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Clinical Social Work

  • General Services
  • Clinical Social Work Department Mission/Vision/Values
  • Frequently Offered Social Work Groups
  • 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 severe mental illness. Clinical social workers are skilled in helping with problems of living and facilitating personal growth and development. Our social workers are all Master’s level graduates of accredited schools of Social Work across the United States. We coordinate with George Mason University 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, and individual preferences and culture to guide and inform the delivery of core treatments and services to promote timely discharge planning. The Clinical Social Workers at NVMHI help people overcome some of life’s most difficult challenges: poverty, discrimination, abuse, addiction, loss, unemployment, educational problems, disability, and the impact of these situational stressors in collaboration with mental illness.

    Clinical Social Workers

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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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    Frequently Offered Social Work Groups

    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.

    Other Social Work Interventions

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    Contact Information

    Clinical Social Work Department

    (703) 207-7100

    Director of Clinical Social Work

    Melissa M. Preston LCSW

    Executive Secretary

    Peggy Pavone

    Clinical Social Work Staff

    Naomi Bartakke, MSW, LCSW
    Annie Barber, MSW
    Angela Campagna, MSW
    Donque Cochran, MSW
    Yvonne Copeland, MSW, LCSW
    Jennifer Greene, MSW
    Kathleen Luisa, MSW, LCSW, CSAC
    Wendy Miessler, MSW, LCSW
    Shayna Sargent, MSW
    Kimberly Spirito, MSW
    Amber Veet, MSW

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