Clinical Social Work Professional Development

An Hour With Private Practice: Questions & Answers

Jan 02, 2020

NASW members, join your colleagues and NASW staff for a free question and answer session, held every other third Wednesday of the month from noon to 1 pm ET.


The Religiosity and Spiritual Beliefs and Practices of Clinical Social Workers: A National Survey

Social Work Journal

Jan 02, 2018

This article describes the religious and spiritual beliefs and practices among a national sample of 426 licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs). Given the significant role LCSWs’ intrinsic religiosity plays in whether or not they consider clients’ religion and spirituality as it relates to practice, it is critical that the profession best understands current LCSWs’ religious and spiritual beliefs, and in what ways these mirror or contrast those of the clients whom they serve. NASW members, sign in to read this article.


Documenting for Medicare: Tips for Clinical Social Workers

NASW | Leadership Ladders

May 01, 2012

Medicare requires providers to document all activities and interventions performed for a Medicare beneficiary. These services include office visits, telephone calls, consultations, and referrals. Documenting services for a Medicare beneficiary is an important tool validating that services were performed. It also reveals the ongoing professional activities of a clinical social worker.


Risk Management in Clinical Practice

NASW | Leadership Ladders

Oct 10, 2011

As mental health professionals, clinical social workers work in high-risk situations and should be aware of practice outcomes of worst and best case scenarios.


Opening a Private Practice

NASW | Leadership Ladders

Jan 01, 2011

While the services provided in a private practice are clinical, it's important to remember that it is also a business that requires preparation, organization, and a business plan to be successful.


Credentials & Certifications


Being a credentialed social worker makes all the difference. Social workers who want recognition for their professional achievements and who want to unlock new career paths come to NASW for their credentials.


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2020 NASW National Conference

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