Thank you. This has become a bit of a passion of mine. I think we would be remiss to narrowly define social work. That is my concern with title protect. The tendency has been to enact title protection laws that define social work based on Licensing. This basically would be defining social work as clinical practice when it is, and should be, so much more.
I am convinced that title protection laws should be written to limit the title of Social Worker to anyone who holds a degree in Social Work and not weather or not they are an LMSW or LCSW. A fellow social worker recently passed on a bit of advice on a discussion board that I found helpful. He said “don’t let anyone define what social work is for you.”