Benefits of Membership

Connect with your colleagues, contribute to the profession, and strengthen your clinical work.

For more information about the NYSSCSW please contact the State Membership Chairperson, Richard Joelson at rbjoelson@aol.com or 212-369-1239.

NYSSCSW offers the following membership benefits:

Strengthening Professional Identity

  •  Promotes clinical social workers as providers of mental health services
  •  Provides educational opportunities
  •  Provides opportunities to teach and present papers
  •  Develops programs in response to member needs
  •  Provides a professional community

Promoting Professional Education

  •  Provides educational programs
  •  Provides arena for peer consultation
  •  Provides arena for sharing clinical skills
  •  Provides guidance in practice development

Advocating for Clinical Social Work

  •  Retains a NYS lobbyist
  •  Builds and participates in coalitions around key mental health issues
  •  Prepares position papers on key health care issues
  •  Advocates for utilization of clinical social work services in mental health settings
  •  Informs members about legislation and regulations which impact clinical practice

Building Professional Contacts

  •  Provides arena for meeting clinical social workers from diverse settings
  •  Provides mentoring for new clinicians
  •  Provides opportunities to build referral base among colleagues
  •  Provides arena for peer consultation

Networking with Colleagues via Email (Listserv)

  • Offers opportunity to make and receive clinical referrals
  • Shares professional resources
  •  Provides a forum for professional news, events, and clinical issues
  •  Offers a place to post upcoming conferences, clinical presentations, and meetings
  •  Lists social work job opportunities
  •  Discusses practical and treatment issues
  •  Addresses managed care and other insurance issues

The Society welcomes MSW students, recent MSW graduates who are interested in clinical social work, and clinical social workers from all settings.

Connect--Participate--Grow

Please note that our contact information has changed since this brochure was printed. It is now:


New York State Society for Clinical Social Work, Inc.
243 Fifth Avenue, Suite 324
New York, NY 10016-8703
Tel: (800) 288-4279; Fax: (718) 785-9582
Email: info.nysscsw@gmail.com
Website: www.nysscsw.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/NYSSCSW/info