Path to Licensure Newsletter
April 2019
Dear social work education colleagues,

As the school term draws to a close, it may feel a bit early to talk about summer or fall classes. I know that at some point soon, though, you’ll likely be completing and updating syllabi for upcoming courses. This issue of the Path to Licensure newsletter offers ideas to help with your planning.
ASWB has a new two-minute video describing our Model Social Work Practice Act. This animated video is a great tool for explaining to your students what a model law is and what state regulation typically includes. Consider using the video in your policy classes, practice classes, ethics courses, field seminars, and even orientation with new students. It’s a great resource and it’s free! Watch the Model Social Work Practice Act video.

And while you are on the ASWB Members site, click on Publications for additional great resources to help your students understand:

  • technology standards for both practice and regulation
  • supervision for licensure
  • best practices for board structure
  • disciplinary actions
  • bibliometrics as a means of visualizing occupational licensure
Many of you have asked how to get the Curricular Guide for Licensing and Regulation. It’s available two ways.

  • Download a free copy using the link on the Educators page of the ASWB website.
  • Request a print copy (US$10 plus shipping) from CSWE by emailing

The curricular guide offers many resources that you can easily drop into your syllabus, including:
  • reading lists
  • student assignments
  • classroom activities
  • field experiences
  • media resources to use in class
  • scenarios for applying knowledge
We will be introducing our Path to Licensure Institute scholars for the class of 2019 in an upcoming issue. Watch for the exciting things they are learning and doing.

Best wishes for a successful close to your spring 2019 term. And happy planning!

Jan Fitts, MSW, LCSW
Education and Research Senior Manager

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