Voter Status by October 5!
Are you registered to vote graphic

Did you know that if you're registered to vote but didn't vote in the past two national elections you may have been removed from the voting rolls? In Florida, if you don't vote in one national election and don't return voter address confirmation mailers, you can be marked as an "inactive voter," and depending on your county - after two elections without voting - you may be marked as an "ineligible voter," and removed.
Thankfully there's a simple fix: Go to
and check your voter registration status. If you don't show up in the system as a registered voter, you can register online immediately. But you must do it before October 5 -- the deadline to register and be eligible to vote in the 2020 election.
Three other important reasons to go to
before October 5: 
  • If you haven't registered to vote before and want to vote for the first time.
  • If you've moved or changed your name since you last voted.
  • If you just want to make sure - sometimes voters have been flagged for removal because of a computer error.   
Don't lose your right to vote in the 2020 election! Your vote is your voice.

Go to to register or to check / update your registration today. 

Florida Amendments on The November Ballot

By Christina Cazanave, MSW,
Nature Coast Unit Chair
The ballot in November will list 6 constitutional amendments for Florida voters to accept or reject. The following article explains each amendment and list groups that support or oppose it.

We ask you to review the amendments and provide feedback to Jim Akin at . The NASW-FL Executive Committee will review the feedback and decide if we will support, oppose or take no stand on the amendments. Thank you.

Florida Amendment 1, Citizen Requirement for Voting Initiative
Purpose of this Amendment 1
Amendment 1 would amend Section 2 of Article VI of the Florida Constitution to state that only citizens of the United States who are 18 years old or older are qualified electors in Florida.[1]
  • The Florida Constitution currently says, "Every citizen of the United States who is at least eighteen years of age and who is a permanent resident of the state, if registered as provided by law, shall be an elector of the county where registered."
  • Under the ballot measure, the Florida Constitution would say, "Only a citizen of the United States who is at least eighteen years of age and who is a permanent resident of the state, if registered as provided by law, shall be an elector of the county where registered."
Campaign(s) in Support or Opposition of Amendment 1

  • Florida Citizen Voters is leading the campaign in support of the amendment. They are affiliated with Citizen Voters who is campaign for similar amendments in other US states (

    • "Efforts are underway across the country in liberal cities to allow non-citizens to legally vote. San Francisco, Chicago, several cities in Vermont and Maryland already allow non-citizens to legally vote in some or all local elections. Boston and New York City council leaders are pushing to allow non-citizen voting in their cities," John Loudon, chair and treasurer of the Florida Citizen Voters committee.
  • League of Women Voters of Florida oppose Amendment 1.
Amendment 1 would make no substantive change to Florida's constitution, which already limits voting to US Citizens.

Click here to read the full article.

NASW-FL PACE Endorsements

By: Ruth Brandwein, Ph.D, MSW
Chair, NASW-FL PACE Committee
As social workers we have a commitment to pursuing justice and working for positive change in the larger community, as well as with our clients. Our Legislative Committee works hard all year following state policies that affect our profession and our clients.
PACE is a separate entity within NASW-FL that endorses candidates for State office and we will endorse social work candidates in local elections.
I am very pleased that our committee, with the capable support of our Executive Director, Jim Akin and our lobbyist, Michael Cusick, spent several meetings reviewing candidates' positions on issues affecting social work. Our committee members represent all parts of Florida. And we depend on the members and you to suggest names of candidates to support-you know your community and that is how we initially consider whom to support.
The following lists the candidates we have endorsed. We will be presenting them with a letter and campaign contribution in the next week. We urge you to support these candidates with contributions or volunteer time. When you volunteer, please tell them you represent NASW-FL.
You will see on the list three candidates for local office. All are social workers. We urge you to consider running for office. As social workers we have the skills and knowledge to make wise decisions about issues affecting our state and community.
Please vote! Vote early and remind all your friends to do so and please vote for the candidates in your area who we have endorsed!
Ruth Brandwein, Chair

