Regulations of the Commissioner


Section 52.30, Social Work

[Effective September 1, 2004]

  1. Programs leading to licensure in licensed master social work. In addition to meeting all applicable provisions of this Part, to be registered as a program recognized as leading to licensure in licensed master social work, which meets the requirements of subdivision (b) of section 74.1 of this Title, the program shall:
    1. be a program in social work leading to a master's degree or its equivalent, which includes at least 60 semester hours, or the equivalent, of graduate study, provided that no more than half of the total semester hours for the program may be advanced standing credit granted for social work study at the baccalaureate level;
    2. contain curricular content, including but not limited to, each of the following content areas:
      1. social work values and ethics;
      2. diversity, social justice, and at-risk populations;
      3. human behavior in the social environment;
      4. social welfare policy and service delivery systems;
      5. foundation and advanced social work practice; and
      6. social work practice evaluation and research;
    3. include a field practicum of at least 900 clock hours in social work integrated with the curricular content prescribed in paragraph (2) of this subdivision.
  2. Programs leading to licensure in licensed clinical social work. In addition to meeting all applicable provisions of this Part, to be registered as a program recognized as leading to licensure in licensed clinical social work, which meets the requirements of subdivision (c) of section 74.1 of this Title, the program shall:
    1. be a program in social work leading to a master's degree or its equivalent, which includes at least 60 semester hours, or the equivalent, of graduate study, provided that no more than half of the total semester hours for the program may be advanced standing credit granted for social work study at the baccalaureate level;
    2. contain curricular content, including but not limited to, each of the following content areas:
      1. social work values and ethics;
      2. diversity, social justice, and at-risk populations;
      3. human behavior in the social environment;
      4. social welfare policy and service delivery systems;
      5. foundation and advanced social work practice; and
      6. social work practice evaluation and research;
    3. include a field practicum of at least 900 clock hours in social work integrated with the curricular content prescribed in paragraph (2) of this subdivision; and
    4. include at least 12 semester hours or the equivalent of coursework that prepares the individual to practice as a licensed clinical social worker, by providing clinical content which emphasizes the person-in-environment perspective and knowledge and skills in the following:
      1. diagnosis and assessment in clinical social work practice;
      2. clinical social work treatment; and
      3. clinical social work practice with general and special populations.
Last Updated: July 8, 2009