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.
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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