You may be familiar with traditional forms of payment, but what about digital payments for social work services? We explore the ethics of using various means of exchange for our services. Read more


Here’s what to ask and what not to ask. The social work job interview is your time to shine. Asking thoughtful questions will make you stand out from other applicants. Read more


Doctor of Social Work (DSW) programs are on the rise. What is a DSW? DSWs are advanced practitioners who are scholar practitioners. Is this the path for you? Read more

Education & Credentials

Equality vs Equity

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The authors propose a broad definition of equity-minded social work practice, with five areas of action social workers can take. Doing equity-minded work needs to take place at multiple levels, meaning personal, interpersonal, and professional. Read more


In preparing a class discussion on racism, social work student Chameli Singh found that she first had to face herself and reflect on emotions about microaggressions and discrimination she has experienced. Read more


As social workers, we cannot be neutral. Consider how you benefit from, and even uphold, conscious and unconscious biases, as well as structural racism. This is life-long work. Read more


Stephen Cummings writes on technology, revisions to the NASW Code of Ethics, and the future. Read more


The New Social Worker is changing formats. Beginning in 2022, the magazine will be published exclusively in web format. Read more

Linda's Agenda

Over the last 18 months, demographic data related to licensing exam pass rates has been a topic of discussion and increased scrutiny. The ASWB Board of Directors is continually revisiting the question of demographic data release. Read more

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Items on the ASWB social work licensing exams go through several steps before appearing on an exam, including Differential Item Functioning (DIF) analysis. Steps include practice analysis, standard setting, item development, and form development. Read more

Education & Credentials

The New Social Worker book review of The End of Social Work: A Defense of the Social Worker in Times of Transformation. Read more

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The New Social Worker book review of Unglued: A Bipolar Love Story. Read more

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The New Social Worker book review of Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor. Read more

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The New Social Worker book review of Poorly Understood: What America Gets Wrong About Poverty Read more

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