Social Work Podcast: Becoming a Clinical Social Worker, Dr. Danna Bodenheimer
Jonathan Singer of the Social Work Podcast interviews Dr. Danna Bodenheimer, author of Real World Clinical Social Work: Find Your Voice and Find Your Way. Click the arrow to listen.
"Clinical social work is all about making the unsayable sayable."
- Dr. Danna Bodenheimer
Jonathan Singer of the Social Work Podcast interviewed Dr. Danna Bodenheimer, author of Real World Clinical Social Work: Find Your Voice and Find Your Way. They discussed becoming a clinical social worker, what clinical social work is, fears of new (and all) clinical social workers, money, and more.
Jonathan Singer said of this episode of the podcast:
"Clinical social workers will give Danna a high five for so eloquently describing the essence of the clinical social work relationship. Students will jump light years ahead in their understanding of what it takes to become a clinical social worker. Everyone else will get a good sense of the dedication that Danna brings to her work and her writing.
Danna and I talk about what makes a social worker a clinical social worker, what distinguishes a good from a bad clinical social worker, the one essential thing that all social workers bring to supervision, and the role of narcissism, observing ego, transference, counter-transference, and the real relationship in clinical social work. We end with a discussion of money and how social workers need to earn enough so they can be present with their clients."
This is a truly phenomenal conversation between two social workers. A must-listen, really!
Dr. Bodenheimer's book is available in print and Kindle editions:
RealWorldCSW Amazon paperback
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RealWorldCSW Amazon Kindle
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