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NASW Shining Star Recognition

NASW Montana seeks to recognize those among our membership who embody the principles of social work: Service Social justice Dignity and worth of the person Importance of human relationships Integrity Competence   To nominate someone for recognition through NASW Montana, please submit an email to including the following: Name of the person you are…Continue Reading

November Eastern Region Meeting

November Eastern Region Meeting   Breaking the Cycle: How to Identify Poverty, Abuse, and Addiction in the Family System Date:  November 18th, 2015 Time: 12:00 to 1:00 Where: Walla Walla University 2520 5th Street South, Billings, MT 59101 Contact: Eastern Region Rep Kiva Kust  406-657-6071 Amanda is a Montana state Licensed Clinical  Professional Counselor.  Her practice focus is on  children and family systems utilizing community  based principals.  She is a certified facilitator for  Parenting Success; which she incorporates into  her family practices, or individually for parents  wanting, or required, to complete a parenting  class.  She is a certified facilitator in Workin’ It Out  and Beginning To Work It Out, soft skills; with  further training in Play Therapy, CPT, DBT, …Continue Reading

Teleconferences and Updates on ICD-10-CM

The national office has received a large volume of calls and emails from members and employers on the ICD-10-CM.  As you may be aware, the ICD-10-CM impacts clinical social workers who diagnose and treat mental illness not only in private practice, but in other settings such as  hospitals, outpatient mental health clinics, and primary care. …Continue Reading

NASW Members Only-Legal Issue of the Month : Legal Considerations When a Client Dies by Suicide

NASW’s Legal Issue of the Month for Members: Legal Considerations When a Client Dies by Suicide.   You will need to “log” on as a NASW member (user name/password) to access this “Legal Issue of the Month” article. NASW members often call for legal consultation after learning that a client died by suicide, seeking guidance…Continue Reading

Montana Moves Forward With Medicaid Expansion- July 2015

As a follow-up to the 2015 Legislative Session, our legislature approved Medicaid Expansion.  However, in order to implement expansion, Montana applied for a Medicaid 1115 Waiver. As you may recall, our “Montana Behavioral Health Practitioners” Coalition strongly supported Medicaid Expansion in Montana, but because we passed a law outside of traditional Medicaid, the state must…Continue Reading

NASW Members Only-NASW LDF Issue of the Month Article: Legal Issues in Health Insurance Audits

Health insurance audits present a variety of legal issues for social workers. This NASW Legal Issue of the Month article discusses some of the issues involved in retrospective audits and what social workers should consider doing if their mental health records are the subject of an audit.  Please visit: Legal Issues in Health Insurance Audits This NASW…Continue Reading