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Chapter Meetings & Events:

Rural Member Committee - First Tuesday of every month, 5:00 pm

Racial Equity Committee - Second Monday of every month, 6:00 pm

Licensure Committee: Forming now!

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NASW-Nevada CEUs is accepted by the following boards and organizations:

Nevada Board of Examiners for Social Workers

Nevada State Board of Psychological Examiners

State of Nevada | Department of Education

State of Nevada board of Examiners for Marriage and Family Therapists & Clinical Professional Counselors 

Your Nevada Chapter Presents: 


Student-Initiated Confrontation in Social Work Education: The Effective Management of Confrontational Behaviors Initiated by Students

Date: Monday, June 10 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm CST (12 pm - 2:00 pm PST)

Speaker: Thalia S. Anderen, PhD, MSW, LCSW, RCSW

Description: Over the past three decades, there is mounting evidence to suggest that post-secondary educators, including social work educators, are experiencing increasingly concerning behaviors initiated by students both inside and outside the classroom environment. These behaviors can range from incidental rude and disruptive behaviors to more intentional ongoing aggressive and threatening behaviors. This interactive workshop is designed for social work educators or those interested in teaching in the future and will provide an overview of the prevalence of student-initiated confrontational behaviors initiated towards social work educators, SIC's personal and professional impacts, the types of situations educators may encounter, and prevention and mitigation strategies to help educators feel more prepared, validated, and empowered. This workshop also offers a valuable contribution to a broader conversation about the need to develop a pedagogy of teaching about teaching at the post-secondary social work level.

CEUs: 2.0 CEUs / $30 Nonmember / $10 NASW Member

Virtual Platform: Zoom

Registration: https://naswil.wufoo.com/forms/z16dds3m0dyvzm1/


Reflections on Mandated Reporting

Date: Thursday, June 27 from 11:00am to 12:30pm CST (9am - 10:30am PST)

Speaker: Kimberly A. Mann, PhD, LCSW (she/her)

Description: This 90-minute course is designed for mandated reporters as defined by the Illinois Abused and Neglect Child Reporting Act (ANCRA) and fulfills current IDFPR requirements for a mandated reporter training with implicit bias section. Determinations to make a report to the Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline are complex and challenging for the professionals obligated to promote the safety of children. Unfortunately, our professional decision-making can be compromised by attitudes and beliefs that influence our perception of information that we learn within our professional capacity. Racial bias contributes to the persistent problem of racial disproportionality in the child welfare system. As we build our reflective capacity, our awareness of bias strengthens and can be used to enhance professional decision-making.

CEUs: 1.5 CEUs (Fulfills Illinois requirement for Mandated Reporter with Section on Implicit Bias CEU) / $23 Nonmember/ $10 NASW Member

Virtual Platform: Zoom

Registration: https://naswil.wufoo.com/forms/zkt44ua0cn9fpx/


Using Civic Engagement as a Social Work Intervention

Date: Wednesday, July 10

10 – 11 am PDT, 12-1 pm CT

Free| 1 CEU

Location: Virtual event, Join from anywhere

About this event:

Join NASW: NV and Vot-ER in a joint interactive webinar that shares what the relationship is between voting and health. At this session, you’ll walk away understanding how to use your trusted voice as a social worker to encourage your clients to register to vote. NASW: NV members will have a chance to practice their newly learned skills with each other and hear from volunteers currently on the ground registering people to vote.

Register here: 

https://www.mobilize.us/vot-er/event/621167/?force_banner=true&share_context=event_details&share_medium=copy_link


Would like to present a workshop for the NASW-Nevada chapter?

submit your request here: https://naswil.wufoo.com/forms/x5oe7n115szsiw/

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2024 NASW Chapters Virtual Conference:

Empowering Social Workers

Hosted by: NASW-Illinois, Nevada, and North Dakota Chapters

Dates: Thursday, November 7 and Friday, November 8, 2024

CONFERENCE INFORMATION

Registration: Conference registration will be available in August 2024. Click here to be notified when registration goes live.
Schedule and Classes: Complete conference schedule and classes will be announced in August 2024
Advertise: Promote your organization in our Exhibit Hall, the Conference Marketing Brochure, or Co-Sponsorship! Click here to be notified when those options are announced.

Job Board:

Mightier Clinical Services

Part-Time Clinician (Nevada)

At Mightier, we believe in empowering every child to be their best self. Mightier is a child-centered, evidence-based, digital program that develops coping skills through play. Developed at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Mightier is clinically proven to help kids prepare for life’s big emotions.

Mightier Clinical Services PLLC partners with Mightier to provide families enrolled in Medicaid access to the Mightier Program, while overseeing the program. Mightier Clinical Services clinicians support and empower families to access and engage with the Mightier Program.

We are looking for a mission-driven, creative, and innovative provider who will provide clinical oversight to Mightier members and their families. In this role, you will join a growing team of clinicians delivering remote therapeutic monitoring services to families.

Remote therapeutic monitoring is a new and innovative way of supporting individuals who are using digital mental health programs. Rather than traditional clinical care, remote therapeutic monitoring focuses on overseeing clients’ use of the program, helping ensure clients are using the technology appropriately to see clinical improvements. These services are delivered via telehealth and include 1-1 visits focused on the clients’ program use, and asynchronous review of clients' program data.

Things You'll Do:

-Learn the ins and outs of the Mightier Program.

-Perform remote therapeutic monitoring services via telehealth which includes guiding families in the setup and use of equipment, providing education about the Mightier Program, providing consultation calls throughout the client’s use of the program, and reviewing usage and engagement data.

