Real World Clinical Social Work Blog: Stinging Stoicism

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I am a social worker in crisis housing and have to have hard conversations with clients a lot. I couldn't imagine doing that when I first started. Comments such as if you continue on this path your children will be homeless again, what are you prepared to do to be responsible for this situation.
I found your metaphor to be very helpful and remind me of Carl Jung beetle story.

mary barkes more than 3 years ago


Thank you sharing such a vulnerable internal experience. It was beautiful.

Eva Forde more than 7 years ago

So great. I'm glad you responded to the text.

So great. I'm glad you responded to the text. I wonder about those boundaries social workers must have.

Jaquan Lindsey more than 7 years ago

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Dr. Danna Bodenheimer is the author of Real World Clinical Social Work: Find Your Voice and Find Your Way and On Clinical Social Work: Meditations and Truths From the Field. She shares practice wisdom with new clinicians.