Celebrating 35 Years Supporting Clinical Social Work in NC

NCSCSW is a professional organization specifically for clinical social workers. We promote high standards of professional education, ethical practice and achievement. It is our goal to increase the expertise of the clinical social worker by providing education through workshops, presentations and courses. We also desire to protect the mental health consumer, maintain quality service and promote consumer choice in selecting mental health professionals.

News & Updates

Medicare Update

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Successful Fall Workshop

A multidisciplinary group, 71 participants, gathered at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh on Friday October 10 to hear a presentation by Laurie Watson on the sex life issues of individuals and couples. Many in the group wanted a follow up on this topic.

Pictured here: http://www.ncscsw.org/content/successful-fall-workshop with Laurie is Mary Beth Tobin, Kay Atchison (Program Committee Chair), Laurie, Ellen Pizer (President), Elizabeth Guarnacci (Program Committee member), Tanisha James (Membership Chair and Program Committee member) and Grayson Nichols (Mentorship Chair)

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Your Client's Sex Life, But Were Afraid to Ask! Beginning the Clinical Conversation

Our patients’ sex life can be a window into much of their inner world as well as aspects of their relationships.  Sexual desire enlivens individuals and bonds couples.  Talking to patients about this intimate subject can deepen our work and yet we often don't know when or why to bring it up.  As clinicians, we might feel limited by the degree of our own erotic experiences, our comfort level with this intimate subject or our knowledge about resolving sexual problems. » Read more

DSM 5 Implementation

From NC DMA: DSM-5 Implementation
The Fifth Edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) was released in May 2013. The N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will fully implement DSM-5 coding requirement effective August 1, 2014.

Thus, DSM-5 codes will be required for all dates of services beginning August 1, 2014 and going forward. » Read more