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JAF Scholarship

The Jannette Alexander Foundation for Clinical Social Work Education is a subsidiary non-profit education foundation of the California Society for Clinical Social Work. Each year the Jannette Alexander Foundation Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to advanced year master’s level social work students who demonstrate excellence in clinical studies and practice. Applicants must attend a California accredited graduate social work program. Awardees receive $1,000 and…

Thank you for your Service | Ros Goldstein, San Diego District Coordinator

    CSCSW would like to recognize our Member of the Year, Ros Goldstein for Outstanding Contributions in her role as the San Diego District Coordinator (and just a  fabulous human being!) Ros Goldstein worked as an RN for 20 years before changing to social work. Ros received her MSW from the University of Illinois…

REAL Talk Consultation Group Meeting – to be resumed in January

The DET committee would like to inform you that we will not be having a REAL talk Consultation group this month. We will resume our bimonthly REAL Talk group in January. We wish you a very happy holiday season and look forward to connecting with you again in January.


Direct from the source, join us to learn all you need to know to make the licensing process for LCSWs & MFTs as easy as possible. Steve Sodergren, Executive Officer of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS), will present an overview of the licensing process, including registering as an ASW or AMFT hours for licensure, and taking…

Test Prep Workshop – March 2023

Are you studying for the LCSW exam?  Whether you feel ready and prepared, but would like some encouragement and useful tips, or are feeling overwhelmed and need support and questions answered, this workshop aims to provide a positive place to help “Phil in the Gaps.” Workshop content to include:  Helpful tips to PASS the exam…

Join CSCSW Student Ambassador Pilot Program

We are looking for passionate students encouraging others and promoting solidarity among fellow student ambassadors to serve as advocates while strengthening your leadership skills. As a member of CSCSW, you can apply to become a Student Ambassador. You have the opportunity to serve as the official representative to CSCSW on behalf of your School of…

Response to Club Q Atrocity

The horrific mass shooting late Saturday night at Club Q, an LGBTQ+ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado has devastated the LGBTQ+ community. Our heart goes out to the victims, their families and friends. This evil act of violence took place on the eve of Transgnder Day of Remembrance. We have lost too many lives to…

National Native American Heritage Month

On behalf of the CSCSW’s Diversity Equity and Transformation we would like to pay tribute to the rich ancestry and traditions of Native Americans.  Each November, Native American Heritage month celebrates the diverse and rich history of Indigenous people. As Social Workers who are committed to promoting diversity and engaging in anti-racist practice, it is…

Transgender Remembrance Week

Transgender Day of Remembrance is celebrated  on November 20th all over the world. On this year’s Transgender Awareness Week and upcoming Transgender Day of Remembrance, we would like to celebrate the diversity, joy, and beauty of the transgender community as well as honor those that we have lost in 2022. While 2021 was deemed the…

BBS Spring 2022 Newsletter

The BBS has recently uploaded the Spring 2022 Newsletter to their website. Some important articles include: Regulation changes Status of Temporary Law Waivers Due to Covid 19 2022 Legislation updates Supervisor Self Assessment Report Supervisory Plan No Surprises Act

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