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Gayle Flavin, LCSW
St. Louis Coordinator



Gayle Flavin holds a BSW from the University of Missouri and received her MSW from The Brown School of Social Work through Washington University in St. Louis. 


Gayle’s professional work experience includes child welfare, family services, program development, program replication, consultation, and training. Gayle is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in the State of Missouri. As a St. Louis native, Gayle is eager to assist the local social work community.


To discuss employment opportunities or staffing needs, Gayle can be reached at 314-963-3155 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Of Interest

Why Companies Need Social Workers

Social workers can fill a variety of roles for companies, but as researchers are finding employing social workers for employees’ mental health can increase overall performance. Having social workers on staff can also help keep management’s decisions in check with ethical guidelines and evolve HR departments. Read this great article to learn more about why companies need social workers.

Updates to Missouri Licensure for Social Workers

On June 1, 2018, one of the last acts before resigning from office by Gov. Greitens was signing a variety of bills and House Bill (HB) 1719 was among them.  HB 1719 requires two (2) new additions to Missouri licensure for social workers regarding continuing education for health and mental health providers upon first being issued a license and for those that are renewing a licensing.  The bill indicates that 2 hrs. of continuing education shall be required in the areas of suicide assessment, referral, treatment, and management.  Section 324.046 is a blanket section for other disciplines that are not on a 2 yr. renewal cycle and does not apply to social work licensure, please adhere to sections 337.612 and 337.618. The State Committee for Social Work has determined that in order to implement the requirement for application and renewal; it will not take effect until 2019.  Thus, giving them time to notify licensees in the 2019 renewal cycle and to develop the form for new applications beginning in 2019.  

Licensure Application:

337.612. 1. Applications for licensure as a clinical social worker, baccalaureate social worker, advanced macro social worker or master social worker shall be in writing, submitted to the committee on forms prescribed by the committee and furnished to the applicant. The form shall include a statement that the applicant has completed two hours of suicide assessment, referral, treatment, and management training

Licensure Renewal:

337.618. Each license issued pursuant to the provisions of sections 337.600 to 337.689 shall expire on a renewal date established by the director. The term of licensure shall be twenty-four months. The committee shall require a minimum number of thirty clock hours of continuing education for renewal of a license issued pursuant to sections 337.600 to 337.689, including two hours of suicide assessment, referral, treatment, and management training.

Please watch NASW Missouri Chapter's website and email notifications for workshop opportunities at the Symposium, Conference, and in the CE Series Spring and Fall.  I am sure there will be live workshops and webinars as well as pre-recorded programs to register for as we want to make sure to assist with the new continuing education requirements for social workers.

If you would like to schedule an on-site ce program for social workers, please don't hesitate to contact the chapter office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 573.635.6965 and speak with Jennifer Engelby, Professional Development Coordinator. 

2018 ACMA Conference

"The Gateway Chapter of the American Case Management Association has announced their annual conference will be held on September 11, 2018 in St. Louis. More information can be found here.

Family First Prevention Services Act Sets To Improve Outcomes for Vulnerable Children

Family First redirects federal funds to provide services to keep children safe with their families and out of foster care. It also helps ensure children are placed in the least restrictive, most family-like setting appropriate to their special needs when foster care is necessary.  Learn more here

The Missouri Chapter of NASW Announces the 2018  Annual Conference in St. Louis

This year's conference will be held Thursday, August 16 - Saturday, August 18, 2018.  Join your fellow Social Workers to network, collaborate, and learn.  Share about issues that are important to you and the populations you care about while you obtain continuing education credit for your licensure renewal! 

51st Annual Midwest School Social Work Conference coming to St. Louis

The School Social Workers Association of Missouri (SSWAM) and the Midwest School Social Work Council are excited to bring the 51st Annual Midwest School Social Work Conference: “Inspire. Motivate. Engage. Lead.” to Clayton, MO! The conference will be held October 17-19, 2018 at the centrally located Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel. Professionals in the fields of school social work, education, and mental health from across Missouri and eleven other Midwest states are expected to attend.