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As a social worker, you are a skilled professional who came to the profession to make a difference to those in need. To be the best in your profession requires access to cutting-edge ideas, the most up-to-date information and research, relevant and timely continuing education opportunities, and the highest-quality resources available to social workers. Your NASW membership can provide you with all of these things.


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Massachusetts Chapter Benefits:

Advocacy and Political Action

Inherent to our mission, NASW-MA advocates for legislation that advances the social work profession and enhances the well-being of the clients and communities we serve. Through our Political Action for Candidate Election (PACE) committee, we endorse local and state-level candidates for public office that embody social work values.


Discounts on all CEU Programs and Licensing Test Prep Courses
Check our calendar periodically for newly added events.

Social Work Voice Magazine
Provides latest information in MA on clinical practice, political and legislative advocacy, CE opportunities at greatly reduced fees(non-members pay 50% more), Ask Our Attorney, Book and Movie Reviews, Opinion Pieces and Letters to the Editor, Focus on our Members, Licensing Test Prep Schedule, and much more.


Monthly E-newsletter

Stay up-to-date with all things social work through our monthly "Social Workers Leading for Justice" e-newsletter. Inside you'll find timely and relevant practice, policy, and continuing education updates, delivered straight to your inbox at the start of each month.


Career Services
Assists members with job search and career development including resume reviews.

Member-to-Member Supervision
Helps LCSW members obtain LICSW supervision not provided at their worksites.

Mentor Program
Matches newer social workers with experienced social workers for support, advice and sharing of professional wisdom. This is not supervision.

Shared Interest Groups
Meet to network, advance knowledge about certain practice areas, organize continuing education conferences, follow legislation, draft policy statements, represent NASW in the community, and generally serve as the eyes and ears of the chapter, feeding back information to staff and the elected leadership. We have 30+ member groups to choose from - you're bound to find something that interests you, or you can start your own.

The Social Workers Assistance Network (SWAN)
is an NASW-MA sponsored program providing professional consultation and referral to any social worker with personal problems. The social work profession has a rich history of helping people on a variety of levels. However, social workers are not immune to many of the problems faced by our clients. These problems may include chemical dependence, depression, anxiety, marital, and family issues. We’re all aware that if these problems remain unattended, most of them will worsen, and may affect a social worker’s job performance. Click here for more information or
Call 1-800-635-SWAN (7926)
Let us be there for you! 

Social Work Networking Nights
Provides an informal setting for social workers to socialize, exchange ideas, and support each other.

Speakers' and Writers' Bureau
Maintains a database of NASW members who have self-identified as experts in a variety of practice, policy and research areas. These individuals are available to speak to the press, testify at the state house, and speak to groups about their area of expertise.

Student Membership (75% off)

 For just $57 per year, social work students get access to all the great benefits of being a NASW member, including career services and discounts on licensing test prep courses. Student members also gain access to transitional membership rates after graduation, granting them continued discounts on professional membership.

...And automatic Membership in National NASW and access to all its benefits!


National NASW Benefits:

Ethics Hotline
Provides consultation on ethical dilemmas.

HIPAA Compliance Training


MyNASW Online Community


Discounts on Constant Contact, Office Depot, and other professional services


Discounts on travel and entertainment


...And more! See all National NASW Benefits here. 

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Cost of Membership:

NASW offers membership categories for every stage of your career, with corresponding annual dues. In exchange for dues, NASW Members benefit from a wide array of resources that enhance professional growth and keep members connected. From training and continuing education to credentials, ethics and legal advice, NASW provides career-enhancing tools and information. The more you use your membership, the more you benefit!


Regular Membership: 

  • MSW, DSW, and PhD Full Membership annual dues: $225 | BSW Full Membership annual dues: $150

Social Work Student Membership:

  • BSW and MSW Student Membership annual dues: $57 | Doctoral Student Membership annual dues: $170

Associate Student Membership:

  • Associate Student Membership annual dues: $57

Transitional Membership:

BSW students are eligible for two years of transitional membership, with annual dues of $110 | MSW students are eligible for three years of transitional membership, with dues of $110 in years one and two, and dues of $170 in year three


Associate Membership:

  • Associate Membership annual dues: $225

Retired Membership:

Retired Membership annual dues: $70


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Private Practice Meeting (Fall River)

National Association of Social Workers - Massachusetts Chapter
11 Beacon Street, Suite 510, Boston MA 02108
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