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Definition of Licensed clinical social worker

Licensed clinical social worker: A social worker trained in psychotherapy who helps individuals deal with a variety of mental health and daily living problems to improve overall functioning. A social worker usually has a master's degree in social work and has studied sociology, growth and development, mental health theory and practice, human behavior/social environment, psychology, research methods. Abbreviated L.C.S.W.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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