Top Social Work Organizations
Whatever your intent or whatever your field of social work interest, the organizations below should
be able to provide comprehensive information and solutions for your quest.
National Association of Social Workers: One of, if not the premier
organization setting standards and providing vast resources for social workers in the U.S.
American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work: This
organization sets the standards, nationwide, concerning all matters pertaining to clinical social work. It is
a credentialling agency for clinicians in numerous fields.
Council on Social Work Education: This organization
is recognized as the only accrediting agency for social work education in the U.S.
Association of Oncology Social Work: This non profit organization
is focused on people and their families dealing with cancer. The emotional issues that arise can be enormously
damaging. The AOSW works to calm the fears and work through the barriers to effective treatment and follow
Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care: Focusing on
psychosocial aspects of social health care, this organization works to ensure the availability of
specialized advocacy for all types of medical treatment for the poor and physically and mentally
Society for Social Work and Research: An autonomous organization
founded in 1994. This organization, while self supported and managed works with numerous organizations to
improve research for social work.
American Sociological Association: This non profit organization is
dedicated to advancing scientific sociology to maximize its benefit to public service.
These are some of the best, most well known agencies associated with social work. They are not, however, the
only ones, but a sampling of a multitude of fine organizations with people dedicated to the public good.