Social Work Examining and Disciplinary Board

Social workers were first regulated in 1967. In 1989, the Act was rewritten to expand the definition of

social work and create the licensed clinical social worker and licensed social worker categories. Social

work practice means the providing of mental health services for the evaluation, treatment, and

prevention of mental and emotional disorders in individuals, families and groups based on knowledge

and theory of psychosocial development, behavior, psychopathology, unconscious motivation,

interpersonal relationships, and environmental stress. The Board is made up of nine persons who serve

in an advisory capacity and are appointed by the Secretary, consisting of six licensed clinical social

workers, two licensed social workers and one public member. The Board advises the Secretary on

questions involving standards of professional conduct, discipline and qualifications of candidates and

licensees under the Act.

Rita Renee Armstrong, Public Member Chicago

Alexander S. Brown Ph.D. Evanston

Yolanda Jordan Bolingbrook

Philip C. Koehl IV Hoffman Estates

Marilyn C. Oertley Peoria

Daniel M. Potter Skokie

* Susan M. Razbadouski Rockford

Valerie A. Sims-Rucker Olympia Fields

Kathryn C. Wehrmann Ph.D. Champaign

* Chairperson

Last Updated: April 1, 2014

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