Click here to review the list of endorsed candidates.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Now underway through Oct. 15, NASW recognizes the contributions and influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

Social Work Month 2021 Theme

  • Social Workers are Essential 
Theme Rationale
Social workers are essential to community well-being.
As practitioners, social workers are trained to help people address personal and systemic barriers to optimal living. They are employed to effect positive change with individuals, families, groups and entire communities.
As a profession, social workers frequently use their collective power to pass laws and establish policies that give more people access to community services and benefits, improving the quality of life for everyone.
Social work is the only helping profession which requires social justice advocacy as part of its professional code of ethics, and is therefore a large workforce mandated to advance the rights of the most vulnerable in society.
For more than 120 years, the social work profession in the United States has helped bend the arc of justice, making our nation a more equitable and inclusive place.

Look for the Social Work Month 2021 campaign materials and merchandise in November!
Town Halls and Virtual Forum
on Racial Equity


Town Hall or Virtual Forum
Sept 29Opening/Keynote/Racial Equity PanelVirtual Forum
Angelo McClain, NASW CEO
Mit Joyner, NASW President
Others TBD
Oct 6Cultural Competence and Racial Justice: Working to Undo RacismVirtual Forum
Karen Bullock, NCORED Chair
Vivian Jackson
Oct 13Ethics & Racial EquityVirtual ForumDawn Hobdy, NASW VP for Ethics, D and I
Others TBD
Oct 20
2020 Elections
Virtual Forum
Panelists TBD

  • Town Halls are 60-120 minutes, on Facebook Live -
  • Virtual Forums are 3 hours per session, from 2-5 PM (ET); they may be subdivided into two 90-minute sessions
  • All programming is recorded
  • CEs are only provided for Virtual Forums
Have You Responded to 
The U.S. Census?

The deadline is September 30 to respond to the U.S. Census and Florida is lagging behind the nation. Florida could lose $188.8 million per year if all people aren't counted, according to the Committee on Oversight and Reform. 

Census results help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities each year and how many seats in Congress each state gets.  

The census shapes many aspects of our communities.

To respond to the U.S. Census, please visit:

Robert Wood Johnson 
Policy Fellowship

The Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowship is a unique opportunity for mid-career social work practitioners and academics to immerse themselves in health policy during the course of one year in Washington D.C. 

The Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowship at the National Academy of Medicine is the foundation's longest running program that offers leadership and high level policy training to a transdisciplinary cohort of clinicians and academics interested in becoming strong leaders and more effective influencers of policy.

Fellows receive a 3 months long orientation at the Academy of Medicine and spend 9 months working on Capitol Hill or at an executive branch office. There is no need for prior experience with health policy. For more information go to: Applications close on November 9.
Liliane Windsor Ph.D., MSW is an Associate Professor at The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, School of Social Work and participated in this program and was the first social worker in a RWJ Health Policy Fellowship cohort since the early 80s. 

Please encourage qualified social work applicants.

Technology Basics

Advice on Equipment

One of our policyholders asked about selecting the right equipment. As a professional, they want to provide the best teletherapy experience possible for their clients

The latest episode in our Technology Basics series Cliff shares advice and what to consider when choosing a computer and other equipment. 

When COVID-19 started, behavioral health professionals faced technology challenges from working remotely, questions on this topic started coming our way. We wanted to cover the basics, so we asked our consultant, Cliff Lavin, for his help and decided to produce a series of eight videos, "Technology Basics with Cliff Lavin." 

Click here to visit our series' page to view this week's video and any of the previously published videos. And, make sure you download our PDF facts sheets of the key points from our episodes.

An Hour With Private Practice: Questions & Answers

2020 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 call-in sessions focus on a specific private practice subject and are led by Mirean Coleman, LICSW, Clinical Manager at NASW. 

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 in a private solo or group practice.

