The Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, Inc.
The Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, Inc. (BPD) is a voluntary, individual membership association, that since 1975 has represented the interests of undergraduate education and practice in social work. The association's approximately 800 members represent BSW program directors, baccalaureate faculty and field coordinators, as well as social work educators and practitioners who have an interest in BSW education and practice.
BPD has been instrumental in the development of undergraduate social work for entry level professional practice and has been a driving force in the development of generalist practice as the professional foundation for social work. As the primary organization that represents undergraduate social work, BPD maintains an informative website, active listserv, an array of supportive resources and publishes its own journal. In addition, BPD holds an annual conference focusing on educating and building the profession. BPD is known as a warm, open, and egalitarian organization that is memebr focused and service driven. All are welcome and support is liberally given.