Publisher's Thoughts Spring 2015

Publisher's thoughts from the Spring 2015 issue of The New Social Worker magazine. more »

Linda's Agenda

Risks of Risk Management

Some agencies and social work ethicists are strong proponents of a risk management approach to handling ethical issues. According to this approach, workers should identify the risks of various courses of action to determine the best course to take. more »


A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

Genograms are a practical tool in social work practice, both in terms of assessment and intervention. This article explores their use in social work practice and provides instructions for creating a genogram in Microsoft Word. more »


Your First Supervisor - Finding Your Alice

Good supervisors can take you to incredible heights. They help you learn to fly, providing the wind beneath you, and providing a net for when you fall. A shoulder is offered at just the right times, and assurance is given regarding your abilities. more »


Understanding the Basics of Body Dysmorphic Disorder

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is a debilitating body image disorder that engrosses the minds of individuals, causing them to believe that they have imperfections in their appearances. more »


Report on Social Work Day on the Hill 2015

Tuesday, March 17, 2015, was a remarkable day, as more than 200 social workers and social work students found their way to the nation’s capital to participate in Social Work Day on the Hill events. more »

Social Work News

Oscar Winners Use Position of Influence To Make a Difference

When you find yourself in a position of influence, what do you want to say? The 2015 Academy Awards saw several winners using their moment to speak about social issues. Perhaps the most poignant was Graham Moore. more »

Reviews & Commentary

Achieving Racial Equity Through Social Work: Learning From History

The second principle identified by the People's Institute is Learning from History. Race history in America is filled with pain and confusion. It is impossible to understand this history without appreciating the powerful role of historical trauma. more »

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5 Salary Negotiation Strategies for Social Workers

It is great to be excited, especially if this is the social work job offer you have been waiting for. But it is very important that you take time to do research before and after the offer, so you can be prepared to negotiate an acceptable salary. more »


Teaching Parents About Their Young Digital Natives, Part 2

Technology can add function and dysfunction to the family system. The role of the social work practitioner is to identify technology’s role and use it as an advantage in the therapeutic process. more »


Everyday Bias - Book Review

Book review of Everyday Bias: Identifying and Navigating Unconscious Judgments in Our Daily Lives more »

Reviews & Commentary

Suicide in Schools - Book Review

Book review of Suicide in Schools: A Practitioner's Guide to Multi-Level Preventon, Assessment, Intervention and Postvention more »

Reviews & Commentary

Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America - Book Review

Book review of Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America more »

Reviews & Commentary

Losing Tim - Book Review

Book review of Losing Tim: How Our Health and Education Systems Failed My Son With Schizophrenia more »

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