Summer 2015

Publisher's Thoughts - Summer 2015

The New Social Worker publisher/editor Linda May Grobman summarizes the Summer 2015 issue. Read more

Linda's Agenda

This article explores the DSM-5 in relation to ethical concerns such as demonstrating respect for the dignity and worth of all people, empowering clients, practicing within one’s professional competence, and owing a primary duty of care to clients. Read more


Our clients come to us with depression, anxiety, relationship concerns, health issues, grief, and loss. We list our specialties on our cards and websites. How many of us list “dealing with uncertainty” as a specialty? Read more

Field Placement 2 Comments

As you learn to see subtle, usually unintentional,manifestations of racial inequity in your organization, the next steps you can take to create change become clearer. Read more

, , Practice 3 Comments

The moment you have been waiting for is here! You have been offered a social work job! There are several factors to consider when deciding to accept or decline an offer. Read more


You completed your field placement. You graduated with your BSW or MSW. Maybe you studied hard and passed your social work licensure exam. It should be all downhill from here, right? WRONG! You still have to find and land that dream job! Read more

Careers 3 Comments

Social workers have the power to completely change family trees, to influence future generations of root systems. When we go beyond the call of duty, we have the potential to produce thousands of strong Mighty Oaks. Read more


One strategy that can ease the transition from being a student to being a professional social worker is to seek a mentor to guide you in your first job setting. Read more

Careers 1 Comments

Neuroscience recognizes that the brain/mind is dependent on ongoing social relations throughout our lives. Read more

Practice 3 Comments

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, one that causes cognitive, behavioral, recognition, and recollection difficulties for the patient, as well as a great struggle for his or her loved ones. Read more


Remember My Story is a 20-minute short film, and is the continuation of last year’s powerful viral hit, ReMoved. Remember My Story is deeply insightful and emotionally powerful. Read more

Reviews & Commentary

Are emotions contagious? Emotional contagion in social media occurs when an emotional state or mood, such as happiness or sadness, can be spread unknowingly between people through reading posts, tweets, blogs, and so forth. Read more


Book review of Stories We’ve Heard, Stories We’ve Told: Life-Changing Narratives in Therapy and Everyday Life Read more

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Book review of Addressing Racial Disproportionality and Disparities in Human Services, Read more

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Book review of Working With Homeless and Vulnerable People: Basic Skills and Practice Read more

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Book review of Failing Our Fathers: Confronting the Crisis of Economically Vulnerable Nonresident Fathers Read more

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Using Stories to Build Bridges with Traumatized Children: Creative Ideas for Therapy, Life Story Work, Direct Work and Parenting - Book Review Read more

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The New Social Worker publisher/editor Linda Grobman reviews "The Pornographer's Daughter," a memoir by social worker Kristin Battista-Frazee. When she was a young girl in the 1970s, her father became a distributor of the film Deep Throat. Read more

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