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Clinical Social Work

  • General Services
  • Social Work Treatment Interventions
  • Clinical Social Work Department Mission/Vision/Values
  • Contact Information
  • General Services

    Welcome to the Clinical Social Work Department at the Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute! We are a dynamic group of mental health professionals with training in the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of individuals suffering from severe mental illness. Clinical social workers are skilled in helping individuals navigate their specific needs and facilitating personal growth and development. Our social workers are all Master’s level graduates of accredited schools of Social Work from across the United States. We coordinate with George Mason University, as well as other universities, for MSW internship/field placement opportunities. The Clinical Social Work Department promotes Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) in which clinical social workers combine well-researched interventions with clinical experience and ethics, in addition to individual preferences and cultural practices to guide and inform the delivery of core treatments and services which promote timely discharge planning. The clinical social workers at NVMHI help people overcome some of life’s most difficult challenges: poverty, discrimination, trauma, addiction, loss, unemployment, educational problems, disability, and the impact of these stressors in collaboration with an individuals’ mental illness.

    Clinical Social Workers

    Social Work Treatment Interventions

    Group Therapy

    Active Treatment Group therapy has many advantages. Group members often develop a common bond and affirm one another’s feelings. Group members no longer feel isolated and alone. They feel supported by others who share similar experiences.

    Please see a current group schedule. Other groups may be introduced if a topic is suggested by patients or referring physicians/other caregivers and a significant need is evident.

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    Clinical Social Work Department Mission/Vision/Values

    Mission

    The Clinical Social Work Department supports the Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute's mission by providing social work services to support the recovery of individuals with serious mental illness.

    Vision

    Through partnership with other Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute departments, our consumers, their families, and community service providers, the Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute Clinical Social Work Department will become an exemplary department for those who need and those who provide our services.

    Values

    Individual Centered Quality Services........Teamwork.......Respect

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    Contact Information


    Director of Social Work and Admissions

    Andrea Lankford, MSW, Supervisee in Social Work

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    Northern Virginia Mental Health Institute