Clinically, our work comes down to the provision of an emotional acre of land for each client. For clients of color, this requires a more generous invitation into the room. It requires an intentional invitation honoring the complexity of our world. more »
Publisher/editor Linda May Grobman sums up the Summer 2016 issue of The New Social Worker magazine. more »
The first standard in the NASW Code of Ethics advises social workers that their primary ethical obligation is to clients. The Code is silent on what obligations, if any, social workers owe to clients’ family members, friends, and other collaterals. more »
We spend more time at work with our co-workers than we do with our own families or personal support networks during the week. So, if you don’t have strong, healthy relationships at your place of employment, work can be stressful. more »
How do we really know what the future holds or if we will be happy in a particular job? You can go to school and learn all about the theory of helping people, but until you actually do the work, you won’t know if social work is right for you. more »
Social workers work with people with long histories of abuse and violence. Even when not serving the most vulnerable, we may be working with people who have experienced a traumatic event. more »
Previously, we explored the Undoing Racism® principle of analyzing power (see http://www.pisab.org/our-principles). Now, we examine our roles as gatekeepers and our responsibility to identify and analyze manifestations of racism. more »
I wish she could see that she inspired both my younger sister and me to become social workers. I wish she could see that the way she worked with us has molded my practice. I wish I could say “thank you.” more »
Caring about other people is a big part of what drew us to social work in the first place. When we are advocating, though, do we do it any better than social media? more »
Satisfaction increases the ability of the worker to meet every challenge and enjoy every moment. I challenge you to work toward a satisfying social work career, and you will experience success along the way. more »
Live broadcasting can be a great tool to connect with our clients/community, share resources, and normalize mental health. As social workers venturing into this online world, we must uphold our ethical and professional boundaries. more »
Most mental health professionals have to take steps after earning their first license to qualify for independent practice. Licensees who most successfully navigate the process do so following many of the recommendations in this article. more »
Book review of Social Welfare Policy: Responding to a Changing World more »
Book review of Macro Perspectives on Youths Aging Out of Foster Care more »
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