NASW Code of Ethics
The NASW Code of Ethics is intended to serve as a guide to the everyday professional conduct of social workers.
A Certified Social Worker (CSW) is the designation for professionals who have a bachelor’s or master’s degree. In Nebraska this certification allows them to use the title “social worker” and represent themselves as such. Certified Masters Social Worker certification (CMSW) requires successful completion of the appropriate Association of Social Work Boards exam (ASWB).
Social workers who provide mental health services must be licensed by the state as Licensed Mental Health Practitioners (LMHPs). Having an LMHP license and a CMSW certification grants a social worker an additional title: Licensed Clinical Social Worker, or LCSW. This is a credential that is widely recognized around the nation.CREDENTIAL INFORMATION FOR MILITARY SPOUSES
Temporary Credential: If you have an active credential in another state and you are a military spouse, you may be issued a temporary credential pending completion of the permanent credential requirements. A temporary credential specifically for military spouses is available under Neb. Rev. Stat. 38-129.01 and is issued for a period not to exceed 1 year. Please review the following requirements to obtain a temporary credential and those listed for a permanent credential on the profession-specific application page to determine which process is right for you.
To apply for this temporary credential, you need to be a resident of Nebraska and submit the following:
- The application
- A copy of your military dependent identification card identifying you as the spouse of an active duty member of the United States Armed Forces
- A copy of your spouse's military orders reflecting an active-duty assignment in Nebraska
- A copy of your credential from another state or jurisdiction
- A copy of the statutes, rules, and regulations governing your credential which indicate standards that are similar to Nebraska's licensing requirements.
- The fees required for the application for the credential and for the temporary credential (if applicable).
More information on ASWB examinations can be found here: https://www.aswb.org/
More information about Nebraska social work licensure can be found here: http://dhhs.ne.gov/publichealth/pages/crlMHPSWHome.aspx
Using APA Format
Professional writing is a very important skill, both in school and in your social work career. The Grace Abbott School of Social Work uses the 6th edition of APA's Publication Manual as a guide for written communication. We have provided the Top 10 APA basics and other resources to make using APA format a bit easier. Writing in a prescribed format may not come intuitively, but with practice, it does become easier.
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