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Social Work Licensure in NYS Agenda LMSW Qualifications Practice LCSW Denise J. Krause LCSW-R Qualifications Clinical Associate Professor Practice February 2007 Exam Preparation Content Distinctions Questions Licensed Master Social Worker: LMSW: Exam Qualifications Be of good moral character Association of Social Work Boards Be at least 21 years of age (www.aswb.org) Meet education and examination requirements 170 questions (20 of which are test questions) Completed CSWE approved MSW Degree 4 hours at a licensed testing center (Rochester is Pass the Master’s Level Exam (score of 75) nearest) Complete coursework or training in the Exam Fee: $175.00 identification and reporting of child abuse offered by a NYS approved provider Licensing Fee: $270.00 Students entering the UBSSW in Fall 2005 will have Limited Permit Fee: $70.00 automatically met this requirement May take exam every 90 days Masters Exam LMSW: Practice LMSW: Limited Permit LMSW may only provide “clinical social • Allows an individual who has met all the work” services (diagnosis, psychotherapy, requirements for licensure as an LMSW and assessment-based treatment except the licensing exam to practice as a planning) under supervision. LMSW provided the individual is under the general supervision of an LMSW or LCSW Supervisors: licensed clinical social • Meet LMSW requirements (except exam) workers, licensed psychologists (qualified • Pay licensure fees and limited permit fees by State Board in psychotherapy), and psychiatrists. • Valid for 1 year and is not renewable • It is setting specific 1 Licensed Clinical Social Worker: LCSW: Qualifications and Qualifications Definitions of “Clinical Social Work” In addition to qualifications of LMSW: • Diagnosis: is the process of distinguishing Have an education that includes a masters degree in social work with at least 12 semester beyond general social work assessment, hours of clinical coursework between similar mental, emotional, This is determined by the State, however certain behavioral, developmental and addictive courses at UBSSW have been pre-approved based on content related to diagnosis, psychotherapy and disorders, impairments and disabilities assessment-based treatment plans within a psychosocial framework on the Pass the Clinical Level Exam (score of 75) Fees are the same as LMSW basis of their similar and unique Have at least 3 years of post MSW supervised characteristics consistent with accepted experience in clinical social work classification systems. LCSW: Qualifications and LCSW: Qualifications and Definitions of “Clinical Social Work” Definitions of “Clinical Social Work” • Psychotherapy: is the use of verbal • Assessment-based treatment plans: refers methods in interpersonal relationships with to the development of an integrated plan the intent of assisting a person or persons of prioritized interventions, that is based to modify attitudes and behavior which are on the diagnosis and psychosocial assessment of the client, to address intellectually, socially, or emotionally mental, emotional, behavioral, maladaptive. developmental and addictive disorders, – (Client contact hour is at least 45 minutes of impairments and disabilities, reactions to psychotherapy with individuals, families, or illnesses, injuries, disabilities and groups) impairments, and social problems. LCSW: Qualifications and LCSW: Qualifications and Experience Experience ╠ 3 years of full-time post-masters, or the ╠ Supervision: licensed clinical social workers, part-time equivalent in no more than 6 licensed psychologists (qualified by State Board years, supervised in clinical social work in psychotherapy), and psychiatrists. • In-person-individual or group for 1 hour per week or 2 ╠ Client Contact: hours every other week. (Group supervision may – FT-20 client contact hours of psychotherapy constitute no more than 50% of the total hours of supervision) per week for 48 weeks • Purpose of supervision is to improve social worker’s – PT-no less than 10 client contact hours per skills in clinical social work and to assure on-going week of psychotherapy review of the patient/client treatment. 2 LCSW: Practice LCSW: Limited Permit Encompasses the scope of practice of licensed LMSW Diagnosis of mental, emotional, behavioral, addictive, developmental disorders and disabilities and of the psychosocial • Allows an individual who has met all the aspects of illness, injury, disability an impairment undertaken within a psychosocial framework requirements for licensure as an LCSW Administration and interpretation of tests and measures of except the licensing exam to practice as a psychosocial functioning Development and implementation of appropriate assessment-based LCSW provided the individual is under the treatment plans general supervision of an LCSW Provision of crisis oriented psychotherapy and brief, short-term and long-term psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic treatment to individuals, couples, families and groups, habilitation and • Meet LCSW requirements (except exam) psychoanalysis and behavior therapy All undertaken for the purpose of preventing, assessing, treating • Pay licensure fees and limited permit fees ameliorating and resolving psychosocial dysfunction with the goal of maintaining and enhancing the mental, emotional, behavioral and • Valid for 1 year and is not renewable social functioning and well-being of individuals, couples, families, small groups, organizations, communities and society. • It is setting specific LMSW Exam Content LMSW: Sample Question I. Human Development and Behavior-18% A social worker can BEST establish rapport II. Diversity and Social/Economic Justice-7% with a client in the first interview by: III. Assessment Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning-11% A. Understanding the client's view of the IV. Direct and Indirect Practice-22% problem V. Communication-7% VI. Professional Relationships-5% B. Asking only factual information about the VII. Professional Values and Ethics-11% problem VIII. Supervision, Administration and Policy-8% C. Conducting the interview on a first name IX. Practice Evaluation and the Utilization of Research-2% basis X. Service Delivery-9% D. First allowing time for informal, personal conversation LMSW: Sample Question LCSW Exam Content • A client has a history of chronic physical problems and I. Human Development and Behavior-22% dysthymia. In addition, she reports parenting problems II. Issues of Diversity- 6% with her teenage children. After frequent visits to her III. Diagnosis and Assessment -16% primary care physician and to the emergency room, the client is referred to a mental health clinic. Which IV. Psychotherapy and Clinical Practice-16% perspective would best help the client to understand the V. Communication-8% interrelated aspects of her problems? VI. The Therapeutic Relationships-7% A. Ecological VII. Professional Values and Ethics-10% B. Strengths VIII. Clinical Supervision, Consultation and Staff C. Feminist Development-4% D. Rational Emotive IX. Practice Evaluation and the Utilization of Research-1% X. Service Delivery-5% XI. Clinical Practice and Management-5% 3 LCSW: Sample Question LCSW: Sample Question A client is abused by her husband. She is afraid to You are beginning a therapy group for individuals dealing leave him because she doesn’t think she can with mid-life issues. From your experiences with new groups, you know that, during the beginning stages of support her three children alone. Your most group therapy: important intervention is to: a. group members will talk to the therapist and seemingly • A. encourage her to leave this dangerous ignore one another situation b. group members will interact with one another and more or less ignore the therapist • B. rebuild her self-esteem c. group members will act quite hostile toward the • C. give her referrals to shelters and other authoritative therapist assistance programs d. cliques will begin to develop within the group • D. refer her for vocational training Overall Recommendations: Licensing and Exam Websites o Save course syllabi o Keep records of supervision • Licensing – NYS (www.op.nysed.gov) o Use State forms to keep records (supervisor can sign off if you or they leave an agency) – Outside of NYS (www.swes.net) • This is a exam review site that has links to 50 o Keep records of client contact hours states o Take exams ASAP • Exams (www.aswb.org) o Read over all materials pertaining to • School Social Work Credential licensure before submitting (www.highered.nysed.gov/tcert/certificate/index.html) “R” Psychotherapy Privilege • Designates that an LCSW has fulfilled the requirements of the insurance law and is a Good Luck! reimbursable psychotherapist. – 3 year post LCSW psychotherapy experience – Similar client contact and supervision standards 4