What is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)? Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs) are social workers who have earned a master’s degree in social work and are qualified to diagnose and give counseling services to people who are experiencing mental, behavioral, and other emotional problems.
1 Licensed Clinical Social Worker with specialized training (LCSW) Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) with two years of experience (LICSW) 3 Clinical Social Worker with a Licensed Certified Social Worker certification (LCSW-C)
To become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), one must first obtain the relevant degree (or degrees), then complete the necessary practical training with supervised clinical hours, as well as pass the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) examination. The majority of states need you to earn a Master’s degree in social work before you can practice.
What is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)?1 LGSW – Licensed Graduate Social Worker (licensed graduate social worker).2 LICSW (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker) – Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker.3 LMSW (Licensed Master Social Worker) – Licensed Master Social Worker.
LCSWs may typically work everywhere that a Licensed Social Worker (LSW) can, as well as independently and in more advanced, higher-level roles, according to the National Association of Social Workers.