November 2019 - East Central District Update
Mary Garrison, LCSW, ACSW, East Central District Chair
Hello to all! I hope to see you all that the NASW-Illinois Chapter Statewide Conference in Wheeling! Please feel free to text/call me (309-532-1803) so we can connect – I will be at the entire conference and would love to see you!
NASW Illinois MyNASW Community Launches! This fall, the chapter took part in a pilot program in creating a new discussion group, NASW Illinois, within the MyNASW Community. The NASW Illinois community is geared specifically toward the topics and interest of all Illinois members. This new community allows for REAL-TIME discussion of topics relating to social work. The Private Practice SIG Google Group was transitioned to the new community in September 2019, and this month, we are opening up the community to all NASW-Illinois Chapter members. Recent topic included scholarships for graduate-level social work students, meeting with legislators about mental health legislation, referrals for "pet-friendly social workers," billing services, and more. Read more here: https://www.naswil.org/post/nasw-illinois-mynasw-community
NASW-IL Statement on CTU Strike: https://www.naswil.org/post/nasw-il-statement-on-ctu-strike
Cigna Health Re-Evaluates Fee Schedule for Psychotherapy Reimbursement: https://www.naswil.org/post/cigna-health-re-evaluates-fee-schedule-for-psychotherapy-reimbursement
It is a busy time of year for all and your LSW/LCSW licenses is up for renewal this year – 11/30/19! You should have received an email about renewal by now. Please see the FAQ on 2019 Licensure Renewal: It’s Time to Renew Your License! https://www.naswil.org/post/faq-on-2019-licensure-renewal-it-s-time-to-renew-your-license
Check out these upcoming events:
COMING SOON! 2019 NASW-Illinois Chapter Statewide Conference: A Meeting of the Professions – I hope you will attend and if you do, please seek me out with a text or a call: 309-532-1803 – I’d love to connect!!! November 5-7, 2019, The Westin North Shore, Wheeling, IL. Know Before You Go: 2019 NASW-Illinois Chapter Statewide Conference: https://www.naswil.org/post/know-before-you-go-2019-nasw-illinois-chapter-statewide-conference
LSW/LCSW Review Course: Presenter: Mary Garrison 8 CEUs/ Nonmember $235 (no CEUs $225) / NASW Member $175, Dec 6, 8:00am–5:00pm. Where: First United Methodist Church, 201 West North Street, FaithLink Room, Decatur, IL 62522 - Registration can be accessed here: https://naswil.wufoo.com/forms/naswil-review-course-120619-decatur/
I will continue to seek suggestions for workshops and presentations you would like to have in our district – please send any suggestions to me at: ECentral.firstname.lastname@example.org.