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Alabama

I

I

I

S

S

S

Alaska

I

I

I

S

S

Arizona

I

I

I

S

S

S

Arkansas

I

I

I

S

S

S

Colorado

I

I

I

S

S

S

Delaware

I

I

I

N

N

N

Georgia

I

I

I

S

S

S

Hawaii

a

I

I

I

N

N

N

Idahob

I

I

I

S

S

S

Illinois

I

I

I

S

S

S

Indiana

I

I

I

S

S

S

Iowa

I

I

I

S

S

S

Kansas

I

I

I

S

S

S

Kentucky

I

I

I

S

S

S

Louisianac

I

I

I

S

S

S

Maine

I

I

I

I

Michigan

I

I

I

S

S

S

Minnesota

I

I

I

S

S

S

Mississippi

I

I

I

S

S

S

Missouri

I

I

I

N

N

N

Montanad

I

I

I

N

N

N

Nebraskae

I

I

I

S

S

S

Nevada

I

I

I

S

S

S

New Hampshire

I

I

I

N

N

N

New Mexico

I

I

I

I

I

I

North Carolina

I

I

I

S

S

S

North Dakota

I

I

I

I

I

I

Oklahoma

I

I

I

S

S

S

Oregon Pennsylvaniaf

I

I

I

S

S

S

I

I

I

S

S

S

South Carolina

I

I

I

S

S

S

South Dakotag

I

I

I

S

S

S

Tennessee

I

I

I

S

S

S

Texas

I

I

I

S

S

S

Utah

I

I

I

S

S

S

Vermont

I

I

I

N

N

N

Washington

I

I

I

S

S

S

West Virginia

I

I

I

I

I

I

Wisconsin

I

I

I

S

S

S

Wyoming

I

I

I

N

N

N

State

Table 2: Social Work Scope

of Practice, by State

Licensed Social Worker (MSW—Non-clinical or Without Supervised Clinical Practice)

Assessment

Treatment Plan

Counseling

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (MSW or DSW—“Clinical”)

Assessment

Treatment plan

Counselin

g

I S

Can be performed independently Can be performed with supervision

N

Cannot perform this function State does not license at this level

a b HI has one social work license, although social workers may also obtain a “clinical” designation that permits insurance billing. In ID, there is only one level of licensure for Master’s level professionals, the Certified Social Worker license. However, to practice independently, a Certified Social Worker must complete the additional requirement of 2 years supervised clinical experience. LA Statutes state that MSW-level social workers without LCSW license must work for an agency and paid direct compensation. MN has only one level of licensing for social work, the Licensed Social Worker, which is required for independent clinical practice. In addition to being certified as a “Master Social Worker,” in order to practice psychotherapy independently in NE, a social worker must obtain a “Mental Health Practitioner License.” In PA, social workers must refer for mental health problems that are biologically based, and all clients who are suicidal /psychotic. In SD, there is only one level of licensure for Master’s level professionals, the Certified Social Worker license. However, to practice independently, a Certified Social Worker must complete the additional requirement of 2 years supervised clinical experience. c d e f g

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