When A Clinical Social Worker in Solo or Group Practice Dies

Mirean Coleman, MSW, LICSW, CT

Clinical Social Work

Practice Updates


NASW has received numerous telephone calls from co-workers and family members of NASW members seeking assistance with the estate of a clinical social worker in solo or group practice who has died. In many situations, death and disability occur unexpectedly; therefore, it is important for clinical social workers to prepare their private practice for such circumstances by preparing a professional will. Doing so allows for a smooth transition of services for patients during a difficult period and provides important guidance for the person designated to close the practice and resolve paperwork.

Members Only

Members only content keeps NASW Members current with the latest practice information and social work trends.

Join NASW Today

About Practice Updates

NASW Practice Updates are valuable members-only resources that provide insight on trends affecting social work practice.

View all Practice Tools

National Association of Social Workers, 750 First Street, NE • Suite 800, Washington, DC 20002
NASW Member Services 800-742-4089 Mon-Fri 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. ET or membership@naswdc.org
©2017 National Association of Social Workers. All Rights Reserved.
  • Update Your Profile in the Member Center
  • Login