Dr. L. Alee Moore, director of field education and an instructor in Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Social Work, has been selected to serve on the Council on Social Work Education’s (CSWE) License and Regulation Task Force.
“It is an honor to be selected to serve with national associations that represent social work education and regulation,” Moore said. “It will be a privilege to work alongside a diverse group of distinguished social work faculty members and practice experts from around the country.”
CSWE’s License and Regulation Task Force will develop specialized practice competencies and curricular resources for licensing and regulation. Faculty members and practice experts from social work programs across the nation have been invited to participate and create the Curricular Guide for Licensing and Regulation. This curricular guide, sponsored by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) and the National Association of Social Workers’ (NASW) Risk Retention Group, Inc. in collaboration with CSWE, will serve as a national resource for social work programs and will be disseminated to all CSWE accredited programs.
As a supporter of licensing and regulation standards for safe and professional social work practice, Moore hopes to provide knowledge to the curricular guide that protects the public and the integrity of the profession.
“My expertise includes presentations on competencies for social work practitioners and research that has implications for the regulation of professional social work practice,” she said.
The CSWE task force will ultimately play a critical role in social work program accreditation, added Moore.
“It is important that students understand and embrace licensure as an integral part of their professional development,” she said. “The curricular resources created from this effort will be part of the Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards Curricular Guide Resource Series and provide tools that can enhance the learning experience of students at CSWE accredited programs across the nation. That includes Southeast.”
Moore earned a doctorate in workforce development and organizational leadership and a Master of Social Work with a concentration in administrative practice and planning both from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). She completed her Bachelor of Science in social work from Southern University and A & M College. She has experience as an adjunct instructor and licensed social work practitioner in the areas of school social work, health, and aging. Her research highlights human resource development issues through the social work lens. Her primary interests are talent acquisition and development, performance standards, and competency modelling.
About the Council on Social Work Education
Founded in 1952, the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) is the national association representing social work education in the United States. Its members include over 750 accredited baccalaureate and master’s degree social work programs, as well as individual social work educators, practitioners, and agencies dedicated to advancing quality social work education. Through its many initiatives, activities, and centers, CSWE supports quality social work education and provides opportunities for leadership and professional development, so that social workers play a central role in achieving the profession’s goals of social and economic justice. CSWE’s Commission on Accreditation is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the United States and its territories.