Event date: 7/14/2020 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Export event
NASWMN Chapter
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MN’s 2020 Social Work Licensure Laws

What’s Changed, What’s New, What You Need to Know

Tuesday, July 14, 2020 via Go To Webinar

12:00 - 1:30 PM (1.5 CEUs)


Presenters: Karen Goodenough, MSW, LGSW; and Kate Zacher-Pate, LSW






The social work profession has experienced a number of practice changes this year. In May 2020, licensure improvements were signed into law, with unanimous support from the Legislature and seven social work associations.  Changes are effective August 1, 2020 - so just around the corner! Come hear from the Executive Directors of the MN Board of Social Work and NASW-MN about the changes which remove unnecessary barriers, create more flexibility, and streamline processes. You will have an opportunity to ask questions, and every current or aspiring social worker will learn something new about keeping up with their license!  


If you are unable to be present for the live webinar, you may watch it on NASW-MN's YouTube channel a few days after the webinar; you can this count as independent study CEUs.


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About the Presenters

Karen Goodenough, MSW, LGSW, is Executive Director of the National Association of Social Workers, MN Chapter. She received her BSW from St. Olaf College, MSW from Augsburg College, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D in social work at the University of Minnesota. Karen is a community faculty member in the Masters of Social Work Program at the University of Minnesota teaching macro practice courses in Program Development, Leadership, Budgeting, Fundraising, and Social Policy. Previously Karen was Director of Youth and Family programs for a non-profit in North Minneapolis for 12 years, worked as a consultant helping organizations collect and utilize meaningful data and facilitating strategic planning, and served as adjunct faculty in the MSW programs at Augsburg College, the University of St. Thomas/St. Catherine, St. Cloud State University, and St. Olaf College.

Kate Zacher-Pate, BA, LSW has over 25 years of experience in professional social work regulation, at the Minnesota Board of Social Work, serving as the Board’s Executive Director since 2008, and Assistant Director from 2003 to 2008.  As chief executive officer, leadership responsibilities include carrying out the Board’s public safety mission by managing statewide licensing and complaint resolution functions, policy and legislation, budget preparation and oversight, technology, education and outreach, and agency operations. Kate has served in regulatory leadership roles at the local, state, and national levels participating on many state and national committees and has presented at state and national conferences. Prior to regulatory work with the Board, Kate was employed and practiced in the county and non-profit social service sectors in Minnesota.  Kate is a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) in Minnesota and holds a BA degree in Psychology from St. Catherine University in Minnesota. 


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