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.
National Association of Social Workers
A psychotherapist with a PhD in social work, Robin Ohringer has run a private practice in Cambridge, Massachusetts, for more than two decades. Dr. Robin Ohringer is a member of various professional organizations including the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).
Representing more than 130,000 professionals, NASW encourages and facilitates the development of its members, and strives to establish and maintain a high standard of professionalism. In addition to its many programs, NASW supports Social Work Month, the March 2017 theme of which is Stand Up.
This theme was chosen in recognition of the efforts of social workers, who every day support and assist individuals with illnesses and mental health conditions, not only through service to their patients, but also through interaction with the patients’ families and advocacy for positive policy change.
The 2017 program will work to improve the portrayal of social workers and further acknowledge the valuable services they provide. The month will also focus on correcting media portrayals of social work by continuing to draw attention to unfair representations, inaccurate descriptions of their work, and the incorrect identification of individuals who are not licensed social work professionals.
The 2017 Stand Up campaign will highlight the vital significance of social workers and their role in bettering the lives of those among homeless and mentally ill populations.