Benefits of Membership

Connect with your colleagues, contribute to the profession, and strengthen your clinical work.

For more information about the NYSSCSW please contact the State Membership Chairperson, Hafina Allen at [email protected]  

Any New Member that joins after August 15th pays the full Dues Amount and receives membership for the remainder of the current year and the entire following year. Any New Member that joins between May 15th and August 15th pays half of the  dues amount for the Fellow/Member dues. ($85.00)

NYSSCSW offers the following membership benefits:

Strengthening Professional Identity

  •  Promotes clinical social workers as providers of mental health services
  •  Provides educational opportunities
  •  Provides opportunities to teach and present papers
  •  Develops programs in response to member needs
  •  Provides a professional community

Promoting Professional Education

  •  Provides educational programs
  •  Provides arena for peer consultation
  •  Provides arena for sharing clinical skills
  •  Provides guidance in practice development

Advocating for Clinical Social Work

  •  Retains a NYS lobbyist
  •  Builds and participates in coalitions around key mental health issues
  •  Prepares position papers on key health care issues
  •  Advocates for utilization of clinical social work services in mental health settings
  •  Informs members about legislation and regulations which impact clinical practice

Building Professional Contacts

  •  Provides arena for meeting clinical social workers from diverse settings
  •  Provides mentoring for new clinicians
  •  Provides opportunities to build referral base among colleagues
  •  Provides arena for peer consultation

Networking with Colleagues via Email (Listserv)

  • Offers opportunity to make and receive clinical referrals
  • Shares professional resources
  •  Provides a forum for professional news, events, and clinical issues
  •  Offers a place to post upcoming conferences, clinical presentations, and meetings
  •  Lists social work job opportunities
  •  Discusses practical and treatment issues
  •  Addresses managed care and other insurance issues

The Society welcomes MSW students, recent MSW graduates who are interested in clinical social work, and clinical social workers from all settings.

Connect--Participate--Grow

  • If you wish to complete the New Member Application online Click Here
  • If you wish to print out the New Member Application Click Here alt
  • If you wish to complete the Student New Member Application Click Here
  • If you wish to print out Student New Member Application Click Here 
  • Click here to view and print the Summary of Membership Levels for the various classes of Society Membership

Please note that our contact information has changed since this brochure was printed. It is now:


New York State Society for Clinical Social Work, Inc.
55 Harristown Road, Suite 106
Glen Rock, NJ  07452
Tel: (800) 288-4279; Fax: (718) 785-9582
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.nysscsw.org
Facebook: www.facebook.com/NYSSCSW/info