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
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.
A first prize award for Clinical Excellence will be awarded in the amount of $500.00. A second prize award will be awarded in the amount of $300.00. A third prize will be awarded in the amount of $200.00. The winners will also receive free membership in PSCSW for a year following graduation.
Deadline for the 2023 paper submission is May 1, 2023.
For additional questions please contact Merin Wexler, LCSW firstname.lastname@example.org.