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
Student Awards Program is
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 7, 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 the third Sunday, October 20th at 2 pm.
PSCSW SWOC will meet every 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 informatin.
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.
Next Meeting: November 3, 2103
Time: 11 am
Location: South Broad Street,
Please contact Edythe Shapiro or
215-399-7567 for more information.
Bryn Mawr's Post Masters
Application Deadline: December 13, 2013
Post Master's Clinical Certificate Program
PSCSW and Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work Continuing Education announce a Clinical Certificate Program.
PSCSW Members receive a tuition discount and are eligible for three available scholarships one is the Shahbanu Goldberg Memorial Scholarship.
Click here for program description,
Click here for PSCSW Scholarship information.
Click here for program syllabus.
The 15-week certificate program will run from January - May, 2014.
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.
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.
PSCSW offers Liability Insurance for Professional Social Workers through CPH & Associates.
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.
Elaine Frank, LCSW, ACSW, BCD
& Denise Rowe, BA
October - December 2013 - Parent-Child Group for Therapists/Teachers
For more information,
please contact Elaine Frank.
If you would like to receive email notices about upcoming workshops, please contact our office at: email@example.com.