Jacki Brunk, LCSW, Northeastern District Chair
Welcome to the monthly district update of the Northeast District!
Thanks to all who attended our in-person CEU event on September 29th, "Understanding the Traumatic Marginalization of the LGBTQIA+ Community," presented by Benji Marton, LCSW, and therapist at Head Heart Therapy in Chicago.
I’m in the planning stages for upcoming events and always welcome feedback from district members. If you have a specific topic you’re interested in, please feel free to reach out and share with me.
Register Today! 2022 NASW-Illinois Chapter Hybrid Conference
Registration is open for our hybrid fall conference! This hybrid format will offer in-person CEUs on November 17, 2022, at the DoubleTree by Hilton Lisle Naperville in Lisle, IL, and live virtual CEUs on Thursday, December 1, 2022, via Zoom Events. Earn up to 6.0 CEUs for either, or attend both as a hybrid attendee for up to 10.5 CEUs. Find out more athttp://naswmeets.org/.
IDFPR Licensure Updates
Questions about licensure requirements and in-person CEUs still remains the top questions from our members! If you haven’t already checked out our in-depth article about IDFPR requirements for the 2021–2023 licensure cycle, be sure to read it here: https://www.naswil.org/post/idfpr-licensure-renewal-requirements-for-2021-2023
Ask NASW-IL: Can I see my client via telehealth if they travel outside of Illinois?
As "reopening" continues and social workers and their clients become more mobile in their locations, social workers are ethically and legally responsible for understanding if they can continue utilizing telehealth services if they or their client leaves the state. While there is no easy answer for any situation, the NASW-Illinois Chapter has created a Telehealth Practice webpage for commonly asked questions pertaining to telehealth (excerpt shown below. Read the full article here: https://www.naswil.org/post/ask-nasw-il-can-i-see-my-client-via-telehealth-if-they-travel-outside-of-illinois
Other Chapter News
IDFPR Waives License Restoration Fees for LCSWs through 01/01/28:https://www.naswil.org/post/idfpr-waives-license-restoration-fees-for-lcsws-through-01-01-28
2022 NASW-Illinois Chapter Statewide Awards: https://www.naswil.org/post/2022-nasw-illinois-chapter-statewide-awards
Ethical Out-of-State Telehealth Practice: National and International Considerations:https://www.naswil.org/post/ethical-out-of-state-telehealth-practice-national-and-international-considerations
Effects of ASWB Report Results on Interstate Licensure Compact:https://www.naswil.org/post/effects-of-aswb-report-results-on-interstate-licensure-compact
NASW-IL Full Statement on ASWB Test Analysis: https://www.naswil.org/post/nasw-il-full-statement-on-aswb-test-analysis
For more news, go to the NASW-Illinois Chapter News page: https://www.naswil.org/blog