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Social Work Profession

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 »

Video

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 »

Practice

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

Real World Clinical

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 »

Careers

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 »

Careers

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 »

Practice

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 »

Careers

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 »

Careers

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 2016 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 2016

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

Social Work Month Project 2016

Maybe we're not doing our jobs correctly if we're not making waves. Social workers offer up that mirror that reflects the ill of society, not to say it’s irreparable but the opposite. more »

Social Work Month Project 2016

Social workers advocate or raise awareness with and for our clients. What else do we do? more »

Social Work Month Project 2016

I am amazed and grateful that I was so fortunate to fall in love with the social work profession as a 20-year-old direct service provider and stay in love as a 59-year-old social work faculty member. more »

Social Work Month Project 2016

A social work advisor and student from Italy have a conversation about what they have learned from each other. more »

Social Work Month Project 2016

Empathy and understanding diversity will make you a great social worker. Most important to me is remembering the lessons taught by my grandmother. more »

Social Work Month Project 2016

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