Get to know Licensed Master Social Worker Andrew T. Ruiz, who serves the population of New York.
Andrew T. Ruiz is an established Licensed Master Social Worker currently maintaining a position with the New York Cancer & Blood Specialists in New York. Featuring over seven years of experience in his field, he has a special expertise in medical oncology social work, grief therapy, advocacy,and resource/grant acquisition.
Andrew was educated at Stony Brook University, graduating with his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 2011 and Master of Social Work Degree in 2015. To stay current with the latest advances in his field, he remains a distinguished member of the Association of Oncology Social Work and the National Association of Social Workers. He received his training in a hospital setting, facilitating complex discharge planning, providing crisis counseling, and working with an interdisciplinary team to provide the best outcomes.
As an Oncology Social Worker, Andrew has dedicated his life to providing the highest standard of quality, compassionate, and supportive care to his patients. He attributes his success to his belief that certain people are born/destined to do certain things, and that social work is his calling. When he is not assisting patients, Andrew enjoys playing the guitar, writing, reading, riding motorcycles, and spending time outdoors.
Social Work is an academic discipline and profession that concerns itself with individuals, families, groups and communities in an effort to enhance social functioning and overall well-being. Social functioning refers to the way in which people perform their social roles, and the structural institutions that are provided to sustain them. Social work applies social sciences, such as sociology, psychology, political science, public health, community development, law, and economics, to engage with client systems, conduct assessments, and develop interventions to solve social and personal problems; and create social change. Social work practice is often divided into micro-work, which involves working directly with individuals or small groups; and macro-work, which involves working communities, and within social policy, to create change on a larger scale.
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