Clinical Intersections

Clinical Intersections blog addresses clinical social work and how it intersects with current world issues. Written by clinicians and staff from Walnut Psychotherapy Center, it is published by The New Social Worker magazine.

Clinical Intersections blog addresses clinical social work and how it intersects with current world issues. Written by clinicians and staff from Walnut Psychotherapy Center, it is published by The New Social Worker magazine.

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As social workers, we sit with a lot of loss. Depending on the type of social work, the death of a client can be a regular part of the work. For me, that’s not the case, or at least it wasn’t until this year. Peter reflects on loss of a client. Read more

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Danna Bodenheimer interviews 8 1/2-year-old Lee about being a trans/non-binary kid. The important thing for parents to know is that they cannot make their children trans and they also cannot stop their children from becoming trans. Read more

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Given that trauma, which I am defining as an assault on vulnerability, attachment, and development that leads us to feel endangered and out of control, enters us throughout our work days as social workers, what are we supposed to do about it? Read more

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The more we talk about being in the same sea as our clients, the more we can demystify the stigma around mental illness that keeps all of us from building the robust teams we need to continue our work in this powerful field of social work. Read more

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I had gender affirming surgery while working in an environment that respects and celebrates this step for me. In disclosing this part of my journey to my clients, I made a decision to enter the therapeutic relationship authentically. Read more

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