Get to know Clinical Social Worker Anne Anderson, who serves the population of Washington, DC.
Anne is a highly-trained and qualified licensed independent clinical social worker with a vast expertise in all facets of her work, particularly trauma, mood disorders, and therapy for children and adults. Anne has been practicing for more than forty years and is currently serving clients in private practice as an Associate with The Washington Therapy Guild, located in Washington, DC. She provides client-centered individual psychotherapy with a holistic perspective for adults and children at her office and also serves children at various House of Ruth facilities in DC.
Anne is a 1996 graduate of the National School of Social Service at Catholic University. She stays at the forefront of her specialty through her memberships with the Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict and Violence, Division 48 of the American Psychological Association, the National Association of Social Workers, and the Washington Society for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Anne is also a former coordinator for Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySR), an organization devoted to building societies with peace and justice. She is the recipient of an Outstanding Service Award from Division 48, an Outstanding Contribution Award from PsySR and credits her success to her mentor, Sheldon Kopp, Ph.D. who was a fine teacher of psychodynamic psychotherapy. When not working, Anne enjoys birding and politics.
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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