The Social Work Therapy Referral Service (SWTRS) is a project of the MA Chapter of NASW. Since 1983 this free telephone referral service has connected thousands of people with licensed independent clinical social workers (LICSWs) across Massachusetts. The Referral Service includes nearly 300 therapists in private practice, experienced in helping clients of all ages improve their lives.
SWTRS provides a broad array of services:
- Personalized Referrals
Social workers, helping professionals and consumers can call SWTRS to find an individual, couple or family therapist in Massachusetts for themselves, for clients or for friends.
- Group therapy referrals
SWTRS lists over 75 groups run by experienced LICSWs. Contact SWTRS for details.
- Reduced-fee therapy for social work students
Social workers attuned to the needs of social work students can provide therapy at moderate fees.
- In-Service Training
Social workers are available to come to your work place to provide training on subjects such as managing stress, parenting, and trauma, eating disorders, and other clinical issues.
- Supervisory Consultation
Social workers with supervisory experience are available to consult with therapists about their clinical work.
- Developing Your Private Practice
Experienced social workers are available to help clinicians start and develop a private practice.
- Speakers Bureau
Social workers are available to speak to professional and community groups on a variety of topics such as parenting, stress management, relationship skills, divorce, loss, and many more
- Organizational Consultation
Social workers are available to come to your work place to help staff deal with team building or changes in the workplace such as lay-offs, death of a co-worker, or traumatic events.
- Professional and Personal Coaching
Many social workers are trained as coaches to help clarify goals and develop a plan of action to reach those goals; we can help you find a coach.
- Family Business Consultation
We can refer you to a clinical social worker knowledgeable about the particular problems faced by family members working together in a family business.
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