California Society for Clinical Social Work

Professional Development | Advocacy | Connection

CSCSW is adapting to the need for social distancing in response to Covid-19, by planning online educational events, so we can continue to provide you with quality clinical education and the opportunities to earn CEU’s and meet licensing requirements.   

Click here for the CSCSW Statement COVID-19

During this crisis, the CSCSW Listserv is a valuable source of information helping our members adjust to the changing environment including updates from government regulations, Medicare and private insurers. We hope you will join our professional community and participate in our efforts to support each other during these challenging times. If you are a member and have not joined the listserv, contact Donna Dietz, CSCSW Administrator at to be added to the Google Group.

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The CSCSW Board hopes you and your family stay well and safe! 

California Society for Clinical Social Work (CSCSW) is a professional organization focused on the needs of clinical social workers in California. CSCSW supports members by:

  • Advocating for the profession.
  • Providing updates on licensing requirements and insurance issues.
  • Offering CEUs and high quality clinical presentations. 
  • Hosting networking opportunities through District Meetings, Mentoring and other events.
  • Providing a community where members connect with peers statewide through the Listserv, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

The CSCSW Board and District Coordinators met in January 2020 to work on the strategic plan of the society and prepare for upcoming initiatives.

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Upcoming events


This is a special Coronavirus Edition of the Clinical Update

A big thank you to our fellow members for generously sharing their thoughts, feelings, ideas and reflections. In this newsletter we hope you’ll find useful information, validation, new perspectives, and perhaps inspiration. We hope you enjoy the poems and humor. Although we can’t meet together in our districts, this newsletter may help you feel more connected to our colleagues around the state.

Jean Rosenfeld, LCSW, Editor

Click here to view the Special Edition The Clinical Update


  • Letter from our President | Monica Blauner, LCSW
  • Collected Grief | Leah Niehaus, LCSW
  • I Couldn't Do What You Do | Annie Wilson, LCSW
  • Brief Reflections from Around the State
  • A Compilation of Tele-Mental-Health Activities to Use with Children
  • REAL TALK: Diversity, Equity and Transformation (DET) -- Being Asian during the COVID-19 Pandemic | Amanda Lee, LCSW
  • Lessons from Fig Trees and Pandemics | Paul Lesnik, LCSW, TEP
  • Spontaneity and Creativity | Paul Lesnik, LCSW, TEP
  • Some Ideas to Help People Who Are Struggling to Meet Their Basic Needs | Laura Groshong, LICSW

Navigating the LCSW Licensing Process

Direct from the source, join us to learn all you need to know to make the licensing process as easy as possible. Kim Madsen, Executive Officer of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS), will present an overview of the licensing process, including registering as an Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW), accruing hours for licensure, and taking the exams. LCSWs will also provide their advice for successfully navigating the licensure process, including addressing common issues licensees face, sharing strategies on taking the exams and forming strong supervisory relationship as you accrue your hours for licensure. 

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