Social Work Profession

When we provide individuals with the space to think, to broaden their emotional literacy, to feel what feels un-feelable, we send change agents out into the world. Dr. Danna Bodenheimer signs off with her final weekly blog post. more

Real World Clinical 4 Comments

An Ode to Social Work - a poem by social work student Shehani Perera, University of Cape Town. more

Creative Work 2 Comments

Linda Grobman Pioneer Induction

Photo credit: Gary Grobman

Pioneering Reflections

The New Social Worker publisher/editor Linda May Grobman was inducted into the NASW Social Work Pioneers on October 29, 2016. She provides some reflections on being a Pioneer and on the induction ceremony. more

Linda's Agenda

Life, Interrupted - a poem. more

Creative Work

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


Empaths feel with exquisite precision, are quite vulnerable to absorbing the energy of those around them, are easily hurt, are often considered “over-sensitive,” cannot easily compartmentalize psychological experiences, and are innately intuitive. more

Real World Clinical

I understand that you are interested in joining our club called “Social Work.” If you could spare a moment, I’d like to share some thoughts with you. more

Education & Credentials

Social Work in Context

Brad Forenza

Social workers talk about social work, social problems, and self-care in a video by Brad Forenza. more


I teach practice evaluation to master's level social work students. The basic premise of the course is to allow students to explore the parameters of their impact on client change through feedback and reflective thought. Change is the operative word. more


Preparing yourself and studying scapegoating dynamics is both empowering and a social work value. more

Real World Clinical 1 Comments

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


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


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


What can we accomplish by setting goals? Short-term goals help keep us focused on the outcome we are striving for without allowing us to feel overwhelmed. Tips are offered for social work students and graduates. more


University of Georgia MSW student Chelsea Brooks makes some observations about self-care, competence, policy, and more. more

Creative Work

As a 49-year-old wife, mother, and grandmother, my needs were vastly different from those of a typical college student. I began networking with other nontraditional students and assessing their needs. We all yearned to feel included. more

Social Work Month Project 3 Comments

I decided that a career in social work is exactly what I wanted, what I needed. I wanted to better my life for my son, and I also wanted to better the world that he was going to grow up in. more

Social Work Month Project

Good Deeds - poetry by Mariliz Chan, Shippensburg University social work student. more

Social Work Month Project


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