Columbia University School of Social Work is pleased to announce that it has promoted Dr. Robin Gearing from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor. 

Associate Professor Gearing’s research interest lies in the areas of child and adolescent mental health, intervention and treatment. His research focuses on evidence-based interventions that improve social, academic, and familial functioning and specifically on developing and testing interventions for youth and their families to improve the management and treatment of adolescent mental health as well as to enhance and support the family structure. A prolific scholar, Associate Professor Gearing’s research has been published in national and international journals.
A core faculty team member of the Jordan Social Work Education for Excellence Program, he is also a co-principal investigator of a UNICEF funded community-based research project that is expected to have national program, policy, and cross sector implications for Jordan. 
Associate Professor Gearing has extensive experience practicing as a clinical and psychiatric social worker in mental health programs for more than fifteen years. He has provided a wide range of therapeutic and clinical services as a child and family therapist to individuals, groups and families at a children's research hospital, in both inpatient and outpatient psychiatric programs. He has also provided clinical management to a multidisciplinary team in a mental health hospital program and served as a clinical supervisor for therapists in community counseling agencies.
The faculty, staff, and students of the Columbia University School of Social Work congratulate Dr. Robin Gearing upon his promotion to Associate Professor.

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