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GWSCSW is a community of highly trained clinicians committed to maintaining standards of professional education and practice in clinical social work
Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in is DC, Maryland and Virginia to sponsor social work educational events and offer continuing education credit.
Welcome, students and new professionals, and retirees! GWSCSW offers professional development programs for all our members.
GWSCSW is not just here to help you navigate your career, we are a community supporting one another grow, connect, and encourage self-care.
GWSCSW works with state lobbyists to keep you updated on all state level issues. GWSCSW also advocates on the national level through our affiliation with the CSWA.

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Low Cost Therapy for MSW Students

GWSCSW's low-cost therapy program to help MSW students who cannot afford therapy at usual rates to get therapy while they are still in school. 

Anti-Racism Taskforce

How has systemic racism impacted your clinical practice? How do you measure up as an anti-racist clinician? How often do you consider the effect of systemic racism on the issues bringing your clients to therapy?  Racism is but one important force that has shaped all of our lives, whether we realize it or not. Thus, in order to cultivate emotional intimacy with our clients, we must, as clinicians, first be willing to engage with the insidious nature of racism and sit with a great deal of discomfort. We must be willing to enter a brave space within ourselves before we can foster one with our clients. 

Click here to read more about GWSCSW's Anti-Racism Taskforce  



mentoring program

The purpose of the Mentor Program is to provide a link between a Mentor, who is an established member of the profession, with a graduating social work student, a recent graduate, a social worker re-entering the field or one new to the area. The program is open to all GWSCSW Members no matter what area of concentration or special interest he or she has in the field of social work.

Click here to learn about GWSCSW's Mentorship Program  

Study Groups for Members

Study Groups promote ongoing social work education, collaboration, peer leadership, and the exploration of a wide range of clinical interests. The GWSCSW Continuing Education Committee has developed procedures to make it possible for GWSCSW members in Study Groups to be granted Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

WELCOME TO OUR WISDOM

Episode 1: Lynn Grodzki discusses how to:
“Position Your Practice for Strength During the Pandemic and Beyond”


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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Upcoming events

Benefits of Membership

GWSCSW . . . Advocates for YOU - Provides educational events for licensure renewal - Connects you with peers - Provides professional support for your career

GWSCSW is a very active organization. As a member, you have the opportunity to:
  • Exchange views and obtain information through our interactive listserv
  • Promote your practice through our Therapist Finder - an online listing of fully licensed members searchable by the public
  • Receive our lively and informative quarterly newsletter, (News & Views) and even become a published author by contributing an article
  • Be informed about the current legislative issues affecting the mental health field through our Legislative Program
  • Attend (or host) Wine & Cheese networking events
  • Access the members-only sections of the website - including the member directory, professional resources 
  • Participate in the Mentoring Program
  • Join a committee that fulfills your interests (a great way to meet fellow professionals and to quickly feel connected)
  • Attend Continuing Education events at discounted member rates, present continuing education workshops; and track your CEU attendance through the website
Best of all, you will network with a region-wide community of social workers who demonstrate professionalism and expertise in a wide range of practice areas.


ADVOCACY & LEGISLATION BRANCH

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GWSCSW advocates for the profession in all three jurisdictions and is part of the national efforts with the Clinical Social Work Association (CSWA).

COMMUNITY BRANCH

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Join this active community and 

meet and engage with peers and colleagues.

EDUCATION BRANCH

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GWSCSW offers professional education to help clinicians meet their continuing education requirements.

COMMUNICATIONS BRANCH

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Stay up to date on everything GWSCSW and learn about everything available to you with our outreach team.

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