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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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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The more we use the word trauma to describe the sequelae from psychological stressors, the more we lose the nuance around ways trauma can show up and make itself known. These questions and answers clarify differences between grief, trauma, & C-PTSD. Read more

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What does it mean to have bad boundaries and what are good ones? How can I get some and keep them? And why is this so hard? Professional and personal reflections on boundaries and empathy. Read more

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