2023 NASW Louisiana Annual Conference "Better Together: Mainstreaming Equity, Diversity & Inclusion" Presented by Oceans Healthcare March 6-8, 2023 Crowne Plaza Executive Center Baton Rouge, LA
The 2023 NASW Louisiana Annual Conference will bring together social workers, allied professionals, and social work thought leaders from across the state, and around the country, for three (3) days of continuing education and networking to discuss today’s hot topics, best practices, and latest trends in the industry. Join us to gain immediate take-aways to apply to your work! Practice areas covered include mental-behavioral health, trauma-informed care, cultural competence, self-care, diversity, social justice, aging & more!
Conference registration includes a keynote on societal trauma presented by Arabella Pérez, DSW, LCSW, NASW Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, an Exhibit Hall, and non-stop networking opportunities. Breakfast, lunch, and two coffee breaks will be served on March 6 and 7, and breakfast and two coffee breaks will be available on March 8.

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Louisiana Continuing Education Requirements As a reminder, registered Social Workers, Certified Social Workers, Licensed Masters Social Workers, and Licensed Clinical Social Workers are required by law to collect at least twenty (20) hours of continuing education in approved programs each year with three (3) hours of ethics every two years. For the LCSW, ten (10) of the twenty (20) hours must be of clinical content including diagnosis and treatment. The current collection period is July 1, 2022 through August 31, 2023. Beginning July 1, 2008, first time Board Approved Clinical Supervisors (BACS) must complete six and one half (6.5) hours of LABSWE approved clinical supervision education. All other Board Approved Clinical Supervisors (BACS) must complete three (3) hours of continuing education in clinical supervision every two years. Workshops are designated as ethical, clinical, general and supervision in content and meet the Louisiana State Board of Social Work Examiners requirements for licensure renewal. The conference program will be submitted to the Louisiana Counselors Association, Louisiana Marriage and Family Therapy Association, and Association of Addictive Disorders, school psychologists, and educational diagnosticians. The conference agenda has been approved for conference registrants seeking CEUs for Addictive Disorders by the Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority (ADRA.)
We look forward to serving you through the rest of the year. Visit naswla.org for upcoming events, professional development and career opportunities, and social work resources.