Request for Proposals
The Association of Social Work Boards has served as the launch platform for social work regulatory research since the 1990s. Topics have included consumer protection, professional continuing education, social work supervision, complaints against licensees, and related areas. Curating research for best practices in regulation is one of three goals in ASWB’s 2019–2021 Strategic Framework.
Regulatory research is the theme of ASWB’s 2020 Education Conference. This annual two-day meeting on topics related to regulation attracts 115–120 social work regulatory board members from the United States and Canada.
Presentation Focus Areas
Conference attendees will increase their knowledge about research that advances best practices in regulation. In addition, research that is needed to support best practices will be identified and the use and application of data/research for decision-making will be explored. Session submissions are being accepted in the following focus areas:
REGULATORY BOARD decision-making and actions using data and/or research
Examples: Case studies, campaigns, or specific legislative changes where research was used to support a regulatory board action
PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE RESEARCH
Examples: Regulatory reform, real and perceived barriers to practice, economic implications, exemptions, health care regulatory research (nurses, doctors, physical therapists etc.)
OTHER RESEARCH that affects regulation
Examples: Competency evaluations, interprofessional CE/education/practice, education issues, and workforce issues such as supervision for licensure
April 24–25, 2020
There is no registration fee for the conference. Those selected to present may request a US$500 stipend to assist with travel and lodging expenses. The person receiving the stipend must be listed as the primary presenter on the application form. For reservations made in conjunction with ASWB on or before March 30, 2020, the rate at the Swissotel Chicago is US$209.