I hope this message helps inform people about their voting options here in Kentucky.
I am writing to you all on the behalf of the KSCSW Advocacy Committee.
I hope everyone is registered to vote and plans to do so. Registration closed last week on October the 5th. As you all know this is a big election year for Americans and Kentuckians in general.
Voting is essential and should be the right of every citizen in the United States. It’s a great way to let your voices be heard and to make real change. If you feel like your voice is not being heard or if a particular candidate doesn’t support your interests. Then, you should vote to remove them from office. Additionally, if you believe you can promote your community and make crucial changes in the government you should consider running for office. There have been numerous seasoned political candidates (over the last 3 years) that were challenged, defeated, and upsetted by new candidates.
There are multiple local elections here in the state of Kentucky. For instance, Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a seasoned candidate who has been in office for 36 years. He is running for re-election this November against Amy McGrath (and two other candidates) a democrat from Edgewood, Kentucky. Another big local election is the Kentucky Supreme Court 7th District. The two candidates running for this position are Robert Conley who is a judge for the Kentucky 20th Circuit Court and Chris Harris (a democrat) who is a member of the Kentucky House of Representatives, representing District 93.
There are also elections for the U.S. House, State Senate, State House etc. To find out more information concerning the elections coming up and the candidates running check out this website: https://ballotpedia.org/Kentucky.
Furthermore, early voting here in Kentucky starts on Tuesday, October the 13th. Additionally, the times you can vote are Monday thru Friday 8:30 am to 4:00 pm and Saturdays 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Some of these places include Northside Branch Library, Dunbar Center, and BCTC Leestown Campus. If you plan on voting by absentee ballot or by mail-in ballot make sure to follow all the rules and instructions so your vote is counted and not sent back to you. Also, I’m pretty sure you have to sign it. There are multiple sights in town to vote early. Here is a link/ website to check out where you can vote early at
Make sure you all have masks and possibly gloves on (or sanitize/wash your hands immediately after voting in-person) if you plan to early vote at one of these sights. Stay safe everyone.
Titus Covington, Advocacy Committee Member Kentucky Society for Clinical Social Work
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We hope this message finds you well!
I am writing you on behalf of the Kentucky Board of Social Work. You are receiving this message because you hold a social work license in Kentucky.
As is always the case, we are in the process of reviewing our regulatory protocols related to the practice of social work in Kentucky. One area of particular focus for this review is the required supervision hours/time associated with eligibility to sit for the Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) exam.
As you may know, eligibility to sit for the LCSW exam requires 200 hours of clinical supervision and two (2) years post-CSW clinical experience. Due to a number of issues, many related to market- based factors, we are currently reviewing these standards. As such, WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU.
Please take a few minutes to respond to the questionnaire below! We will use YOUR insight to make informed decision related to any proposed regulatory changes.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SURVEY IS ONLY FOR INDIVIDUALS HOLDING A CSW OR LCSW.
All responses are anonymous and no individual information will be used.
Thanks for everything that you do! We look forward to hearing from you!
You can access the questionnaire by clicking this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ClinicalSupervisionKBSW.
Jay Miller, Chairperson
KY Board of Social Work
Looking for information on how to fill out your CEU Certificate?
Per 201 KAR 23:075, Section 3 - KSCSW is a pre-approved provider for Kentucky Social Work CEUs.
Q: Where can I find a list of pre-approved CEU Sponsors and Providers?
A: Click Here, KSCSW qualifies as #5
Q: What should I write on my CEU Certificate?
A: You can write "Kentucky Society for Clinical Social Work". We don't have a number.
Q: What should I do if I have any issues with my CEU Certificate, or if I have additional questions?
A: Please contact us at our email address, email@example.com
KSCSW is now accepting applications for the Pat Callahan Scholarships, which will be awarded to two KSCSW members at the 2019 Winter Conference. One $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a KSCSW member to assist with the cost of LCSW supervision, and one $750 scholarship will be awarded to a KSCSW member working toward advanced training in a specific clinical area.
Scholarship recipients will be selected based on need and their expressed commitment to a career in clinical social work. Applications must be accompanied by a personal statement no more than four pages in length. The personal statement should explain the applicant's present and past work as a clinical social worker, reasons for choosing clinical social work as a career, and the contribution to society that the applicant hopes to make through this career. Applicants for the LCSW supervision scholarship must also include a one-page statement of need.
