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Educational Conference

Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Use of Mindfulness Practices to Enhance Individual & Group Psychotherapy

Presenter: Diane Reibel, PhD

Time: 9 am - 1 pm (Registration begins at 8:30 am.)


Please click to learn more and

register online or to register by mail.

Location: Lankenau Hospital

Auditorium-Main Hospital

Entrance “A” Lobby

100 East Lancaster Ave.,

Wynnewood, PA 19096

Conference parking included, “D” lot.

*Paid and valet parking available at main entrance*


Clinical Book Group

(Members Only Event)

*This Event is currently full.*

Please click the register link

below to be added to the waitlist.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

(Please arrive at 9:30 am for registration, light breakfast & socialziaiton.)

Book: Lost in Translation: A Life In A New Language by Eva Hoffman

Clinical Title: Immigration & Identity: Opportunity or Crisis? Or Both?

Presenter: Deborah Shain, MSS, LCSW, BCD

Location: Northeast Philadlephia (19116)

3 CEs

Click here to register.

Please contact Paulina Naisteter

for further information.


Lancaster County

Coffee & Conversations

Saturday, October 11, 2014

10 am - 1 pm

(Please arrive at 9:30 am for registration, light breakfast & socialziaiton.)

Title: Introduction to Wilfred Bion & the Role of Reciprocal Kindling in Healing Grief & Trauma

Presenter: Keri Cohen, LCSW, BCD

Location: Lancaster, PA

3 CEs

Click here to register.

Please contact Cathy Walker

for further information.


Chester County

Coffee & Conversations

Sunday, October 12, 2014

10 am - 12 pm

(Please arrive at 9:30 am for registration, light breakfast & socialziaiton.)

Title: 'Of Woman Born' & Raised: Trauma, Identity & The Birth of the Self-As-Mother

Presenter: Caroly Goldberg, DSW, LCSW

Location: West Chseter, PA

2 CEs

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Please contact Jean Febbo

for further information.


Coffee & Conversations

Sunday, November 2, 2014

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

(Please arrive at 9:30 am for registration, light breakfast & socialziaiton.)

Title: Feeding Baby Robot: Dyadic Play Therapy to Repair Attachment Insecurity in Young Children

Presenter: Leda Sportolari, MSW, LCSW

Location: Philadlephia, PA (Mt. Airy)

2 CEs

Click here to register.

Please contact Lauren Dicair

for further information.


Continuing Education Programs

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

Our educational programs

will begin again in September.

Please check back soon.

Enjoy your summer!


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


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


PSCSW Post Master Courses

(In collaboration with Bryn Mawr College School of Social Work & Social Research Professional Development Center)

Fall 2014 - Thursdays, October - November

6 pm - 8 pm (8 CEs)

   Female Psychology: Contemporary & Treatment; Instructor: Miriam Field, MSS, MLSP, LCSW


Spring 2015 - Thursdays in January

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm (8 CEs)

   Clinical Uses of Fairy Tales & Object Relations Theory; Instructor: Karen Fraley, MSS, LCSW, BCD


Spring 2015 - Saturdays, January - February

9:30 am - 12 pm (9 CEs & 6 Group Supervision Hours; or 15 CEs)

   Attachment & Affect Regulation Theory: Clinical Applications; Instructor & Group Supervisor: Toni Mandelbaum, LCSW & Discussant & Group Supervisor: Leda Sportolari, LCSW

Fore more information or to register,

please click here.


Social Workers of Color Meetings

(SWOC) - (Members Only Event)

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

The next meeting:

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Time: 2 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.

The next meeting:

Sunday, September 28, 2014

10 am - 12 pm

Please contact Edythe Shapiro or

215-399-7567 for more information.


LGBTQ Meeting

(Members Only Event)

Meeting: Saturday, September 13, 2014

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Location: TBD

For more information and to RSVP,

please contact 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

Susan Wesnoski, MSW, LCSW

Sunday, September 21, 2014 - Introduction to Internal Family Systems (IFS) with PSCSW Members: Carl Marcus, LSCSW, Certified IFS Therapist & Patricia Rich, LCSW, IFS Therapist

For more information,

please contact Susan Wesnoski.


Jacquelyn Cohen, LCSW, BCD &

Carol Moog, PhD

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - Developing Our Uninhibited Curiosity

For more information,

please contact Jackie Cohen.


Jane Shure, PhD, LCSW &

Beth Weinstock, PhD

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - Strengthen the Voice of Your Inner Coach

For more information,

please contact Jane.



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