When one pictures a doctor sitting at her office desk, it seems natural to imagine multiple diplomas on the wall nearby. The notion of doctors displaying their credentials seems indisputable when one considers the importance of professional credibility in instilling trust in patients.
Just as medical practitioners are responsible for achieving and maintaining proper licensure, so are social work professionals. Those who receive the title of “social worker” have met the criteria developed to demonstrate proficiency in meeting the demands associated with the profession.
For this Discussion, research the criteria for assuming the title of social worker in your state or country. Consider benefits offered by title protection and maintenance of licensure standards. Also think about the challenges that title protection and licensure standards may pose. Im in georgia.
The criteria for assuming the title of social worker in the state of Georgia are as follows. For licensure in Georgia, a minimum of master’s degree in social work is required. Those who are seeking higher pay or want to teach social work should obtain a doctoral degree in social work (a). The requirements in Georgia for licensure is obtain a master’s degree in social work (MSW) from a school accredited by the Council of Social Work Education in order to become licensed by the Georgia Social Work Board. Currently, there are seven universities that offer MSW and those who already have BSW, …
This posting gives you a step-by-step explanation of criteria for assuming the title and license for social work in Georgia. The response also contains the sources used.