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.


Upcoming PSCSW Educational Conference

Saturday, March 30, 2019: Dr. Donna Schuurman
Good Grief: Understanding and Supporting Grieving Youth and Adults

Dr. Donna Schuurman is the Senior Director of Advocacy and Training at The Dougy Center for Grieving Children and Families in Portland Oregon, where she has served in various roles since 1986, including 25 years as Executive Director. A writer and international trainer on bereavement, Dr. Schuurman has authored numerous articles, book chapters, and the book Never the Same: Coming to Terms with the Death of a Parent. This workshop will weave research and practice together in the field of grief counseling and grief therapy.


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 April 16, 2019.

Click here for application and submission guidelines.