societies provide an excellent means of keeping current and in touch with
other professionals in the field. These groups can play a key role in your
development and keep you abreast of what is happening in your field.
Associations promote the interests of their members and provide a network
of contacts that can help you find jobs and move your career forward. They
can offer a variety of services including job referral services, continuing
education courses, insurance, travel benefits, periodicals, and meeting and
conference opportunities. The following is a partial list of professional
associations serving social workers. A broader list of professional
associations is also available by clicking here.
Council on Social Work Education
Group for the Advancement of Doctoral
Education in Social Work
National Association of Social Workers
Society for Social Work and Research