The Center for Clinical Social Work

The Center for Clinical Social Work, Inc., the not-for-profit national organization for the profession, conducts advocacy and education as well as practice-related certification (through its ABE unit) and community-building, networking, and membership services (through its ACSWA unit). The Center seeks to be a unifying force amid the diversity and dynamism of a profession with more than 200,000 members constituting the largest provider of behavioral healthcare and related services in the United States.


The Center for Clinical Social Work
Board of Directors 2014

Yvette Colon, Ph. D., BCD
Ypsilanti, Michigan

Tara Schapmire, MSSW
Louisville, Kentucky

Thomas Kenmore, Ph.D.,BCD
Chicago, Illinois

Executive Director
Robert Booth


  • Lt. Cdr. Joseph Ford, MSW, BCD
    United States Navy
  • Carolyn Messner, DSW, BCD
    New York City, New York
  • Krista Nelson, MSW
    Portland, Oregon

  • Janet Richmond, MSW, BCD
    Waban, Massachusetts
  • Martin Waters, MSW
    Denver, Colorado