There is no question that the electronic practice of social work—like all telehealth practice—has increased since the COVID-19 pandemic began. And it appears that electronic practice is here to stay.
While the advantages of practicing electronically are many, the need for licensure in every state where a practitioner might provide services presents social workers with a tangle of paperwork challenges.
A new service from ASWB, called Social Work PROfile, can help smooth the process by collecting and sending needed documentation to state licensing boards on behalf of social workers.
The experience of one user, Charlotte E., is typical: “Transitioning to teletherapy and being asked to get licensed nationally, to serve patients in different geographic areas, has been overwhelming,” she told ASWB. “Having one entity to organize my information and help me to navigate the different states is crucial.”
The service is offered to telehealth agencies and to individual practitioners. PROfile and its related service, the Registry, are adaptable to a variety of situations. ASWB staff can work with either the social worker or the employer.
Learn more about Social Work PROfile and untangle your licensing challenges.