Summer 2016

Publisher's Thoughts - Summer 2016

Publisher/editor Linda May Grobman sums up the Summer 2016 issue of The New Social Worker magazine. Read more

Linda's Agenda 1 Comments

The first standard in the NASW Code of Ethics advises social workers that their primary ethical obligation is to clients. The Code is silent on what obligations, if any, social workers owe to clients’ family members, friends, and other collaterals. Read more


We spend more time at work with our co-workers than we do with our own families or personal support networks during the week. So, if you don’t have strong, healthy relationships at your place of employment, work can be stressful. Read more

Careers 1 Comments

How do we really know what the future holds or if we will be happy in a particular job? You can go to school and learn all about the theory of helping people, but until you actually do the work, you won’t know if social work is right for you. Read more


Social workers work with people with long histories of abuse and violence. Even when not serving the most vulnerable, we may be working with people who have experienced a traumatic event. Read more

Practice 1 Comments

Previously, we explored the Undoing Racism® principle of analyzing power (see Now, we examine our roles as gatekeepers and our responsibility to identify and analyze manifestations of racism. Read more

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I wish she could see that she inspired both my younger sister and me to become social workers. I wish she could see that the way she worked with us has molded my practice. I wish I could say “thank you.” Read more


Caring about other people is a big part of what drew us to social work in the first place. When we are advocating, though, do we do it any better than social media? Read more

Reviews & Commentary

Satisfaction increases the ability of the worker to meet every challenge and enjoy every moment. I challenge you to work toward a satisfying social work career, and you will experience success along the way. Read more


Live broadcasting can be a great tool to connect with our clients/community, share resources, and normalize mental health. As social workers venturing into this online world, we must uphold our ethical and professional boundaries. Read more


Most mental health professionals have to take steps after earning their first license to qualify for independent practice. Licensees who most successfully navigate the process do so following many of the recommendations in this article. Read more

Education & Credentials 1 Comments

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Book review of God and Jetfire: Confessions of a Birth Mother Read more

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