Licensed clinical social workers form the largest group of mental healthcare providers around the world. They help young and old patients cope with hardships that arise or affect their emotional and mental health, using personalized treatment plans and prevention strategies.
The requirement for becoming a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) varies by state. However, all aspiring LCSWs must earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in social work, complete additional coursework and clinical training, and pass licensure exams. Here are some steps for becoming a licensed clinical social worker: