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What are the various types of social workers?

A Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) has a master's degree in social work. LCSWs have received training in human behavior theories and counseling methods.

A Licensed Master of Social Work (LMSW) has a master's degree in social work.

A Licensed Social Worker (LSW) has  a bachelor's degree in social work.

Social workers are the largest professional group of mental health providers in the U.S. Those with a master's degree and specialized training (LCSW) provide individual, couples, family and group counseling. Bachelors level (LSW) and master's level social workers (LMSW) can assist with practical concerns that cause distress.

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