The Associates Program supports clinicians who are within the first five years of graduating with their MSW degree.
Associate Members Are Eligible For The Following Benefits:
Consultation/Supervision Referral Service
WSSCSW members, who are Approved Supervisors, offer qualified supervision toward licensure, individually or in groups. In addition, some members offer general consultation services. Associates can receive these supervisory or consultation services at a sliding scale fee, giving you access to case consultation by senior social work clinicians.
Reduced Fee For Educational Events
WSSCSW offers continuing education opportunities throughout the year, including clinical evening presentations and annual conferences. The Associates program members are invited to attend at special lowered fees.
Reduced Fee For Psychotherapy
WSSCSW considers our own psychotherapy essential to our development as effective clinicians and is committed to making the experience as accessible as possible. We offer confidential referrals to experienced members of WSSCSW, at a reduced or sliding scale fee.
WSSCSW has established a special dues category for the Associate. Find out more about lowered membership dues.
Free Mentorship Program
WSSCSW sponsors a free mentorship group for post-graduates and Associates. The group is facilitated by clinically experienced and trained social workers and will meet throughout the year. While it is important to clarify that this is not a supervisory group, it does, however, offer a safe place in which to sort out one’s experiences in the field, such as ethical dilemmas, self-care challenges and finding appropriate professional support. Membership is not required. Facilitators may charge members to participate in the group beyond the first year of attending.
Mentoring Groups Provide Participants The Opportunity To:
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for specifics regarding mentorship groups that are forming.
Questions about the Associates Program?
Contact Associate Board Chair: Position is currently open, please contact Board President, Melissa Wood Brewster: Email Melissa