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…
I made a handout for the Seven Stages of Grief that I give to clients when dealing with loss. In serving Spanish-Speaking populations, primarily Mexican, I saw that there was a need for this intervention to be translated. I got some help with it and did my very best to translate this document in the spirit…
This is a great tool to take a snapshot of a person’s life at a point in time. It keeps challenges in perspective and assists a person to identify their strengths.
I love parables. Parables are stories that may have a spiritual or moral lesson in it. They are simple and if powerful, I believe that in tandem with application of our our social work theories in practice, they can be effective.
I have been asked to share some of the apps that I use in Social Work Tech Practice.
Meditation Oasis is a company that provides a variety of guided meditation services and products. I have bought a few of their iOS apps and would recommend them for your own mindfulness practice and for clients!
During my last semester in graduate school, I developed an intervention I am proud to share with you all. It’s a self-care plan that I implement with my clients, as well as in my personal life. My colleagues loved it and many of my clients have embraced it. This intervention is tangible, as it can be taken home by the client to put on their wall or refrigerator – a practice I encourage as a form of buy-in to their treatment.
This is aimed at helping professionals that work with individuals that are homeless, low-income, in a domestic violence situation or any circumstance in which the client needs a phone number.