Become a Member of ORVCSWS

The mission of the Ohio River Valley Clinical Social Work Society is to develop, advance, and promote excellence in all clinical social work practice settings for the benefit of clients and the clinicians who serve them.


Membership Perks

  • Stay current and connected through our website and Facebook
  • Low cost CEU programs (FREE to graduate students) throughout the year available through ORVCSWS and in co-sponsorship with other local organizations
  • Peer consultation groups
  • Clinical supervision at collegial rates
  • Professional and social networking with peers
  • Sponsorship of annual awards, including the Judith Holm Excellence in Training Award, given to local outstanding MSW students
  • Connecting with local graduate education programs to support excellence in clinical social work education
  • Timely notice of legislative opportunities and threats and what response is needed


Membership Levels

Apply for or renew your membership

Before starting the application to join, decide which level of membership best serves you:

Full Member – $60

  • Has MSW or PhD in Social Work
  • Had clinical curriculum with supervised internships
  • Has 2 years/3000 hrs. postgraduate experience
  • Engaged in >300 social work hrs./year
  • Has LISW in Ohio

Associate Member – $25

  • Has MSW or PhD in Social Work
  • Had clinical curriculum w/supervised internships
  • Is employed in a clinical practice capacity
  • Is accruing 2 yrs./3000 hrs. supervised work
  • Has LSW in Ohio

Inactive Member – $35

Meets Full Member qualifications except engaged in < 300 practice hrs/year.

Emeritus – $35

  • Meets Full Member qualifications except
  • Has > 25 yrs. postgraduate practice experience
  • Engaged in < 300 practice hrs./yr.

Contributing Affiliate – $35*

  • Interest in ORVCSWS purpose/activities. Not eligible to join the Guild.
  • Membership may be upgraded after completion of a new application for membership.
  • Members may elect to receive the Clinical Social Work Journal at a reduced fee.

Student Affiliate – FREE*

  • In an accredited Social Work program.
  • Eligible to hold Student Rep. position on the Board.
  • Students become eligible for Associate member after graduation.

*Does not vote or hold office.