Path to Licensure Newsletter
VOLUME I, Fall 2018
In the spring of 2017, a five-scholar cohort began the inaugural Path to Licensure Institute program. They represented a range of BSW and MSW programs and geographic, cultural, and gender diversity. I invited these five scholars to write articles for this issue of the Path to Licensure newsletter about some of their successes in implementing the Path program model that they designed for their respective schools. They have reported on foundation courses, student and faculty engagement, and various teaching methods they used in preparing students for licensed professional practice of social work.

Each school in the Path to Licensure program is encouraged to design an innovative Path model that builds on its own school’s strengths and opportunities. ASWB seeks to be a source of inspiration and guidance as you develop goals for your Path to Licensure program. Please let us know how we can assist you to achieving those goals.

While the topics of licensing and regulation are the focus of the Path to Licensure program, we realize that interest is high for improving students’ understanding about the licensing exams. ASWB offers a number of resources for students and faculty, including the ASWB Guide to the Social Work Exams , 2nd edition, which contains exam content outlines and additional reading materials for all exam categories; the Candidate Handbook, which offers in-depth information about registering for and taking the exam; and the Group Review Practice Test for the Bachelors, Masters, and Clinical exam categories (available only to accredited schools of social work and schools in candidacy for accreditation). For more information about these resources, please visit .

ASWB wishes you well as you begin the 2018–2019 school year.

Jan Fitts, MSW, LCSW
Education and Training Senior Manager
Education, experience, and exam
Kelly Bass, DSW, CSW-PIP, ACS
MSW Program Director
University of South Dakota

The social work curriculum as opportunity for integrating licensure awareness
Joan Groessl, MSW, Ph.D., LCSW
Assistant Professor and BSW Program Coordinator
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay

Diversity program interns learn about licensure
Jane Hurley Johncox, MSW, LICSW
Clinical Faculty
University of St. Catherine, St. Thomas

Social work licensure prep courses: Lessons from the field
Shakira A. Kennedy, Ph.D., LMSW
Assistant Professor, Coordinator, At-Risk Populations Research and Grant Initiatives
Touro College

BSW and MSW Generalist Path to Licensure: Regulatory and Licensing D2L Training courses
Carolyn Szafran, LCSWC
Field Practicum Coordinator/Senior Lecturer, Social Work
Washburn University


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