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      Social Worker, Independent Clinical
      License Description:

      Independent Clinical Social Workers provide assistance to mentally or emotionally disturbed patients, collaborating with the psychiatric team in the diagnosis and treatment plan. Help patients to respond constructively to treatment and assist in adjustment leading to and following discharge. Interpret treatment to patient's family and help to reduce fear and other attitudes obstructing acceptance of care and treatment. Serve as a link between patient, psychiatric agency, and community.


      Legislation: NH RSA 330-A:18; Administrative Rules Chapter Mhp 100-500


      Licensure Requirements:


      • Two year Master's degree or Doctoral degree in social work from a school approved by the Council on Social Work Education

      • Master's level specialist program in social work and meet school social work competencies

      • Two years or 3,000 hours of post-master's, supervised, paid clinical experience and 100 hours of supervision (one hour per week of individual face-to-face supervision)

      • Pass the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) exam (clinical level)

      Examination:  Written examinations required, both clinical level ASWB exam and essay exam


      Continuing Education: 40 hours of continuing education credits are required every two years, plus 20 hours of collaboration per year


      Fees:


      • Application review: $150

      • Second year license fee (submitted with application review fee): $135

      • Biennial renewal: $270

      • Inactive license (one year): $67.50

      • License reinstatement: $300

      • License reactiviation: $270

      Reciprocity: Not permitted


      revised Feb 2016

      Licensing Agency:
      Board of Mental Health Practice
      NH Office of Professional Licensure and Certification
      121 South Fruit Street
      Concord, NH 03301
      (603) 271 6762
      bdmhp@nh.gov
      http://www.nh.gov/mhpb
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