-Comprehensively document family interactions.

-Support families by responding to programmatic questions and concerns via email, phone, and telehealth video calls.

-Support the ongoing use of Mightier, troubleshooting any technical or personal challenges impacting adherence.

-Perform account management tasks.

-Attend Clinical Team meetings and trainings as needed.

-Work remotely up to 30 hours a week depending on caseloads.

What You’ll Need:

-Master’s degree or Doctorate in social work, clinical counseling, or psychology

-State independent clinical license in Nevada: LCSW, LMFT, Psychologist, or similar license

-Enrolled as a Medicaid Provider in the state of Nevada

-Minimum of 3-5 years of direct patient care experience (preferably with children and families)

-Willingness to work some weekday and weeknight hours (between 9 am MT and 8 pm MT)

-A confidential, private location to work from remotely with reliable, high-speed Internet access

-Confidence and expertise in using technology to communicate

-Organized, quick, and an enthusiastic learner, an excellent communicator, and good with time management

Nice to Haves:

-Credentialed with Molina Healthcare of Nevada

-Bilingual in Spanish

-Willingness and ability to easily obtain licenses in other states within 3 months of hiring

What Else You Should Know:

-This position is fully remote with flexible hours

-This position will be under the general supervision of the Clinical Director

-This is a fee-for-service independent contractor position with a blended pay structure ranging between $35-$55 an hour. Base pay will be determined on an individualized basis and will be impacted by location, licenses, and years of experience.

Please apply via this link: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/recruiting/jobs/Details/2451994/Mightier/Part-Time-Clinician-Nevada

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News to highlight! 

(Important) Optum/United Healthcare Issuing Overpayment Notices to Providers: Important Information and Steps to Take

Optum/United Healthcare is in the process of sending out overpayment notices to clinical social workers. These notices inform providers of overpayments made by Optum/United Healthcare and request reimbursement.

Overpayment recovery, commonly referred to as "clawbacks," is a complex issue and regulations vary significantly from state to state. (Information on specific state laws may be found on the Crossroads Health website. NASW makes no representations as to the accuracy of the information contained on this website. Social workers are encouraged to look up the relevant state statute to find the most up-to-date information.) Impacted social workers may also want to consult an attorney to understand their rights and responsibilities. Read more here: https://www.socialworkers.org/About/Legal-Defense-Fund/Optum-United-Healthcare-Issuing-Overpayment-Notices-to-Providers-Important-Information-and-Steps-to-Take

Payment of Health Behavior Assessment and Intervention Services Approved for Clinical Social Workers

Mirean Coleman, LICSW, CT Director of Clinical Practice

On November 2, 2023, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule for the 2024 Medicare Physician Payment Schedule. NASW is happy to inform its members that the final rule reported that clinical social workers, beginning January 1, 2024, will be reimbursed for Health Behavior Assessment and Intervention Services (HBAI) performed. These services are used to identify the psychological, behavioral, emotional, cognitive, and social factors included in the treatment of physical health problems. The services are reported by using procedural billing codes 96156, 96158, 96159, 96164, 96165, 96167, and 96168. Allowing clinical social workers to receive reimbursement for these services will permit better integration of physical and behavioral health care. Since the inception of these codes in 2003, NASW has been advocating for clinical social work reimbursement of these services to CMS and through federal legislation. Read more here: https://www.socialworkers.org/Practice/Tips-and-Tools-for-Social-Workers/Payment-of-Health-Behavior-Assessment-and-Intervention-Services-Approved-for-Clinical-Social-Workers


NASW offers its support to those who lost loved ones in terrorist attacks in Israel

Oct 13, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) offers its condolences and support to people who lost loved ones in the terrorist attacks in Israel and to those continuing to suffer the loss of family members, homes, and communities in Israel and in Gaza. Read the full statement here: https://www.socialworkers.org/News/News-Releases/ID/2835/NASW-offers-its-support-to-those-who-lost-loved-ones-in-terrorist-attacks-in-Israel



NASW member voices: supreme courts ends affirmative action. what are the implications?
by Mel Wilson, lcsw, MBA

The U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) on June 29 made a ruling on affirmative action that will have profound and long-term implications for the country. With a 6-3 majority decision, SCOTUS declared in Students for Fair Admission Inc. v. President and Fellows of Harvard College that race-conscious admissions programs at Harvard and the University of North Carolina violate the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection. more directly, the ruling forbids all colleges and universities in the United States from taking race into consideration when admitting students. Read the full statement here


Chatgpt and social work: be excited, curious, and skeptical

it’s free. it’s fast. it’s exciting. it’s also unsettling for most, and upsetting for more than a few, who worry it could take away their livelihood — or upend their lives.
haven’t tried chatgpt yet? when you do, you’ll be in the minority if you aren’t blown away. it exudes an uncanny if not eerie, human-like cadence. the tone is smooth, friendly, and reassuring. it all somehow feels familiar, like chatting with a trusted — and remarkably intelligent — old friend.
but it’s not your friend. it’s a computer algorithm. if that’s unclear, just ask chatgpt:
“can you explain what a computer algorithm is?”
“sure, i'd be happy to explain what a computer algorithm is. an algorithm is a set of instructions or a procedure used to solve a problem or perform a specific task. in computer science, an algorithm is typically a step-by-step procedure that is designed to be executed by a computer program.”
social work, welcome to — and get ready for — the new world with chatgpt. read the full article here!

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