The Clinical Social Work Association is committed to monitoring and working on legislative issues that can affect your clinical practice.
At any given time, there are many policy issues making their way through the legislative process. CSWA brings these issues to the attention of its members, and let's you how you can help. This information is constantly changing so be sure to check this site frequently to stay updated on the latest legislative activities.
Laura Groshong, MSW, LICSW, received her Master’s in Social Work in 1974 from the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. She received her advanced training in Adult Psychotherapy at the Seattle Psychoanalytic Institute and received a Certificate in 1979. Groshong has been in private practice for 34 years working with individuals, couples, and families.
Groshong has been a Registered Lobbyist in Washington State since 1996 for six mental health groups. Her work has resulted in the passing of legislative bills that promote access to mental health treatment. Groshong has served as the Government Relations Chair for the Clinical Social Work Association (CSWA) since 2006.
Representing the CSWA, Groshong has advocated on behalf of clinical social workers and has worked on:
Additionally, Groshong has written numerous articles on integrating legislative activity into clinical social work practice and has written or contributed to social work licensure laws in 30 states.