Fall 2013

"I'm Only Human" is a documentary that highlights the injustices of the penitentiary systems. It shows live interviews of individuals who have experienced time in jail and have witnessed and been victims of gruesome prejudices while incarcerated. Read more


Publisher's Thoughts for Fall 2013 issue of The New Social Worker magazine. Message from Linda May Grobman, publisher/editor. Read more


Assessments are a part of social work intervention. Why do we need technology assessments? Never in our history has information and social connection been so available to teenagers. Read more

Tech 5 Comments

Book reviews from the Fall 2013 issue of The New Social Worker magazine. Read more

Reviews & Commentary

Angela was adopted at a very young age from foster care. Her adoption was transracial. It also was considered a “special needs” adoption—Angela had serious medical conditions, and doctors suggested that she might not be able to walk. Read more

Reviews & Commentary

Since your first practice class in a social work program, you’ve been told 1,001 times that you must keep client information confidential. And yet you are a mandated reporter, required by law to report suspicions of child abuse. Is there a conflict Read more

Practice 3 Comments

Social work supervision groups can be theme-centered, case-centered, or worker-centered. Read more


When student interns and other new social workers are making decisions about where to work, one of the most important factors to consider is the quality of field supervision. Ideally, you will have a supervisor who not only excels as a practitioner, Read more

Ethics 9 Comments

In your work, you may be encountering an unfortunate reality of the social work profession and of the psychological professions in general: researchers and clinicians have not usually walked hand in hand, consulting and collaborating, complimenting e Read more

Practice 9 Comments

Burning Rooms and Trains--a poem by Mozart Guerrier, inspired by his experience as a housing social worker. Read more


Social work is a rewarding and stressful profession. Be strong and resilient through self compassion, peer groups, and principles of appreciative inquiry. Read more

Practice 2 Comments

A social work student learns that it is okay not to know, and other pieces of wisdom, during her MSW internship. Read more

Field Placement 2 Comments


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