HOPP is held every other third Wednesday of the month from noon until 1 pm ET. Audio recordings and handouts for HOPP are available at; click on An Hour With Private Practice.

Teleconference Dial-In Number
Members can join HOPP by dialing the following teleconference line at least 5-10 minutes prior to the start time:
  • US/CAN Toll Free Number:1-866-519-2796
  • Participant Passcode: 708603
Nov.18, 2020
What's New for Private Practitioners in 2021
Mirean Coleman, LICSW, CT - NASW Clinical Manager

Suggestions for HOPP schedule may be sent to

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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.

September 2020

September 21, 2020 * Virtual 
*NASW-FL Palm Beach Unit - South presents "Parenting in the Time of COVID-19" with Monica Berger, LCSW, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Registration is FREE for NASW members and $10 for non-members.This workshop has been offers 1 contact hour. You will receive the Zoom link prior to the workshop.

September 21, 2020 * Virtual
*NASW-FL Sarasota/Manatee Unit is hosting a Virtual Kick-off & Networking event from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please bring your own bottle and food and come and join us virtually for this year's kick-off event and socially distanced socializing. You will receive the zoom link prior to the event.

September 22, 2020 * Virtual
*NASW-FL Northeast Unit presents "Going Beyond Cultural Competence"with Selena Webster-Bass, MPH, from 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (ET). The murdering of George Floyd and countless other African Americans by law enforcement, has triggered international protests across the world. The racial trauma and vicarious trauma associated with on-going and collective race-based events impacts African Americans physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. In this session, the facilitator will lead discourse about racial stress and trauma, implicit/explicit bias, microaggressions and strategies for healing the lacerations of racial stress and trauma. Registration is Member - $15.00 and Non member - $25.00. This is a virtual event. You will receive the zoom information the day of the workshop.CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

September 24, 2020 * Virtual
*NASW-FL Chapter is holding an NASW-FL 2021 Legislative Meeting from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please join us for a discussion on legislative priorities. This is a virtual event. You will receive a link when you register.

September 24, 2020 * Virtual
*NASW-FL Central Unit is holding a "Child Welfare Social Worker Peer Support Group" hosted by Amy Moncion, MSW, LCSW, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. This is a Monthly meeting held on the 4th Thursday of the month.

This meeting is open to both members/non-members of NASW throughout the state for sharing of community resources, collaboration, networking and case consultation. This meeting will be virtual until further notice. If you have questions for our facilitator, please submit them in advance to You will receive the Zoom login prior to the meeting.

September 26, 2020 * Virtual
*NASW-FL Broward Unit presents "The Art of Policy Practice: Navigating the Legislative Process" with Fabio A. Naranjo, PhD, MSW, First Vice-President of NASW-FL from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. You will receive a zoom link and login on the day of the workshop. Registration is FREE for NASW Members and $10 for Non-members and $5 for non-NASW students.

September 26, 2020 * Virtual
*NASW-FL Nature Coast Unit presents "Supporting Veterans Through Individual and System Advocacy during COVID-19" with Tiffany McClanathan, MSW; Christina Senn, MSW Malcolm Randall Gainesville VA Medical Center; House Representative Gus Bilirakis' Legislative Aide for Veteran's Affairs Committee; from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Registration is $10 for members, $15 for non-members and free for students. You will receive a zoom link prior to the workshop.

September 26, 2020 * Virtual
*NASW-FL Tampa Bay Unit presents "Dynamics of Domestic Violence" with Meredith Moran, Ed.D, LMHC, MCAP, CET, CCTP, from 9:45 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (ET) Registration is $5.00 for NASW members and $10 for non-members. You will receive the Zoom link prior to the workshop.This course satisfies the continuing education requirement for Domestic Violence.

September 29, 2020 * Virtual
*NASW-FL Central Unit presents "Celebrating Yoga Awareness Month: Mind, Body and Social Work Connection" Presented by Emily Gustafson, MSW from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (ET). Yoga can improve emotional and physical wellbeing. Join us and learn how to incorporate simple techniques in your daily self-care routine. Registration is NASW Member - $5.00 and
Non-Member - $10.00. You will receive the zoom information the day of the workshop.

