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.

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PSCSW Mission Statement

 The Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work provides support to
  Social Work professionals and graduate students with accessible
  resources to advance knowledge and education, enhance direct practice
  skills, build community and advocate for the Social Work profession
  and broader social justice issues, in accordance with the Social Work
  Code of Ethics and Values. PSCSW is committed to anti-racist practices
  and welcomes diversity, inclusion and the intersectionality of all
  identities. The organization works towards having an environment in
  which differences are valued and celebrated to create a platform for
  social change.


Spring PSCSW Educational Conference “Building on the Strengths of Youth Who Have Endured Hardships”

The PSCSW Education Committee is pleased to announce our upcoming conference featuring Dr. Ken Ginsburg, MD, MSEd, a leading expert in adolescent resilience. Program and registration details below, and at www.pscsw.org. This program will provide 3 CEs.

“Building on the Strengths of Youth Who Have Endured Hardships”

Dr. Ken Ginsburg, MD, MSEd.
When: Saturday, March 5th 2022
Time: 9:00am to 12:00pm (Registration 30 mins before start time)
Where: Your Home/Virtual

Register HERE


The PSCSW Awards for Clinical Excellence

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 Awards program is dedicated to four distinguished PSCSW leaders who have provided inspiration for future clinicians: Patricia Burland, Mary Montague, Judith Kasser, and Anna Wiggins.

Deadline for Submission May 1st 2022

2022 Awards Brochure


COVID-19 HIPAA Privacy and Telehealth Guidance

All clinical social workers are advised to read this:

COVID-19 HIPAA Privacy and Telehealth Guidance