Membership - Why Join the ABCSW?
Why Join

Why Join?

At last, all clinical social workers – from graduate students to senior practitioners – have one national organization. The American Board of Clinical Social Work (ABCSW) gives you a clinical community and an online home full of news, answers, certification, connections, tools and colleagues. Our mission is to to promote clinical social work as a central health profession based on bio-psycho-social competencies, values and methods that result in superior behavioral healthcare.

Graduate Student Membership: $35/year

  • Professional liability insurance - Since malpractice lawsuits are real in internship settings and field placements, you need protection and the ABCSW’s partner, HPSO, gives you the best professional liability insurance coverage available at no extra cost.
  • E-directory personal profile - As you begin your career, define yourself as a professional with a profile connecting you and your peers to the world of practice.
  • Engagement - Learn more about the profession by connecting to practitioners in our forums.
  • Free publications - Get access to great clinical and legal source materials in the form of e-books and e-journal.

Associate (non-certified) Membership $100/year 

  • Connects you more deeply and widely to the clinical social work world
  • Profession-only directory - describe and promote yourself and your practice
  • Public online directory - reach the public, potential clients, referral-makers and the healthcare system with a comprehensive profile of your practice
  • Get ABCSW e-books on clinical topics at no charge
  • Receive exclusive discounts on products and services
  • Plug into a constant stream of behavioral healthcare news and get a free subscription to clinical social work e-journal.


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