The South Carolina Society for Clinical Social Work (SCSCSW) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the social work profession and the community it serves.

The Society for Clinical Social Work was established in 1984 to advance the clinical social work profession within the field of mental health, and to promote high standards of clinical practice.


We are an organization of clinical social workers who practice in a variety of settings, including mental health clinics, family service agencies, psychiatric hospitals, medical facilities, and graduate schools of social work. Many are independent providers of clinical social work.


The Society is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation with a Board of Directors composed of chairpersons of the various committees and officers elected by the membership.


and qualifications of

clinical social workers through high standards

of education, experience, ethics, conduct, and achievement.


through research, meetings, professional contacts, discussions, and publications.

for the advancement of the profession and clinicians on the state and federal levels.


by sharing of information, encouraging member referrals, and

mentoring one another.


on the health care environment and the value of this profession.

What I love about this organization is the wealth of knowledge embodied within a small group of people.  Yet, it represents decades of healing across the nation and helping people become more intune with their parts.  This work is not just about the outcome; it is about the journey.  
Tamara Houston   LISW-CP, BC-TMH      President        
Clinical Social Work n. The application of specialized knowledge and skills in the areas of assessment, diagnosis and treatment for mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders, conditions, and addictions.

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