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Best practices in therapist recruitment strategies

April 5, 2012
by Terry L. Stawar, Ed.D.
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   Schools of Social Work are producing about 20,000 newly minted MSWs each year and nationally the unemployment rate is still well over 8%; so why do we have so much trouble recruiting therapists? Why do we have six therapist openings right now? Are new graduates unrealistic in their salary expectations, or do they have much student loan debt, they are desperately seeking a way to deal with it.

Below are some brainstorms from a variety of sources, although I’m not sure how effective (or even legal some of them are).



Terry Stawar

President/CEO (LifeSpring, Inc.)

Terry Stawar


Terry L. Stawar, EdD, is President and CEO of LifeSpring Health Systems, a community behavioral...

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