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 Export to Your Calendar 3/2/2019
When: Saturday, March 2nd
9:00 am-5:30 pm
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University of Utah College of Social Work, Okazaki Community Room
395 South 1500 East
Room 155
Salt Lake City, Utah  84112
United States
Presenter: Rich Landward, LCSW, MPA and Joanna Bettmann Schaefer, PhD, LCSW
Contact: NASW Staff

Online registration is available until: 3/1/2019
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Social Work Licensing Exam Prep Course

Salt Lake City


Location: University of Utah College of Social Work (please note this is for the Salt Lake course)
395 S. 1500 E., Room 155, Salt Lake City
Date: Saturday, March 2nd
Time: 9:00 am-5:30 pm (check in from 8:30-9:00am; course begins promptly at 9:00am)  LUNCH IS ON YOUR OWN from 12:30p-1:30p

Cost: New NASW members! In order to receive the member discount, you will need to wait approximately 48 hours after joining NASW to register for the course.  This is because it takes about 2 days for your information to be transferred from the national office to us, and for you to be able to login to the chapter website. As of January 31st we have plenty of space left.

Before February 1st: $125 NASW members / $185 non-members*
After February 1st: $150 NASW members / $210 non-members*

Not a member yet? * Students can join NASW for only $57! Visit for more information. If you join NASW, please allow 2 business days before registering in order for your membership records to show up in our local database.

Price includes 7.5 hours of instruction and a comprehensive study guide that sells for $110 If you want to get a jump on studying, the comprehensive study guide will be available for pickup in the NASW office after January 7th!  Please email us to make arrangements

Register early! Not only will you save money, but space is limited to 80 participants!  Please note that registering for this prep course DOES NOT register you for the exam.  You must register for the exam at

Click here if you prefer to register by mail

You may park in any open lot near the venue (unless otherwise indicated). There is no parking enforcement on campus on weekends.

About the Course:
Join us for the most effective preparation course for your social work licensing exam!  At the NASW licensing course, taught by Joanna Bettmann Schaefer, PhD, LCSW, and Rich Landward, LCSW, MPA, you will learn test-taking strategies, review content areas, practice answering sample test questions, and gain the experience and confidence you need to tackle the exam.  A 200-plus page study book complete with practice questions is included in the cost of this affordable and convenient course.

About the Presenters:

Rich Landward LCSW, MPA is currently an assistant professor/lecturer in the College of Social Work at the University of Utah.  He specializes in using Mind Body Bridging and Motivational Interviewing to treat Post Traumatic Stress, anxiety and substance use in children, adolescents, and adults.  Rich received master’s degrees in social work and public administration from the University of Utah. Prior to teaching full time, Rich worked for the Veterans Administration Medical Center treating chronically mentally ill homeless veterans.  He has also worked in highly impacted schools in Midvale, Utah implementing a comprehensive community schools model and school based mental health programs to support students and families impacted by poverty and mental illness. 

Joanna Bettmann Schaefer, PhD, LCSW is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Utah College of Social Work.. She received her B.A. with honors from Dartmouth College in 1993, her MSW from the University of Utah in 1999, and her Ph.D from Smith College School for Social Work in 2005. Dr. Schaefer has received numerous honors, including the2013 Dean’s Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, the 2011 Psychoanalytic Psychodynamic Research Society Award,a 2006-2007 fellowship with the American Psychoanalytic Association, and the 1993 Lawrence Marx Jr. Award of Dartmouth College.

She has worked as a staff, therapist, director, and researcher at wilderness therapy and residential treatment settings for troubled youth since 1994. She has also worked as a clinical social worker in several community mental health agencies, the University of Utah Counseling Center, and private practice. She is trained in disaster response and served as a social worker for the American Red Cross response to Hurricane Katrina in Utah and Mississippi.

Dr. Schaefer writes and researches on a range of topics, including adolescent attachment, wilderness therapy, residential treatment, and treatment outcomes. She has published articles in many academic journals and has presented her research nationally and internationally at professional conferences over the last 20 years. 

Requests for reasonable disability accommodations must be received by February 15th, 2019

Questions? Please email us at 801-583-8855

* Students can join NASW for only $57! Visit for more information. If you join NASW, please allow 2 business days before registering in order for your membership records to show up in our local database.

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