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College Conversation 2016

Issue 12, Spring/Summer 2016

Highlights include

Chair’s Report
Registrar’s Report
Social Work & Medical Assistance in Dying
Introduction to FIPPA
Social Work & Social Media
Privacy Legislation for Private Practice, and
Lots More


College Conversation 2015

Issue 11, Summer/Fall 2015

Highlights include

Registrar’s Report
Chair’s Report
CPD FAQs
Negligence & Documentation
Makhan’s Reflections
A Path to Private Practice
Ministry of Health Report, and
Lots more


College Conversation 2014

Issue 10, Fall/Winter 2014

Highlights include

Chair’s Report
Registrar’s Report
Information about licensure exam including DSM 5
Election Results
Public Awareness Campaign
More information about CPD
Things to think about when closing a private practice
Registration and Inquiry Committee Reports, and
Lots More


College Conversation 2013

Issue 9, Fall/Winter 2013

Highlights include

Chair’s Report
Registrar’s Report
Retiring Board Members
Election Report
Licensure Examination for Initial Registration
Continuing Professional Development,
Registration and Inquiry Committee Reports, and
Lots More

Issue 8, Spring 

Highlights include

Chair’s Report
Registrar’s Report
Meet the New Directors of Professional Practice
Online Registration 2013 Renewal
The College Welcomes Social Workers from Regional Health Authorities
2013 Election for the Board
How Trade Agreements Affect Social Work and Other Professions
2012-2014 Strategic Plan
Legislative Update
Regulations of Professionals in the Public Interest
2013 Annual General Meeting by Video Conference


College Conversation, 2011

Issue 7, Fall

Highlights Include

Quality Assurance Committee
Board Responsibilities and Eligibility
Registrar’s Report
Meet Your New Registrar
2011 Annual General Meeting
Social Networking and Social Work
Dialogue Between a Registrant and the Registrar
Should You be Insured?
Registration Matters
Obligation to Report Another Professional
BCCSW at a Glance

Issue 6, Spring

Highlights Include

Registrar’s Report
Board Highlights
From the Chair
Registration Matters
Social Work Survey
Social Work and Social Media
Mental Health Diagnoses
Complaint Resolutions
BCCSW at a Glance
Law Governing Incapacity Planning


College Conversation, 2010

Issue 5, Fall

Highlights Include

College’s New Capabilities
Registration Matters
Competency Project Update
Highlights from the 2010 AGM
Obtaining Informed Consent from Parents
Checklist for Agreements to Provide Counselling to Children
Amendments to the Bylaws
BCCSW at a Glance
Highlights from Board Meetings

Issue 4, Spring

Highlights Include

Registrar’s Report
Confidentiality & Standards of Practice
Maintaining Electronic Privacy
The College’s 2010 Board
Questions of Professional Practice
Provincial Legislation Affecting Social Work Registrants
BCCSW at a Glance
The College’s 2010 Committees


College Conversation, 2009

Issue 3, Fall

Highlights Include

College Meetings Around the Province
Chair’s Report
Principles of Informed Consent
Inquiry Committee Reports
Professional Practice Questions
The College’s Inaugural AGM
Ethics and Social Work Practice
The College’s First Board Election
Continuing Competence
Practice Standards
BCCSW at a Glance
Community Healthcare and Resource Directory

Issue 2, Spring

Highlights Include

Chair’s Report
Serving on the Board
Marketing and Social Work
Inquiry Committee Reports
Who’s Eligible to Run for the Board
Obligations of Board Members
Election Process from Start to Finish
Election Code of Conduct
Practice Analysis Survey
Registration Exams
BCCSW at a Glance
Community Meetings


College Conversation, 2008

Issue 1, Fall

Highlights Include

Chair’s Report
Registrar’s Report
Highlights of the New Act
The Online Registry
Reporting and Investigating Misconduct
New Appeal Process
The New College
How to Get Involved
Clinical Registration Update
BCCSW at a Glance
A Brief History of the Social Workers Act