AASW publishes report on AMHSWs


AMHSW report March 2018Accredited Mental Health Social Workers (AMHSWs) provide a vital service to those experiencing mental health disorders according to the AASW's new report Accredited Mental Health Social Workers Qualifications, skills and experience.

This report provides an overview of the skills, knowledge and services provided by AMHSWs, and is based on extensive analysis of AASW data, including 2013 and 2018 member surveys. According to the report:

  • More than 40 per cent of AMHSWs provide services in rural and remote areas
  • More than 60 per cent of AMHSWs have postgraduate qualifications
  • More than 75 per cent of AMHSWs have over 10 years’ practice experience
  • AMHSWs use a wide range of therapeutic interventions, including cognitive behavioural therapy, strengths-based approach and mindfulness
  • People can access the service of AMHSWs through several programs including Medicare, NDIS, DVA and some private health funds.

Read the complete report.

Access the infographic that summarises the report.