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February 26th, 2012

ebay313 @ 01:13 am: Michigan Licensing
I'm hoping someone knows this.
When I was in school (MSW) I was told a person can get their license in both clinical and macro with one as the primary and one as the secondary- you get the same hours in your primary as normal and slightly fewer in the secondary, and take both tests. And I have seen people who claim to be licensed as both macro and clinical.
I'm only just now get around to trying to get my limited license because I'm still unemployed and licensing is expensive! (at least it is to me since I have no income yet).
But looking at the forms, it says you have to choose either clinical or macro- and doesn't give any option for doing both. I don't want to guess and mess things up (can I select both and pay twice the fee? Can I apply for one now and send a second application for the other later?)

So hoping someone here knows about this!


EDIT: Ok looking closer at the forms I see that there is an option to do both, it just isn't under the limited license box.
The one I am looking at is the Application for Master's Social Worker License
It says
[]Limited Master's Social Worker License Fee:$40.00 71-6801-03
[]Clinical []Macro
[]Master's Social Worker License- Clinical- Fee: $40.00 71-6801-01
[]Add Macro Fee $15.00 71-6801-01
[]Master's Social Worker License- Macro- Fee $40.00 71-6801-01
[]Add Clinical Fee $15 71-6801-01
[]Master's Social Worker License- by Endorsement- Fee $40.00 71-6801-09
[]Clinical []Macro"

This is still confusing me. From what it looks like to me though... I could apply for the limited license in one of the other, and then later apply for a full license with my hours and add on the other at that time?

July 24th, 2011

adele87 @ 12:25 am: Hi folks,
Just thought I'd say hi. I am wanting to get my graduate degree in Social Work and am wanting to do my course work in Admin/Advocacy (vrs. Clinical).

April 5th, 2011

social_worker @ 11:00 pm: Mixed ethnic identity

Hello everyone!

I am a SW student and I’m writing a paper for one of my courses about identity problems faced by people who have mixed ethnic identity. I have troubles finding community resources for those people.

I am from Montreal and so far I have found just websites as http://half-jewish.org/ and http://half-jewish.net/ , Tasiutigiit Association of Cross-Cultural Families of Inuit and Native Children http://www.meetup.com/Tasiutigiit/ and Black women with biracial children http://bwwbc.proboards.com/index.cgi .

Do you know any other examples of community initiatives all over the world?


Thank you  

November 29th, 2009

mysocworknet @ 10:47 am: My Social Work Network
Hello fellow macro social workers!

Just wanted to let everyone know about a site I founded for social workers called My Social Work Network (www.mysocialworknetwork.com). I developed it as a free resource for social workers to help better organize and mobilize our profession. You can create a professional profile, search thousands of social work jobs, keep current on social work news, and network with other social workers who share your interests, among other things.

I'm proud to say I'm a macro social worker too! I earned my MSW from the University of Connecticut with a focus in policy practice. So, us rare macro workers have to stick together :) Anyway, feel free to check-out the site and if you feel it adds value to our profession, please help to spread the word!

Michelle C. Bussolotti, MSW

June 26th, 2008

genderpac @ 04:35 pm:

The Gender Public Advocacy Coalition is pleased to announce the release of its 2008 GENIUS Survey in partnership with Ernst & Young.  GenderPAC works to ensure that classrooms, communities and workplaces are safe for everyone to learn, grow and succeed.


The Gender Equality National Index for Universities & Schools (GENIUS), GenderPAC’s most recent effort to end discrimination and promote awareness, encourages colleges and universities to recognize the benefits of a GenderSAFEtm campus - supportive equitable and protective for all students. Choosing to participate in GENUIS sends a strong public statement that bullying or discriminating based on the race, sex or gender of a student, faculty, or staff member is not tolerated at your institution


Fill out the survey at:  www.gpac.org/GENIUS2008survey, and make sure that we have data for as many schools as possible. Your voice will help us continue to work towards a safe and welcoming environment for every student.


While we greatly appreciate the interest taken in GENIUS by students, staff and faculty at academic institutions outside of the United States, at this time GENIUS is only able to track schools based in the United States.

