The Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work (PSCSW) was established in 1971 to promote and advance specialization of clinical practice within the social work profession. It is an organization of clinical social workers who practice in a variety of settings including family agencies, mental health clinics, psychiatric hospitals, medical facilities, geriatric settings, schools, and private practice throughout Pennsylvania.
Licensure Legislation Needs Your Support!
As you probably know, PSCSW and NASW-PA are engaged in an effort to pass legislation in Harrisburg to update the licensure law for LCSWs. We are doing this because almost twenty years ago LCSWs were licensed for the first time, and it is now necessary to make changes in the law to allow us to practice to the full extent of our education and training, and thereby provide the maximum possible help to our patients.
Two bills have been introduced to do this. One is House Bill 1415 sponsored by Rep. Nick Miccarelli (R-Delaware County) and it has been referred to the House Professional Licensure Committee. The other is Senate Bill 1078 which is sponsored by Sen. John Blake (D-Lackawanna County) and it has been referred to the Senate Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee. Click here to see how you can help.