Publisher's Thoughts - Fall 2015

Publisher/editor Linda May Grobman summarizes the Fall 2015 issue of THE NEW SOCIAL WORKER magazine. more »

Linda's Agenda

9 Tools for Your Professional Social Worker Toolkit

You have your social work degree(s), and you have a job. What else do you need to sustain a long and healthy career in social work? Here are some of the tools you should have in your “Professional Social Worker Toolkit.” more »


Animal-Assisted Therapy, Veterinary Social Work, & Social Work With People & Pets in Crisis

Animals and social work are connected through animal-assisted therapy, veterinary social work, and programs for people and pets in crisis. more »


Morphing Around the Universe: Reflections on Caring About a Dying Person

We met for some grueling and tough talks. We also asked the hospice nurse to join us for a session, and Joe’s questions became more and more intense as she explained the concept of hospice and said the word “death.” more »


Achieving Racial Equity Through Social Work: Developing Leadership & Maintaining Accountability

Developing leadership that moves an organization toward antiracist multicultural practice requires understanding the dominant culture, redefining concepts of leadership to include diverse perspectives, and maintaining accountability. more »

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Social Work Goes to the Movies: But I Can Carry You

Like Frodo in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, social workers sometimes need help. Whether it’s friends, family, or therapists, remember—we can’t do it alone. But we don’t have to. more »

Reviews & Commentary

Deciding for My Client: When Social Workers Serve as Proxies

Proxies play an important role in the lives of people who lack mental capacity, making key decisions on their behalf. Acting as a proxy can be very interesting and meaningful work. When deciding whether to act as a proxy, consider benefits and risks. more »


Reconceptualizing Violence: Homophobia in Our Schools

My hope is that you will incorporate the rights of LGBTQ individuals in your lives, advocate for LGBTQ individuals in your schools, workplaces, homes, communities, places of worship, so another death like that of Lawrence King does not happen again. more »


Be a Media Savvy Social Worker

Social workers can be media savvy. We need to educate the public, engage new segments of our community in problem solving, and advance new understanding of pressing concerns and the resources, services, and supports to address them. more »


How To Survive the First Months of Graduate School

The beginning of any life-changing event is difficult. I want to offer a few simple tips that I learned through this process that may help other students succeed in the first months of social work graduate school. more »

Education & Credentials

Scars on Healing Hands: The Role of Lived Experience in Social Work

Social workers who have had contact with systems of care hold a degree of knowledge of how it feels to seek out services. An understanding of what can make the mental health system easier to navigate can be incredibly useful for service providers. more »

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Behavioral Neuroscience for the Human Services - Book Review

Book review of Behavioral Neuroscience for the Human Services. more »

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100 Ways To Start Smart and Get Ahead in Your Career - Book Review

Book review of 100 Ways To Start Smart and Get Ahead in Your Career. more »

Reviews & Commentary

Citizenship and Mental Health - Book Review

Book review of Citizenship and Mental Health. more »

Reviews & Commentary

10 Steps To Mastering Stress - Book Review

Book review of 10 Steps To Mastering Stress more »

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101 Social Work Clinical Techniques - Book Review

Book review of 101 Social Work Clinical Techniques. more »

Reviews & Commentary

Creative Supervision Across Modalities: Theory and Applications for Therapists, Counsellors and Other Helping Professions - Book Review

Book review of Creative Supervision Across Modalities: Theory and Applications for Therapists, Counsellors and Other Helping Professions. more »

Reviews & Commentary

In Our Hands: The Struggle for U.S. Child Care Policy - Book Review

Book review of In Our Hands: The Struggle for U.S. Child Care Policy. more »

Reviews & Commentary

Let's Talk About Suicide: #LanguageMatters

When it comes to suicide, language matters. This article by experts Jonathan Singer and Sean Erreger explains preferred and problematic terminology, and includes an illustrative example. more »

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Great gift book for social work graduates!

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