The Society for Clinical Social Work is the ONLY organization looking out for Clinical Social Workers in South Carolina.
SOCIAL AND STRONG
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.
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.
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 IS SOCIAL WORK?
CLINICAL SOCIAL WORK
The application of specialized knowledge and skills in the areas of assessment, diagnosis and treatment for mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders, conditions, and addictions. Assessment, diagnosis, and treatment take place in the context of individual, marital, couple, family, and group counseling; case management; information and referral; mediation; client education; consultation; education; research; advocacy; and expert testimony.
With a person-in-environment perspective, clinical social work incorporates theories of biological, psychological, and social development which includes, but is not limited to, an understanding of human behavior and psychopathology; human diversity; interpersonal relationships; family dynamics; mental disorders; stress, chemical dependency; interpersonal violence; consequences of illness or injury, impact of physical, social, and cultural environment; and cognitive, affective, and behavioral manifestations of conscious and unconscious processes.
Requirements vary from state to state, but in the state of South Carolina clinical social workers must have at a minimum a masters degree in social work from a program that is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education. They must have 3,000 hours of post-graduate clinical social work experience, 100 hours of one-to-one supervision by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and pass the Clinical Exam of the Association of Social Work Boards.