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Coping With the Emotional Aspects of a Client's Death

You may find yourself asking: How do I grieve this loss? How do I honor this client’s memory? Where do I turn for support? Are my feelings normal? How am I supposed to behave?

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I am optimistic that I will one day witness a time when mental health support is at the forefront of political forums, when mental education is as relevant as physical education in our school systems. more

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Barry University MSW student Laurel Dettman writes about working with her first transgender client in her MSW field placement. more

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The theme of this year’s National Family Caregivers Month is Take Care to Give Care. I share my personal experience with the hope that it helps others to take a pause. Caring for oneself both strengthens the self and the ablilty to care for others. more

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Art 4 Social Change

Published with permission of Helga Luest.

Recognizing the space and time needed to heal from trauma, isolation is the opposite of what we need. The key to healing and building resilience is connection with others. more

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One of the guards rattled his giant ring of old keys and asked me if I wanted to see "the brain museum." Seriously. I'd heard rumors about this peculiar collection of cranial content, but the potential reality had thus far only been that: a rumor. more

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We typically think about how to avoid retraumatizing our clients. But what about considering a trauma-informed approach to the systems in which we work? How can we build system-wide policies and practices that minimize retraumatization? more

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In past two years, I have developed a new way of working with clients who suffer from burnout. It is a short-term, highly focused interactive process based on the development of what can best be described as a trusted “emotional sense of direction. more

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Four vital steps for achieving professional prowess in social work are: Lead with Competencies, Embrace Lifelong Learning, Get Licensed, and Leave a Legacy. more

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Internalized racial oppression is a multigenerational process of accepting social messaging about one’s standing in society and one’s comparative value. more

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Joe-time should have almost no rules except to focus on the couple and their interactions, inner thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. more

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