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Annual renewals for 2021 are open!

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A step-by-step guide to completing the registration renewal process for 2021, with troubleshooting tips. There are temporary changes to professional development requirements due to the pandemic, and this is the first year that ethics hours are due for some members.


Our role as social workers, and as treaty people

Sept 24, 2020 — As many Nova Scotian fishing communities struggle through conflict and crisis — worsened by the intersections of a pandemic, economic uncertainty, and racism — we encourage our members to approach this work with a trauma-informed lens, to draw on the resources available to you, and to ground your praxis in your professional values and ethics.


Webinar: Brief Intro to Borderline Personality Disorder for Child Protection Staff

Nov 2, 2020 — Jacqueline Barkley, MSW, RSW, will introduce session participants to key introductory issues in understanding the Borderline Personality Disorder diagnosis and its traits, and provide concrete suggestions for managing clients suffering from this personality disorder. Delivered in partnership between CASW and NSCSW.


Webinar: Help is on the Line; Incorporating Technology into Therapy

Oct 28, 2020 — Jenny Cameron MSW, RSW, and Thomas Williams, MSW, RSW, will describe key points about historical and contemporary telehealth services, and discuss future directions of telehealth in Nova Scotia and across Canada. Particular attention will be paid to how technology can be used to provide more equitable services to marginalized populations within Nova Scotia. The discussion will be situated within the Social Work Code of Ethics, covering how we can ensure services promote inherent dignity, social justice, and confidentiality for all of those involved. Delivered in partnership between CASW and NSCSW.


Webinar: Using Family Diagrams to Engage Clients and their Families

Oct 21, 2020 — Anne Pirie and Jim Morton will introduce participants to Bowen Family Systems Theory (BFST) and describe how to construct a family diagram: a tool for assessing and recording significant contextual information. This webinar will show how placing symptoms in their family/ social context informs diagnostic work and treatment directions in various clinical settings. Delivered in partnership between CASW and NSCSW.


2020 Student Bursaries

A college bursary will be awarded to up to four Nova Scotian student members who attending accredited social work programs in the fall of 2020. Bursaries are awarded based on the student’s commitment to professional social work practice.


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