September 29, 2020 * Virtual
*NASW-FL Palm Beach Unit presents "Racial Equity Action Group Meeting" facilitated by Keisha Henry, LCSW & Rorri Geller-Mohamed, LCSW from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This is a virtual event. You will receive a link prior to the event. You will receive a Zoom link prior to the event.

October 2020

October 1 - 2, 2020 * Virtual
*NASW-FL presents "Social Work Licensure Exam Prep Course" with Sophia F. Dziegielewski, PhD, LCSW, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (ET) both days. Registration is: $195 Members and $250 Non-Members. Workbooks will be mailed. After Sept. 17 a $20.00 charge will be added for expedited mailing. Registration ends Sept. 25. The Zoom link will be sent prior to the event.

October 12, 2020 * Virtual
*NASW-FL Palm Beach Unit - North presents "Where You Look Affects How You Feel: Brainspotting and the Healing Process" with Shaina Feingold, LCSW, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Registration is FREE for NASW members and $10 for non-members. You will receive the Zoom link prior to the workshop. This workshop is sponsored by Coral Shores Behavorial Health.

October 13, 2020 * Virtual
*NASW-FL Central Unit is holding a "Virtual Networking Check-in" hosted by Elizabeth Zuravel, MSW, LGSW, LCSW, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Join us for virtual networking with our social workers, students and active/retired professionals in the Central area. If you have questions or suggestions for discussion topics, please email

October 17, 2020 * Virtual
*NASW-FL Sarasota/Manatee Unit presents "View on Ethics: What Social Workers and Mental Health Professionals Need to Know" with Kerry Dennis, ACSW, LCSW, MCAP, CSAT, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Registration is $20 for NASW members and $30 for non-members. You will receive the Zoom link and login the day before the workshop. This course satisfies the continuing education requirement for Ethics and Boundaries.

October 19, 2020 * Virtual
*NASW-FL Palm Beach Unit - South presents "Mental Health Begins at Birth: Understanding and Supporting Mental Health in Our Youngest Patients, Birth through Age Six" with Halley M. Carmack, MSW, LCSW, from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. (ET). Registration is FREE for NASW members and $10 for non-members. You will receive the Zoom link prior to the workshop.

October 20, 2020 * Virtual
*NASW-FL presents "Social Determinants of Health and Food Insecurity" with Michael Belusko and Tim Conroy, from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (ET). Registration is Free. This workshop has been approved for and offers 1 contact hour. You will receive the logon information when you register. This workshop is sponsored by Mom's Meals.

October 22, 2020 * Virtual
*NASW-FL Heartland Unit is holding "Social Work's Call to Action: Domestic Violence and Spiritually-Integrated Interventions workshop presented by April Steen Ph.D., LCSW, from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET). Registration: NASW Member - FREE and Non-Member - $20.00. You will receive the zoom information the day of the workshop. This workshop satisfies the Domestic Violence requirement for licensure renewal.

October 23, 2020 * Virtual
*NASW-FL Northeast Unit is holding a Virtual Book Club hosted by Fred Sacklow, LCSW, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. "The Gift of Therapy" by Irvin D. Yalom, MD, discusses Mr. Yalom's 35 plus years of doing psychotherapy into a guidebook for successful practice.
You will receive the Zoom link prior to the event.

November 2020

November 10, 2020 * Virtual
*NASW-FL presents "Diabetes Management: Providing Support for The Best Outcomes" with Michael Belusko and Tim Conroy, from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (ET). Learn to interpret food labels and their role in managing healthy diabetic nutrition and explore community support options to help people successfully manage their diabetes during the holidays.

Registration is Free. This workshop has been approved for and offers 1 contact hour. You will receive the logon information when you register. This workshop is sponsored by Mom's Meals.