Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

DSM-5: Five Things To Hope For

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders is a tool that I have been trained to use to do my as a clinical social worker. Recently, it has undergone some controversial changes, but I am hoping that the American Psychiatric Association also considers technology for disseminating their product.

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Howard Stern and How I Practice Social Work

I listen to Howard Stern, the infamous radio disc jockey that elicits a strong reaction from different people based on their perception of him. To admit liking Howard Stern is the kiss of death in this profession, inciting reactions and assumptions from fellow professionals about my own professionalism and commitment to issues of social justice – specifically that Howard is misogynistic, intolerant, and simplistic – charges that I defend.

"Let's put a smile on that face.. by having piece of mind about our online behaviors"

Your Online Identity Scares Me: Social Work and Online Behaviors

Ah, Halloween. When I think of thee, I think of candle-scorched pumpkin-flesh smell, insulin shock, and the fun in being scared with fake blood and monsters. To celebrate Halloween, the Social Work Tech Guy wants to share one legitimately scary thing in relation to Social Work and Tech.

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DorleeM Interviews the Social Work Tech Pro!

For your Sunday read, please check out DorleeM’s interview of me! In the interview, you get to know some (hopefully) interesting things about me and the work I do besides Social Work Tech Blog: How I became a Social Worker The origins of my interest in technology My 5 most useful tools for clinical work…


Dear Steve

Dear Steve, Thank you for all that you have given us: innovation, design, inspiration, aesthetics, and vision. You have affected the lives of many in a way that provides knowledge, pleasure, and inspiration. Your influence has transcended different trades, disciplines, professions and has caused us to think different. You have inspired me to be creative,…

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My Photo Submission for Social Work Month – 2011

For those of you who are following me on Twitter, you have seen my tweets in celebration of Social Work Month. I wanted to add a unique twist to NASW’s Social Work Month photo campaign.

iPad message: The Future is Here!

Read more of my thoughts about Social Work Month, the Future, and Technology after the jump!