After a review of Pennsylvania licensure requirements, the MLH Quality and Patient Safety Committee in May approved “Licensed Clinical Social Worker” as a new class in the MLH Specified Health Professionals (SHP) Staff category. As a result, Women’s Emotional Wellness Center Program Manager Liz Bland, MSW, LCSW, became the first to be granted MLH privileges in the SHP category. The privileges allow Bland to perform psychotherapy at Main Line Health’s hospitals.
Other members of the SHP staff include physician assistants, nurse practitioners, midwives, psychologists, optometrists and nurse anesthetists.
The Women’s Emotional Wellness Center (WEWC), located in the Main Line Health Center in Newtown Square, provides outpatient mental health therapy and psychiatry services for women and their families. The WEWC specializes in the perinatal period: before, during and after pregnancy or adoption, but also accepts individuals on a case by case basis for general counseling. In addition, the WEWC provides outpatient mental health services for fathers, grandparents and other caretakers. For more information, visit www.mainlinehealth.org/WEWC.