While it is important for every social worker to stay connected to others within the profession, there is a multitude of associations and organizations to consider. Keep in mind your specific career path and needs as a social work professional in selecting organizations that you can both grow as a professional and contribute to the organization. Here is a sample of associations and organizations:
Colorado Society for Clinical Social Work (CSCSW)
The purpose of the Colorado Society for Clinical Social Work is to provide a collegial association that advances the profession by providing opportunities for education, setting practice standards, promoting public recognition of the profession and advocating for protection of clinical social workers and their clientele. Video Resource
Founded in 1955, the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with more than 120,000 members. NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies.
Membership with professional associations is an important step in your career development. As a student, critically seek out professional member and build a network of colleagues to assist you as you move from student to graduate.
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