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As a social worker, what can you do to prevent youth suicide? The good news is that there are several psychotherapies that have been shown to reduce suicidal thoughts and behaviors in youth. Expert Jonathan Singer provides 5 tips for social workers. Read more


Jonathan Singer, host of the Social Work Podcast, writes an email from a social work student to a professor on the subject of Social Work Month. Special bonus: hear an audio version of the letter, read by Jonathan Singer himself! Read more

Social Work Month Project 2018 2 Comments

What is the role of technology in school-based suicide prevention? Think of technology as a fork. You can eat salad with a fork, or you can stab someone in the leg. Much like a fork, technology can be part of the problem or part of the solution. Read more


When it comes to suicide, language matters. This article by experts Jonathan Singer and Sean Erreger explains preferred and problematic terminology, and includes an illustrative example. Read more

, Practice 15 Comments

Jonathan Singer of the Social Work Podcast interviews two experts on suicide in schools, Jim Mazza and David Miller. Read more

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New social worker anxiety syndrome (NSWAS) is not an official DSM diagnosis. But if it were, the symptoms might include: Cluster A (must include one of the following): Anxiety related to: working in individual, family, or group modalities Read more

, Careers

After years of school, you’ve finally graduated with your master’s degree in social work. You are relieved, ecstatic, and...petrified! You are plagued by the thought that you didn’t learn enough and that you really don’t know what you’re doing! You Read more

, Careers 6 Comments

The Social Work Podcast by Jonathan Singer "provides information on all things social work, including direct practice (both clinical and community organizing), research, policy, education... and everything in between." Read more

Access Dr. Allan Barsky's article on the NASW Code of Ethics changes, Social Work Podcast episodes on this topic, and the full Code of Ethics online. Read more


Jonathan Singer of the Social Work Podcast interviews Dr. Danna Bodenheimer on what it means to be a clinical social worker. A phenomenal conversation between two social workers. A must-listen! Read more

Real World Clinical

Book review of Suicide in Schools: A Practitioner's Guide to Multi-Level Preventon, Assessment, Intervention and Postvention Read more

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