The Metro DC Chapter is one of 55 chapters of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), the largest association of professional social workers in the United States. Our 1,100-plus members serve all populations, including children, adolescents, families, older adults, immigrants, LGBTQ individuals, and others. They also serve clients in every DC ward and work setting, as well as in the DC metropolitan area such as Northern Virginia and nearby Maryland.

This In the News section features the latest articles and news from the Metro DC Chapter, including press releases, policy or issue statements, professional and licensing updates, training announcements, and other content relevant to the work of Metro DC social workers.

If you are a member of the media seeking an interview, comment, or answer to questions, please contact Executive Director Debra Riggs, CAE, at     

“An Hour With Private Practice” - next up, Nov 18!


An Hour with Private Practice, Presented by Mirean Coleman, LICSW, CT; NASW Director of Clinical Practice.

The topic of November 18 meeting will include, "Preparing Your Practice for 2023: What’s New in Regulations and Upward Trends." You must register in advance of this meeting.


Date: November 18, 2022
Time: 12 pm to 1 pm ET
Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Additional information is available at: