Host said: What are the top 3 traits or skills every licensed clinical social worker must have to excel?
Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your licensed clinical social worker expertise?
Patience, flexibility and empathy. The significance of how we professionals present ourselves to or treat our clients is paramount. Just remember...one day you might be sitting in your client's chair and you would not appreciate being admonished, criticzed or berated by your LCSW. Respect your clients. Be honest with your clients. Most of all practice ethically. Do not abuse your position. We make decisions that can forever alter the lives of our clients. We are not here to damage or destroy lives. For those who have practiced or are practicing to fulfill your wants and desires at the expense of innocent lives there is only one answer for you - leave the profession. The NASW Code of Ethics exist for a good reason.