Definitions for "Clinical Social Worker"
Clinical social workers are health professionals trained in client-centered advocacy that assist clients with information, referral, and direct help in dealing with local, State, or Federal government agencies. As a result, they often serve as case managers to help people "navigate the system." Clinical social workers cannot write prescriptions.
A person with specialized post-graduate training in social work aspects of psychiatry who uses techniques pertinent to both fields. These individuals are concerned with helping people find ways of dealing with mental health problems.
holds a Masters of Social Work (M.S.W.) with specialization in clinical practice. Should be accredited by the Academy of Certified Social Workers and licensed by the State of Maryland.