Welcome to PSCSW

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.

What is CSW? | Meet the Board | Meet the Program Coordinators | Legislative Issues


Legislative Alert - Practice Act
Action Required

Pennsylvania House Bill 1415, the clinical social practice protection bill, has been introduced.
Legislators are now returning to the Capitol to begin the Legislative Sessions....Click here for more information.


Limiting Retroactive Denial

PSCSW is working with Tara Breitsprecher, LSW, Director of Government Affairs & Public Policy for NASW-PA to ensure social workers are included on a bill that would limit insurers’ ability to deny claims retroactively. Currently the bill language delineates several health care professions but has no mention of social workers, or any other mental health professions. We’re gathering information to present to legislators and need members’ input.
Have retroactive reviews by insurers affected you or your agency? If so, please contact Carol Henning-Franczyk, LSW, ACSW. The more information we can provide to legislators, the better our chance of success. Click here for more information.


 Student Awards Program is Accepting Papers!

The PSCSW Awards for Clinical Excellence were established by the Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work to acknowledge the outstanding clinical work of students. The Awards are presented annually to students who submit a paper for review by distinguished judges. The program is open to all graduating Masters of Social Work students in Pennsylvania.

The deadline for submissions is April 11, 2016.

Please click here to Student Awards Program for more information including application procedure; application form; and submission guidelines.