Psychotherapy for Individuals, Couples, and Families
Terapia para Individuos, Parejas, y Familias

What is a BCD?

BCD stands for Board Certified Diplomate, a certificate given by the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work (ABECSW) to Advanced Clinical Social Work practitioners.

In order to become a Board Certified Diplomate, a practitioner must:

  • Maintain the highest level of licensure in one’s state of practice
  • Have worked at least five years in the field after graduation
  • Successfully complete a peer-evaluation review process
  • Take at least 40 hours of continuing education courses every two years
  • Spend at least 70% of their work time providing Clinical Social Work services
  • Adhere to the ABECSW Code of Ethics
  • Contribute to the development of other Clinical Social Workers by providing consultation, supervision, education, writing professional literature, or conducting research


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