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A member organization, NASW-DE promotes, develops, and protects the practice of social work and social workers and, through its work and advocacy, seeks to enhance the effective functioning and well-being of individuals, families, and communities.

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NASW - Delaware Chapter
Survey on Proposed Expanded Social Work Licensure Regulations to Include
Social Work Multi-Tier Licensure 

 Click here to access the survey.

Explanation of the Need for the Survey:

The Delaware Board of Clinical Social Work Examiners is considering statutory revisions to Delaware’s current social work law that would implement multi-tier licensure. The proposed revisions would expand licensure to cover BSW and MSW social workers. The current law already governs the practice of Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW).

Multi-tier licensure in the State of Delaware will expand the ability to protect the public. In addition, multi-tier licensure will ensure safe, ethical and competent social work practice. Multi-tier licensure already exists in most states, including Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey.

This survey was developed to collect data from social workers and other professionals who practice in the field of social work. The survey also includes individuals who live and/or work in the State of Delaware as all may be impacted by the proposed additions in the new law.

Thank you for sharing your opinions regarding multi-tier licensure for Delaware. 


Trauma Art Narrative Therapy (TANT) is a non-interpretive creative narrative cognitive exposure technique that provides trauma resolution and is beneficial for:

  • reducing intrusive symptoms, depression and anger from a traumatic stress exposure
  • integrating verbal and nonverbal aspects of traumatic stress exposure
  • providing resolution to traumatic experiences.

TANT is designed to help resolve trauma-based symptoms and behaviors in order for traumatized individuals to move on to the next step in their healing.

Location: Delaware State University, Price Building, Multipurpose Room 112, Dover, Delaware

SPEAKER: Lyndra J. Bills, MD, is a board certified psychiatrist. She completed specialized PTSD training following an internal medicine/psychiatry residency at West Virginia University. She has years of mental health care experience in many inpatient and outpatient settings.  Dr. Bills helped develop the Sanctuary model of trauma informed care.  Dr. Bills began developing and using Trauma Art Narrative Therapy in 1993 as a way to help individual’s process traumatic events. She is currently a regional medical director for Community Care Behavioral Health in Pennsylvania.  She enjoys the outdoors, especially horses and dogs. 

A 6 CEU workshop. Seating is limited.
For additional information, contact Marlene A. Saunders, Executive Director, NASW Delaware, 100 W. 10th Street, Suite 608, Wilmington, DE 19801-6604, 302-288-0931


Why does NASW need to increase dues now?

NASW has held dues rates steady for the past 10 years. This was a deliberate decision taking into consideration the tough economic climate of recent years and its impact on members. The increase is needed now to meet the expectations of social work professionals for enhanced products, services and advocacy, including expanded offerings in professional development, legal and ethics consultations, and a renewed national public policy campaign. NASW is committed to being on the forefront of protecting social workers, advancing the profession of social work, and helping the clients that social workers serve. Recent advocacy activities include work on the Social Work Reinvestment Act, support for loan forgiveness for social work students and graduates, and improving Medicare beneficiaries’ access to clinical social work services. Membership dues make this work possible.


Student Scholarship Funds

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The Scholarship Committee urges members to consider making a contribution to the Scholarship Fund. To donate, please send a check made out to NASW Foundation and put Delaware Scholarship in the Memo Section. Mail check to the Chapter Office.

Vicki Root, Ph.D., LCSW Chairperson, Scholarship Committee


Find a Clinician 

Click here to find a listing of Clinical Social Workers with specific expertise to meet the needs of both the profession  and the client population.