Summer 2013

Congratulations to 2013 social work graduates! View our slideshow. Read more


According to The Social Work Dictionary (Barker, 2003), empathy can be defined as “the act of perceiving, understanding, experiencing, and responding to the emotional state and ideas of another person.” The act of empathy reflects one of NASW’s core Read more

Practice 1 Comments

Supervisors can facilitate a social work student’s transition from the expectations of what they were culturally taught about being a student (the “teacher knows best” attitude) to the expectations of a social work student (the “advocate for yourself Read more

Field Placement 4 Comments

Many mandated reporters agonize over whether or not to make a report, but once you make the decision to report, you should make the tough call with confidence. This article will give you an idea of what the report­ing experience is like. Read more


There is a difference between professional viewpoints and personal opinions. Because of the personal nature of social work, there is an ethical responsibility to manage personal information on the Internet. Read more


In leading my first group, I learned many things. I learned the leader is most active in structuring the first and last sessions. Read more


People often quote the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Code of Ethics when identifying the ethical obligations of social workers. Did you know, however, that not all social workers are bound to comply with the NASW Code—at least in the Read more

Ethics 3 Comments


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