Resources for Social Workers

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SocialWork.org  has developed free-to-use guides to general and state-specific social work degrees, as well as a career-options overview. It’s our hope to reach as many students and volunteers as possible with these open-source reference materials.

Have a look at our guides below:

Guide to a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work - https://www.socialwork.org/online-degrees/bachelors/

Guide to Social Work Degrees in Pennsylvania – https://www.socialwork.org/online-degrees/pennsylvania/

Guide to Careers in Social Work - https://www.socialwork.org/careers/

www.SocialWorkLicenseMap.com (Social Work Licensure Made Simple)
Mental Health Resource List – A helpful list of diagnostic tools, research portals, government organizations, nonprofits, blogs, and phone hotlines devoted to addressing issues ranging from general mental illnesses and disorders such as autism, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and substance abuse, to the specific needs of diverse populations, including LGBTQ youth, minorities, women, and veterans. 

Social Work Degrees in Pennsylvania    Social workers serve as the largest provider of mental health services in Pennsylvania. As of 2017, PA ranked third in the U.S. for employment of social workers specializing in mental health and substance abuse/misuse. PA also held third for child, family, and school social workers, and ranked first among the top five states in social worker employment for location quotient and concentration.

NASW – Pennsylvania Chapter   This member organization works to promote, develop, and protect social workers in Pennsylvania. Through its advocacy, NASW-PA strives to enhance the value of social workers and influence public policy.

Pennsylvania Association for Marriage and Family Therapy   PAMFT serves as a professional organization for marriage and family therapists in Pennsylvania who seek professional development and collegiality. The organization holds two conferences a year, one for each side of the state, along with CE workshops and networking events.

Council on Social Work Education   Founded in 1952, CSWE is a national association comprised of more than 800 accredited programs. CSWE accredits nearly 40 BSW and MSW social work programs in Pennsylvania. CHEA, or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation, recognizes CSWE as the sole accreditor for U.S. social work programs.

Mental Health Association in Pennsylvania   A nonprofit organization, MHAPA serves as an information conduit for mental health professionals and the communities they serve. Statewide, MHAPA promotes best practices and standards to ensure that individuals receive the help they need regardless of circumstance.

Pennsylvania Society for Clinical Social Work   Established in 1971, PSCSW promotes the clinical social work profession and works in collaboration with the NASW-PA on the Act 136 amendments HB 445 and SB 530 to protect the practice and title of all LCSW license holders.

Intersections Wellness provides Body-Mind Wellness Practices for Mental Health Professionals

(Watch video clips intended as resources to help introduce your client and you to body-mind practices that support stress relief.)

National LGBT Health Education Center   The National LGBT Health Education Center provides educational programs, resources, and consultation to health care organizations with the goal of optimizing quality, cost-effective health care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.