I made this video to show you the (many) things I carry in my bag, a Tom Bihn Daylight Briefcase that I pack especially for working my side-gig at the Crisis Team at a local hospital where I do psychiatric assessments on people brought in on involuntary hold. Below, I have the list of what…Details
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Social Work Tech: Empowering Social Work
Oh, you email warriors… I see you brag about your 200+ emails and get uber jealous when you dwindle it down to zero. I don’t know how you do it, for I am a digital hoarder and my inbox is plentiful with unfinished tasks. I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while because…Details
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…Details
My Self-Care Plan is a very popular download on my Social Work Tech Tools section of my site. I translated it to the type of Spanish I use with my clients, out of necessity and per special request. You can download it on Social Work Tech Tools. This handout makes a great addition to your digital…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…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