If you are a clinical social worker in private practice in Massachusetts
we invite you to apply for membership in SWTRS. You must be an NASW
member, licensed at the LICSW level and have malpractice insurance.
Please contact us for information about the current membership fee. Membership
fees are a tax-deductible expense, which pay for administrative, salary
and marketing costs to run this non-profit public service.
HOW THE REFERRAL
The Social Work Therapy Referral Service (SWTRS) is a project of the
National Association of Social Workers, Massachusetts Chapter. It is
a free, nearly statewide referral service connecting inquiring professionals
and prospective clients to qualified LICSWs in private practice. Guided
by a volunteer Commission of NASW members, SWTRS is staffed by a team of three experienced
LICSW clinicians. Potential clients or professionals
may call SWTRS for referrals for individual, family or group psychotherapy.
We talk with every caller, determine the
nature of the client's needs, and any special requests related to the
prospective therapy: specialties, health insurance, fee adjustment,
location, etc. We then give the names of one or two providers to the
caller, sharing pertinent information about the provider's practice.
All referrals are free. Clients are encouraged to call back if for any
reason they cannot make compatible arrangements with a provider.
SWTRS provides a variety of valuable services to professionals and the
community. Call us to find a therapist for yourself or a family member
or a client. We can match you with a supervisory consultant or a supervision
group. We offer reduced-fee therapy for social work students. SWTRS
members can provide in-service training, organizational consultation,
and help with developing and marketing your private practice. Through
our Speakers Bureau we can suggest speakers for professional and community
INTERESTED IN LEARNING
us by telephone or e-mail to request an application
or ask a question.