By Elizabeth Clark, from The New Social Worker
Some social workers seem to lose their social work identities as they advance in their careers. Some even seem a bit embarrassed to acknowledge their social work degrees or previous social work experience. (Have you ever heard someone say, “I used to be a social worker”?) More often, a change in professional identification occurs by using a title consistent with a work site or a clinical specialty (for example, college professor, administrator, psychotherapist, patient navigator). What frequently happens, then, is that others fail to recognize their social work expertise.
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