An original song about monsters in your head. "Singing this song in front of the whole student body meant that my heart was about to ooze out of my mouth, roll off my tongue, and touch the small worlds that were the hearts of everyone in the room." more »

Social Work Month Project 2016

Blissfully Asleep, a musical composition by USC social work graduate student Nils de Mol van Otterloo. more »

Social Work Month 2015 1 Comments

The song Cease Fire was recorded on the Family of Friends CD released at the Kerrville Folk Festival in 1991. Cease Fire is a political message about the importance of preserving our environment. Performed by Susan Martin and others. more »

Social Work Month 2015 1 Comments

Amy Sugeno, LCSW, sings her original song about adoption, "A Thousand Times." more »

Social Work Month 2015 2 Comments

Florida Intenational University social work student and accomplished classical guitarist Fabian Carrera plays Vivaldi Concerto in D Major. more »

Social Work Month 2015

St. Olaf College BSW students Claire DeWind and Kate Panning sing an original song, "Social Workin.'" more »

Social Work Month 2015

The song "Survivor" was recorded on the Family of Friends CD that was released at the Kerrville Folk Festival in 1991. Survivor, an uplifting tune about resilience, was co-written by social work professor Susan Martin and Jim Daniel. more »

Social Work Month 2015

Glory - A Song of Justice and Freedom

The song "Glory" from the movie Selma won the Golden Globe, as well as the Oscar for Best Original Song. more »

Linda's Agenda

A review of the film, Alive Inside, which follows social worker Dan Cohen in his work to provide personalized music to nursing home residents with Alzheimer's disease. Systemic issues in the healthcare and nursing home systems are also pointed out. more »

Reviews & Commentary

A St. Patrick's Day Musical Interlude

Sometimes some quiet music is all you need to nourish your soul. Enjoy this quiet respite from the hustle and bustle of your day. Listen as Sir James Galway plays Danny Boy. more »

Linda's Agenda

I came to social work from an interest and longing to understand people and the way in which individuals communicate. My musical education encouraged me to be a performer for the masses, but my love of music took me to a different place. more »

Practice 4 Comments

Social work and music have always been intertwined for me. Lately, I have been hearing more and more about social workers who use music and the other arts in their work. It seems like a natural fit. more »

Practice 2 Comments

Social workers who love incorporating music into their work might consider additional training in music therapy or therapeutic music. But even those not interested in such practices themselves might consider incorporating the services of such more »


Rap music, hip-hop, and social work may seem like an unlikely combination. They may, in fact, seem contradictory, because of rap's themes of misogyny, violence, and racism-but some social workers find hip-hop not only a possible but highly beneficial more »


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