The application deadline for Callahan Scholarships is Friday, November 1, 2019. Applicants must be current KSCSW members, and incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Scholarship recipients will be announced at the KSCSW Winter Conference on Friday December 6, 2019. The conference will held at the Fayette County Extension Office, 1140 Harry Sykes Way, in Lexington.
For more details, or to apply for a Callahan Scholarship, click the link below to download a scholarship application packet.
KSCSW is saddened to acknowledge the loss of one of our pioneers in this state, Arvil C. Reeb, Jr., LCSW. Our gratitude for the hard work, generosity and value he contributed to the profession of clinical social work will live on despite his passing.
Please note that the funeral Service will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019, 10 AM, at Central Christian Church followed by burial at the Lexington Cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday, April 12, 2019 from 5-8 PM, Milward-Broadway. Memorial contributions in memory of Mr. Reeb may be made to Central Christian Church, the Salvation Army, or Bluegrass Care Navigators (Hospice) Milward-Broadway is serving the family.
Author: Janet Doss, LCSW, MSCSW Board of Directors Member
With Senate Bill 1 having passed in the Senate and moved onto the House, I would like to bring to the attention of KSCSW members an a concern I have about the bill related to an issue near and dear to my heart. Earlier this month, Senate Bill 1, also known as the School Safety and Resiliency Act, passed the Senate and moved onto the House of Representatives for its consideration. Senate Bill 1 and its companion, House Bill 1, include measures to increase school safety, with a focus on the mental health and security of students.
Author: Jennifer Connor Godbey
President, KSCSW Board of Directors
We are so excited to welcome social work students and professionals from across Kentucky to celebrate SOCIAL WORK LOBBY DAY 2019 on Thursday, March 7, 2019! This is an important legislative session, as there are several proposed bills which could significantly impact social workers in Kentucky. Please share details with anyone who might be attending.
Click here for more Information and to register
Author: Annie Bassoni, LCSW, KSCSW Board Member
Can clinical social workers and other behavioral health clinicians effectively treat chronic pain and insomnia? Participants at the 2018 KSCSW Winter Conference learned that the answer to this question is a resounding “yes!”—good news for the large crowd of practicing clinicians at the Conference, which was held on December 7th at the Fayette County Extension Office. The UK College of Social Work’s Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) program co-sponsored the Winter Conference, which enabled the 2018-19 (MSW) cohort of IBH students to attend this special learning opportunity.
Jennifer Connor Godbey, KSCSW President
Brenda Rosen, NASW Executive Director
Lori Vogel, Kentucky Association for School Social Work
Caroline Reid, KASWE President
Adam Koenig R- House District 69 will present proposed restructuring bill at Dec. 10, 2018 at the Licensing, Occupations, and Administrative Regulations Committee meeting at 10 am in Room 209 in the Annex building at the State Capitol.
This proposed bill is another misguided attempt to combine the Board of Social Work with a myriad of other boards; this will harm clinical social work practice. Our long-standing independent Board of Social Work represents clinical social workers (LCSWs, CSWs and LSWs) well because of our higher standards of ethical practice and the unique education we receive to integrate clinical practice with social justice. Consider if a complaint against you was being heard by clinicians with different training and ethical standards. The pioneers in our profession fought hard to set these guidelines, our independent board is the most effective and efficient way to ensure that clinical social workers in our state practice within these standards, get quality and up to date education and resolve disciplinary issues fairly and consistently. As the largest group of mental health providers in Kentucky, we need to fight to maintain our own Board.
Please come to the meeting AND notify your representatives, Rep. Adam Koenig R- House District 69 and Licensing, Occupations, and Administrative Regulations committee members with the following message: “I am a member of the Kentucky Society for Clinical Social Work/the National Association of Social Workers, Kentucky Chapter, and a constituent [if you are]. Please oppose any Board Restructuring Proposal which will undermine clinical social work practice and the mental health of Kentucky citizens.”
Thanks for your participation.
For directions: Click Here!
We need as many LCSWs there as possible! Please arrange your schedule to attend, and let me know if you are coming. Time is sometimes changed up until the time of meeting: 10 AM!
Please check the following link for the meeting time: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/legislativecalendarv2/sp_bss_calendar_/index
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