Save the date: Annual Ethics Workshop April 27

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


20 years ago the freedom to practice clinical social work independently in NC became law. This was a hard fought effort by many dedicated volunteers, including the members and leadership of NCSCSW and NASW. There were even nonmembers involved in the intense lobbying effort. We have enjoyed the benefits of that success for 2 decades and remain grateful to the perseverance of those involved.

Attached is the cover of that Fall 1993 Newsletter announcement.

New Ethics Chair

Announcing newly appointed Ethics Chair, Lynne Houck Hefetz

Lynne earned a BS in psychology and health science from Guilford College and her MSW from The Catholic University of America. She has received post-graduate training in psychodynamic psychotherapy, child-centered play therapy, family therapy, and clinical applications of mind/body approaches. She has also been trained in Somatic Experiencing and Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples. » Read more

ICD-10 October 2014 Deadline

Countdown to ICD-10 Compliance

Insurance companies are preparing for the health care industry's conversion to the 10th version of the International Classification of Diseases code set (ICD-10). In compliance with HHS regulations, all HIPAA-covered entities are required to use ICD-10 on all transactions, including claims, authorizations, referral requests, and verification of benefits and eligibility. The industry-wide conversion to ICD-10 will occur on October 1, 2014. » Read more

HIPAA 2014

HIPAA 2014 - Stay Informed

It can be a sometimes daunting task to keep up with all the new laws and regulations that affect today's clinical practice. » Read more