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If you are not already a member, membership applications are available by clicking here. We are as strong as our organization and we welcome you to join NJSCSW!
 

New Professionals and Students

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The New Jersey Society for Clinical Social Work welcomes new professionals and students. We offer a mentorship program to new graduates (or for those who have been out of school up to three years). This program is only open to NJSCSW members.


Membership Categories
We offer several different types of NJSCSW membership designed to meet the specific needs of members. All members receive:
 

  • Free CEUs at Society workshops
  • Forum, the NJSCSW newsletter
  • Membership on Email list serve

Important Message: Stay aware of the regulations and procedures for obtaining the LSW and LCSW.  For information regarding licensing requirements go to The New Jersey State Board of Social Work Examiners.

LCSW Member
This level of membership is the highest level of membership and offered to seasoned professionals who have a Master's degree or doctorate degree from an accredited school of social work with clinical sequence.

This level receives top priority when the Society is asked for referrals. LCSW membership also includes Guild Membership and listing in the NJSCSW online directory. Annual dues are $246.


LSW / MSW Member
This level of membership is designed for professionals who have an LSW or MSW and are in the process of meeting the criteria for LCSW membership.  

Members may also elect to join the CSW Guild by emailing Robmarie24@icloud.com.  Annual dues are $117.


Student Member
This level of membership is designed for students enrolled in a Master's or doctoral level program in an accreditied school of social work with a concentration in clinical social work. Annual dues are $48.

Guild Membership is not included, although Student members can elect to join the CSW Guild by emailing RobMarie24@icloud.com.


Corresponding Member
This level of membership is designed for professionals who are paid members of Clinical Social Work Societies in other states. All rights and priviledges of membership are included except voting rights, holding office and a listing in the online directory.

Guild Membership is not included, although Corresponding members can elect to join the CSW Guild by emaiing RobMarie24@icloud.com. 
Annual dues are $68.

Sustaining/Retired Member
This level of membership is designed for people who qualify for membership but are not currently engaged in the practice of clinical social work.  It is a way to keep in the loop on issues. Guild Membership is not included, although Sustaining/Retired members can elect to join the Guild by emailing RobMarie24@icloud.com. Annual dues are $48.

Social Work Affiliate
This level of membership is open to other professionals, entitled to listserv only.

For a quick summary of Membership requirements and benefits, see the table below:

 

LCSW

LSW/MSW

 

Student Member

Corresponding

Sustaining/

Retired

Social Work Affiliate

Education

Completed

Completed

 

In process

Yes

Completed

Completed

Practicing

Yes

Yes

 

No

Yes

No

Yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Referrals

Yes - Top priority

Yes

 

No

No

No

No

CEUs

40 hours biannually

40 hours biannually

 

No

No

No

No

Email List Server

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Guild Benefits

Yes

Yes

 

No
(can opt in)

No
(can opt in)

No
(can opt in)

No

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newsletter

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

LSCW

Yes

No

 

No

Yes

Yes

No

Annual Dues

$246

$117

 

$48

$68

$48

$48


For a membership application, click here. If you have any questions about membership or what level is best for you, please email Robin Bottino at RobMarie24@icloud.com.

Attention Students and New Professionals – Get Mentored!

Only students and new professionals can take advantage of this wonderful program. And is one of the many benefits you receive when you join the NJSCSW. For your convenience, a link is available for the NJSCSW Membership Application or you can print it, and send it to:

New Jersey Society for Clinical Social Work
PO Box 371
Oakland, NJ  07436

The purpose of Mentoring is to provide support and guidance to social workers who are making that difficult and sometimes overwhelming transition, from graduate education to beginning a social work practice.

For those already practicing, Mentoring can be a tool for furthering career development. Some other benefits of the program include:

  • Assistance in building professional confidence and competence 
  • Career development
  • Job search support 
  • Networking 
  • Information about further training 
  • Help in sorting out problems and identifying priorities in your practice 
  • Stress management

Be a Mentor… Make a difference.

 

We are always looking for more members who are interested in volunteering their time to becoming mentors. Get involved! The individual mentoring program will help support and guide new professionals.

It can involve a few phone calls or face-to-face meetings.  As a mentor, you are there to answer questions, address concerns, and offer general support.  

We also offer group mentoring, depending on the interest and availability of participants and experienced members who are interested in facilitating a group.

Being a volunteer mentor is not a longstanding commitment, and it is a great way to stay connected to new professionals in the field.  If you would like to be on the list of available mentors, or have questions about what this entails, please contact Luba Shagawat  via email at Luba11@aol.com or by phone: 973-831-1710.

 

 
New Jersey Society for Clinical Social Work
PO Box 371 Oakland, NJ 07436 (908-686-8011)  | 
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