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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Of course, there is no universal feeling that defines being a social worker. However, I do believe there are some unifying, unsaid themes. Read more

Clinical Intersections

In social work training, we discuss working with structural forces and power differences by naming them and the ways they are showing up in the room. But how does this intervention fit within the general theory of what is curative for our clients? Read more

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What should I say next? This question, arising after the paperwork of intakes and goal setting, can feel terrorizing to social work students and new clinicians. It gets at the heart of what we do and the desire to always say the right next thing. Read more

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As clinicians, it is our responsibility to create spaces in which people can feel safe from a traumatizing world. It is important for us to allow people room to not only have refuge, but to show up as their authentic selves. Read more

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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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