I have posted a lot about the difficulties of being a macro social worker. One of the things I find most frustrating of all is the lack of continuing education courses addressing community practice. In the five years since graduating I have found it nearly impossible to find CEUs geared towards non-clinical social workers. There are any number of course offerings dealing with personality disorders, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and any other issue a micro practitioner would find beneficial in their work.
What really disturbs me about this is that most states now have laws requiring licensed social workers to obtain a certain number of CEUs in order to maintain licensing. For a macro Social Worker this is deeply frustrating as you are left with no choice but to spend time and money on a course that does nothing to help you in your career.
- A Few More Words on Social Work Title Protection (politicalsocialworker.wordpress.com)
- Resources for Community Practice: Websites & Blogs (politicalsocialworker.wordpress.com)
- A Reminder To Social Workers New And Old (politicalsocialworker.wordpress.com)
- Why Aren’t All Social Workers Supported and Created Equal? (politicalsocialworker.wordpress.com)