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
2020 PSCSW Awards for Clinical Excellence Winners
Alexander Rothman won First Prize for his paper: "Holding the Object through Absence: Relational Social Work around Trauma and Loss."
Ann Thacker won Second Prize for her paper: "Grief in the Countertransference: A Clinical Case Study."
Alicia Chatterjee won Third place for her paper: "College Counseling Social Work: A Case Study in Social Justice and Person-In-Environment Practice"
2021 PSCSW Awards for Clinical Excellence