What follows is information and the application forms for the psychotherapy privilege available to Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs) licensed in New York State. This information is based on applicable law and regulation and Department administrative policy and reflects the many inquiries received by the Office of the Professions regarding this credential. The format is designed to provide convenient and practical answers to the typical questions posed by applicants, their supervisors, employers, and consumers of social work psychotherapy services.
New York State Insurance Law authorizes a privilege to the LCSW license. This privilege requires the LCSW license and three years of supervised experience in psychotherapy obtained after receiving the LCSW. A separate application and fee are required for this privilege.