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, in accordance with our Social Work Code of Ethics and Values, 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.


Moving Toward a Transgender Affirmative
Clinical Practice
Sean Lare, LCSW-C

March 17, 2018 - 4 Ethic CEs (9 am - 1 pm)

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Sean Lare, LCSW-C is a clinical social worker who is passionate about serving the transgender and gender diverse community by providing psychotherapy, leading advocacy work, and educating others on the varied experiences of this community. The focus of his practice in Columbia, MD is working with children, teens, and adults who are transgender or gender diverse and their families, and providing supervision and consultation to other providers.

2018 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 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.

The deadline for submission is Monday, April 16, 2018.

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