Membership

TSCSW Membership form.

Mail membership form to:
 Jennifer Hill, LCSW
200 N. River, Ste 100C,
Seguin, TX 78155

Texas Society for Clinical Social Work is an organization that is devoted to the professional concerns of the Clinical Social Worker.

The mission of Texas Society for Clinical Social Work emphasizes the highest level of clinical training and education, adherence to standards of ethical practice, and a strong presence in the legislature to advance and protect the integrity of the profession. Society members practice in every venue: hospitals, agencies, clinics, schools, employee assistance programs and private practice.

Who We  Are
Texas Society for Clinical Social Work addresses needs and concerns of our profession.

Members possess graduate clinical social work training and work in public and private settings.

Our membership is representative of a spectrum of theoretical understanding, methodologies, and psychotherapeutic interventions. Local study groups offer a forum for professional growth, mentoring, and networking. TSCSW maintains strong state and national lobbying representation giving voice to our issues and concerns. There is no better venue for connecting with peers and colleagues from around the state!

Membership Benefits

  • Local monthly study groups throughout Texas offering communication and networkingwith other clinical social workers
  • A professional lobbyist in Austin who monitors pertinent legislative action
  • Insurance reimbursement assistance through the “Hassle Factor Log” and attendant
  • legal advice
  • Monitoring and representation on state regulatory agencies and boards
  • News bulletins about pertinent state and national legislation
  • Subscriptions to:
    Clinically Speaking – TSCSW quarterly newsletter
    – Clinical Social Work Journal – only professional journal devoted
    entirely to clinical social work treatment issues
  • Annual state membership directory

Our Services
The Texas Society for Clinical Social Work retains a lobbyist/attorney who works for our client’s interests and for the social work profession in the Texas legislature. Two important bills were passed in the 2003 session:

  • The “prompt pay” bill which facilitates reimbursement to providers in a timely way.
  • The Social Work Practice Act that created three categories of social work licensure: LBSW, LMSW, and LCSW. The effect of these changes is that as of September 1, 2004, anyone wanting to practice social work in the state of Texas must have a social work degree from an accredited school of social work.

Who May Join
Approved applicants shall be admitted to the highest category of membership for which they qualify at the time of admission and their membership class shall be automatically changed upwards as their qualifications permit.

  • General: Master’s degree from a School of Social Work approved by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) with a clinical sequence. Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Texas).
  • Associate: Master’s degree from a School of Social Work approved by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) with a clinical sequence. Licensed Master Social Worker (Texas)
  • Student: Full-time graduate student in a CSWE approved school with a clinical sequence and field placement.
  • Retired: Completely retired from clinical practice.

TSCSW Membership form.

Mail membership form to:
Shiva Jyoti, LCSW
8702 Queen Heights
San Antonio, TX  78254-2313

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Referrals

If you are a client looking for a therapist, or a therapist wanting to make a referral to a top notch, experienced clinician, check out the TSCSW Member Referral List, where you will find a listing of clinical social workers around the state who are accepting new clients into their practices. Learn more here...

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Texas Society for Clinical Social Work
Jennifer Hill, LCSW, TSCSW President