Jane Hurley Johncox selected as ASWB Path to Licensure Institute scholar

June 7, 2017
Jane Hurley Johncox selected as ASWB Path to Licensure Institute scholar
ASWB Path to Licensure Institute scholars

Jane Hurley Johncox selected as ASWB Path to Licensure Institute scholar

Culpeper, VA— Jane F. Hurley Johncox, MSW, LICSW, Clinical Faculty, University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, Minnesota, was one of the five scholars selected by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) to participate as scholars in the new education initiative, the Path to Licensure Institute.

The institute is part of ASWB’s Path to Licensure program, which is designed to help schools of social work infuse information about professional licensing and social work regulation into their programs. The institute comprises a three-day intensive at ASWB’s Culpeper offices May 23-25, when the scholars developed a Path to Licensure program customized for their school’s needs; program implementation at the scholar’s school of social work in the fall; and completion of social work regulation-specific research by August 2020.

Jane F. Hurley Johncox has been a full-time clinical faculty member in the graduate school of social work at St. Catherine University and the University of St. Thomas (St. Kate's - St. Thomas) for the past 11 years. She teaches/facilitates three clinical field seminars, overseeing students in their field placements and working closely with field supervisors to increase their understanding of the importance of clinical supervision and how to effectively work with students. She serves as faculty on St. Kate's - St. Thomas' Supervision Institute, providing training and consultation to supervisors in the community. She also serves as the director/coordinator of student and career services.

ASWB’s Education & Training Services Senior Manager Janice Fitts, who manages the Path to Licensure program said, “I am excited that not only will we be providing an incredible opportunity for faculty of schools of social work to understand regulation and licensing, the research conducted will help prepare students for professional practice.”

About ASWB and the Path to Licensure program

ASWB created its Path to Licensure program in 2013 to bring the worlds of education and regulation together in the classroom to strengthen student and faculty knowledge of professional regulation and its important connection to public protection and social work values and ethics. The goal of the Path to Licensure program is to help social work students transition successfully to professional practice with the understanding of why regulation is an essential component of professional practice. Faculty interest in the program has increased steadily since the program began. Currently, 167 schools are in the program.

The Association of Social Work Boards is the nonprofit association of social work regulatory bodies in the United States and Canada. Members include 50 states, Washington, D.C., the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and all 10 Canadian provinces. ASWB’s mission is to strengthen protection of the public by providing support and services to the social work regulatory community in order to advance safe, competent, and ethical practices. Learn more at www.aswb.org.

June 7, 2017
Contact: Jayne Wood
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