Clinical Social Work Licensure
Clinical Social Work is the largest category of licensed professionals providing outpatient mental health care (2019 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
Independent clinical social workers are sometimes misunderstood as identical to employees in institutional employment (hospitals, child/senior protective services, prisons, etc. whose job titles include the term “social worker”.
The LICSW (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker) designation is the highest level of licensure for Clinical Social Work in the State of Washington. My licensure is current. You can verify that here (select “Social Worker Independent Clinical License”, type in my name & security code, and click “Search”.)
Continuing professional education
Continuing professional education is required to maintain state licensure. Here is the most recent three years of learning experiences.