Publisher's Thoughts - Fall 2014

Thoughts from publisher Linda May Grobman for the Fall 2014 issue of The New Social Worker magazine. more »

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The Importance of Agency Culture and Balanced Boundaries

You land your ideal social work job and are thrilled. Then, when you begin work, you realize that your boss is severely burned out, and the staff is under heightened stress from negative leadership, which is causing poor worker-client relationships more »


The Social Social Worker: 10 Tools for Successful Networking

Networking isn’t about being in a secret club, and it’s not just for business professionals. It is for all professionals. Social workers are great at building relationships and trust with their clients. Networking really isn’t that different. more »

Careers 2 Comments

Ebola and the Ethics of Using Unproven Drugs

By the first week of August 2014, more than 2,100 people in the west African countries had contracted the Ebola virus. More than 1,100 of these people had died.People were told there was no cure, but ZMapp was given to two Americans. more »


Comprehending the Social Work Licensing Exams: A Brief Intro

There is nothing that frustrates me more than when a good social worker can’t pass the licensure exam. I am a firm believer that every good social worker can earn his or her professional license, once he or she has the appropriate tools. more »

Education & Credentials 2 Comments

Solving the Veterans' Crisis With Technology and Advocacy

Technology in systems is only as good as the planning behind it. An example of needing a systems plan integrating technology is the current crisis in Veterans’ mental health and health care. more »


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How Movies Can Help in Working With Kids

Why not make the cinema part of your professional development? With a clinical eye, movies can provide an excellent and easy way to connect with clients, to provide them with understandable analogies, and possibly even provide exercises to use at more »

Reviews & Commentary 1 Comments

Pleading Insanity Book Review

Book review of Pleading Insanity by Andrew James Archer. more »

Reviews & Commentary

Social Work Students Wear T-Shirts!

Social work students are shown in a slide show wearing t-shirts representing their social work student clubs and the social work profession. more »


Gender Inclusive Treatment of Intimate Partner Abuse Book Review

Book review of Gender Inclusive Treatment of Intimate Partner Abuse, by John Hamel. more »

Reviews & Commentary

Practical Supervision Book Review

Book review of Practical Supervision by Penny Henderson, Jim Holloway, and Anthea Millar. more »

Reviews & Commentary

Trans Bodies Trans Selves Book Review

Book review of Trans Bodies, Trans Selves by Laura Erickson-Schroth, Editor. more »

Reviews & Commentary

Rutgers University Social Work Student Cierra Kaler-Jones Competes for Miss America, Advocates for Arts Education

Bubbly, energetic, driven. These words describe Cierra Kaler-Jones, a bachelor of social work (BSW) student who not only is competing for the Miss America title, but aims to someday become the U.S. Secretary of Education. more »


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