Also referred to as:
Clinical Social Worker - LCSW
Requirements and Responsibilities
Licensed Clinical Social Worker provides clinical social work services to patients and their families. Counsels and provides crisis intervention for patients, including assessment and treatment of emotional and behavioral problems. Being a Licensed Clinical Social Worker coaches patients on how to manage ongoing health conditions and provides therapy to help patients make positive behavior changes. Requires a master's degree of social work (MSW). Additionally, Licensed Clinical Social Worker typically reports to the head of a unit/department. Requires a state license to practice clinical social work. Licensed Clinical Social Worker's years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement.