As a clinical social worker, I often worry about my clients. Besides working with a higher-risk population that have had hospitalizions in the past year, I’m a human being and I care about my clients. I especially have a soft spot for people suffering with hopelessness, feelings of worthlessness, and depression. It’s a hell I’m familiar with.Details
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Social Work Tech: Empowering Social Work
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This handout makes a great addition to your digital Social Work Tool Box!Details
I’m a big fan of the Bluetooth headphones because I don’t like cords anchoring me to my ginormous iPhone. Don’t get me wrong… I love my ginormous iPhone, but I don’t want it snuggling up to my body all the time so that my Bluetooth can work. You might be familiar with the eternal struggle…Details
I had a request to translate The Cycle of Change I previously made, to Spanish. It should be noted that I wrote this for me to use with my clients and the dialect of Spanish that we use when we communicate. You can also download it on Social Work Tech Tools.
This handout makes a great addition to your digital Social Work Tool Box (also known as the Social Work Tool Kit). I also wrote a non-scholarly narrative about this important transtheoretical model.Details
The Presidential Election horrified the ever-living hell out of everyone I know. I wrote the following reflection as a personal note to my social work colleagues and I have modified it and posted it because it may do some good. For social workers that identify as progressive, LGBTQ, Muslim, Immigrant, Feminist, non-White, disabled, pro-choice, and/or…Details
Every month, the licensing board in my state puts out a list of disciplinary actions that it has doled out to MFTs, Clinical Social Workers, and other practitioners of the behavioral sciences. I read every single one of those. It’s trashy, I know. It’s amazing what people do to lose their license (or put it in…Details
I’m good at technology and I love it. It enhances my social work practice and personal life. I recently took time to download and look over a draft proposal of Technology Standards in Social Work Practice [“The Standards” or “Technology Standards”]. Found it. Bound it. Gonna share some #swtech knowledge and hope that my #SocialWork…Details
To The Graduating Class of 2016… In spite of 2016 taking our beloved Snape, Bowie, and Prince, you freaking did it. For a lot of people, it’s been a tough year. I certainly hope that you can bask in the glory of your achievement. Congratulations on making it this far, whatever your degree or…Details
This social work month, I have chosen to honor my favorite social worker ever: Cobra Bubbles, BAMFSW* [Editor’s note: If you haven’t seen Lilo and Stitch, stop everything you’re doing and do it before you read any further. That movie is so awesome and it’s on Netflix. Also: Spoiler Alert.] Why I Dig About Cobra…Details
After being asked to engage with my colleagues (and stop writing case notes on my iPhone) during meetings, I had to keep busy with pen and paper. A coworker then started talking about the most complicated case ever. Seeing The Whole Picture (or as much as you can fit on a page) Mind mapping is…Details