Save the Dates!

2013 - 2014

Educational Conferences

Sat., April 26, 2014

Presenter: Richard Kluft, MD, PhD

Building Skills for Working with Complex Chronic Dissociative Disorders: Moving Toward Self-Efficacy in Treating DID/DDNOS

Click here to register online.

Click here to register by mail.

The above conferences will all be held from 9 am to 1 pm at

Lankenau Hospital Auditorium, Main Hospital Entrance 'A' Lobby, 100 East Lancaster Avenue, Wynnewood, PA 19096

4 CEs for each conference above.


Continuing Education Programs

(*See bottom of page for Cost & Cancellation Policy*)

Chester County

Coffee & Conversations

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Title: Advance Directives: Empowering Clients in the Healthcare System

Time: 10 am - 12 pm (Registration, socialization and light breakfast begins at 9:30 am)

Presenter: Edythe Shapiro, LCSW, ACSW

Location: West Chester, PA

Click here to register.

For further information,

please contact Jean Febbo.


Coffee & Conversations

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Title: Differentiation of Self Through the Process of Emotional Mandalas

Time: 10 am - Noon (Registration, socialization and light breakfast begins at 9:30 am)

Presenter: Adam Guss, MSS, LCSW

Location: Newtown Square, PA

Click here to register.

For further information,

please contact Lauren Dicair.


Clinical Book Group

Saturday, April 19, 2013

Book: Stag's Leap by Sharon Olds

Clinical Title: The Use of Poetic Expression to Manage Grief & Loss Following the Dissolution of a Long-Term Marrage

Presenters: Alyson Adler, LCSW & Barbara Jacobson, LCSW

Location: Merion, PA

Click here to register.

For further information,

please contact Paulina Naisteter.


Bucks County

Coffee & Conversations

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Title: Expressive Art Therapy Technique for Grief

Time: 10 am - 12 pm (Registration, socialization and light breakfast begins at 9:30 am)

Presenter: Stacey Shapiro, LCSW

Location: Doylestown, PA

Click here to register for this program.


For further information,

please contact Deborah Wiley.


Cost of Continuing Education Programs

Participants who attend any of our programs must be present for its entirety in order to get the continuing education credits.

Cost of Coffee & Conversations Programs and Regional Program Fees: Free for PSCSW Members to attend. $20 for Non Members. CE Certificate $10 for any attendee

Cost of Members-Only Events (Book Clubs & Film Program Fees): Free for PSCSW Members to attend. CE Certificate $10 for any attendee.


*Cancellation Policy for

Continuing Education Programs*

PSCSW Members: There is a $5 non refundable administrative fee for any cancellation up to 48 hours prior to this program.
Non Members: There is a $10 non refundable administrative fee for any cancellation up to 48 hours prior to this program.

No refund will be issued if less than 48 hours notice is given for this program.

The above programs are presented and hosted by PSCSW members. Both the presenter and host put a lot of time and preparation to make sure that attendees are receiving a wonderful program and feel welcome at the program. Just as in your professional life when someone cancels last minute, it has an impact on you. Please be cognizant of this when you register for one of these programs.

112 Carol Lane, Richboro, PA 18954


Webinar: Implementation of PQRS (Physician Qualit Reporting System) for LCSW

(PSCSW Members Only Event)

When: Saturday, May 3, 2014

Time: 1 pm - 2 pm

Facilitator: Laura Groshong, CSWA Director of Government Relations Committee

Cost: $15 non refundable (If you register for the webinar and later determine that you are unable to attend the live webinar, please let our administrator know, and she will send you the information to view the webinar at your convenience.)

No CEs will be given for this webinar.**

(**Due to a glitch with our registration process, you will need to select Yes or No in the CE section - either selection is fine.)

The webinar on PQRS will answer the following questions:

  • Does Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) information apply only to Medicare providers?

  • What is the goal of PQRS?

  • What are PQRS Measures?

  • What are Quality Data Codes (QDCs)?

  • and more

If you have any specific question(s) you would like addressed, please forward them to the PSCSW Administrator ( prior to the webinar so that we can include

Click here to learn more and register.

After you register, you will receive a link for the webinar.


2014 PSCSW

Membership Renewal

*This section is for current

(To become a new member of PSCSW,

please use the 'Become a Member' link to the left.)


  It is that time of year again to renew your PSCSW membership. Membership renewal notices will be mailed the first of the year.

  If you would like to get a jump on your renewal, please click here to register online. If you wish to register by mail, please click here to print out a blank renewal form. Click here for the Areas of Specializaton.

  If you are not sure of your membership category or need any further information, please email Kathy or call the office in the PSCSW office.


Welcome to the PSCSW Web Site!


