State College Ely Library
NASW Register of Clinical Social Workers
The "NASW Register of Clinical Social Workers," 11th Edition identifies
social workers who are qualified providers of mental health services and
who have met national standards for education and experience established
by the NASW Competence Certification Commission on recommendation of the
Committee on Clinical Social Work. The "NASW Register" lists clinical social
workers at two levels of experience and expertise. The "Qualified
Clinical Social Worker" credential recognizes social workers with a minimum
of two years of post-master's supervised experience in clinical social
work. The "NASW Diplomate in Clinical Social Work" is the advanced clinical
specialization credential established by the NASW Board of Directors. The
"NASW Diplomate" requirements include a minimum of five years of clinical
social work experience. Access the database on campus from the Ely
Library Home page at: http://www.lib.wsc.ma.edu/
Links to Databases or from off campus by clicking on Off Campus
The Search page allows you to construct search requests
and determine how retrieved records will be displayed.
Basic Search Screen:
To Construct a Search:
Select one or more fields in which to search, or leave the
selection as the default, "Words Anywhere". Searching by Keyword(s)
and Author are available in this database.
Type a word or phrase in the text entry area. Refer to Valid
Search Statements for examples of the types of searches you can
If desired, narrow your search by a Limit
Click Start Search. WebSPIRS performs the search and
retrieves the Results List.
Search Builder allows you to do Boolean searching
in multiple fields.
Below are the types of searches you can create in the Search
Term with truncation or wildcards: trauma* , wom?n
Previous search request number: #3
Number, in quotes if equal to previous search number: 1989
, "2" , "#5"
Letters and numbers combined: 3m
Phrase: behavioral management
Phrase with hyphens: drug-abuse
Phrase with operator in quotes: death "near" experience
Term or phrase limited to a field: smith
Multiple terms combined with operators: adolescents or teenagers
or young adultsAny of the above, grouped with parentheses for clarity:
(dog or 1) near puppy (Using Search Builder)
Combining Previous Searches:
You will have the option to combine previous searches
in this system. To do so,
Scroll down to see Search History, the complete list
of searches already done.
Click beside the searches you want combined, keeping in mind
that any search with a small number of results will come out even smaller
(often "0") when combined with other terms.
The limit fields listed below with a two-letter acronym are specially indexed
fields that enable you to choose from a specific set of field values. They
allow you to limit your searches to records of Social Workers with a particular
characteristic such as: State, Second Language, Specialty, Certification,
Email address, Web site, and other characteristics. Select the values
you want, then click Set Limits. Your search will then retrieve
only records that contain the values you selected in those fields.
Limit Fields in NASW
Register of Clinical Social Workers
NOTE: For more information on these limit options, see the
online HELP file under "List of Fields"
|AC ACSW Status
|EA E-Mail Address
SSW School of Social Work Certification
Using Limit Fields
in Your Search
|How To Find...
|Social Workers in a Particular State
||pennsylvania in st
Retrieves Social Workers by the state named.
|Social Workers with a Particular Specialty.
||Family violence in sp or
adult client group in sp
The SP field lists terms describing the clinician's area of
specialization. The client group(s) in which the clinician
specializes precedes the specialty modalities.
| School Social Worker Certification (SSW)
||yes in ss
retrieves only certified School Social Workers
The Index allows you to find out if a term or name is in the
database, and if so, how to spell it correctly. Click on the Index
at the top of your screen. Enter your search term in the search box
and click display. Following your word when it appears in
the list will be a number in parentheses. This represents the number
of records containing that term. Bring it to the Search screen by
on the term. This is a good way to locate a Social Worker by
The Results page allows you to mark, print, save, and mail
the records retrieved by the current search. In this database, terms of
certain fields are linked. If you click on a linked term, WebSPIRS searches
for the term.
Note: NASW Register of Clinical Social Workersdoes
not have an online thesaurus.
For online help, click on the HELP button at the top or bottom of your
screen. Help is also available at the Reference Desk.
Please Log Out when
you are finished with your search
To View the Full
Text of a Record:
Click on View Complete Record.
Or you can Click Change Display, then select the box
next to Complete Record, then click on Confirm Changes.
The records will be re-displayed with the full text.
To mark records:
Click in the box next to the record number, such as Record
1 of 235, for any record that you want to mark.
After marking records of interest, click the Print
button in the citation screen [CAUTION: Do Not Use the Netscape Print
Feature yet, as this may log you out of the database]. WebSPIRS displays
the Print Records page, which allows you to select and format records
for printing. Click Print Records, then click OK at
the Print dialog page.
Click the Save button that
appears at the top of your retrieved records.
WebSPIRS displays the Save Records page, which allows you to select and
format records for saving to a disk. [CAUTION: If you use the
Netscape Save Feature you must change the file name extention to .txt].
Click Save Records, enter a file name, then click Save.
Click E-mail. At the Mail Records page, select
and format the records to e-mail. Be sure to include the full address:
change display options:
Click Change Display to determine how many records
to display on a page, which field names to display, how records are sorted,
and which fields to displayed.
Page maintained by B. Hubbard
Last updated 7-16-03