Social Worker

Social Workers may specialise in individual counselling, couple counselling, family therapy or group therapy.
Social Workers should have a qualification in Social Work - Diploma or Bachelor of Social Work (BSW; MSW or Dip. SW) and also have membership of Aotearoa Association of Social Workers Inc (ANZASW). Social Workers who are members of ANZASW are bound by the ethics and standards of the profession. In order to be a full member, a social worker must have an assessment of his/her competency and practice in the areas of work where they have ongoing training and supervision.

Ask about the training and experience of the social worker in counselling; therapy and mental health; and whether they are a full member of ANZASW and a registered social worker.