  Welcome to the Home Page of the Pennsylvania Society of Clinical Social Work!  We are a dynamic group of clinical social workers promoting continuing education; legislative advocacy; professional standards; guidance for students and new graduates; and initiatives to support our professional community and clinical practice. If you scan our site you will see postings about upcoming conferences with noted speakers, Coffee and Conversation seminars, book club meetings, Arts and Social Committee and other member events. You will find links to information about the LSW and LCSW accreditation process; legislative initiatives; our low fee supervision list, and mentoring for new professional members. There are additional links to information about liability insurance; the PSCSW Code of Ethics; the Student Awards Program and related professional resources. Enjoy browsing our website!

  PSCSW was founded in 1971 to maintain high standards for clinical social workers and to raise the awareness of professional clinical social workers in this state. Our members work in public agency, private practice, and university settings, and we welcome participants with diverse backgrounds and interests.  We are affiliated with the Clinical Social Work Association (CSWA), a national organization sponsoring legislative initiatives and providing information of benefit to clinical social workers. PSCSW works steadily with other professional organizations, and we are proud of our leadership in changing the licensing act in 1998 to include a Clinical Social Work license.

  As a professional membership organization, we are pre-approved to offer social work CE credits for all our Education, coffee and conversation, book group, and film group programs. We are committed to offering regular programs that meet Pennsylvania State Board requirements for Ethics CE's. Our first-rate educational programs and seminars help us to stay informed as well as to provide a forum for professional support. 

  PSCSW members enjoy an active listserv for the exchange of resources, referrals and clinical information. Our listserv maintains a warm, lively, and generous spirit that helps all members experience support when needed. Our newsletter “The Clinical Voice” includes informed clinical articles by members and professional updates. We also encourage members to join a committee; respond to legislative calls for action, or to be involved at whatever level of activity suits them. We presently offer ongoing support groups for Clinical Social Workers of Color; Male Social Workers and Social Workers in Health Care. Our collective efforts combine to promote the social work profession on behalf of practitioners and their clients.

 If you are not already a member, membership applications are available by link on this page. We welcome you to join PSCSW!

Patricia Isakowtiz, MSW, LCSW

President, PSCSW


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 14, 2014

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


Social Workers of Color Meetings

(SWOC) - (Members Only Event)

This month's meeting is being held on

Sunday, January 12th at 2 pm.

(The next meeting will be Sunday, March 9th.)

PSCSW SWOC will meet every other month on the second Sunday of the month from 2 pm - 5 pm.


Please click here to see SWOC's Mission Statement and Vision.  

Please contact Annette Owens

for more information. 


Medical Social Work Meeting

(Members Only Event)

     These meetings are appropriate for any PSCSW Member currently in medical social or, those trying to get into medical social work or if you are interested in learning what medical social workers do.

Please contact Edythe Shapiro or

215-399-7567 for more information.


LGBTQ Meeting

(Members Only Event)

     Please join us for the first LGBTQ meeting. We will be discussing the purpose of the group, role of PSCSW allies and meeting frequency.

Saturday, April 11, 2014

(Philadelphia, PA - 19122)

2:00 pm

You must RSVP by April 6th to Aurora Garcia.


Low Fee Supervision List

If you are an LCSW candidate and a PSCSW member, please access the Low Fee Supervision List under Member Login.

Please contact Jessie Timmons with any questions/inquiries.


Mentoring Program

Members can be matched with a mentor in their field of interest.  The program offers support and guidance for professional questions and transitions.  For a complete description and contact information, please access information about the Mentoring Program under Member Login .


FAQ's about the LSW/LCSW - Check out our Updated Answers to your Important Questions!

PSCSW Code of Ethics

PSCSW Code of Ethics: These Ethical Guidelines are applicable to all Social Workers.

For Our Members:

  Under Member Login, PSCSW members can find a Membership Directory, Low Fee Supervision List and PSCSW By-Laws. If you have any difficulty logging into the members only section, please contact the PSCSW office.

Liability Insurance

  PSCSW offers Liability Insurance for Professional Social Workers through CPH & Associates

Professional Resources

Please reference important Professional Resources on the left menu. These include Professional Associations; Licensure and Liability Information; State Social Work Boards; and other useful links.


PSCSW Member

Cosponsored Programs

Neal Beatus, MSS, LCSW &

Andrea Katin, LCSW, JD

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 - Introduction to Object Relations Therapy

Saturday, May 10, 2014 - Introduction to Wilfred Bion

Please contact Neal Beatus.


Jane Shure, PhD, LCSW &

Beth Weinstock, PhD

Thursday, June 5, 2014 - Strenghten the Voice of Your Inner Coach

Please contact Jane Shure.

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