Fall 2008

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Reviews & Commentary

This semester, you will finally learn to master the intricate nuances of APA style. According to the American Psychological Association (, “[APA] style consists of rules or guidelines that a publisher observes to ensure clear Read more


Social workers often hear this: “They couldn’t pay me enough to do what you do!” Or, more flattering, “Thank goodness you’re here!” Or, “I don’t know how you do what you do.” And even, “I thought about social work, but I could never do what you do.” Read more

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Did you know there are more than 6,000 laughter clubs around the globe designed to promote good physical and mental health, a joyful spirit, and world peace? Social workers are quickly discovering Laughter YogaTM, a new body-mind fitness craze that Read more


Rap music, hip-hop, and social work may seem like an unlikely combination. They may, in fact, seem contradictory, because of rap's themes of misogyny, violence, and racism-but some social workers find hip-hop not only a possible but highly beneficial Read more

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One of the most enriching aspects of a successful semester is becoming involved outside of the classroom. Students should really consider how valuable these educational opportunities can be. Examples of out-of-class opportunities can include service Read more

Education & Credentials

This article focuses on creating your purpose in your social work career, It is part of a 4-part series on creating your social work career. Read more

, Careers

To integrate the authentic self into the skills required for your social work field placement, it may be helpful to view the use of self from five different perspectives: Use of Personality, Use of Belief System, Use of Relational Dynamics, Use of Read more

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Paula is a social worker in a fostercare agency. She has been working with 9-year-old Rita, her foster mother, Flo, and biological mother, Stella, for three years. Rita was removed from her mother’s care three years ago because Stella was abusing her Read more



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