June 10th, 2008

changinglight @ 07:23 pm: A few links of interest
Association of Community Organizing and Social Administration


Association of Macro Practice Social Workers (Seems largely MN based)


May 27th, 2008

sopheeeeee @ 11:34 am: OMG...
I think I found the perfect group for me :)

This is my introduction:

I am a 17 years old girl  and full of energy and brimming idealism!!! I hail from central Florida, and it's a great place for opportunity and diversity. Albeit, our school system is the 2nd worst in the country. I want to change people's lives for the better, and I think the local level is the most effective for immediate action. It's extremely quick in addressing issues of the region and I want to develop a organization for this locality in which I live. Anyone else in this area? Anyone who can get me some inspiring advice? Even uninspiring advice is welcome.

September 13th, 2007

digifreak @ 06:16 pm: Alzheimer's Memory Walk
Dear family and friends,

      This year I am participating in two Alzheimer's Memory Walks to raise money for Alzheimer's research and care for those with the disease. My goal is to raise $500.00 for each walk. The first walk is September 22nd and the second is October 6th.

      Please follow the links below and help me raise money for awareness and research. Any amount you can give is greatly appreciated.

Washington County Memory Walk
Follow This Link to visit my personal web page and help me in my efforts to support Alzheimer's Association Greater Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh Memory Walk Link
Follow This Link to visit my personal web page and help me in my efforts to support Alzheimer's Association Greater Pennsylvania

Thank You


April 4th, 2007

xfatcat @ 12:50 am: Community work from Singapore
Hi, I'm a Singaporean social worker currently involved in community work. Currently working on this project called the Community Care Network that has been replicated throughout the country, although my organisation is just concentrating on a certain district in Singapore.

CCN seeks to plug the gap in the community through the empowerment of grassroots leaders (who are key stakeholders in the community), teaching them skills in outreach and providing quick help in terms of referrals to the appropriate resources within the community. Currently there are social service organisations within the community who have the resources (for e.g financial assistance, or home help services for the frail elderly) but these organisations are not equipped with the element of outreach to find these residents in the community who need assistance.

Conversely Singapore has a very structured community involvement system, where residents are grouped into resident committees, and take part in the organisation of community events, as well as being involved in matters in town planning within their constituency. These grassroots leaders are well placed in the community to identify needy residents, however are not mandated to link the them to the available resources.

Thus we seek to plug the gap through working closely with the grassroots and community organisations to strengthen this network of support. Currently as a new set up, we are still fine tuning our modus operandi, and thus i hope this community would be able to shed some light on different aspects of macro level social work.

March 12th, 2007

changinglight @ 12:57 pm: role clarification and relationship building/maintaining questions
clearly need to do some clarification around my role with the Legislative Advocacy Committee here.  I can't remember if I talked about this or not, the backstory is that I've been asked to be the lead staff person on this patient-driven initiative.  And as part of that, a week ago, I suggested (via email) the idea of an infrastructure subcommittee to put together things like drafts of letters, the components of an action alert, etc.  This is largely because the formal committee meets every other month for 1.5 hours and consists of 5-8 patients and then the senior vice presidents, chief nursing manager, chief medical officer, and a few more execs thrown in for good measure.  To me, those are the kind of folks that can't be bothered to sit in a meeting and draft website content, etc.  

So, when I sent out the email to the patients chairing the committee, they freaked out.  The lead co-chair immediately called my supervisor because she was convinced that I was trying to take over the project, and the other chair reiterated his need to work with the larger committee about these small decisions.  

I hate it when people don't address their issues with me directly.  But, I sort of understand.  I guess.  In supervision, my supervisor  and I talked about format and my role as more of facilitator and support person rather than "do-er."  All of which is great if I am actually allowed to function in this role, and she suggested that it would be helpful if I did continue to do that.  Move on to today, when she forwarded me an email with website content that had been in conversation for about three weeks...I had absolutely no knowledge of it, and she sent it to me with an FYI.  I think that I'm supposed to take that as "this is happening, but you're not supposed to do anything about it,"  and for some reason, it just rankles.  

Am I over-reacting here?  How am I supposed to handle this?

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