Category: direct practice

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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...

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Self-Evaluations: Some advice

So, It’s performance review time at our office…which means time to try and write a meaningful self-evaluation.  Now, I’m someone who likes writing so writing a self-evaluation is not such a difficult thing for...