Category: direct practice

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Discover TheraNest {an on-line resource for worksheets, templates, and activities}!

  I recently heard about TheraNest, an online resource for social workers (and other helping professionals, particularly those engaging in some sort of therapeutic intervention)—they offer some exciting tools, many of which are free...

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Why I’m grateful to be a Social Worker!

When I look back on my career as a social worker from the lens of gratitude, a lens we often look to during this month of November, I feel really happy and emotionally full....

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Choosing Your Teacher {A Perspective Shift}

I’ve referenced attending a training of Laura van Dernoot Lipsky’s in several posts already, including this one and this one. But, I had forgotten to mention one of my favorite techniques she talked about…a...

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5 Tips for Managing Difficult Conversations

As social workers, we are put in the position of having difficult, real conversations on a regular basis.  And likely with time, these conversations become easier to navigate.  For some of us, though, that...

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Overcoming Self-doubt in Social Work

Some self-disclosure here—I’m a rather sensitive person and I often tend towards self-doubt, thinking something is my fault if it doesn’t go well and lots of critical voices in my head always.  With time,...

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7 Online Resources for Social Workers

So until I started this blog a few months ago, I was pretty oblivious about other social work on-line resources.  One of my underlying motives for starting this blog was to re-up my passion...

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5 Tips for Finding Balance {when the world around you is chaos}

Anyone else’s life seem to ebb and flow in what feels like pretty major shifts?  Like everything in balance for a brief beautiful moment, then something gives—maybe it’s work overload, or someone gets sick...

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The social worker who…

So often in the media–in the news, as well as on t.v., social workers get a bad rap.  People hear about the worst cases and start to assume some fairly negative things about social...

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There will be days…a tribute to social workers!

As a social worker you sometimes have to just stop and remember that there will be days…some good, some not-so-good.  But never a dull one.  Here’s my little tribute to us social workers and...

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Why Social Work?

So I’ve been in social work now for 14 years and my career path has honestly not been a super thought out one, just one in which I’ve sort of gone with my gut...