Event date: 11/2/2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Export event
NASWMN Chapter
/ Categories: Online, Policy

County Exemption from Social Work Licensure: Where Do We Go from Here?

Part of our monthly Lunch 'n Learn Webinar Series

Wednesday, November 2  - 12-1 p.m. CST via Zoom

Presenter: Dr. Karen E. Goodenough, PhD, MSW, LGSW


While licensure is required for all social workers in Minnesota, there remains an exemption for those employed in county services. As NASW-MN and the MN Board of Social Work continue to strategize next steps for eliminating the county exemption, NASW-MN’s Executive Director completed her dissertation research to further inform these efforts. Join Dr. Karen E. Goodenough for a description of her research and findings, as well as a discussion of where we go from here. Dr. Goodenough will also share a copy of her full research to any registrants who are interested.

You will receive the access link the day before the webinar.


About the Presenter

Dr. Karen E. Goodenough, PhD, MSW, LGSW, has been Executive Director of the National Association of Social Workers - Minnesota Chapter since 2018. She received her BSW from St. Olaf College, MSW from Augsburg University, and PhD in social work from the University of Minnesota. Previously, Dr. KG worked in direct practice, non-profit program management, and has been a consultant in evaluation, data utilization, and strategic planning. She has also served as adjunct faculty in numerous BSW and MSW programs throughout Minnesota. Dr. KG is a skilled supervisor, trainer, and macro practitioner. She has supervised, coached, and trained interns, volunteers, contractors, board members, and staff from various professional backgrounds, and has provided hundreds of hours of training in such areas as supervision, ethics, policy advocacy, leadership, budgeting, evaluation, and research. Dr. KG is passionate about using data and best practices to build a purposeful future, and is currently focusing her research efforts on social work licensure.

Pricing and Registration

NASW Members - FREE - Register here (NASW members only)
Not-Yet-Members - $15 - Register here


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