With her own private practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Robin Ohringer has served as a psychotherapist for more than 40 years. To stay abreast of the developments in her field, Robin Ohringer maintains membership in several professional organizations, including the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).
The world’s largest association of professional social workers, the NASW promotes education and personal growth among its members. The association provides credentials in recognition of professional achievement that helps open up opportunities for career advancement.
Credentials offered by the NASW are given in the form of a certification and show that professionals have specialized training in areas ranging from addictions and healthcare to hospice, gerontology, and case management. Social workers who have earned advanced certification are recognized as having proven work experience, in-depth knowledge, and competence in the field, as well as advanced leadership capacity. Employers often seek out professionals with specialized credentials to fill positions of leadership within their organization, giving certified professionals the opportunity to earn a higher salary.