Maryland-based Social Worker
Clinical Social Worker
Since 2008, Emily Hershenson has served as a clinical social worker at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), located in Bethesda, Maryland. Her responsibilities include assessing the psychosocial stability of patients, training health-care providers on how to communicate with individuals with psychiatric illnesses, and providing professional support to families in cases of death. Emily Hershenson completed her graduate-level internship at NIH, during which time she guided a support group for patients with sickle cell disease who were undergoing research-based treatment. Additionally, she assisted the medical team on clinical rounds. She fulfilled another advanced internship at the Washington, DC, Child and Family Services Agency, where she helped in the agency’s adoption and reunification programs. Ms. Hershenson also led family discussions on topics related to foster care. Emily Hershenson received a master of social work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Prior to graduate school, she earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations and French at Bradley University.