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Colorado State Board of Social Work Examiners
Social Work Frequently Asked Questions
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The Colorado State Board of Social Work Examiners regulates licensed social workers and clinical social workers in the State of Colorado. Board activities include the review of licensure applications, complaints, and enforcement of disciplinary actions against violators of the Mental Health Practice Act or Board Rule. The Board is made up of seven members,three public and four professionals, who meet six times per year.

Program Information

Program/Board Members

Reina Sbarbaro-Gordon, Program Director

State Board of Social Work Examiners
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202

Phone: 303-894-7800  |  Fax: 303-894-7764  |  Email: dora_mentalhealthboard@state.co.us

 

Board Members:

  • Tiffany Banks, LCSW, Chair
    Professional Member | Term Expires: June 30, 2022

  • Laura Schwartz, LCSW
    Professional Member |Term Expires: June 30, 2024

  • Joshua Jones
    Public Member | Term Expires: June 30, 2024

  • Jennifer Silva, LCSW
    Professional Member | Term Expires: June 30, 2025

  • Lisa Trautwein, Vice-Chair
    Public Member | Term Expires: June 30, 2022

  • Barrett Rothe
    Public Member | Term Expires: June 30, 2022

  • Rodrigo Mendez, LCSW
    Professional Member | Term Expires: June 30, 2025 

Public Notices

Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - September 17, 2021

The State Board of Social Work Examiners held a Permanent Rulemaking Hearing on September 17, 2021, that allowed stakeholders a final opportunity to provide feedback before the Board considered adopting revisions to Rule 1.8(B), to implement Colorado Senate Bill 21-077 (Concerning the elimination of verification of an individual's lawful presence in the United States as a requirement for individual credentialing).

 

Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - March 19, 2021

The State Board of Social Work Examiners will hold a VIRTUAL Permanent Rulemaking Hearing to allow stakeholders a final opportunity to provide feedback before the Board considers adopting revisions to Rule 1.6 to implement Colorado House Bill 19-1129 (Prohibiting mental health care providers from engaging in conversion therapy with a patient under eighteen years of age); and revisions to Rules 1.12, 1.23, and Appendix A to correct language in the rules that conflict with portions of the statutes in Colorado House Bill 20-1326 (Concerning an expansion of an individual's ability to practice an occupation in Colorado through creation of an occupational credential portability program) and Colorado Senate Bill (Concerning required disclosures to patients regarding formal actions based on sexual misconduct).

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